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Prison Brews

305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
+1 573-635-0678
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
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Reviewed yesterday

The decor is prison themed, but the food is delicious I had a cheeseburger, and it was cooked to perfection. We also ordered a smaller of the best-selling out of the 7, there were only 2 I didn't like. The server was attentive, and we...More

Thank Krisan M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a fun place for drinks, patio time and bocce ball matches. Good, however, is consistently just average and not yummy or exciting.

Thank LCAngle
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food is good with massive portions. Pricing is a little high. They have great atmosphere and great micro brewery selection of beer. Outdoor dining area as well.

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We dropped in about 3:30 pm on a Thursday and had the place pretty much to ourselves. We had just taken the tour at the Missouri State Pen and decided to walk a couple blocks over for lunch. Service was great, food was good and...More

Thank Timothy A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beer and great service. My black and blue burger was very tasty with homecut fries. Great evening to watch the bocce ball league.

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined after 9pm and were served very quickly. Great selection of in-house brews that we enjoyed the wood-fired pizza.

Thank DJKraus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten better, and I've eaten worse. It's not a place I'll visit again. I had a Rueben and it was ok. I can't complain but I won't be telling anyone about it either. The fried green beans were good. The service wasn't terribly friendly....More

Thank rmj01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique restaurant with prison decor. The hamburgers were delicious! Wait staff very friendly and attentive.

Thank cruiser1020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a group. We ended up downstairs and it was a little crowded and noisy but the food was good and service was fine. Parking is in rear.

Thank mschaef1227
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, great atmosphere, happy staff, and the best fresh beer around, and i'm not a beer lover! Food is a bit pricey for what you get, but it is very tasty. I like the pretzel appetizer, and the Pasta Italiano.

Thank Paula B
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Arlene C
Do you make donations to approved clubs? Women On Wheels® is having a rally in Linn MO. on June 5, 2015 and we would like to request about 10 large 1-topping pizzas for our guests on Friday, June 5th. I do not know if you make donations or not, but our organization eats there whenever we have an event in Jefferson City and the pizzas are awesome! Thank you for your consideration.
23 March 2015|
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Response from Pam J | Reviewed this property |
Don't know their policy or practices regarding donations to clubs. You will need to contact the owner or manager directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Jefferson City
  • Phone Number: +1 573-635-0678
  • E-mail
Prison Brews was opened in 2007 in a part of town that once housed the state penitentiary and is now experiencing residential / commercial re-growth. This has become a popular brewery with wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, etc. It has completely embraced the "prison" kitsch feel with bars between the bar & dining area and pictures of the 1800's penitentiary historical artifact lining the walls. The menu items and beers on tap are also incorporated into the theme. There is a large dining area as well as large outdoor seating on the adjacent patio complete with bocce ball. A unique experience in a growing area of town.
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