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Prison Brews

305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
+1 573-635-0678
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
305 Ash St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4002
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Meal was wonderful, I stop here every time I am in Jeff City. Not usually a beer drinker but tried the Mailbok? home brew and it was great. The Wardens Special (chicken wing dip w/chips) is my favorite and if you like bread pudding, they...More

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 6 days ago

After going on a tour at the Missouri State Penitentiary, we headed over to Prison Brews. It is only a few blocks from the prison and had no problem finding it. We were all amused by the decor. Not being beer drinkers, we weren't interested...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the pub before our prison ghost tour. We had so much fun here. They have a large selection of good cold beer and many home brews. I have had a lot of pizza in my day, but with all honesty, this was...More

Thank SGR536
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We like to use trip advisor to find places with character and this one didn’t disappoint...Even if u are not looking for food, good brews and husband really liked the milk stout. We did eat and tried Reuben and Prime Sandwich-very good. Their pizzas looked...More

Thank suzuki1100
Joshua P, General Manager at Prison Brews, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place has great atmosphere and good food. The prison theme was present throughout the place and the booths were like cells with bars and were numbered. We waitress was great and very attentive to our needs. I asked for a sandwich that was not...More

Thank walt k
Joshua P, General Manager at Prison Brews, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! We like to treat all customers special <3

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Food fresh, service great, outdoor patio has lots of room, great value! Oh and micro beers were tasty!

Thank Maureen C
Joshua P, General Manager at Prison Brews, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review! We are super excited its getting warm enough for Patio Time!!!

Reviewed 7 April 2018

Stopped by Prison Brews for dinner and drinks last night around 8 PM. 3 people in our party. We walked in and based on the crowd and number of open tables expected to be seated immediately. The hostess tells us it’ll be a while before...More

1  Thank Shane W
Joshua P, General Manager at Prison Brews, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry that about the misunderstanding with your sitting situation. We hope you can give us an oppurtunity to show you how much we value our customers and appreciate your honest feed back

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for an afternoon brew and nachos. The place has a bit of jailhouse decor, including some gray bars. The staff was friendly and talkative. The beer and nachos were wonderful. Some rocking blues in the background (not too loud, not too soft)...More

Thank 22travel2x
Joshua P, General Manager at Prison Brews, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for the review! We are working on getting some more inventory in the Resturant right away! Please check back with us soon. Thanks Again

Reviewed 23 March 2018

We went to tour the Missouri Prison and after went to Prison Brews for lunch and a couple of beers. The 3 of us all ordered something different and it was all very good. Taylor R. was our server and he did an excellent job...More

1  Thank Westport1mm
Joshua P, General Manager at Prison Brews, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the Great review! We will let Taylor know what a valuable member of the team he has been <3. Thanks again

Reviewed 6 March 2018

If you are looking for a unique dining/drinking experience. .this is the place ! the service and food was excellent.

2  Thank Rob B
Joshua P, General Manager at Prison Brews, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the wonderful review!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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