23rd Street Brewery, Lawrence, Kansas

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23rd Street Brewery, Lawrence, Kansas

#1 Post by cyburai » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:01 pm

23rd Street Brewery is the former 75th Street Brewery. It's in the process of converting over (signs still showed 75th), but it seems improved.

I like the 75th Street in KC, but the one in Lawrence just didn't seem to make the cut. Since changing to 23rd Street, the service has been better, food seems better, and the beers are definately better. I really like their stout. My only gripe is the variety of glassware they use to serve different styles. But I am a pint sort of guy.

It's located on the corner of 23rd Street (Clinton Parkway) and Kasold, near Hyvee.

How would you rate: 1(bad) - 10 (excellent)
The Beer (of course): 8
The Food: 7
The Service: 7

Additional Comments: I'm happy it's turning around for the better. The Manager (Matt? Mark?) is a very personable guy and always willing to listen. Micah (sp) is knocking out some great beers also.

I think Tuesday is the special pint night like Freestate, but don't quote me on that.
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"And so it was said: that on the eighth and extra day, God did indeed create beer to prevent the Irish from conquering the world."
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#2 Post by barry » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:23 am

i was there about 6 months ago and noticed a big improvement.
have been there a few times since then because of it.
everything was better than before - beer, food, and most
notably the service.

im a big fan of the free state, but am glad we dont have
to be a one-brewpub town anymore.

and i should note that they have been a great supporter
at our brewfests in the last few years, so we should support them too.

if you have not been there for awhile, go.
i think you will be pleased.

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#3 Post by philip » Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:21 pm

I go there a couple times a month and yes they have improved much. And they are way way ahead of the original 75th in Waldo.

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#4 Post by JamesonHuckaba » Sun May 04, 2008 12:01 pm

23rd street has matured quite a bit, so I thought I'd throw my two cents in.

Bucky is their 'new' brewer - he came from 75th street in Kansas City. I have the feeling he was a bit limited on what he could produce there, and pretty much went nuts (got creative/original) upon moving to the now independent brewpub.

They typically have 8-9 of their own beers on tap, with a pretty regular turnover. Among my perennial favorites are their IPA and Porter.

The IPA has evolved quite a bit since the 75th Street days - tons more body and character, while still retaining the defining characteristics of an IPA.

The food has also improved drastically as the brewpub has matured. Of note are their pastas, specifically the basil pesto-based one.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays rock, for those who what a lunch buzz or can deal with drinking on a weekday. $6 pitchers of any of their beers on Tuesday, and $1.50 select (read: brewer's choice, not the anheuser busch variety) pints on Wednesday.

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#5 Post by barry » Wed May 14, 2008 1:30 am

i know i sang their praises awhile back,
but the last couple of visits have left me less than thrilled.

now since this is a brew post, i will say that the beer
is still worthy of a visit. diverse selections and solid execution.
definitly check it out if you have not.
they make good beer.

however, since my last post
ive noted a definite shift in the menu quality/quantity/price.
and the service has been hit and miss.

i really want to love them,
but they have not given me too many reasons
to go there when i could go to the freestate.

i hope they can pick it up,
but they seem to be busy regardless of my opinions.
time will tell.

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#6 Post by philip » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:33 pm

We went to 23rd Street this past Saturday evening. First time since Bucky started brewing there. I had the Crimson Phog (Irish Red Ale) and it was quite good. I have to agree with 'JamesonHuckaba' about their pastas. I had the cajun pasta (hot of course) and it was very nice.

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