Lawrence, Kan. has been called home by many a landmark athlete since 1866 when the University of Kansas opened its doors. From legends of the past such as Dr. James Naismith to legends in the making like Bill Self, there has been no shortage of impressive personalities.
Less than a block past Kasold Drive if headed west on Clinton Parkway is where 23rd St. Brewery calls home, and if local sports coupled with hearty food and notable beverage is something you’re a fan of then stopping in during a game is a must.
Being that there are only two breweries in Lawrence, 23rd St. Brewery does an excellent job of blending a unique menu with a welcoming environment. Starting with appetizers like deconstructed guacamole and Calamari Fritti the aforementioned uniqueness is revealed but it truly shines with dishes like the Danny Manning Marsala Chicken and the Charlie Weis, which consists of Mac and Cheese topped with Spicy Chili and Fritos Chips.
There is also the Bill Self which is Mac and Cheese made with various cheeses, topped with thick Buffalo Chicken strips to form a delightful combination of melted cheese and properly seasoned chicken that does wonders for a serious appetite.
Once acclimated to the portion of the menu that fills your belly it is time to focus on the items that wet your whistle. Holding true to its name 23rd St. Brewery brews four beer options year round with new ones arriving as the seasons change.
For the hop lovers the Bitter Professor is an American West Coast India pale ale and is has 90 International Bitter Units. When a lighter beer is in demand the Wave the Wheat Ale is in supply. Also on tap any day of the week are the Crimson Phog and the Rock Chalk Raspberry Wheat.
So no matter where home is for you, if you are in Lawrence and want to watch a game with dinner or have lunch and see some cool memorabilia 23rd St. Brewery is an excellent option.