Modern Times Beer

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BEER AVG
4.07/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
130
Reviews:
1,236
Ratings:
7,994
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
95
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
179
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
2.97%
 
 
Taps:
13
Bottles/Cans:
4
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

3725 Greenwood St
San Diego, California, 92110-4441
United States

(619) 546-9694 | map
www.moderntimesbeer.com

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Added by notchucknorris on 06-27-2013

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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 179
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.92/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

I've been liking the Modern Times beers a lot when they show up on draft, so I didn't want to miss the opening of their tasting room. They say they will be open 12 pm to 9 pm every day. If you can find the Sports Arena, it's just to the northeast on a street you never knew was there.

They had ten taps going, and probably they have room for a few more. The mix of styles is quite interesting, and they don't like to just go with the standard generic reds, blacks, and blondes. Even the Pale Ale has Nelson Sauvin hops, and they call their really hoppy beer (Blazing World) an Amber rather than an IPA. Two Saisons in the mix as well. Nice pint tulips to drink out of. Both 32 oz and 64 oz growlers are sold.

The place is enormous, with high ceilings, bare everything. It's almost, but not quite as big as Mission. The brewing area in the back is vast, with room to expand about six times beyond their substantial start-up plant. In front is big, plain bar area that wraps around the serving station. The rest of the drinking area just has a few scattered tables and kegs. The gigantic mosaic-like mural is the one decoration. Service was right there, even with the crowd.

The location is actually way more convenient for San Diego-dwellers than the other industrial park breweries out on the distant mesas. You could even walk the several blocks here from the Old Town trolley and train station. Just look for the strip joints on Rosecrans.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of montman
4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is in a business park area but the space is amazing. They put a lot of thought into decorating the space and I appreciate it. Beer selection was great with taps not available in bottles. Reasonable growler fill prices. Even the glass wear was unique.

Not to mention...they roast their own coffee, and sometimes put it in their beer. This is the only brewery I have been to where you can bring home beer and beans!

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Photo of Norvelljeff
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ebin6
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

A very cool brewery with a great vibe. They may not have a ton of stuff on tap at all times, but rest assured, you'll find something that hits the spot. Can get super packed at times, but they keep the beer flowing pretty quickly.

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Modern Times near Old Town had an eclectic vibe inside. I stayed at a newly refurbished hotel in the area and was only a couple blocks away, so it was a no-brainer to visit during my trip. The area wasn't the greatest at night, but inside was transformed into a place from another time. It had this Broadway feel to it, a story from years gone by with the lighting, books along the wall. It's an expansive area, with large tanks in the back visible from the seating area. The vibe is just fantastic.

Modern Times produces solid beers. I had small glasses of 4 beers. I must say I liked the Apricot gose the best.

Very nice place. Good beer. Good times.

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Photo of stevehagy
4.67/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NJNYC732
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Awesome place! Lots of unique places to sit, very large space so you won't feel crammed in. Beer is very high quality. Walls decorated with comic books on one side and a post-it mural on the other side, very cool.

Was there two nights last week and both were relatively busy so service was a tad slow but nothing that would cause me to not go back. Location is ideal, right near downtown (easily accessible by cab or Uber).

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Photo of sittinggc
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mschantz
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I really dig Modern Times. They seem to make everyone from tragic hipster to seasoned BA feel welcome. They typically have from 10-12 beers on. There stouts are solid to great - I especially liked The unique approach to City of the Dead. IPAs were solid as well with the new Orderville a standout. Only disappointment was the lack of sours when I stopped by. Their coffee Roastery is on site as well so I drug some home as well. Great spot in this beer Mecca.

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Photo of TheKlevin
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

If all the breweries I visited in SD this was my favorite. Ended up going there twice in a five day period just because it was so awesome. They had monsters park with coconut and cocoa on tap, it was amazing!

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Photo of skeeterloveshops
4.86/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Badass spot! Awesome vibe, awesome people, awesome beer. What more could you ask for? My favorite brewery Ive ever been too,

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Photo of Holopirek
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of gmartinez
4.86/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rddayson
4.85/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of SDBeerGere
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Davelucas88
4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JuanAlberto
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.98/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

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Modern Times Beer in San Diego, CA
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