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Modern Times Beer

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Modern Times BeerModern Times Beer
BEER AVG
4.06/5
Based on:
100 Beers
728 Reviews
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 19
Visits: 146
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: 4
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3725 Greenwood St
San Diego, California, 92110-4441
United States
phone: (619) 546-9694

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @moderntimesbeer

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Place added by: notchucknorris on 06-27-2013

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Reviews: 19 | Visits: 146
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.92/5  rDev -9.9%
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. (1,444 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Nice brewery. Sits in a warehouse type building. Tasting room is nice size with room at the bar and tables. Great service. Nice selection with about 15 on tap. Neat artwork, huge picture on the back wall created with post-it notes! (236 characters)

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This place is a must visit if you love Modern Times beer! The vibe is very relaxed with the high ceilings and huge space with 'jazzy' music playing. The decoration is really creative as well! (193 characters)

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Love the atmosphere of this place. A whole wall plastered in comic books, yes please! Freshly roasted coffee bean smells wafting out of the time office and cold brewed coffee on tap. It's a little bit pricey and they don't have tasters, just half pours. Great place to get a few beers and end with a coffee. (311 characters)

Photo of kevindp9
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Alpha309
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of chefbigjon
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of lactobob
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mabermud
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I visited this place for the first time during their 2nd Year Anniversary Party. The vibe was off the charts. Their beer was amazing. The service was great and the selection was special.

This place is highly recommended. (224 characters)

Photo of nesarebad
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Suds_With_Buds
4.7/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerZombies1
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of AndrewSmith
4.76/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ShanePB
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of aquazr1
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Pawoto
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I received my first Modern Times beer as a throw in as part of a trade a year ago - been wanting to visit since.

Great place - really cool decor with the book bindings and various mosaics. Thoroughly enjoyed a flight of Black House, Nitro BH, Coconut BH, and Mega BH.

The merch was great - our group left with glassware, beer totes and a really cool hoody.

Lauren was wrong - Modern Times is great and a must-visit if you don't hate beer. (447 characters)

Photo of Ryancthomas7
4.7/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Awesome place! Love the fact it is newborn friendly. (52 characters)

Photo of N17shelfside
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Beer_Line
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

One of the best tasting room experiences you will ever have. Great Art. (71 characters)

Photo of Fuchswitme
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of billab914
4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of gkoz
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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Modern Times Beer in San Diego, CA
95 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.