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Modern Times Beer

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BEER AVG
4.07/5
Modern Times BeerModern Times Beer
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

BEER STATS
Beers:
127
Reviews:
1,383
Ratings:
8,890
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
95
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
192
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
3.22%
 
 
Taps:
13
Bottles/Cans:
4
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 192
Reviews by guityler83:
Photo of guityler83
4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Being an avid homebrewer and having familiarity with the madfermentationist blog, I'd heard about Modern Times and some of the great stuff they were doing so decided to stop in for a pint on a Thursday while on vacation.

Damn.. The tasting room is just my vibe. Huge mosaic on the wall made of post-it notes, interesting artwork all over, the brewery within eye site of the bar itself. I got a flight of the 4 beers that were the same as their packaged lineup. Not a bad one in the bunch! The coffee stout was extremly drinkable and the hoppy beers fresh as sin. Another thing I loved aout the beers was they were relativity session strength (4.8 - 6.7%) so I didn't have to worry too much.

The bartender was friendly and humored my beer nerd questions, I left with a shirt, some stickers and a strong inkling to return. One of the best places I've been in a while for being so new.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Drew_V_dt
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Studfarm69
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of weathersby
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

This place is awesome. Funky, unique decor, great service, some of my favorite brews. Parking sucks...pretty much the only negative, and mostly just the core brews, but the other options are always awesome! Cheers!

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

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

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.74/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Run of the mill warehouse brewery in an industrial area.

Wow - the barrels, the beards, the fat dudes, the tattoos, the weird ingredient beers, the punk music. All the current overplayed craft beer clichés in one place!

If you can get past some of the nonsense, there's some good hoppy beer to be had here. Prices were reasonable and bartender was friendly.

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Photo of Philby11111
3.18/5  rDev -26.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

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

Photo of largadeer
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of T100Mark
3.86/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Vibe - Industrial cool. The tanks and the seating area share a large, open space.

Quality - Good.

Service - Pleasant enough.

Selection - Good. No guest beers.

I realize that Modern Times was on the front-end of the San Diego beer explosion. This probably explains the horrible location (bad part of town/no parking). The place is cool. Getting there takes some effort, though.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of montman
4.57/5  rDev +5.1%
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 +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ebin6
4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
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%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NJNYC732
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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