Modern Times Beer

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BEER AVG
4.08/5
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:
133
Reviews:
1,412
Ratings:
9,084
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
196
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
7.83%
 
 
Taps:
13
Bottles/Cans:
4
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 196
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.92/5  rDev -9.7%
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 Mebuzzard
4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Elicoleman
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Adeezy4495
4.86/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of StoutBoi
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Drew_V_dt
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Studfarm69
4.73/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of weathersby
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
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 +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.74/5  rDev -13.8%
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 clich├ęs 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 -26.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Photo of anon
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of largadeer
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NooseJustice
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.21/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of T100Mark
3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
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 -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of montman
4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ebin6
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
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 -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Modern Times Beer in San Diego, CA
95 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.
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