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BEER AVG
4.1/5
Modern Times BeerModern Times Beer
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(619) 546-9694 | map
moderntimesbeer.com

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Added by notchucknorris on 06-27-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
115
Reviews:
1,551
Ratings:
9,672
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
202
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
3%
 
 
Taps:
13
Bottles/Cans:
4
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 202
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 EyePeeAyBryan
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DrinkThemAll
4/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Located in the heart of San Diego. Parking is a nightmare. Very hipster inside, with its own bagel & coffee stand. It's pretty cool inside with the comic book wall, but I'm not sure if I could spend all day hanging out here. All their glasses and shirts were over priced and they didn't have a growler with their logo which sucked, because I collect them. Cool spot if you're in the area, but wouldn't come out of my way to get here.

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

Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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 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 -26.7%
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 shirtless_mike
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

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Modern Times Beer in San Diego, CA
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