Welcome to the Flavordome. That's what Modern Times Beer is calling its new 30th Street tasting room that just soft opened in North Park, making the brewery the first to activate its space in The North Parker.
Founder Jacob McKean says the tasting room will be open through the weekend from noon to 10 p.m. but may close periodically to allow the brewery to add some finishing touches before their official grand opening in a few weeks.
The 1,624-square-foot tasting room, with capacity for about 100 inside and on an adjacent patio, has 16 taps which will be fueled by their Rosecrans area production brewery, dubbed the Lomaland Fermentorium. Brewer Derek Freese told Eater that they plan to brew special beers just for North Park, including some that'll debut at the grand opening.
Not to be outdone by the majestic Michael Jackson mosaic that towers over their main Point Loma tasting room, the North Park annex boasts a smaller, but no less impressive, wall-sized portrait of Yoda, made from old floppy disks. The nostalgia continues at the bar, which is shored up with stacks of VHS tape cases.
Modern Times Beer will sell their cans here, but won't do growler fills just yet. Food-wise, you'll have to wait for the surrounding businesses, including UnderBelly and Tacos Perla, to open, but the brewery says they're happy to have customers bring in outside food.
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