Modern Times Beer Opens Santa Barbara Location

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San Diego’s Modern Times Beer announced Thursday the opening of its long-awaited “Academy of Recreational Sciences” tasting room and restaurant in Santa Barbara.

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The now-complete facility — which has been in the works since 2015 — features more than 30 taps, a large outdoor patio space, a menu of plant-based foods and a retail space for to-go beer, coffee and merchandise. Quoted from their blog:

Ready your mind, body, and soul for the apex of luxurious social experiences. Our Santa Barbara pleasure-dome is a wall-to-wall bonanza of face-melting party magic, complete with State Street’s largest outdoor patio. With over 30 taps of our outrageously tasty beers (plus cold brew coffee, wine, & occasional guest beers & ciders), a stunning array of boundary-pushing plant-based cuisine, and a visual feast of mind-bending installation art, this enclave of elegance is virtually guaranteed to astound both the eyes and the tastebuds. To make matters even more awesome, the space features a mini-mart that’s fully stocked with to-go beer, coffee, glassware, and the finest in wearable items; it’s also a pick-up spot for online special release sales.

The new Modern Times location can be found at:

Santa Barbara
The Academy of Recreational Sciences

418 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 566-9194


Beyond its production brewery and taproom in San Diego’s Point Loma neighborhood, Modern Times now operates secondary locations in San Diego’s North Park neighborhood, Los Angeles, Encinitas and Portland, Oregon. The company also plans to open spots in Oakland and Anaheim.

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