Modica Market (Seaside)

Taps: 5 | Bottles: 75
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu  (141) Pensacola , Florida | August 30, 2014
Located in a horseshoe strip mall in the beachy area of Seaside. Stays pretty busy and not a lot of room to maneuver. But, if you can make your way to the back where the beer is, then you can stay out of much of the foot traffic. The service, a young man named Michael, was very informed, cordial, helpful, and patient. He knows his beer pretty well. The owner seems a douche, but the rest of the staff I dealt with were nice. It’s literally steps from the beach, even though it is not Gulf front. Bud & Alley’s is right across the street. I highly recommend that place for a bite. Prices are a little higher at Modica than other bottle shops and markets. For instance, I got a bottle of CCB Big Sound BA for 23.49 at Richie’s East, but Modica was asking 28.99. The overall selection, while small, contains an impressive selection from Mikkeller. The styles are quite varied too. Everything from Quads to Sours. I picked up a couple of Mikkellers I hadn’t had before (out of the French Oak series) and the Stone 18th Anny. They have 8 or 10 beers on tap in the deli, which is adjacent to the beers in bottles and cans. You can be provided a to go cup and walk anywhere in the beach area with it. I took a Dogfishead Punkin. Their seems to be an effort to make all their beers on tap current ones. I didn’t have any food there, so I’m marking it N/A. But, there are a deli and other grocery food items. In spite of the slightly higher prices (it’s across the street from the most beautiful coastline in the US, for heaven’s sake!), I’ll definitely shop here again.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder  (568) Tallahassee, Florida | August 26, 2012
Visited here in August ’12. Nice little gourmet market in the Central Square at Seaside. Has a few local brew and imports on tap and you can walk around Seaside with a beer in hand. Has some selected local and regional micros, common imports, some west coast standards - all available as singles. Nice wine selection as well and lots of gourmet-type groceries. If in Seaside, worth a stop.

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