Modbom Cocktails and Papalo Setting Up in East Village

New Dual Concept to Replace Amplified Ale Works
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Big changes are ahead for Amplified Ale Works in East Village, aka Amplified EVil. The brewhouse will wrap up service this month before turning over to the dual-concept Modbom Cocktails and Papalo Kitchen.

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San Diego Beer News reports Amplified’s owner Alex Pierson will hand over the space to longtime Creative Director Aubree Miller. Pierson will continue to focus on operations at their Pacific Beach restaurant and taproom.

The new concept will feature a cafe component in the morning, along with a bar specializing in craft cocktails, while the Acid Vault speakeasy will remain in place. Chef Drew Bent will take over kitchen operations, featuring his Papalo brand of Sonoran-style bbq. Bent’s desert-inspired dishes are currently featured by Papalito installed in North Park’s Little Thief Wine Bar.

The location’s 2,987-square-foot restaurant looks out to Fault Line Park in San Diego’s East Village neighborhood and its 1,876-square-foot basement features the hidden event venue designed by Miller. According to Eater, Miller and Bent have partnered with Vinyl Junkies’ Tim Mays and Eric Howarth to rebrand the space and continue operations. 

Modbom Cocktails has joined Instagram to share updates on their grand opening happening in March

Jeannine Boisse

Jeannine Boisse (she/her) is a What Now Media Group staff reporter with a background in Radio & Television. Based in San Diego, you can usually find her exploring local breweries, trying new recipes, and listening to podcasts.
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