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Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 450
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Store ]
960 W 31st St
phone: (773) 890-0588
Store hours: 11am-2am Sunday - Friday, 11am -3am Saturday
Bar hours: 4pm-2am Sunday - Friday, 4pm -3am Saturday
(Place added by: emerge077 on 09-01-2010)
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Reviews by 4thoseabout2bock:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
The best beer list in chicago this week (especially stellar on midwest gems)
surly darkness has re-entered the market and is fabulous
dark, great body with sweetness and complexity
everything I want in an imperial stout
also currently 3 high-octane FFF also on tap -- Blonde Behemoth, which has picked up the CITRA tinge of Arctic Panzer Wolf, also Dreadnaught on tap (also CITRAlicious) and Apocolypse Cow.
Meat Pies available from next door. And the gravy fries.... gurgle yum. (Poutine style with steak chunks, gravy and cheese). They will deliver to you in the bar.
Friendly and knowledgable servers. Great ambiance -- taxidermy and old beer cans. A great "local" with the best selection of local top-tier beers. You can't miss this place. No question Chicago is one of the greatest beer bar/brewpub towns -- and this place still stands out.
Oh wait... and I even forgot to mention the Half Acre Chairman... even more reason to head to the Southside!
Updated June 2012:
still a reliably great list (available on beermenus) and still great pies and scotch eggs next store -- but now also grilled food on the patio on summer mondays and food trucks on saturdays. great community place thats great for both bridgeport and the chicago beer community
11-18-2011 00:17:52 |
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
Maria's is a great place, and the owner (owners son?) is a great guy. Very friendly and a total beer nut. I used to like this place a lot more when it wasn't so crowded. I guess that's a good thing, but I'm older and don't want to deal with all the hipsters that are just now finding out how great the south side is...
The beer selections are great, very up to date and if its not on tap, most likely they have a bottle of it laying around in the front or their mysterious back room.
The atmosphere is crowded, as Maria's is not a large place. The solution (especially if you smoke) is the outdoor patio. It is enclosed in the winter and they also provide heat lamps for further comfort. This patio is the best spot in the city for having a great beer and a cigarette as well. If you don't like smoke, stay inside!
The music is very different, hip hop, punk, digital....no theme whatsoever. I don't mind because I go for the beer and I can listen to anything. If you only like a certain type of music, check the web site and see whats happening the night you want to go.
Your best bet is to go knowing your going to have a great beer or cocktail, a smoke on the patio and hear some music you most likely never heard before.
10-24-2013 17:34:01 |
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Maria's is a tiny little liquor store with a good selection at decent prices. After 4 when the bar opens there's a little speakeasy style door heading back to the bar that you don't even notice until it's open. It's a dark, cozy little bar that gets tight on the weekends. There's a cool little patio out back that's perfect for the summer evenings.
The taps are fresh and always well thought out. There seems to be a lot of tap only beer pouring, stuff I don't see many other places. The service is good, quick, a lot of beer being poured in short amounts of time, Don't expect a long conversation with a bartender if they're busy. My only complaint, and it's a small one at that, is that the beer prices tend to run even with northside prices, which is actually to be expected now a days, about $6 a pint for your standard selection.
Maria's is worth a trip whether you're a tourist, driving in from the burbs or living outside Bridgeport. If you live in Bridgeport you already know how good Maria's is so none of this is new.
08-20-2013 00:16:02 |
More by joe1510
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
A great local bar. Not to pricy. Selection was great, is a bit dark inside but it adds to the atmosphere. There is minimal seating and on a busy night will have trouble. It would be great to have food though there is a local food bakery next door that will deliver right to your seat.
04-30-2013 03:08:33 |
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