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Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar

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Maria's Packaged Goods & Community BarMaria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar
BA SCORE
97
world-class

52 Ratings
Ratings: 52
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: n/a
Taps: 18
Bottles: 450
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

960 W 31st St
Chicago, Illinois, 60608-5828
United States
phone: (773) 890-0588

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Place added by: emerge077 on 09-01-2010

Store hours: 11am-2am Sunday - Friday, 11am -3am Saturday

Bar hours: 4pm-2am Sunday - Friday, 4pm -3am Saturday
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Reviews by 4thoseabout2bock:
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5/5  rDev +12.4%
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

More User Reviews:
Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of djgoodwi
4.63/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cubs943
4.7/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This place is pretty cool.

Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of robgutie
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Great selection, nice enviroment and best of all you can bring over a meat pie from nextdoor at Pleasent House.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Circles413
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I love this place for 2 reasons.

1, Mike...he has his own corner where he sells his personal stash.
2, Maria...she's so friendly & personable.

The family is inviting & loving. The selection isn't the best but at times you can find a rare bottle or 4 but that's because of Michael. The location is awkward & the parking is very limited. But when I'm looking for a rare batch or hard to find beer, this is a must visit! But don't ask for opinions because some of the staff doesn't drink at all. So use your own judgement & research when buying.

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Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar in Chicago, IL
97 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.