Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar

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

18 Reviews
Reviews: 18
Visits: 65
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: n/a
Taps: 18
Bottles: 450
Cask: 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 @marias_bar

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: 18 | Visits: 65
Reviews by 4thoseabout2bock:
Photo of 4thoseabout2bock
5/5  rDev +13.4%
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 (1,257 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of boothbeer
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of JArt
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Novels
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Sticky tables, projections of old movies, and a world class beer selection. Incredible bottle list, ever changing fresh taps, and sometimes they tap really special exclusives. My favorite bar in my city. (203 characters)

Photo of mojiboo02
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Homer53
4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

One of the few places on the Southside of Chicago to get a decent pint and a good old fashioned. Love Maria's! (110 characters)

Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of puftdank
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Maryobeerian
4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

LOVE Maria's, especially earlier in the eve when the crowd median age is a bit higher. Great beers but sometimes list is too centric on one style. Would be nice to have more descriptions posted as bartenders can be a bit surly when asked to describe. Even with that, it is the real deal, no faux anything and particularly love it when the weather is warm and besides for the Pleasant House's yummy pies and awesome fries, they bring out a taco cart. (451 characters)

Photo of Jeremy328
4/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of craft4life
4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of aussiebeer
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.32/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jake-in-his-cups
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cubs943
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This place is pretty cool. (26 characters)

Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of robgutie
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Great selection, nice enviroment and best of all you can bring over a meat pie from nextdoor at Pleasent House. (111 characters)

Photo of Drucifer
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of sweemzander
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Nuggetz
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -9.3%

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Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar in Chicago, IL
95 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.