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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

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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 StlHopHead77:
Photo of StlHopHead77
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I went to Maria's the weekend of the 23rd while I was in Chicago for the Man U/Chicago Fire game.It was our first stop once in town and we were,unfortunately,too early to visit the bar so I will grade solely on the merit of the retail section.Modest unassuming storefront gave way to one small cooler of macro's and one larger cooler of craft offerings.I was focusing on Three Floyds products(since I can't get them downstate)and I picked up a bomber of Dreadnaught.Arctic Panzer Wolf,Apocalypse Cow,Pride and Joy and Alpha King were also available.Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast and Green Gold,Duvel Tripel Hop,Port Brewing Older Viscosity,Allagash Curieux,Stone RIS and Old Guardian,Saison Du Pont,Brewdog 5AM Saint,Girardin Geuze,Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga,Lost Abbey The Angel's Share,Uerige Doppelsticke and Two Brothers Cane and Ebel were also available between the shelves and cooler.Maria was very nice and overall it was an extremely worthwhile stop.I'll try to hit the bar next time I'm in town.

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%

Photo of Missy82
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.