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Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

19 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
94
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
68
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
5.06%
 
 
Taps:
18
Bottles/Cans:
450
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
Maria's Packaged Goods & Community BarMaria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Store

960 W 31st St
Chicago, Illinois, 60608-5828
United States

(773) 890-0588 | map
www.community-bar.com

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

Bar hours: 4pm-2am Sunday - Friday, 4pm -3am Saturday

Added by emerge077 on 09-01-2010

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 68
Reviews by teledeluxe:
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

More User Reviews:
Photo of FBarber
4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Updated 5/5/16: Finally got back to Maria's post renovation last night. WOW. Although I greatly prefer the old bar area and seating area, the new side is incredibly nice, open and spacious. Great sleek architecture, awesome vibe, and tons more room. The tap list is incredibly extensive now with two bars each having around 15 taps with different beers at each.

The packaged goods side has a small but solid selection of beers. Plenty of local offerings.

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Photo of Soloveitchik
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of gatorlove
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of boothbeer
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of JArt
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Novels
5/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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Photo of mojiboo02
4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Homer53
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
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!

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Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of puftdank
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Maryobeerian
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of Jeremy328
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of craft4life
4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of aussiebeer
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jake-in-his-cups
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.35/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of djgoodwi
4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cubs943
4.7/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This place is pretty cool.

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Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of robgutie
5/5  rDev +14.9%

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

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Photo of Drucifer
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar in Chicago, IL
94 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.