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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

54 Ratings
Ratings: 54
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 @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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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 18
Reviews by wschmit:
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4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

My first experience at Maria's left me more impressed than I expected to be. At the forefront of hipsterizing Chicago, I expected to vom when I got here, despite the pretty good beer selection. Needless to say, I did not vom, and actually had fun.

Front of the store is beer/wine/liquor to go, as indicated by the Packaged Goods in the name. The bar's in back, and there was vinyl spinning when we got there. The setting was pretty modern and clean, which worked well with the music--neither too "scene" nor too boring.

As for beers--started off with Owd Engwish, Olde School, and Topless Wych, each at 5 bucks for snifters, I believe. Followed that up with some pale ales that I barely remember--Arctic Panzer Wolf, Finch's, and one more lost to beery haze. Good prices by Chicago standards, and the bartenders were friendly enough. Altogether about 20 beers on tap.

All in all, I had fun--good beer at good prices in a nice place and not as trendy as expected.

More User Reviews:
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4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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

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

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

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

This place is pretty cool.

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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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Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar in Chicago, IL
97 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.