Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar / Kimski

Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar / KimskiMaria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar / Kimski
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Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar / KimskiMaria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar / Kimski
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

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

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

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

Kimski hours:
Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm - 12:00am
Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 1:00am
Closed Sunday - Monday

Added by emerge077 on 09-01-2010

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
72
Liked:
71
Avg:
4.46/5
pDev:
7.62%
 
 
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by 4thoseabout2bock:
Photo of 4thoseabout2bock
5/5  rDev +12.1%
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

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of brights
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Eman17
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
4.28/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of FBarber
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
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 -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of gatorlove
4.05/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of boothbeer
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of JArt
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Novels
5/5  rDev +12.1%
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 -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Homer53
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of puftdank
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Maryobeerian
4.13/5  rDev -7.4%
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 -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of craft4life
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of aussiebeer
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jake-in-his-cups
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of djgoodwi
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.46/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar / Kimski in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 98.6% out of 100 with 72 ratings
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