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Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar / Kimski

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

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

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

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

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PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
69
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
5.06%
 
 
Taps:
48
Bottles/Cans:
450
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 69
Reviews by StlHopHead77:
Photo of StlHopHead77
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cryptichead
4.35/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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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Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar / Kimski in Chicago, IL
4.35 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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