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Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar

Bar, Speakeasy, and Liquor Store$$$$
Bridgeport, Chicago
  • Has a stamp of approval from Time Out Chicago and Redeye Chicago
    • Time Out Chicago
    • Redeye Chicago
  • Ellen S.
    "Super cute and low key neighborhood place with a huge beer menu"(9 Tips)
    Ern D.
    "Tuesdays they have beer tastings starting at 8pm."(3 Tips)
    Steve L.
    "Nice bottle shop & great "secret" craft beer bar in the back!"(2 Tips)
    Justin M.
    "Excellent selection of local, craft beers on draft."(5 Tips)
71 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • whiskey
  • bottle shop
  • lively
  • cocktails
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  • Bryan P.
    Bryan Puerta1 week ago
    Best old fashioned make here
  • Мирослав А.
    My favorite bar at Bridgeport)
  • J Antonio R.
    You just cannot explain how cool this place is...
  • Shannon H.
    Runner up for Best Beer Bar at the 2017 Time Out Chicago Bar Awards.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedySeptember 3, 2016
    A Chicago classic with an incredible beer selection. Sit in the old half of the bar and grab something from Kimski's next door if you get hungry.
  • Brent Z.
    Brent ZajaczkowskiAugust 23, 2016
    Great beer selection and cool vibe
  • Asya T.
    Asya TsaturyanJune 13, 2016
    It's a great bar!
  • Pam P.
    Pam P.June 9, 2016
    Great selection of Chicago brewed craft beer!
  • Bob D.
    Bob DeGraffMay 3, 2016
    Amazing beer selection. Great margaritas. Interesting drink specials. Possibly the darkest bar I've ever been in.
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChorbaMarch 12, 2016
    Craft beer
  • Zeke F.
    Zeke FrancoMarch 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    They have good cocktails. Just ask for a menu because they don't list them all out on the wall.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HaidJanuary 8, 2016
    Drinks and deck
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 7, 2016
    Great cocktails and ambiance!! Love the lighting!!
  • Katie W.
    Katie WatersOctober 20, 2015
    Neat bar. Great beer and drinks.
  • Angie O.
    Angie OsmanskiOctober 10, 2015
    A great neighborhood bar!!
  • Bryce J.
    Bryce JensenSeptember 8, 2015
    Very good beer selection. Not so great for trying to just drink whisky. Their over the rocks pour is just one jigger pour with not even a teeny bit of trail. Less than 2oz of Wellet shouldn't be $10
  • Roy P.
    Roy PrietoJuly 30, 2015
    I absolutely love you Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar! Check out Freebie today! Read more
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ChavezApril 3, 2015
    Disco secreta
  • Claire P.
    Claire PistekMarch 28, 2015
    Amazing beer selection. You name it, they have it.
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoFebruary 27, 2015
    The Winter Gingerbreww Hot Toddy from Maria's is bartender, Graham Hogans unique concoction. Korean honey-ginger tea brings a fresh, concentrated flavor, and spicy rye whiskey matches that intensity. Read more
  • John D.
    John DunlevyFebruary 12, 2015
    Try whichever of the Marz beers they have on draft.
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoFebruary 12, 2015
    We recommend the Winter Gingerbee Hot Toddy, a novel combination of Korean honey-ginger tea, which brings a fresh concentrated flavor to the drink, and spicy rye whiskey that matches that intensity. Read more
  • Eric V.
    Eric VenkerFebruary 8, 2015
    475 odd beers for you to choose from, owed in part to the adjoining bottle shop.
  • Joe S.
    Joe SteinkampDecember 25, 2014
  • Alex N.
    Alex NelsonDecember 16, 2014
    Great craft beer, affordable prices. What's not to love?
  • JC V.
    JC VEGADecember 16, 2014
    Looks like a simple liquor store. Bar on the back is like a secret speak easy. Love it.
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JonesSeptember 14, 2014
    One of the best bars in the country.
  • Jacyn S.
    Jacyn SiebertSeptember 11, 2014
    99 bottles of beer on the wall.
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen StolarSeptember 1, 2014
    Super cute and low key neighborhood place with a huge beer menu
  • Benjamen H.
    Benjamen HicksAugust 30, 2014
    $2 Random Shitty Beers. Nothing better than drinking an Icehouse (or worse)
  • Alejandro C.
    Alejandro CabreraAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Depends on what kind of beer you like and what's on tap
  • Adam W.
    Adam WillisAugust 22, 2014
    Brew Dogs Season 2 Episode 2 mentioned this bar.
  • Kellen T.
    Kellen TerrettAugust 8, 2014
    This is my kind of place. All the drinks on tap are special. Wish I lived next door.
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    A relaxed hangout with an impressive selection of American and Belgian beers on draft, plus literally hundreds more in bottles. Read more
  • tif s.
    tif sungJune 25, 2014
    get the worldwide stout - dogfish
  • Ynot B.
    Ynot ByrdJune 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite spots for any craft experience.. #Marias
  • Juventino M.
    Juventino MontielJune 6, 2014
    Boulder Chocolate is the best beer
  • Steve L.
    Steve LawnMarch 22, 2014
    Nice bottle shop & great "secret" craft beer bar in the back!
  • Laini M.
    Laini MadhubutiFebruary 22, 2014
    Order the Old Fashioned. Bartender told us it's the best he's ever had. I agree. I kinda want one now...
  • Candelario G.
    Candelario Gonzalez JrJanuary 17, 2014
    Cool bar! Nice place
  • Aleqz S.
    Aleqz SanzDecember 28, 2013
    I loved that place :D it's a must to visit in Chicago!!!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChenMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    try it first; 3/4 ounce pours of any whiskey are half the price.
  • David L.
    David LFebruary 23, 2013
    Mmmmm, alpha klaus, drool.....
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathFebruary 1, 2013
    Get the Beer!
  • Jake G.
    Jake GuidryOctober 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great tap list, insane bottle list, underrated cocktails.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SachnoffSeptember 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Joe Bryl on the decks Wednesdays is flexible!
  • Jesse P.
    Jesse PortilloAugust 31, 2012
    Great lil place but no AC, I was sweating bullets while drinking my beer.
  • sara m.
    sara murphyJune 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The patio is adorable, the drinks are great, the staff is nice.
  • Frank L.
    Frank LeperaJune 23, 2012
    Look at the back page of the menu for specials.
  • sean f.
    sean foleyMay 19, 2012
    Come in for Firkin Fridays
  • Justin M.
    Justin MaynardApril 30, 2012
    Excellent selection of local, craft beers on draft. Yummm.
  • Elvia R.
    Elvia Rodriguez OchoaApril 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Having a Dark n Stormy on a dark n stormy meta
  • Casey B.
    Casey BrowerApril 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer snobs that sometimes mis-label their taps. Otherwise an okay place.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 6, 2011
    Try the kimchi and sausages from our 100 Best list: It’s a Polish-Korean mash-up and the best of both worlds. (Look for the free grub to reappear occasionally over the winter.)
  • Maureen
    MaureenDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask for bartender's choice- a four dollar pour. Chances are, it'll be a delicious bargain.
  • Anaïs N.
    Anaïs NajlamNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ever notice the draft board above the bar? That's all me ;)
  • Jesse M.
    Jesse McGrathSeptember 28, 2011
    Top notch Old Fashioned and Margarita served up by Mixologist Kenny Furburger. You will often see the lovely Maria tending the fine selection of beer to go counter.
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    'Slashie' associated with the Lumpen organization. English pub atmosphere. Contemplative conversations. Studiously selected beers. Probably the best bar on the south side open to lay people.
  • Anthony H.
    Anthony HowardAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    All about the house music tonight.. Chicago Jackin music in Bridgeport.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HarrissAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    When the weather is nice definitely head out back and check out there great patio. Also on Monday's back there they grill up Korean Polishes.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SkelnikJune 8, 2011
    Beer tasting is a great idea
  • Jen K.
    Jen KaneApril 22, 2011
    Great place, cool vibe, a bit pricey for the hood, but check out the specials and it will be easier on your wallet!
  • Gio F.
    Gio FretzApril 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Beer tastings from 8-10pm on Tuesdays! Nick, stop checking-in from your house! Not fair.
  • Gerard B.
    Gerard BlantonApril 3, 2011
    Try the beer
  • James R.
    James RegaladoMarch 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent beer selection. Being a 3 floyds fan they have rotating variations i haven't found at other venues. Killer cocktails as well. Definitely a diamond in the rough.
  • Gozamos
    GozamosFebruary 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Still at Marias, the lights are on.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 11, 2011
    Thought you'd want to know: Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar has been nominated for Best New Bar in Time Out Chicago’s 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now! Read more
  • Blake S.
    Blake ShenFebruary 5, 2011
    Goose Island Fleur!
  • Joey 2.
    Joey 2ÇentsNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Oaked Arrogant Bastard! 10%!!! oh Eddue!
  • Ern D.
    Ern DSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Tuesdays they have beer tastings starting at 8pm.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TappacatSeptember 24, 2011
    Zombie dust!
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