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Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar

Bars, Pubs Bridgeport
5 out of 5 stars
(7user reviews)
 (Photograph: Marina Makropoulos)
Photograph: Marina MakropoulosMaria's Packaged Goods and Community Bar
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsMaria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsMorgan Street Margarita at Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar.
 (Photograph: Marina Makropoulos)
Photograph: Marina MakropoulosMaria's Packaged Goods and Community Bar
Maria's Packaged Goods and Community Bar
Maria's Packaged Goods and Community Bar
Maria's Packaged Goods and Community Bar

Ed Marszewski—editor-publisher of Lumpen, festival host, gallerist and general Chicago indie-art-world guy-around-town—and his brother, Mike, remodeled and renamed Kaplan’s Liquors, the Bridgeport bar that was owned and operated since 1986 by their mother, Maria. The chandeliers built out of bottles and the 300-plus microbrews are notable, but the real standout feature is the welcoming scene: People like each other here.


Venue name: Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar
Address: 960 W 31st St
Cross street: between Keeley and Farrell Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 3pm–2am; Fri 1pm–2am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–2am (store opens at 11am daily)
Transport: Bus: 8, 62.
Price: Average beer: $4
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4.7 / 5

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Stellar bar!! This is connected to Kimski, where you can order food from. The space is gorgeous--with a skylight and ample industrial-inspired seating. The drink menu is the highlight of course. Tons of great beers and cocktails. I'm more of a cocktail girl myself, so I did one on draft (amazing) and one mixed drink (amazing). I'd come back here anytime. 

Great neighborhood bar, it's one of Bridgeports hidden gem! drinks are great, atmosphere and music are amazing.

No comparison as far as selection and down-to-earth hang out. Also, nice little liquor store up front.

Absolutely love Maria's in Bridgeport. They have an awesome selection of craft cocktails and beers on draft. They have a fantastic patio and, not to mention, Kimski just opened next door, meaning delicious food delivered to your table. If you're in the neighborhood, this is a must!

This place is very cool!

Amazing selection, attention to ingredients, such as locally sourced items. Really nice people, and lots of fun stuff to look at.

The front is a liquor store with a great selection, and you can enter the back bar through one of the cooler doors, which looks like it was built to be a speak easy!