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|
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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Average User Rating
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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!