Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar

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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 3 P.M. - 2 A.M. | FRIDAY: 12 P.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY: 12 P.M. - 3 A.M. | SUNDAY: 12 P.M. - 2 A.M.
773.890.0588 | WEBSITE

This heroic slashie (half liquor store, half bar) sells a decent number of bottled brews in the smart liquor store up front, and offers more than 475 artisanal beers in the dark, art deco-y lounge in back. The chill vibe, which often includes old films projected on a back wall and the occasional free Korean barbecue, extends from customers to the bartenders. Don’t be fooled: The genial barkeeps know their stuff (and make surprisingly good cocktails for a beer bar).

Known For
  • craft beer
What to drink
A pint of Temperance Greenwood Beach Blonde Ale.
Get a bunch of savory pies delivered from Pleasant House, the charming bakery next door.