Do you feel lucky?

Join us tonight for Sabado Gigante with DJs Tropicalazo &Tony “The Luck of Lucien” Medina

The Bright lights and slashing horns work in tandem with the Rolling Bass and the Drum Breaks for a night of musical treats

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Super Cuts, Boogie and other Beats

Tues Dec 8 –  Lechstafari

Spinning the best in funk, soul, Afrobeat, disco and boogie
Weds Dec 9 – Secret Crush – DJ Cotton Fantasy, Coach Orenstrong, Princey Baby

The infectious sounds of boogie, new wave, soul, and soft rock — all vinyl, all good vibes, all night. Come dance with us all night long. Bring your secret crush.
Thurs Dec 10 – Maria‘s in the Dark – DJ Jarvis Devore

Join us at Maria‘s on the 2nd Thursday of each month for an evening of classic avante garde mixes of the 70s onward, british electronic and dance as well as some placid deep house to get you movin’ and groovin in the dark.
Fri Dec 11 – Super Cutz – DJ Joe Bryl

A night of dance beats galore featuring breakbeats from around the globe including funk, Latin boogaloo, house, Brazilian, techno, reggae, boogie, African, electro, jazz, acid and other beats for movin’ & groovin’.
Sat Dec 12 – Odd Style from the Numbered Streets – DJs Scrabblor & Dookie Blaster

Starts and ends with R&B and travels the beats between from hip hop to rock to jazz to disco.
Sun Dec 13 – Bartender’s Choice

Maria‘s expert mixologists mix up the tunes and cocktails
Mon. June 8 – Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow – DJ Nolan C

Featuring underground and classic Hip-Hop cuts along with the original jazz tunes that were used as samples and inspiration

Tues, Nov 10: New Belgium Hop Stout & Le Terroir Tasting

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Hop Stout & Le Terroir Tasting
Tuesday, November 10 – 6-9 PM

Our good friends at New Belgium Brewery will be hosting a special tasting at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar on Tuesday, November 10 (6-9 PM) of Hop Stout & Le Terroir beers. Known for their very popular amber ale, Fat Tire, New Belgium have (since 1991) been dedicated to the development of craft beer with their humble beginnings garnering enough praise from friends and neighbors that the owners Jeff and Kim took their basement brewery commercial in 1993. Along with local artist and neighbor Anne Fitch they began hand making their iconic labels with her distinctive watercolor designs. In 1996, they brought in Peter Bouckaert, a Belgian Brewmaster previously working at Rodenbach to help influence their love of sour beers.

Details on the beer:

Le Terroir • 7.5% 12 IBUs

French, meaning ‘from the terrain, soil, land, ground, earth.’ You may have heard it as a wine term speaking of the environmental conditions of the vineyard, the pH of the soil, even the slope of the land. But beer has it too, especially a New Belgium sour beer, which oozes terroir from the pores of the wooden foeders we age it in. They produce a base beer that’s golden-colored with a soft overripe peach aroma and just the right amount of tart. And after 3 years in the foeders, you can bet it has some nice earthy tones. Round out that fruity base with even more unique fruity hops like Amarillo and Galaxy, and this beer may just have more terroir than your classiest wine. 

Hop Stout • 8% 100 IBUs

The latest release in their Hop Kitchen series crafts the best of the brewing worlds with one of the most brawny, bitter beers in New Belgium history. Eight different grains converge for a deep blend of dark chocolate, roasted coffee and toasted bread, while generous additions of six hop varieties, like Equinox, Chinook and Willamette, accent the richness with citrusy, woodsy pops. Just as you get lost in Hop Stout’s malty depth, a wicked rush of bitterness attacks with the combined force of an imperial stout and IPA. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it is for malt and hop lovers alike.

Bridgeport’s Got Beef


THE BEST ITALIAN BEEF sandwich in Chicago will be decided November 14, in WLPN 105.5 Lumpen Radio’s first annual BRIDGEPORT’S GOT BEEF competition, a live broadcast BEEF BATTLE in front of a studio audience.

Eight local beefs will be judged by celebrity judges including 11th Ward Alderman Patrick Daley Thompson, Michelin-Starred Chef Kevin Hickey of the Duck Inn, Bridgeport Food Critic Chuck Sudo, 9th District Police Commander Daniel Godsel, and Vanessa Sanchez of Yollocalli Arts Reach.

For too long, Bridgeport, the birth place of the Italian Beef, has been left off haphazard “Best Of” put out by clickbait journalists.  This disrespect will end November 14, when BRIDGEPORT’S GOT BEEF, hits the airwaves.

The evening will be hosted by the Host of Radio Free Bridgeport, John Daley. The live broadcast will feature music about beef, live judging and more.

Limited tickets are available, and attendees will taste each of the beef sandwiches, enjoy complementary beverages, and cast their vote to decide who makes the best beef sandwich in the neighborhood.

Participating restaurants include: Phil’s Pizza, Ricobene’s, Soluris, Johnny O’s, Kathey De’s, Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery, Turtle’s Bar and Grill, Mangia Fresca, and others.

Proceeds of this event go to Public Media Institute, the organization that manages WLPN 105.5FM, Chicago’s newest independent radio station.

Get a ticket here:

Korean Polish BBQ Monday, Oct 19 – 5:30pm


Join us while the weather permits, for some complementary KoPo BBQ with Chef Won Kim of Kimski’s.. We are sick and tired of waiting for our new joint to open, so come get some…


South Side story: Chicago’s Urban Renaissance

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Maria’s was mentioned  in the recent October 9, 2015 USA Today’s article called “South Side story: Chicago’s urban renaissance“. We are glad to be part of some positive changes in the neighborhood.

Bear Down, Chicago Beers!

Our friends at Publican Quality Meats love their football, and beer too. To celebrate the Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs game, they’ll be cooking out this Sunday, October 11th at Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar, in Bridgeport.

Grilling kicks off at halftime, around 12:00 PM. Menu highlights include Beer Brats with pimento cheese and pickled peppers ($9). Please note, the grill is cash only.



Rye High Collaboration tonight


Rye On! Join us tonight when Half Acre Beer Company and Ballast point presents a Rye High Collaboration from 6-9 PM

We will also be serving a lager and pale ale from each brewery for $5 a Pint including: Ballast Point Longfin Lager Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale Half Acre Pony Pils Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale

Avery Brewing Company Beer Jams tonight


Join our friends at Avery Brewing Company present a special Bold Tasting of two of their specialty brews today from 6-9 PM featuring Liliko’i Kepolo a Belgium styled ale and Raja Double IPA.

Ko Po BBQ is Back. This Sunday, September 13.


Join chef Won Kim (of the upcoming Kimski’s) at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar as he cooks up some Korean/Polish BBQ Sunday starting @ 2. He’s bringing along some spicy Korean pancakes and you can also quench your thirst with our Happy Hour draft cocktails at only $5 (normally $8).