Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar
Remodeled and renamed several years back for the owners' mother who ran this Bridgeport staple for years under the name Kaplan's Liquors, Maria's still has the soul of a dive, but is now combined with more contemporary appointments like chandeliers made of beer bottles. Oh, and they have a mind-boggling 500-700 beers for you to choose from, owed in part to the adjoining bottle shop, but also a reliably killer tap list. You're going to like drinking here. You're also going to like eating here, because their Kimski counter service restaurant is serving up inspired Korean-Polish street food that is without equal in the city. Maria’s co-founder Ed Marszewski also has his hands in many a beer-soaked pie, including the founding of Marz Community Brewing.
How to order: Bottle shop open daily; Maria’s and Kimski outdoor patio open Wed-Sun with food and beverage delivery service (order here). In-store visits restricted to two at a time; contactless ordering/payment available.