Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar
This erstwhile Bridgeport establishment is well known as one of Chicago’s premier “slashies” (half bar/half liquor store), but the vibe is slightly more upscale than the inimitable genre’s usual divey aesthetic. The hip, artsy space features beer bottle chandeliers and a mind-boggling selection of 500 to 700 craft beers between the bar and bottle shop (making it one of the best beer bars in the city as well as a leading South Side institution). Yet their cocktailing game is no slouch either, with offerings including the tropical Royal Wailuku.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.