Lunar New Year


Next week, we will be celebrating the Lunar New Year with KoPo specials all week! We will also be serving the new Fortune and Fame Wild Ale with Red Kogi Rice and Mountain Hawthorn by Marz Community Brewing:

” Marz is celebrating the Chinese New Year by collaborating with their friends at Fat Rice with the release of Fortune and Fame to help ring in the Year of the Pig. For your Fortune we used some hawthorn berries, renowned for promoting cardiovascular health, and red kogi rice, an antioxidant. And for Fame we chose an effervescent, wild ale with both minimal funk and acidity as the base. The result is a hay-colored wild ale that drinks like a Farmhouse shandy with spears of lemongrass and berry floating inside. If this beer is any indication, The Year of the Pig is going to be a good year.”

Saturday June 23 – The Gay IPA Agenda: a Marz/IBW and Friends tap takeover for Howard Brown Health


The Gay IPA Agenda: a Marz/IBW and Friends tap takeover for Howard Brown Health

Time: Saturday June 23, 2PM – ?

Join us for the official unofficial dual release party for the Marz Community Brewing Co’s Gay IPA ( NE IPA) and Illuminated Brew Works’ The Gay Agenda DIPA with Peaches.

A special tap takeover of beers from Marz, IBW, Half Acre, Three Floyds, Pipeworks will roll out at 2pm.

Kimski will be throwing down some special treats.

From 2pm to 8:59pm you can purchase raffle tickets to win a case of Gay IPA and Gay Agenda t-shirts. Tickets will be drawn at the top of each hour from 3-9pm and you must be present to win.

During the event 100% of sales of the Gay IPA and the Gay Agenda on draft will be donated to Howard Brown Health to help their efforts to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness.

Illuminated and Marz will donate 10% of all the profits from the sales of the Gay Agenda and the Gay IPA in the Chicago metropolitan area to Howard Brown Health.

Hot Tropics comes to Maria’s and kimski

From April 19-26, 2018 Maria’s and Kimski will transform into a Tropical Paradise. We launch Hot Tropics in part to celebrate the release of Pipeworks and Marz Community Brewing Co’s collaboration, the Barrel Aged Super Piña Collider!

You may know that last year Marz Community Brewing and Pipeworks Brewing, joined forces on a super tikirific “tan and black”, called Super Piña Collider, a two-part collaboration where each brewery brewing a beer that is meant to be best enjoyed when consumed in the same glass. It was innovation at it’s most delicious.

What you may not know is that both breweries barrel aged a portion of each brew and after months, they’re finally done snoozing in the shade. The tropical flavors in the Pipeworks white stout brewed with coconut have only gotten more complex, and the black berliner weisse with pounds of pineapple added to the barrel, has only gotten more tart and juicy in barrels.

This special collaboration is meant to be poured into the same glass, or just enjoyed on their own! We are pouring each beer on April 19 at 5pm at Maria’s!

During Hot Tropics you will be able to enjoy the culinary pleasures of Kimski’s Pu Pu Platter. It’s an array of small bites inspired by classic tiki bar cuisine. Satays, sweet and sour pork, short ribs, spam, pineapple and tropical fare. Ask your server for the Pu Pu platter of the day. And of course you should wash it down with one of our tiki cocktails made especially for the week. We will end Hot Tropics on April 26 with a Pig Roast helmed by our favorite Samoan pitmaster, Hippolito.

Pizza, Fried Chicken and Ice Cream Release Party March 14

One day Chef Won Kim and Edmar decided to make a zine about the culture of food and asked a few of their friends to contribute.  They used to joke about how all people want to eat is pizza, fried chicken and ice cream so that’s what they called the zine. Come out for the release party on March 14th 5pm at Kimski.  Professor Pizza Anthony Scardino will be making some pies, Dana Bickford Cree will be providing the ice cream and Kimski will serving up the fried chicken.

With Contributions by:

Adam Mattucci
Cecil Thomas
Allison o Flinn
Tasha Fouts
Larry Miller
Pete Ternes
Michelangelo Flores
Calvin Frederickson

SWORD FIGHT 2 @ Maria’s / KIMSKI Sunday!

🗡️ SWORD FIGHT 2 on SUNDAY! 🌭 Also Don’t Miss Artist Block V.666 🎃 & DJs Catieo, Sol Sun, & Glenn Russell!

Wednesday Oct 18
 –  Game Night! 9pm

Every Wednesday night is Game Night at Maria’s. Check out one of our games or BYOGame.

Thursday Oct 19 – DJ Catie-O, 9pm
DJ catieo will spin through our lovely galaxy featuring a mix of electronic and avant garde music, French electronic avant-garde, space disco, freakbeat, psychadelic, psych folk, Dutch Space Rock, Japanase Psych, including the Spotnicks, Cosmic Machine, Mistral, Space, The Rockets & many more psych and celestial delights. These cosmic tunes will all be paired up with vintage sci-fi films and space themed visuals!

Friday Oct 20 –  Homegrown – DJ Sol Sun, 9pm
Funk, soul, disco and broken beats

Saturday Oct 21 – Artist Block V.666 – All Drawllows’ Eve,  1-6pm
It’s the 6th artist block where everyone is invited to sit, drink, draw, collab, kick it, or all of the above! There’s a box of random art supplies you can borrow, and FREE doodle paper!! Design your costume?! We’ll also have SPOOKY activity and coloring pages if you don’t wanna draw! No need to be “an artist” just stop by and doodle!

Saturday Oct 21 –  Electronik Bleeps – DJ Glenn Russell, 9pm
A night of Blips, Bleeps, Sloooooosh! Perky Experimental and Electronik Muzik Muizik Muzik

Sunday Oct 22 –  SWORD FIGHT, 2 – 6pm

Publican Quality Meats will defend it’s title against this year’s Sausage Battle Royale winners by competing in sausage javelin, sausage limbo, a sausage relay race, and a sausage eating contest!

COMPETITORS: Publican Quality Meats, Flip! Hamburger Bar, Filipino Kitchen, Chop Shop Chicago, also… Special Mystery Sausage!

Stop by and choose your favorite!

*Kimski will not be serving brunch, sausages will be available.

This Weekend at Maria’s


DJ Justin Long takes you on a musical journey featuring hidden gems from rare cuts mixed mixed with some freakish dance beats.

Saturday Sept 23 – BRIDGETOBER FEST, 3-8pm 

The Munich Beer Festival, or Oktoberfest, is an event of superlatives – it’s the largest popular festival in the world, staging in the beer metropolis of Munich. Millions of visitors from all over the world flock along every year to enjoy its very special atmosphere. For this occasion, Hofbräu brews a rich, full-bodied beer which goes down ideally with traditional Bavarian cuisine. With its deliciously bitter taste and alcoholic content of 6.3% volume, Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier is as special as the Beer Festival itself. It pairs perfectly with the bratwurst Chef Won Kim will be grilling out on the patio from 3-8pm on Saturday. Come celebrate Bridgeport’s first ever Bridgetober Fest in honor of the festival in Munich.

Saturday Sept 23 – The Future Is Cancelled DJ Mike Broers, 9pm

DJ Mike Broers pairs rare electronic jams with strange cinematic gems for this multimedia extravaganza.

Sunday Sept 24 –  Brunch, 12 – 4pm

Every Sunday Kimski serves a classic seasonal brunch. Followed by regular Kimski menu from 5-9 PM


This Monday join us for the last SAUSAGE BATTLE ROYALE of the season. Don’t miss it, it will be a great match up, FLIP vs QUIOTE. Vote for you favorite sausage and the winner will advance to the 2nd Annual Sausage Fest in October. $10 for a sausage and beer, or cocktail.  

Tues Sept 26 – Sketch Night 

Tattoo artists from Hammerhead present Sketch Night at Maria’s. 

SKETCH NIGHT Tuesday 9/26

KOPO BBQ today!

Today’s KOPO BBQ will be Kimski sausages with house made white kimchi and soju mustard. 5:00 on the patio at Maria’s / Kimski. 

This Week at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar + Kimski

Wednesday Sept 6 –  Letherbee Pop Up, 7 – midnight

Sample some artisan spirits by this independent Chicago distillery. They make Letherbee Original Label Gin, Barrel­-Aged Absinthe, Autumnal & Vernal Gins, Bësk, and Fernet.

Wednesday Sept 6 –  Game Night 7-11pm

Game Night at Maria’s is every Wednesday. Play one from our collection or bring your own. 

Thursday Sept 7 – The Global Griot – DJ Mwelwa

A global mix of reggae, morna, forro, semba, salsa, bachata, samba, merengue, afrobeat, ndombolo, rai, jazz, funk, son, soukous, blues, calypso, classical, rock, bhangra, zouk, house, soca, and various types of Arabic, Indian & African varieties.

Friday Sept 8 –  New Incognito Window – Special Guest

Playing vinyl and digital new releases — all styles and genre’s — pop, rock, r&b, hip-hop, funk, soul, world, psychedelic, electronic, experimental, indie, alternative, left-field, house, techno, vaporwave, dance, lo-fi, edits, remixes

Saturday Sept 9 – 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

Sunday Sept 10 –  Brunch, Noon – 4pm

Drop on by for our seasonal summer classic brunch. Followed by regular Kimski menu 5-9 PM. 

Mon Sept 11 – KOPO BBQ, 5pm

Kimski is closed on Mondays but join us in the patio for KOPO BBQ (Korean Polish BBQ) at 5pm every Monday. $10 for a brat and a beer, or cocktail.