The Map Room | Chicago, Illinois
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The Map Room
World Class based on 199 ratings
Type: Bar

1949 North Hoyne Avenue
Chicago, Illinois United States 60647 [ print map ]
773 252 7636

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Hours: M-F 6:30a-2a; Sa 7:30a-3a; Su 11a-2a; Liquor 11am


Mayor: novels (4) | Taps: 26+ | Bottles: 100+


The Map Room

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Beer Available At The Map Room (arranged by most recent)
Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale 98, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Grainstorm Black Rye IPA 98, Surly Mild 85, Baladin Nora 88, Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier 84, Three Floyds Space Station Middle Finger 94, Half Acre Heyoka IPA 96, Three Floyds War Mullet 99, Deschutes Hop Trip 97, Three Floyds Alpha King 100, Arcadia Starboard Stout 64, Founders Imperial Stout 100, Brewery Vivant Trebuchet 99, Goose Island Sofie Paradisi 98, Wells Bombardier (Pasteurised) 68, Off Color Troublesome 89, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter 99, Central Waters Belgian Blonde Ale 70, Greenbush Closure (Batch Apollo Hop) 67, 5 Rabbit 5 Grass 62
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199 reviews for The Map Room
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  76%
 Selection  88%
 Food  49%
 Value  75%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  96%
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88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
fluffheady  (100) Chicago, Illinois | April 22, 2014
The Map Room is a place Iíve had on the list for a long, long time and for some reason just didnít make it there until recently. There is a long bar along the south wall that seats about 16, and the walls in the back area are (per the namesake) covered in maps. The atmosphere is charming and there are old national geographic magazines everywhere. A bit of a warning is that the bartenders may eat you alive if you are clueless about beer. The bartenders at the Map Room are not about to provide you with beer school, and sometimes they can be a bit rude, but itís kind of part of it. The Map Room also gets absolutely PACKED, so as with most well known beer bars, avoid avoid avoid on Friday and Saturday nights. The Map Room has been an establishment and pioneer for craft beer in Chicago for a very long time. They have a very nicely balanced draft list in both beer style and in origin and the bottle list is extensive. They have been around long enough to have a very good relationship with many brewers and as a result they offer many one-offs and unique beers. If youíre beer touring Chicago, be sure to spend an afternoon here.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow  (56) Chicago, Illinois | March 22, 2014
A long bar type set up with a few tables in the back of the bar. Staff is experienced with their beer knowledge but can be slow to take orders. Constantly rotating tap list and they can have some very rare finds throughout the week (if you are lucky). Can be crowded during peak hours but its to be expected for the area. Worth stopping by, especially if you are looking for Three Floyds.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn  (80) Waterloo, Ontario | December 17, 2013
100+ bottles, and a good tap selection. Not just a focus on American craft brews, but imports from Belgium and elsewhere. Nice relaxed atmosphere. No food, unfortunately. Reasonable prices, but not cheap.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
aguinessaday  (10) Rakkestad, Norway | December 13, 2013
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rickhall28  (228) Denville, New Jersey | December 9, 2013
As others have said...this place has a really nice atmosphere...great decor...and a laid back attitude. All of which are perfect for enjoying their great beer selction and hanging out with friends. Iím glad I was able to squeeze this into one of my 8 craft beer visits in the 5 days I was in the Chicago area on a business trip. This was easily my second favorite beer bar of the trip (second only to Hopleaf). I highly recommend a visit here.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk  (129) The Hague, Netherlands | October 18, 2013
A superb bar in a residential area just out of the town centre but easily reachable by the CTA and not far away from Revolution. The ambience was perfect for a bar like this. Nice and dark and fairly quiet. Plenty of locals and tourists alike. The tap list contained some whales and nothing disappointed. The staff were helpful and friendly. I will return.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow  (121) Ottawa, Ontario | September 25, 2013
Ended up here by accident with some friends on a Friday. Loved the relaxed atmoshere, was the first place I had ever been too that let you order food in and loved that they had a selection of menus you could choose from. Tap selection was pretty good as were the bottles but overall its just a great place to chillax with friends.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1184) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 1, 2013
Visited twice in 2010 and again in 2012.

Really down to earth nice place. Enough seating for the most part. Kind of dark which is kind of strange as they have a bunch of random magazines laying around.

Full bar with lots and lots of bottles with some interesting taps. You can always find something you havenít had but just like with any bar that has a ton of bottles you need to be wary of certian bottles (IPAs).

The service is really nice as well. The prices are about what you might expect for a place that knows their beer.

Would definitely visit again, but more for a place to hang out with friends than to try new beer.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
stimulo69  (19) , Netherlands | May 29, 2013
Nice hang out with experienced bar staff. nice sellection and great atmosphere.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34  (52) New York | April 29, 2013
Sweet space in wicker park, fantastic collection, friendly staff. One of the best chicago has to offer.

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