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Beer Available At The Map Room (arranged by most recent)
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 88, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter 99, Central Waters Belgian Blonde Ale 71, Greenbush Closure (Batch Apollo Hop) 67, 5 Rabbit 5 Grass 62, Grieskirchner JŲrger Weisse Hell 77, Bios Vlaamse Bourgogne 92, Founders Oatmeal Stout 95
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KickInChalice (20) Chicago, Illinois | February 17, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Map Room is definitely one of the main ídestinationí beer bars in Chicago, for good reason. Their tap list is diverse, and they have enough bottles that there is always something new to try. The bartenders are knowledgeable and friendly as well, making it a good spot for a few beers.
About half of the times I have been here I end up sitting at the bar, and I have usually had some good beer conversation with the bartenders there. However, a number of people I know have had less than pleasant experiences with the staff due to their lack of beer knowledge.
Sometimes, actual most of the time, the atmosphere here is a bit odd. There are some beer geeks, Bucktown locals, and hipsters all intermingling. The hipsters do not seem to interact well with anyone else. But I have no problems relaxing on a weeknight in a chill environment.
Normally I stay away on Friday and Saturday nights. The couple of times I have been here, it is impossible to get a beer and the scene is not what I want when I head to a beer bar.
Dfonorow (56) Chicago, Illinois | March 22, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
kevinsenn (80) Waterloo, Ontario | December 17, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
aguinessaday (10) Rakkestad, Norway | December 13, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
rickhall28 (225) Denville, New Jersey | December 9, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jmgreenuk (128) The Hague, Netherlands | October 18, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
pushkinwow (121) Ottawa, Ontario | September 25, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
t0rin0 (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 1, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
stimulo69 (19) , Netherlands | May 29, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice hang out with experienced bar staff. nice sellection and great atmosphere.
Maverick34 (44) New York | April 29, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet space in wicker park, fantastic collection, friendly staff. One of the best chicago has to offer.
DiarmaidBHK (720) Pennsylvania | April 26, 2013| Updated June 4, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I wasnít sure about this place as I emerged from the cab. It looked like a neighborhood dive bar populated by demonic hipsters. Well thatís what it is. The service is a bit to beerier than thou and the water glasses are essentially urine sample cups. Didnít have any food not with Pequodís delivering a notched box of pure deliciousness. The ambiance is awesome. Very laid back very comfortable. Itís the kind of environment beer was meant to be enjoyed. And the tap list. Very editorial with lots of stuff like Three floyds you canít find everywhere. I would definitely go back and not talk to anybody.
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