The Map Room | Chicago, Illinois
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The Map Room
Excellent based on 198 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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)
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 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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198 reviews for The Map Room
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  76%
 Selection  88%
 Food  49%
 Value  75%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye  (163) Steinbach, Manitoba | April 1, 2013
A friendly local crowd and gritty atmosphere. Cash only. Was packed when we were there (Saturday evening) and hard to find a spot to even stand with our beers. The list was nice (lots of local craft) though not huge (like, say, Hopleaf).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
pablo951  (63) Chicago, Illinois | February 11, 2013
Excellent bar located in Chicagoís Bucktown neighborhood. This is a must stop for any beer fan. They always have a large selection of beers on tap from some of the favorite microbreweries around plus over 100 beers and bottles. Not much on food but who needs it when youíve got great beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59  (150) Dallas, Texas | January 18, 2013
Nice shotgun corner bar with about 20 good taps and numerous bottles, quiet ambiance with local neighborhood bar vibe, friendly staff
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686  (131) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 7, 2012
Maybe I came at a bad time taplist wise, but was a bit disappointed with this place. Ambiance was ok, Library/Museum looking room with lots of maps, long bar, with tight corners. Althoguh it was busy, it took a very long time to get the attendtion of bartenders and order a drink. Selection was solid, but nothing crazy, and not as great as I was expecting given its rating on here. Beers were ok priced for Chicago, but still a bit expensive and nothing too crazy on tap. Worth it if you;re around, but don;t go out of our way.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
Gumballhead2  (3) Illinois | October 5, 2012
Great place. Prices decent for having Chicago overhead. Big selection of beers including some hard to find. Been here quite a few times. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames  (34) Pennsylvania | October 3, 2012
A memorable stop on my Chicago trip. It was a relaxing afternoon check in. The bartender helped with all my questions and didnít feel bothered. It wasnít a cheap place but it was fair. As for the selection it was better than most places. Itís worth going to.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
EHouse  (20) Boston, Massachusetts | August 12, 2012
My one and only criticism is cash only. How hip do you have to be to fit in with the hipsters of Bucktown not to mention itís the f-ing 21st century and Iím venting to cyber space because Iím too lazy to carry cash money with me. I digress, amazing selection of beers, and fine bitties who like beer frequent this spot, which means you could easily find your future wife here...
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (535) Carlsbad, California | June 29, 2012
Incredible beer bar, one of the first places I ever went to as a beer geek that blew me out of the water. Really cool decor, large bar, tables, no food though. Three Floyds and Half Acre on tap is enough said. Bottle list included a lot of Lost Abbey stuff, Three Floyds Behemoth (hard to find). Definitely worth perusing the bottle list. Staff knows a lot about beer, was patient as I sifted through the bottle list. Prices were not bad considering the area. Had a blast here!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy  (517) Toronto, Ontario | May 9, 2012
The map room i was told is a go to bar, though a tad less nice neighborhood than for Revolution or for The Local Option. Friendly bar tenders, kind of a dive bar. A very good bottle selection, and though not that many taps the quality was good with a couple harder to gets. Some emphasis on Belgians.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu  (387) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 3, 2012
Went to the Map Room late on a Thursday night before Dark Lord Day. Canít believe Iíd never been here when I lived in Chicago. Itís about a 10-minute walk from the closest Blue Line stop. The atmosphere is cool; great-feeling bar, with maps and flags on the walls but also retaining kind of a divey feel. Heavy metal was playing the whole time we were there but not too loud. The service was fine; kind of indifferent, but we didnít wait too long. My buddies hyped the selection and it didnít wind up being as great as advertised. A new Goose Island beer was on, along with Zombie Dust and those were probably the highlights. Some other locals, with a lot of Belgian and other Euros. Maybe 2 dozen to 30 taps in all, with 150+ bottles. The bottle prices were a bit high and the selection was large and solid. Great beer bar and worth a visit when in Chicago.

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