The Map Room | Chicago, Illinois
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The Map Room
World Class based on 202 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: ben4321 (2) | Taps: 26+ | Bottles: 100+


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Beer Available At The Map Room (arranged by most recent)
Tallgrass Ethos IPA 96, Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout 99, Firestone Walker Easy Jack 97, Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPA 99, Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale 99, 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 97, Half Acre Heyoka IPA 97, Three Floyds War Mullet 98, Deschutes Hop Trip 97
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202 reviews for The Map Room
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  76%
 Selection  88%
 Food  49%
 Value  75%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  96%
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90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho  (231) Minnetonka, Minnesota | June 28, 2004
MRomero548, how can you say &quo;great selection&quo; and put them down for a 5 out of 15? Ditto mungrag, who forgot to select ratings from the pull downs. This place is 2nd to none from a beer perspective. You can get Westy 12 and 8 here as well as an incredible tap selection. Itís not the quanitity of taps thatís so impressive, but the quality. Three Floyds Alpha King Pale Ale, Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA and Anchor Liberty were all on during a recent visit, among many other impressive brews. Loses a point for ambiance. Why does a place like this need a pool table? It just takes up valuable seating space. The joint definitely needs more seating; some nice comforable couches would add a nice touch. Doesnít look like much from the outside either.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Gargantua  (2) Madison, Wisconsin | April 27, 2004
I agree with the essential rating, this is one of my favorite beer bars. Service is excellent, the staff is knowledgable and friendly, with a great beer selection. A must-stop in the Chicago area.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
ClarkVV  (91) Allston, Massachusetts | March 22, 2004
Oh man was this place sweet. No swill to be found here. Awesome selection of strong beers and good belgians on tap. The West coast profile was a bit lacking though. Still, ambiance and value were great and everything tasted wonderful on tap. Met a nice guy there who was in BJCP and had a good time drinkin with him
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Frank  (55) Chicago, Illinois | March 7, 2004| Updated February 8, 2010
This is quickly becoming my favorite beer bar in Chicago. Though, around here it can be kinda hard to chose. Great selection on tap. Great bottles. Great specials. The atmosphere on weekdays and Sundays is great. On weekends, every now in then it turns into an overcrowded sports bar but even then the staff will be patient and helpful. They are, every last one of them, knowledgeable beer geeks and they never get snobbish as they do at some other bars in town.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
mungrag  (3) Mt. Prospect, Illinois | February 21, 2004| Updated September 4, 2004
One of the best beer palaces in the gosh darn state. I especially like the Mendocino California beers available in bottles - Red Tail Ale and Eye of the Hawk.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
fly  (224) austin, Tejas, Alabama | January 13, 2004
Enjoyed the selection. Agree that it's a bit cramped and can be smoky. I was lucky to be by one open window. That was both good and made for a funny story as the wind picked up sending crap flying across the bar until it started raining and then it was hilarious. Had some mighty good beer there.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | January 12, 2004
Corner bar feeling with world-class beer selection. Always crowded, but i've never had trouble getting a table. Incredible beer selection, proper glassware and temperature usually; live music unnecessary and annoying if you ask me. Sad to see so many people drinking Lite and Corona, but it IS a neighborhood bar I guess.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar  (142) Columbia, Maryland | January 12, 2004
Great tap selection that is always rotated to bring in the freshest and latest beers. It can get a bit smokey, which is a detriment to any beer drinking location. Good selection of bottles too. I also had a Pauwel Kwak served in its trademark glass.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus  (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | January 12, 2004| Updated June 7, 2004
probably my fav beer bar in the country! has a great selection, good staff that knows what they are talking about and they give free beers if your nice(got a Rogue IMP ipa on new years for free!!!) my only complaints are that it should be a non smoking bar and a little larger.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
cquiroga  (11) Tujunga, California | January 12, 2004
Great place. Nice selection of imports and local micros on draft, served in the proper glassware. Kind of a cramped location but with a little bit of fun (not-too-cheesy) character to it from the maps and atlases decorating the walls. Service can be very good but can be a little condescending as well. Free pool table and live music occasionally, and this place gets really damn crowded most of the time. Also lacks air conditioning (from what I can recall), and while they open the doors and windows in the summer, it still gets hot as hell in there.

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