The Map Room | Chicago, Illinois
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The Map Room
World Class based on 206 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: Damico (1) | Affiliated user(s) here cellarboy | Taps: 26+ | Bottles: 100+


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Beer Available At The Map Room (arranged by most recent)
Hinterland Lunatic Imperial Stout 95, Tyranena Chief BlackHawk Porter 92, Central Waters Illumination Double IPA 98, Pipeworks War Bird 71
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206 reviews for The Map Room
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  77%
 Selection  88%
 Food  49%
 Value  76%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  96%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Indra  (77) Overland Park, Kansas | December 17, 2004
On weekend nights can be pretty crazy, i.e. very crowded, smoky and loud. However, has one of the best selections of any beer bar in the Midwest, including a nice lineup of American craft beers on draught and a vintage bottle list which is typically quite impressive. A true must-visit if in town.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
heemer77  (215) Urbandale, Iowa | November 23, 2004| Updated August 22, 2008
I have been back several times and enjoyed my self on each trip. Finally made it on a Sunday afternoon and had a blast. Previous rating follows. with Frank. I was a little put off as this was late on a Saturday night and it was crowded with loud music. However, the beer selection is fantastic. Bellís Kalamazoo was on the engine and a little old. Also, many Belgians on tap. Frank says the time to go is Sunday or a weekday afternoon.
80
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben  (97) Blaine, Minnesota | November 3, 2004
Scene description: "somewhat of an upper class style bar." Are you kidding? It looks like an absolute dive. Wonderful selection, although it would take way too long to tear through it all. To be fair, the selection isnít much more than what you can find in several bottle shops. If youíre looking for a bar to get things you canít find elsewhere, this will only have a few. But itís still quite a nice selection.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes  (15) Chicago, Illinois | June 28, 2004
A great Chicago beer bar with a great selection of both draught and bottled beers. Gets really crowded and smoky on weekends, but you can usually find a place to stand. One of the best places to find local micros on tap like Flossmoor Station or Rock Bottom Warrenville. Certainly worth visiting whenever in Chicago.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho  (238) 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  (96) 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  (73) 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  (227) austin, Tejas, Texas | 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.

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