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: ben4321 (1) | Affiliated user(s) here cellarboy | Taps: 26+ | Bottles: 100+


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Beer Available At The Map Room (arranged by most recent)
Pipeworks War Bird , Tallgrass Ethos IPA 96, Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout 99, Firestone Walker Easy Jack 97
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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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84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Frank  (61) 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
blueskunk  (10) Huntley, Illinois | July 7, 2015
A favorite of mine for the past 10 years. The selection is pretty large, and changes constantly. Iíve always been able to find something new to drink here. Pricing is reasonable, parking is easy enough to find, and itís a comfortable place to be.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster  (68) St.louis, Missouri | May 16, 2015
A few minutes walk from the blue line el station. The tap slection was about 10 crafts and 10 imports which is not huge but they have loads of bottles. Also serving up fresh brewed coffee all day. $3 bottomless cups! Great look inside with all the flags and ancient national geographics about. Prices are pretty decent for Chicago and staff is friendly and talkative. Nice stop while exploring the windy city.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
beerguychicago  (8) , | April 11, 2015
One of my favorite beer bars. The selection is always great and it has a "dive bar" feel. A little too hipster, but that isnít their fault so I wonít ding them for that. Staff isnít the friendliest group, but they arenít assholes either.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
leej  (14) , | February 23, 2015
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Jimmythespoon  (170) , | July 22, 2014
One of my favourite and best place I visited in chicago. Fantastic bar tender brad, was super friendly and helpful. Nice clean place with good people. Visited in the afternoon so wasnít to busy so was great. Worth visiting when in Chicago.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321  (334) Hoboken, New Jersey | July 16, 2014
I can see why they get so much hype. Very nice selection. Has that local bar on the corner type of feel. Place makes sense to me. Bar tenders are friendly enough. Cash only. I couldnít say if they server food, but if they do, I didnít try any. Beer prices are quite reasonable. No issues grabbing a seat on a Wednesday around 9:00, but I know that isnít peak time anywhere.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Arcanor  (48) Quebec | May 28, 2014
Small, crowdy and noisy. Great beer selection, good service. They also have major beer, thatís not a positive note but an observation ! They also have liquors. Good place to hangout, weíll go back after seeing the rest of Chicagoís beer place.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
fluffheady  (109) 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  (71) 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  (99) 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.

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