The Map Room

Mayor: jgb9348 (1) | Affiliated user(s) here cellarboy | Taps: 26+ | Bottles: 100+
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
KickInChalice  (20) Chicago, Illinois | February 17, 2012
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
GranvilleTim  (38) Granville, Illinois | December 20, 2016
A light Tuesday afternoon. Not many people in there but the barkeep handed me a beer menu as I walked in. She was courteous in the beer selections and helped me get to my next location. A few colorful patrons were very welcoming. What I like in a bar. Surly Furious on a beer engine. So tasty.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse  (124) London, England | December 1, 2016
Nice and cosy place with friendly staff and a decent but not great selection of beer. Great music though.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
crossovert  (97) Chicago, Illinois | August 31, 2016
Good place, cash only, cheap end of the pricing spectrum, decent selection. Lots of places have overtaken it.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
DSG  (161) Tel Aviv, Israel | August 11, 2016
[10/13/08]
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
karynmcd  (8) , | May 1, 2016
Great draft beer selection with a wide range of styles. Very nice bottle selection too. Gracious staff every time we go. A Chicago classic.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
probsolvr  (14) , | December 31, 2015
great prices, neighborhood institution with great beer tradition
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  • 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster  (69) 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.
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  • 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
leej  (14) , | February 23, 2015

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