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Map Room - 43 Reviews - 1949 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL - Bars Reviews - Phone (773) 252-7636

Map Room

1949 N Hoyne Ave (at At Armitage Ave, Wicker Park/Bucktown)
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 252-7636
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Map Room - Chicago, IL
Map Room - Chicago, IL
Map Room - Chicago, IL
Map Room - Chicago, IL


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in response to the last review.... hm... it really sounds like the bartenders did what every bartender dreams of doing when a simple request of theirs (mind you they're not usual...


I went to the maproom for my 21st birthday and was treated at the door with a happy birthday whichwas quite nice. with a group of about 8 the place was packed and we had to stand ...

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awesome bar 3/20/2007

this place is so great. the beer oh the beer, they have it all. and deliurium is only 5.$ pool, and they were playing social distortion when i went in. I cant wait to go back more

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Beer Beer Beer 7/31/2006

Well I definitely did not take advantage of all the beer here because I just drank Miller Lite all night but the ambiance is awesome! A great crowd goes here to just chill and hang out after work or later on at night. The bartenders are always friendly and if you get restless you can play pool in the back of the bar. more

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Hipster Friendly 5/16/2006

While Map Room, with its extensive beer offerings and beer education, is still a great place to hang out solo or with friends, it isn't ALWAYS a great place to hang out. This mostly occurs on weekends when young twentysomethings, or those pretending to be young twentysomethings, converge at this bar in their chunky square glasses and blazers over layered know, the ones who are trying really hard to be different and fit in at the same time. I'm not saying this happens all the time; what I am saying is that there is no predicting. The bathrooms are small, but generally okay in the cleanliness department. Map Room also seems to be a good place to meet people, either platonically or romantically. more

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The Map Room 4/27/2006

This is my favorite place for beer in Chicago. They have a fantastic selection of imports, and domestic microbrews. They have tons of Belgian beers on tap, for reasonable (i.e., moderately expensive compared to normal beers) prices. On Mondays, they have a $1 off Belgians special, which makes the prices very good. They have a knowledgeable staff and the clientele is a nice mix of people. It can get crowded, but I've always been able to find a place to sit. Sometimes there's free food. more

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Beers of the World 4/4/2006

This neighborhood bar has a huge selection of beers from around the world. Located in Bucktown this is a great neighborhood place. In keeping with the map and travel theme, there is a free international buffet on Tuesday nights for those who purchase beers (I'm not sure how many you need to purchase to get a free meal). Every week a different country is represented and a restaurant that serves that country's cuisine caters the buffet. more

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They serve coffee too! 3/8/2006

Map Room is quaint without the doilies. The shelves against one of the walls are filled with travel and destination book; you will never have to struggle through a conversation again! There are so many different beers on the menu, 26 total on tap. They even offer a beer school periodically. It can get very crowded and be annoyingly loud (music and drunk people) on the weekends, however, which is disappointing because this is the type of place you want to drink AND carry on a conversation without going hoarse. more

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Calling all Thirsty Travellers to The Map Room 3/7/2006

The Map Room is practically heaven for beer aficionados. More important than their really cool "National Geographic-esque" theming, the Map Room has the best beer selection in the city. The atmosphere is quite mellow, and very relaxing for an afternoon or evening brew. The Map Room also hosts tasting nights, when they celebrate a country with featured beer and locally-catered ethnic foods. Sounds good to me! more

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Beer! 3/2/2006

I love to go here after work on occassion and check out their great beer selection. They have a huge selection to choose from. I also really like the way this place is decorated. Its a very cool and casual, yet sophisticated setting. But that's not all. They have free wi-fi here for all their customers! It's an awesome place to come to with your laptop and either work or relax while you are enjoying on of their great glasses a beer. Don't miss out on this great find! more

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The Map Room 2/28/2006

The Map Room is a fantastic beer bar. Don't come in and try to order a martini, you just might get shot (if not by the bartender, then by an irritated and justified fellow customer). During the day, it's a quiet sanctuary for beer snobs city wide to bring their laptops and enjoy something delicious while booting up. In the evening, things get a little more lively, but the focus is still on the beer. If you're a fan of the hops, do make a stop here the next time you're in Chicago. more

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An unbelievable beer selection 2/28/2006

At the Map Room, they have beers that even the most seasoned beer connoisseur will be stumped by. The atmosphere is warm but often crowded, but still fantastic. They have more beers on tap than I have seen at any bar, upwards of fifteen at a time, and more than 200 bottles at any given time, as well. Highly, highly recommended. more

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Fantastic Unpretentious Beer Bar 2/12/2006

With more than thirty taps along its back wall, most of which rotate, the Map Room has built a reputation as a beer enthusiast's haven. Located in a quiet corner along Armitage, it has every appearance and feeling of being a typical neighborhood bar. And indeed it does have a lot of local regulars, meeting for a quick pint, and chatting up the friendly bartenders. What sets it apart from a typical neighborhood haunt is the beer selection that draws people from hundreds of miles, as well as down the street. And it's all delivered without an ounce of hoighty-toighty pretense that unfortunately seems to go with so many well-tapped bars. Drop in, say hello, and enjoy some of the best beer poured in Chicago. more
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  • In Short
    Subtitled ""A Traveller's Tavern,"" the bar is decorated with shelves of books, globes and giant maps. For patrons who want to take a virtual trip, Internet access is available....

  • 10/11/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Discover, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Bucktown, North Side