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The Map Room

1949 N. Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
+1 773-252-7636
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A bar with a character

This bar has character. It feels like stepping inside the pages of a national geographic... with a... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Michal F
Charlottesville, Virginia
Great Bar in Bucktown

This is a great bar in the Bucktown area. It was really busy but we were lucky enough to get a... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Scott W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Hundreds of travel books and guides line the shelves of this globe-trotter's tavern. Peruse that tome on Fuji or Antarctica while sipping a pint of one of the 20-odd draft beers available.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
17 Jan 2017
“A bar with a character”
17 Oct 2016
“Great Bar in Bucktown”
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Hours Today: 6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
1949 N. Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Wicker Park / Bucktown
+1 773-252-7636
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This bar has character. It feels like stepping inside the pages of a national geographic... with a beer in hand. It's covered wall to wall with maps and flags, and features bookshelves stacked with national Geographic's throughout. Usually it's packed! Hard to find a seat...More

Thank Michal F
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a great bar in the Bucktown area. It was really busy but we were lucky enough to get a seat at the bar. Really wide selection of quality draft beer available, shame we couldn’t have stayed longer. I wish this was my local!

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This place is always ALWAYS packed. So look at beer me u ahead of time and have your order ready. There is nothing worse than a busy bartender taking someone order as they go "ummmm ummm" it's not a place to waste time with slow...More

Thank SimonieC
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Okay, so I may be a bit biased given that I majored in Geography but I am OBSESSED with this bar. I could not stop gazing at all of the maps and flags surrounding the establishment. I am not much of an expert when it...More

Thank Hannah L
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Great beer, great atmosphere, excellent selection. Limited food but hops and barley should see you through. Wish I lived in the neighborhood!

Thank BLtrvl
Reviewed 20 March 2016

The description of this place kind of made it sound like a traveler's hangout but it was more of a local bar with a traveler's theme. Still it was a nice place, with lots of local beers, and a good theme.

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to the Map Room. Wow, I'm a wine guy but this is a beer lovers paradise. If you can't find a beer you like here get a life! The choices here will overwhelm you, there are at least 20 beers...More

Thank alchemy00
Reviewed 15 January 2016

This is a beer lover's paradise! They have an incredible beer menu with many beers on tap and even more in their bottle selection. We came here on a cold Monday evening and were welcomed by the friendly bartender who was very friendly and attentive....More

Thank kwnike13
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Great neighborhood bar to start our weekend night. Excellent selection of beer on tap as well as in bottles. Relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This is a beer aficionado's must. Great selection, cool staff, and the vibe is chill. There are a few quirks, namely that it's cash only and does not serve food. It's an easy walk from the Blue Line, California stop, which makes it very convenient...More

Thank ccsmith85
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