My wife and I don't drink and The Map Room doesn't have a kitchen. So what are we doing here? Located at 1949 North Hoyne Avenue, at the corner of Hoyne and West Armitage, west of Damen, in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, the map-lined watering hole with an adjacent beer garden has earned a well-deserved status as a "beer mecca" since it opened in 1992. It touts more than 200 global beers plus a library of travel books for browsing. Hence, it's nickname, "The Travelers' Tavern." Credit goes to brewer Greg Browne and the Chicago Beer Society for building The Map Room's beer selection for owners Mark and Laura Blasingame. Walk into the bar and see a long wooden bar to your right, drum machine-like tables to your left with high-backed, red vinyl chairs, red and black linoleum floor and a tin ceiling. A bookcase along the side of the room is stocked with National Geographic magazines, atlases, travel books, globes and an ancient Random House Dictionary. Other walls are adorned with floor-to-ceiling wallpaper consisting of maps of the world. Open from 6:30 to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 3 a.m. on Saturday and 11 to 2 a.m. on Sunday, it offers beer, liquor and wine, coffee drinks, fresh squeezed orange and grapefruit juice and a morning menu that features pastries from Bennison's Bakery and bagel and cream cheese sandwiches from Brobagel. Visitors are welcome to bring their own food or order from a collection of delivery menus. And listen to live music on the weekends.