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The Map Room

1949 N. Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (Wicker Park / Bucktown)
773.252.7636
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Ranked #25 of 496 nightlife in Chicago
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Arizona
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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Killer draft selection in Bucktown. Great neighborhood bar you'll enjoy hanging out in. We sure did! A local favorite and you can see why.

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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I stopped here on a Saturday morning looking for a place to grab some coffee and maybe breakfast and work for an hour or so. They had a small selection of pastries from a local bakery that all looked delicious. I had a (very reasonably priced, for Chicago) latte and a savory pastry which the bartender kindly offered to toast... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

You know, there are some places that you go to and say it is what it is. This is one of them. It is located on North Hoyning. They do not serve food when I went, but lots of options nearby. I love this city, more reviews coming. The service was top notch, they knew their beers. But it was... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The greatest bar ever. Period. Great beer, friendly staff, interesting patrons. I love this place and pay a visit on every trip to Chicago. They only take cash, so be prepared.

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Clairton, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews 113 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

See the title, then add in a homey feel, a corner location, and knowledgeable and friendly service, and you got yourself a very good place to relax. The one thing that does take away from the place is the lack of a kitchen. They do allow you to bring take out or order in a delivery from one of the... More

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Curitiba, Brazil
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261 reviews 261 reviews
58 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Map Room was born having in mind a place where travelers, upon their return back home, could meet friends to narrate and talk about their adventures and have a great beer. And it got it! Off Chicago's touristic circuit, Map Room seemed to me to be a mix of neighborhood bar & travelers club. People inside behave "normally" and quietly... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

A key to traveling light is being able to wash your clothes so that you do not have to pack for every day of the week. Some hotels, especially in smaller cities, have guest laundries. However, most quality hotels in large cities assume that guests will sent out any clothes that require washing and ironing at a very high cost.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012 via mobile

This place has an amazing, if not daunting, list of beer on tap including one served cask style and they do a good job rotating in new choices. There's an impressive bottles list too but with over 20 on tap I never get around to that side of the menu. The atmosphere is that of your basic neighborhood pub, but... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
8 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

The tap list is long and varied, but we were not dazzled. Our high expectations were not met in terms of service or ambiance; it's a dump and the barmaid/tender was lacking in knowledge, sophistication and panache. We will not return and prefer The Geneva Ale House.

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Burlington, Connecticut
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91 reviews 91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2010

My wife, a friend, and I were in town visiting someone who lives in the area of this bar. We stopped in and had a couple beers. The first impression is a dive bar, but it has a vast and impressive beer selection. The bartender wasn't able to help guide us much, so we selected on our own. The decor... More

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