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The Map Room

1949 N. Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (Wicker Park / Bucktown)
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Ranked #21 of 501 Nightlife in Chicago
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a wonderful dive in bar if you are in Chicago. They have great beer collection of ales and IPA's. Plus the fun part is the Map part of the bar. The bar has lots of NATGeo books, travel books, and nature books to look into. Its always a fun experiences here. Outside all the bling and glimmer of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I dropped by for a foreign language event on a Sunday afternoon, so I can't really say anything about the service or the drinks, but I did really like the atmosphere. It was really chill (almost didn't feel like a bar, it might be because I was there during daylight house) and the decor was very nice. The table tops... More

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New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I'm usually a beer snob, and this was one of the few places that had even more of a selection than I could ask for. It was recommended to me by a Chicago local on Localfu - I had no idea it existed but it was well worth the trip! Great place to kill a night with friends and tons... More

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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112 reviews 112 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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289 reviews 289 reviews
58 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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