Party Earth Review Self-styled as a place for weary travelers to kick back and share tales of the road, Map Room is indeed a relaxed and comfy hangout popular with both daily regulars and adventurous tourists who have heard of the pub through... ... read full review
1949 North Hoyne Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Blue Line: Western
M–F 6:30am–2am, Sa 7:30am–3am, Su 11am–2am
Wicker Park / Bucktown, Chicago –
Self-styled as a place for weary travelers to kick back and share tales of the road, Map Room is indeed a relaxed and comfy hangout popular with both daily regulars and adventurous tourists who have heard of the pub through the “beervine.”
Opened in 1992, the owners made it their mission to encourage an unfailing love of beer by promoting and serving ales from around the world – a mission accomplished considering the current list of over two hundred beers. In all, the pub’s offerings represent thirty-six brewing styles, with a rotation of twenty-six beers on tap – which is good news for the chatty mix of hipsters, older couples, and young professionals taking up residence at the twenty-foot bar.
Patrons who want a break from the constant flow of conversation can check out the huge map of the world painted on the walls and ceiling in the back half of the room, while tables lacquered with international currency and coasters provide space for couples and bookworms to settle in for a chat or to flip through back copies of National Geographic.
Upbeat and serious about its passion for beer and conversation, Map Room is a sure bet for patrons in the mood for a friendly pint at any time of day.
Outgoing mix of beer-loving local hipsters, older regulars, young professionals, business people, couples, and tourists, early 20s to 40s+.
Ambient rock and alternative hits. Monthly beer school on Saturdays, beer and food pairings on Tuesdays, other beer-related events throughout the month. Check website for details. Newspapers available to read in-house. Free Wi-Fi.
Coffee, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches from nearby Bennison’s Bakery and The Goddess and Grocer. Alcohol served from 11am daily. Cash only.
Pastries and sandwiches $1.50–$4. Beer $5–$7, wine $6/glass, cocktails $5–$10, coffee and espresso drinks $1–$3.
Casual: jeans, t-shirts, plaid, business attire.
Tuesdays for the food pairings, or Fridays and Saturdays for a diverse crowd of beer lovers.
Charleston (2067 North Hoyne Avenue) offers an excellent craft beer selection and an old-timey vibe.