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The Map Room

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The Map RoomThe Map Room
BA SCORE
98
world-class

302 Ratings
Ratings: 302
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: n/a
Taps: 27
Bottles: 230
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar ]

1949 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60647-4560
United States
phone: (773) 252-7636

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Notes:
Place added by: jackndan

CASH ONLY (as of June 2009)
ATM on premise

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday: 7:30 am - 3:00 am
Sunday: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
No alcohol served before 11:00am.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
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Reviews by AylwinForbes:
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4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Some things we like about the Map Room:

It's a real neighbourhood place with locals
You can park on the street round the corner for free
On a nice day the windows allow a nice breeze and the sun to shine in (on a long visit you can follow its arc across the sky from shade to light to shade again)
They have no food but have all the menus for many local places
It's all about beer - what else is there?

Oddly, we had read a whole bunch of very negative reviews on Metromix before our first visit so we had reservations. I guess there can be issues at night with the door man and young people trying to get in. We went on a weekday early afternoon and it was just wonderful: not crowded, chatty, friendly bar staff, all the beer you could ever want, food available just outside.

Prices are okay too (don't like the $25 credit card minimum though). Dulcie's son in his innocence ordered a 120 minute and was a bit shocked that it cost $12. That's actually a hell of a deal.

Very hard to beat. It also occupies a sentimental spot because we went there to celebrate after Dulcie getting the all-clear from UofC hospitals. She buys a round for the house; fortunately only about ten people where there at the time.

More User Reviews:
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4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

We visit the Map Room from Madison on an almost-annual basis.

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The Map Room in Chicago, IL
98 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.