The Map Room

The Map RoomThe Map Room
The Map RoomThe Map Room

1949 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60647-4560
United States

(773) 252-7636 | map

Notes: 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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4.26/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
by Tilley4 from Tennessee

Another must stop in Chicago...probably the coolest bar I've ever been in....the selection won't necessarily blow you away but there's not a bad beer on the list if that makes sense...

It was a privilege to be able to drink a beer in this setting..

Jan 16, 2022
4.11 by slasich from Pennsylvania on May 16, 2020
4.17 by REVZEB from Illinois on Jun 26, 2019
4.11 by seanchai from Virginia on Oct 08, 2018
4.38 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania on Jul 30, 2018
4.63 by Stengelfoot from California on Jun 02, 2018
Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

This place is cool. I can't really think of a better way to describe it. It's just cool. A great spot to be just away from all of the really busy parts of Chicago. Beer list is deep but won't blow anybody away that's been lucky enough to travel all around for beer. Still feels a little like an old school bar, but that's part of the fun.

May 07, 2018
4.49 by JColin from Illinois on Dec 17, 2017
4.28 by BarrelAgedG from California on May 10, 2017
5 by brights from Illinois on Mar 21, 2017
Photo of CLEtoCINtoCHI
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
by CLEtoCINtoCHI from Illinois

Love this place. Outstanding selection - with a heavy bias for high-octane brew and belgians. Great vibe. Appealing as both a place to relax with a brew or get some work done on a Friday afternoon as it is a place to spend an entire evening exploring delicious brews.

Dec 21, 2016
3.93 by mig100 from Texas on Sep 23, 2016
4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois on Sep 02, 2016
Photo of AlanFollett
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by AlanFollett from California

My favorite Chicago multi-tap, and a place I make it a point to visit several times on every Chicago visit. Great draft and bottle selection, with new items almost daily. Nice, beer-savvy people on both sides of the bar.

Oh, and they now do take credit cards.

Aug 21, 2016
3.84 by fermentedbarley from New Hampshire on Jul 25, 2016
5 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Jun 30, 2016
4.43 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Jun 29, 2016
Photo of Beginner2
4.17/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
by Beginner2 from Illinois

This is my neighborhood bar... a mere two blocks away from my home of the last 15 years.
The Map Room is widely known and loved by most. It was a pioneer in brining Chicagoans a wide variety of craft beers.

I started going in 2003 after returning from England and finding out that The Map Room had an engine that poured English beers from a cask.

My only suggestion is that they should serve flights.

Visit The Map Room when you are in Chicago ... But, know that there is much more in what many here believe is becoming the center of the third generation of craft brewers.

Jun 11, 2016
4.85 by kfmeke from District of Columbia on Jun 10, 2016
4.61 by Stezz420 from Illinois on Jun 06, 2016
4.86 by Hopfarts from Texas on May 12, 2016
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5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by IceAce from California

My go-to, very first stop when visiting Chicago. Possibly tied with Belmont Station in Portland as my favorite place in the US to bend my elbow. Fantastic beer selection, well-educated staff and, is truly a Map Room!

May 05, 2016
4.36 by bylerteck from Canada (ON) on Apr 29, 2016
4.44 by Eman17 from Illinois on Apr 25, 2016
4.85 by osickeym from Ohio on Mar 13, 2016
4.18 by Mgm54 from Illinois on Feb 08, 2016
4.67 by Gorf_Minor from Illinois on Jan 08, 2016
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4.36/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by pbgnar from Illinois

Map room consistently has a solid tap list and more than a few interesting bottles. Only issue is that they seem to run out of what you are looking for quite often. Not to worry! A quick chat with the bartender will result in you finding a new beer or even brewery that is just as good, or better, than the one you were originally seeking.

Jan 05, 2016
4.18 by jschott75 from Illinois on Dec 23, 2015
4.5 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia on Dec 09, 2015
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3.83/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75
by wapcap from Nebraska

This is a good craft brew place to visit. Seemed to be set up like a coffee shop, but with craft beer. Meaning, ample space to set up your labtop and get some work done, while enjoying local brews. The service was fine, but slow, but that was mostly due to another patron and a long winded story. Selection was fine, and they had several local options. But the selection didn't blow me away. The place came highly recommended, and while not quite living up to hype, I'd still recommend checking out.

Dec 09, 2015
4.42 by orangesol from Pennsylvania on Dec 01, 2015
4.25 by rcjennings from Ohio on Nov 15, 2015
4.47 by Canada_Dan from Colorado on Nov 12, 2015
4.86 by barleywin from Missouri on Oct 10, 2015
4.51 by jophish17 from Georgia on Sep 21, 2015
4.38 by SergeLowpz from Texas on Aug 26, 2015
4.11 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania on Aug 12, 2015
4.69 by boothbeer from Illinois on Jul 31, 2015
4.89 by chiefbender from Georgia on Jul 27, 2015
The Map Room in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 352 ratings