CHICAGO | Map Room is a cozy Bucktown bar that’s been doing its thing since 1992. It features much of the travellers theme that it launched with maps, National Geographic magazines, travel books, and beers from all over the world. It’s got a real local’s vibe when you visit and feels like the kind of place that customers have been happy to call their local for many years.
By day Map Room operates as a coffee house with Intelligentsia coffee, pastries from Bennison’s Bakery and breakfast sandwiches from the Goddess and Grocer. From 11am it gradually morphs into a bar. Beer is one of the main reasons that people come to Map Room and one look at the beer list and you’ll realise why. On tap there’s a rotating selection of 26 beers both local and foreign. There’s a lot of good stuff here, including limited releases that you don’t see that often. Think beers from breweries like Allagash, Petrus, Bosteels, and Three Floyds. If there’s nothing you want on tap, the bottle list features over 100 different, and equally fantastic beers.
Keep an eye out on Map Room’s social media channels for news of their occasional Tuesday limited releases of specialty beers, and to find out when the next ‘Beer School’ is being held. Beer School is where visitors can learn a lot about the intricacies of beer, and hear from some of the industry’s experts – and of course try beer!
1949 N Hoyne Avenue
Telephone: 773 252 7636
Sun: 11:00am to 2:00am
Mon – Fri: 6:30am to 2:00am
Sat: 7:30am to 3:00am