Map Room, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 773 252 7636
Concierge.com's insider take:
Owners Mark and Laura Blasingame have two passions in life—traveling and beer— and their cozy pub is a showcase for both. The giant map of the world covering the walls and the library of National Geographic magazines (which fills several dilapidated bookcases) are impressive, but the beer selection is what really sets it apart. Belgian and regional brews are the specialties; in addition to the 250 bottled beers offered, 27 are always on tap, one of which is cask-conditioned, stored in its own cooler, and served in the old-school manner via hand pump. Sunday night is movie night, and Tuesday is international night, with a free dinner buffet (with a two-drink minimum) catered by neighborhood restaurants.
Open Mondays through Fridays 6:30 am to 2 am, Saturdays 7:30 am to 3 am, Sundays 11 am to 2 am.