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Map Room

View Map1949 N. Hoyne, Chicago
Tel: (773) 252-7636
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Editorial Review of Map Room

A rare find that's as good for starting your day as for ending it, Map Room is an early-hours coffee shop that morphs into a tavern as the hour grows later. The neighborhood-sophisticate vibe remains whether patrons are sipping java or suds, with free wi-fi and a bookcase full of travel lit to please inquisitive types.

The smart, map-themed decor and cozy interior make you feel like Indy Jones might hunker down beside you at any second and start talking treasure. Look for the real jewels, however, on the beer list, which offers more than 100 selections from around the globe in a collection that rivals the Hopleaf's.

If you're not sure what to get, enroll in a session of Map Room's famed Beer School, where $25 (buy your ticket early) will get you plenty of tastes and an impressive education led by local brew-master Greg Browne. Other events include Tuesday International Nights featuring themed catering by local restaurants (such as Demera Ethiopian and Manny's Deli) or in-house chef Larry Tucker. The food comes free with a two-drink minimum. Look for weekly specials like $5 Bloody Marys on Sundays and discounted Belgians paired with free meats and cheeses on Mondays.

Centerstage Reviewer: Julia Steinberger

Centerstage's Tips

Hungry? If you're at Map Room during the morning hours, you can pick up a gourmet sandwich from The Goddess & Grocer.

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6:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 7:30 a.m.- 3 a.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. Alcohol served from 11 a.m. every day

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