The Map Room
Here’s the thing: The Map Room is kind of a dive. A Chicago dive, but still a dive. Small, only takes cash, no food and basically only serves beer. But the one thing it does better than many of the “so-called” glam-assed social clubs disguised as sports bars in the city, is make soccer a priority when it comes to what they show on their television screens. English Premier League or FIFA or CONCACAF matches, it doesn’t make a difference. They make sure anytime a meaningful match is being played somewhere on this earth, they’ll have it on. And if Ireland is playing… just be prepared.
1949 North Hoyne, (773)252-7636, maproom.com
AUDIENCE CHOICE: The Globe Pub, 1934 West Irving Park, (773)871-3757, theglobepub.net
Best of Chicago 2013