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Travel is the key theme at The Map Room, a Bucktown favorite that’s been around since the early '90s. You’ll see it in the maps that line the walls and the flags that hang from the ceiling. More importantly, you’ll taste it in the 200-plus beers that the bar offers, with far-flung options, including a Sinebrychoff Porter from Finland. This casual, comfortable spot is a great place to strike up a conversation about your travels with the friendly imbibers, or get an education on beer from the manager, who is also a cicerone (that’s like a sommelier of beer). Bring cash; no credit cards allowed.