We don’t know if you’re aware, but last Friday signaled the sudden and unexpected end of a Chicago Metra tradition. The "Bar Car" on the RTA’s Metra system closed last week, leaving thousands of rail riders thirsty and, what’s worse, sober for their long commutes home.
In memory of this end of an era, we suggest all our fellow Chicago-ians... Chicago-ites... People in North-East Illinois go out, buy a tall boy of your favorite beer and ride the Metra while listening to some BT classics like Beer, Beer, Beer, Commuter Railway Blues (or watch the video on your laptop) or So Long, Goodbye. But if you do, please have a designated driver waiting where you wind up getting off. Oh and make sure to offer the conductor some beer... They love that.
Goodbye, sweet, sweet bar car. We hardly knew ‘ye.