First Sweetwater, now New Line Tavern (201 N. Clinton St.; 312-212-5463): Happy-hour options for downtown drinkers have been popping up practically every payday. On Friday we sent our photographer over to New Line, a new tap from the minds behind Seven Ten Lanes and Daily Bar & Grill in the old Powerhouse Building—once the home of a power station feeding northbound rail travel. The bar sits in Ogilvie’s shadow, and we dig the train theme: If there’s one thing that can delay our commute home after a long workweek, it’s beer.

Photography by Megan Dodge