Union Station’s New Cocktail Bar Isn’t Just for Travelers

This dimly lit den is slinging dirty martinis and more

The coolest part of Union Station’s newest renovation? The Streamliner, a sleek cocktail den from nightlife mogul Cedd Moses, tucked into a former breezeway of the historic Harvey House. With padded booths, curved walls, and amber bubble glass, the narrow space feels like a 1940s version of a futuristic train car.

The Scene: Commuters taking the edge off with a $9 G&T before hopping on the last Metrolink home.

The Drinks: Decorated barman Eric Alperin (the Varnish, Bar Clacson) designed the menu for maximum efficiency and minimal wait—no shakers and strainers involved. The house old-fashioned uses dehydrated bitters and freeze-dried orange; dirty vodka martinis are made in batches and poured ice-cold; and a rum and cola made with five-year-old El Dorado rum is topped off with a citrus granita instead of the standard lime wedge.

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