Highline RxR aims to be a hub for Crystal City’s booming tech scene

Highline RxR, a new bar in Crystal City, is doing its part to cater to the neighborhood’s ever-growing tech community. “We measured the table tops so that two laptops could work across from each other,” says partner Peter Bayne.

Housed in the second-level space formerly occupied by Bailey’s, Highline RxR (2010 Crystal Drive, Arlington; 703-413-2337, highlinerxr.com) has a breezy floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows, repurposed metal and lots of graffiti, which Bayne says ties into the bar’s loose transportation theme.

“We went for a bit of a train station feel, with lots of windows and benches,” says Bayne, who adds that you can watch planes take off at Reagan National Airport from the dining room. The menu is made of better-than-your-average bar food, including a melty chicken cheesesteak with fries cut in-house.