The Highline RxR features a long bar with an equally long drink list that caters to Crystal City’s after-work set. And the expansive Highline is a place to relax. Customers will find pinball games like Ms. Pac-Man, graffiti-style decor behind the bar and big-screen TVs. Specialty cocktails are a true highlight. The signature Highline cocktail is a dynamic blend of rye, fresh lemon, orange bitters and a housemade pomegranate syrup all served over ice.
With March Madness and St. Patrick's Day fast approaching, we're guessing local beer halls soon will be about as busy as an accountant at tax time. And if you're looking to find a new watering hole, you're in luck. These 10 spots — listed from youngest to oldest — have opened within the last year or so, each with at least a dozen draft brews.
Arlingtonians get a new space to work and play thanks to this loft-like bar/restaurant from the owners behind Buffalo Billiards and Penn Social. Patrons are encouraged to linger with laptops and local Zeke’s Coffee during the day thanks to wifi and plenty of outlets, while numerous arcade and table games like Ms. Pac Man, Golden Tee, and Jenga make for a playful evening. A simple menu of sandwiches, soups, and snacks is served throughout.
The new Highline RxR, which is opening in Crystal City in early February, takes the opposite approach. Located in the former Bailey's, a second-story space above McCormick and Schmick's, Highline's most prominent feature is a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that can slide open to let in the breeze on a summer day. The ceilings are 22 feet overhead, giving the two rooms an extra-airy feeling.