Crossbar — a new hybrid soccer-themed company featuring a restaurant, event space and retail — will soon open at 250 West 86th Street, the space formerly occupied by The Parlour.
Crossbar comes from the owners of Upper 90, a soccer retail store which is currently located at 2345 Broadway, between 85th and 86th streets (and had previously been on 94th and Amsterdam). This location of Upper 90 will soon close and be consolidated with Crossbar.
The soon-to-open, two-level space will feature a restaurant and retail (balls, cleats, etc) on the main level.
The restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, and owner Zac Rubin tells us the menus will be somewhat similar to those at Vineapple Cafe in Brooklyn Heights, another restaurant he owns with his wife. The eatery will be equipped with televisions displaying both local and international soccer games, and will serve what Rubin refers to as “elevated, contemporary pub fare.”
Rubin sent us a working menu which, while subject to change, lists items including flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, soups and more. Breakfast will include pastries and Columbian coffee from Devoción.
The lower level will be used for indoor games for youngsters, birthday parties and classes; it will also feature a dining room fit for 40 to 50 people.
Rubin leased the space back in January and has been renovating since. He’s aiming to open in the next week or so — at which point Crossbar will offer coffee and pastries, and have its store open.
He’s applied for his beer, wine and liquor license and expects to have that in order soon.