Update 6/20/13: Crossroads Bar is closing.
In a word: More like a switchback.
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JM ate the burger with a lemonade.
Nichole ate the cheese curds with a Sprecher.
The bill was $11, or $5.50/person, plus tip.
JM gave Crossroads a C; Nichole gave Crossroads a C- (see our grading rubric).
Since we were tackling McFarland bars anyway, we also split a burger and curds out at Crossroads (just off 12).
For much of our meal we were the only folks in the place, and that alone may have made the experience a little better. Later a large group came in and that at least made their remaining open for business a little easier to understand. The bartender was the quiet, avuncular type, but we saw a complicated drink order get a little confused before our very eyes.
The menu is larger than the standard bar of this type, but a few items were out of stock. We ended up with curds deep fried (the standard, bagged kind) and a burger that was served witha giant slice of onion. Crying just thinking about it. The bun was more standard than Crapp's but the whole sandwich melded together better. The chips on the side were also of a higher quality here.
It seems unlikely our paths would cross at Crossroads again since the superior Country Corners is just a block or two north. However, they have banquet space and we're sure you could get it catered in -- they wouldn't mind at all.