Highland Tap Gets a Makeover

HighlandTapGrand Re-Opening and Fire Station #19 Dine Out Benefit Set For August 20

In 1989, NightCap Food & Spirits opened Highland Tap, an underground hideaway, on the soon-to-become-fashionable corner of Virginia & North Highland avenues. Nestled between what was then Tim’s Ice Cream and Chao – now Winter Wren & Fontaine’s Oyster House, respectively – Highland Tap (https://www.facebook.com/highlandtap) quickly became a neighborhood favorite known for hickory wood grilled steaks and burgers, serious martinis and a wide array of draft beer.

Fast forward 25 years: Highland Tap still delivers the same value and quality VaHi has come to expect. Steaks are hand cut, burgers are ground in house and hand-pattied, and martinis are made to perfection. Service is dependably good and the bartenders mix up cocktails just the way you like them.

On August 11th, Highland Tap will close its cellar doors and begin a week long renovation to include a new draft system with 22 tap handles, new paint, new carpet, patio improvements, stone wall restoration and an updated menu.

To celebrate their re-opening, Highland Tap is hosting a Fire Station #19 dine out benefit on Wednesday, August 20. Highland Tap will donate 20% of total August 20 sales to Atlanta’s Oldest Fire Station (http://www.vhfirecompany.com) to commemorate its shared history with this historic landmark and the Virginia Highland community.

We hope to see you in late August at the brand new Highland Tap!


Highland Tap: Neighborhood Favorite Adds New Menu Items

Since 1989 Highland Tap has been a Virginia-Highland fixture, offering VaHi residents a quality steak house with a local connection. For close to a quarter century the restaurant has prepared steaks on an open wood-fire grill, the same way steaks were grilled when the neighborhood was first established over a hundred years ago. The ambience at Highland Tap is like no other restaurant in all of Atlanta, with a classic blend of stone walls and a 1920’s speak-easy atmosphere.

Highland Tap recently partnered with Georgia Grown and now offers fresh, locally grown meats, vegetables, and fruits. A couple of appetizers with a direct connection to Virginia-Highland are also offered: a freshly made Pimento Cheese, and three Georgia Cheeses served with black pepper and multi-grain crackers baked right here in the neighborhood by Earth Biscuit Foods.

The Tap now also offers a Georgia Grown seasonal vegetable plate and a variety of fresh salads served with Georgia Springer Mountain Chicken, Brasstown Beef, or Ahi Tuna.

The Tap urges you to come in and rediscover their mouth watering Prime-Rib, Angus Rib-Eye, Filets, and NY Strip steaks. The restaurant’s Brasstown steaks are made from grass and corn fed beef, and are packed with flavor coming off the hickory wood-fire grill… you will taste the difference!

Over the past two and a half decades, the Highland Tap has built a reputation of satisfying customers with an old-fashioned combination of quality food, great service, and award winning martinis – all at a reasonable price.

Highland Tap serves lunch Tuesday thru Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm; dinner Sunday thru Wednesday, 3 pm to 10 pm and Thursday thru Saturday, 3 pm to 11 pm; and brunch Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 3 pm.

Scroll down for images of some of the Tap’s popular menu items.

Highland Tap

1026 N. Highland Avenue