Highland Tap

Highland Tap

1026 N Highland Ave NE
Virginia Highland
(404) 875-3673
Highland Tap is not your run-of-the-mill steakhouse situated underground (plenty of those, right?).  This place actually looks and feels like some sort of gangster hunting lodge. Think “Karen Allen’s bar in Raiders of the Lost Ark,” but without all the snow outside. For those born after 1990, and don’t know Indiana Jones from the state of Indiana, a better reference might be “the underground tavern where the Inglorious Basterds meet Bridget von Hammersmark,” only without all the shooting and Nazis. Sure, the atmosphere here rules, but a party comes to Highland Tap for the food rather than to let loose.  Too many steakhouses have forgotten how to do prime rib, but not the Tap; here you can get anywhere from 10 to 20 ounces of the stuff, slow-roasted and with the option of crawfish tails & hollandaise sauce on the side.

Venue Tip: 

Stick around post-dinner. The further the night progresses, the blurrier the line between Highland Tap the steakhouse and Highland Tap the alcohol-cured hunting tavern becomes. Especially if you’re hunting cougars.

The Good: 
A unique laid-back vibe for an Atlanta steakhouse. Hunting lodges in the Dirty South? Yes please.
The Bad: 
Not everyone wants to eat their steak in a cave. Party poopers.
Vote Up/Down:
Vote Up/Down

Price: $$

Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Signature dish: Prime rib or steak sandwich

Attire: Casual

Needs Reservations: Yes

Parking: Street, Valet

What’s next?: Moe’s & Joe’s Tavern, Cavern, Fontaine's Oyster House, Clermont Lounge, The Cheetah