This longtime popular Atlanta bar is shutting its doors after 30 years

ATLANTA — A popular bar and restaurant in midtown Atlanta is closing down after 30 years in business.

The Highlander has been open along Monroe Drive since 1992 and has even been featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.”

On Monday, the bar posted on its Facebook page that “due to unforeseen circumstances and hardships,” The Highlander would be closing following Monday night.

“It’s been kickass and we’ve made so many memories to cherish together. We love and appreciate all of you who have supported us. THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE LAST THIRTY YEARS AMAZING,” the bar said.


The Highlander is part of the Midtown Prominade shopping center, which has undergone an extensive renovations since being taken over by a new developer.

Those renovations include “a pedestrian walkway to connect the property to the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Green space surrounding an exterior plaza, façade renovations and a new breezeway are part of the improvements,” according to Reporter Newspapers.

There is no word if that has anything to do with the bar’s sudden closure.