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The Highlander

The Highlander

Dive Bar and Bar$$$$
Midtown, Atlanta
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  • Di Anna S.
    Di Anna SchlarbJune 12, 2013
    Tuesday AYCE crab legs. Service was great, staff on top of drinks, crab etc. Only downfall, smoke... I understand, just needs more ventilation, even on the patio. Will return, great food, cold beer.
  • Darwin W.
    Darwin WalkJune 26, 2013
    Great selection of beers and excellent food. I highly recommend the Pasta-rella Sticks and the Jalapeno Corn Fritters. Those two items are enough to bring my back. The decor and music is great too!
  • Carrie L.
    Carrie Lawson2 weeks ago
    The pastarella sticks forever. The back bar room is the real fun. No trendy idiot hipsters in the back and Marco will have a great time banging his head to the heavy metal jukebox with you!
  • Heather F.
    Heather FodorMay 13, 2010
    The pot stickers are ridiculously good, the music selection is awesome and the drinks are well priced. Go in the Spring and spend a night on the patio or hit up the back bar for tunes and pool.
  • Woody B.
    Woody BassAugust 4, 2012
    Love this place. I am on a mission to try everything on the menu. So difficult to decide what to eat. The property owners are a bunch of fucktards with their parkng though. They love to boit your car
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Cheap beer, pool tables, and fried food are the pillars of this dingy Midtown strip mall dive. Conveniently located next to Landmark Midtown, this is the perfect place throw back a few.
  • Yuna 🇰🇷 P.
    Yuna 🇰🇷 ParkNovember 3, 2013
    The go-to order: Jerk chili, jalapeño corn fritters & the Kari Kari. (Seriously, just order all three.) Also, come by on a Tuesday for the $25 all-you-can-eat King Crab dinner.
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    This is about as grungy as Midtown gets. Drink cheap booze and enjoy above average dive bar food while kicking ass in pinball, air hockey, or the coin-operated pool tables. Read more
  • Tony R.
    Tony RodgersAugust 20, 2010
    Be sure to check out some of the daily specials - they're usually VERY good. The Highlander was featured on Diners Drive-ins and Dives from the Food Network.
  • Intown Expert, Jennifer Kjellgren & Associates
    No one under 21 is permitted here, but that's OK. It makes the late night scene that much livelier. Best place for loaded potato skins at 2 a.m.
  • Daryl W.
    Daryl WMarch 25, 2013
    Jerk chili was incredible. Love the atmosphere too. Great place. If I live in Atlanta this would be my spot.
  • David B.
    David BrownJuly 1, 2009
    Try the shot called "Dry Rub." Only known by name here and only by certain bartenders One part Absolut Peppar. One part Au Jus. Up for the challenge?
  • AJC
    AJCAugust 1, 2014
    The expansive menu covers all the pub grub standards -- big burgers, wings, fish and chips, and a variety of appetizers and sandwiches. Read more
  • T-Dawg J.
    T-Dawg JankinsJuly 24, 2013
    Service was horrible! Tabitha was the server and I'm not sure if she was just having a bad day or maybe she just doesn't like black people. I will never WASTE money here again!
  • Paula M.
    Paula MartinezOctober 4, 2014
    Best Scout Mob in town! Two entres, two beers, two shots, and an appetizer. This is like 10th one so far. And food is awesome!
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BDecember 25, 2012
    One of Atlantas best dives. Only downside is the smoke- it's thick and choking. Food and service are great.
  • Dustin A.
    Dustin AllanOctober 5, 2011
    If you check in 15 times, they give you % 25 off an app....that's the best deal I've ever heard! EVER. Goddamn gotta love the highlander, still giving cheapskates the finger :)
  • Jess N.
    Jess Norcia CombsJuly 5, 2015
    The burgers were good! There's always a few local beers on tap. Get a pitcher.
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HielsbergMay 20, 2011
    Great drinks and outstanding food. Go for any special and leave some crab legs for me on Tuesday
  • Noha F.
    Noha FathyMay 28, 2012
    The jerk chili was good. The corn fritters were fabulicious. The pastarella sticks? No thanks. They taste like frozen ones an come out cold.
  • Micheal G.
    Micheal GavorskiAugust 21, 2010
    Baked red snapper rocked! Jerk chilli even better! Jalapeño corn fritters did not disappoint!
  • Lysa F.
    Lysa FisherDecember 11, 2012
    Get the pastarella sticks!! Good burgers too and drunk bingo on Monday is a blast!
  • Chris K.
    Chris KelnerJune 21, 2013
    The falafel is excellent, recommend trying it as a beef burger alternative
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BellamyOctober 25, 2010
    Order the full alarm chili burger and a pitcher of the cheapest PBR in town.
  • eep f.
    eep foryouSeptember 12, 2014
    The food and service is actually really good. This is a great place to grab something to eat before the cinema.
  • James F.
    James FerreiraApril 30, 2010
    Alkaline Trio, The Descendends, and Type O Negative on the juke box.. great place to be..
  • DB
    DBApril 29, 2012
    Avoid this place. Terrible service, smokey (even outside) and hour+ long waits on your order.
  • Tony R.
    Tony RodgersDecember 31, 2010
    Try the potato soup and chicken pot pie - both are terrific
  • Biker&Boho T.
    Biker&Boho TucsonJuly 6, 2013
    huge patio. food is delicious (they were on diners, drive-ins, and dives) Read more
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSJune 8, 2012
    Try the Jamaican Jerk Chili And Corn Fritters - My favorite!
  • Venus R.
    Venus RoysterAugust 4, 2011
    The Chicken Highlander is the BEST! (Philly Cheese Chicken Sandwich)
  • The Expendables 2
    The Expendables 2June 30, 2010
    A hard-hitting menu but the burgers can't be beat! Brought to you by THE EXPENDABLES opening August 13!
  • Christine B.
    Christine BJuly 14, 2013
    The pimento cheese is the best! And try the jerk chili
  • Joe S.
    Joe SmythOctober 8, 2010
    Don't miss the crab leg feast on Tuesdays - all you can eat for $19.95! Sweet!
  • Video_Bean
    Video_BeanFebruary 13, 2011
    Ice cold PBR, bottles, cans+ Draft at both bars!! Always ice coooold!
  • Crackdog E.
    Crackdog EsparzaApril 8, 2012
    Ali- the opening bartender has the best playlist on her iPod. Everything from Hot Water Music to the Pixies. F yea.
  • Gavin R.
    Gavin RussellFebruary 23, 2015
    Surprisingly good beer choice - old school smokey sports bar.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BennettFebruary 2, 2012
    Come for Trivia Sundays or Drunk Bingo Mondays. Try the cheese tots with a PBR
  • Biker&Boho T.
    Biker&Boho TucsonJune 16, 2012
    LOVE this bar. food, drinks, staff - gold stars all around!
  • AJC
    AJCAugust 1, 2014
    If there’s a unifying theme to the cooking, though, it’s hearty and spicy foods rule. Read more
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LMarch 25, 2011
    Great food. Great people. Say hi to Trey when you are there.
  • Jodie C.
    Jodie CainFebruary 3, 2012
    Love to go on $5 Highlander Burger day. Includes tots or fries!
  • Mia B.
    Mia B.November 21, 2013
    Loved my bloody burger, took less than 15 for food, and 5$ beer n shot deal.
  • Kurt N.
    Kurt NelsonJuly 15, 2010
    Will not allow anyone under 21 period, even on a slow night outside on the patio with 5 other people of age.
  • Jill J.
    Jill JoynerMay 9, 2013
    Pasta-rella sticks are the best in the world just ask guy fieri
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CraftAugust 9, 2014
    Great menu. Several vegetarian options.
  • Booga P.
    Booga PinaApril 30, 2013
    Cheap beer and pitchers awesome potatoes skins..crab legs of course!!
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BurkesMay 10, 2011
    The all you can eat crab legs on Tuesday nights is a great deal!
  • Ray B.
    Ray BOctober 15, 2011
    Order the tots! Service is outstanding
  • Pete W.
    Pete Weimann2 weeks ago
    Pitcher of tots with all of the extras. Do it now!
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