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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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Woody B.
    Woody BassAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Yuna 🇰🇷 P.
    Yuna 🇰🇷 ParkNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Peterbrooke Atlanta
    Peterbrooke AtlantaAugust 19, 2016
    I had the Fish and Chips (french Fries) and my partner had the crab cakes both meals where much better than I expected. It is truly a diamond in the Ruff. Service was good We will return.
  • 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.
  • Carrie L.
    Carrie LawsonJune 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Earl B.
    Earl Belcher JrAugust 17, 2016
    All you can eat crab legs on Tuesday nights. Great deal! Smoking is allowed at the bar. Classified as a dive bar. It is but I love it!!!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Stephanie R.
    I went on a Tuesday to try their Ayce crab legs and they did not disappoint. My server Arin was great. I would definitely be visiting again
  • 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
  • Heather F.
    Heather FodorMay 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • Tristan R.
    Tristan RhodesideOctober 28, 2016
    Cheap drinks, good food, cool decor and a couple of pinball tables. Allows smoking indoors so watch out if you're not into that
  • Jess N.
    Jess Norcia CombsJuly 5, 2015
    The burgers were good! There's always a few local beers on tap. Get a pitcher.
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BDecember 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of Atlantas best dives. Only downside is the smoke- it's thick and choking. Food and service are great.
  • Tony R.
    Tony RodgersAugust 20, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • Lysa F.
    Lysa FisherDecember 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    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
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HielsbergMay 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Great drinks and outstanding food. Go for any special and leave some crab legs for me on Tuesday
  • Sheryl P.
    Sheryl PieroniJuly 6, 2013
    huge patio. food is delicious (they were on diners, drive-ins, and dives) Read more
  • Christine B.
    Christine BJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The pimento cheese is the best! And try the jerk chili
  • Mia B.
    Mia B.November 21, 2013
    Loved my bloody burger, took less than 15 for food, and 5$ beer n shot deal.
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Jamaican Jerk Chili And Corn Fritters - My favorite!
  • Sheryl P.
    Sheryl PieroniJune 16, 2012
    LOVE this bar. food, drinks, staff - gold stars all around!
  • Benjamin H.
    Benjamin HuepedenOctober 9, 2016
    Great place! Good beer and food. Great staff!
  • Nate B.
    Nate BennettFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Come for Trivia Sundays or Drunk Bingo Mondays. Try the cheese tots with a PBR
  • Booga P.
    Booga PinaApril 30, 2013
    Cheap beer and pitchers awesome potatoes skins..crab legs of course!!
  • Jill J.
    Jill JoynerMay 9, 2013
    Pasta-rella sticks are the best in the world just ask guy fieri
  • Venus R.
    Venus RoysterAugust 4, 2011
    The Chicken Highlander is the BEST! (Philly Cheese Chicken Sandwich)
  • Micheal G.
    Micheal GavorskiAugust 21, 2010
    Baked red snapper rocked! Jerk chilli even better! Jalapeño corn fritters did not disappoint!
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BellamyOctober 25, 2010
    Order the full alarm chili burger and a pitcher of the cheapest PBR in town.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CraftAugust 9, 2014
    Great menu. Several vegetarian options.
  • Gavin R.
    Gavin RussellFebruary 23, 2015
    Surprisingly good beer choice - old school smokey sports bar.
  • Pete W.
    Pete WeimannJune 10, 2016
    Pitcher of tots with all of the extras. Do it now!
  • Video_Bean
    Video_BeanFebruary 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ice cold PBR, bottles, cans+ Draft at both bars!! Always ice coooold!
  • Deantre B.
    Deantre BrockJune 24
    Been here 5+ times
    Great burgers beer and atmosphere.
  • Crackdog E.
    Crackdog EsparzaApril 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Ali- the opening bartender has the best playlist on her iPod. Everything from Hot Water Music to the Pixies. F yea.
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Great food. Great people. Say hi to Trey when you are there.
  • Tony R.
    Tony RodgersDecember 31, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the potato soup and chicken pot pie - both are terrific
  • AJC
    AJCAugust 1, 2014
    If there’s a unifying theme to the cooking, though, it’s hearty and spicy foods rule. Read more
  • Joe S.
    Joe SmythOctober 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't miss the crab leg feast on Tuesdays - all you can eat for $19.95! Sweet!
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa Hadden (Haddock)September 29, 2013
    Food here is awesome.. love the veggie burger
  • Diedra F.
    Diedra FahrnerJuly 24, 2013
    Jerk Chili and jalapeño corn fritters. Mmmhhhmmm!
  • Saurabh B.
    Saurabh BoseSeptember 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try international Mondays to try something new.
  • 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?
  • Ray B.
    Ray BOctober 15, 2011
    Order the tots! Service is outstanding
  • Shon R.
    Shon RogersNovember 13, 2013
    All you can eat crablegs on Tuesday's $25
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out The Highlander as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Jodie C.
    Jodie CainFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love to go on $5 Highlander Burger day. Includes tots or fries!
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BurkesMay 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The all you can eat crab legs on Tuesday nights is a great deal!
  • Gina L.
    Gina LaBrunoFebruary 4, 2014
    Awesome Food~~~~ Awesome Atmosphere!!!
  • Nichole A.
    Nichole AshfordMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They pour the drinks generously here!
  • Haley T.
    Haley TraylorJune 28, 2014
    You have to try the onion rings!
  • James F.
    James FerreiraApril 30, 2010
    Alkaline Trio, The Descendends, and Type O Negative on the juke box.. great place to be..
  • Charley D.
    Charley DeppnerJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Nashville Fried Chicken on Fridays! FTW!
  • Sabrina F.
    Sabrina FiorenzaOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best drunk bingo in town Monday nights!
  • Jae R.
    Jae RaeMay 16, 2014
    All you can eat crab leg on Tuesdays
  • Nathan B.
    Nathan BrownJuly 19, 2012
    Now THAT was a generous whiskey
  • Tucker W.
    Good food at a good price.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SmallJune 24, 2015
    Good food and colorful characters.
  • DRETTI D.
    DRETTI Dread-GangJune 20, 2011
    The cheese fries where awesome sonnnn.....
  • Nikky F.
    Nikky FrederickApril 7, 2013
    Be sure to Moshe with the Lady in red dress!
  • Nancy B.
    Nancy BJune 9, 2015
    Meatloaf is amazing
  • Nathan O.
    Nathan Of AtlantaJune 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask Scott McDanny for the sausage slip
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly Hall-KellerNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Crab is now 24.95$
  • Holly K.
    Holly KritikosApril 17, 2011
    Try the Kari Kari pot stickers!!
  • Ashley G.
    Ashley GableJuly 6, 2012
    Great game room!
  • Alex D.
    Alex DuncanAugust 10, 2014
    Delicious chicken bites!
  • Heidi L.
    Heidi LaurenJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Pastarella sticks are a must! Read more
  • 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.
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergFebruary 8, 2011
    Don't miss drunk bingo on Mondays.
  • Doc L.
    Doc LumpkinsNovember 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Caprese Burger is AWESOME!
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy ShayhornDecember 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    the brat melt is to die for.
  • 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!
  • Chris F.
    Chris FarrisDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    JERK CHILI IS PHENOMENAL
  • Crackdog E.
    Crackdog EsparzaNovember 14, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    This place kicks ass... Darby, Darleen, Kelly... All the staff Rock.
  • Joe S.
    Joe SmythAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Habanero Pickles
  • Jenna
    JennaJanuary 9, 2013
    Chicken pot pie
  • Zakia T.
    Zakia TiggsMarch 26, 2011
    i wanna try them out because i seen the place on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HielsbergDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Leave your liver at the front door
  • Darlene C.
    Darlene CopelandOctober 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Best bar ever!
  • Seth A.
    Seth AFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The WiFi here rocks.
  • Dayna N.
    Dayna NicoleMarch 6, 2010
    Mike is an awesome bartender. Find him and tip him well.
  • Jim A.
    Jim AdamsDecember 8, 2011
    With Ali Marendt in Atlanta
  • Joesephine M.
    Joesephine McClardSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this bar...
  • Ashley Scott J.
    Ashley Scott JonesJune 12, 2012
    BIG BUCK WORLDDDDDDDDDDDDD $1
  • Rob P.
    Rob PierettiJanuary 27, 2016
    Food is good...
  • 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.
  • Jarrett
    JarrettMay 22, 2011
    Worse loyalty special of all time
  • Jon B.
    Jon BassJune 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat it all. Drink it all. Fuck yes.
  • Joe M.
    Joe MartinezApril 17, 2011
    PASTA-MOTHER EFFING-RELLA STIIIIIIIICKS!!!!
  • David Orland B.
    David Orland BrownApril 29, 2012
    Avoid this place. Terrible service, smokey (even outside) and hour+ long waits on your order.
  • nick b.
    nick blackFebruary 12, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Trivia on sunday nights is fierce!
  • Greg H.
    Greg HaygoodSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent tots! Read more
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa ReismanJune 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    fun fun fun!
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