Highland Tap Steak Cellar is Atlanta's premier subterranean hide-away. A haven for local Atlantans, our dimly lit, warm and clubby atmosphere offers a timeless venue for any occasion. 

Located in the heart of Virginia-Highland, Highland Tap has been the only steakhouse in this historic neighborhood since 1989. What began as a popular gathering place for neighbors, the Tap has become a destination restaurant for travelers and local diners as well. Many of our regulars are greeted by the same faces who served them in 1989!

The stone walls and below street level location give the bar a 1920's speakeasy ambiance, perfectly paired with martinis. Our smoke free dining room is cozy and romantic for couples or larger groups.

The Virginia-Highland area of Atlanta has over 100 privately owned shops including clothing stores, flower shops, gift shops, pet stores and of course restaurants & bars. Parking is a premium, so be sure to take advantage of our free nightly valet at the rear entrance.




Tue thru Sun 11a-3p
Sun thru Thu 3p-10p
Fri & Sat 3p-11p

Sat and Sun 11a-3p

Sun 12:30 - Midnight
Mon Bar opens 4pm
Tue thru Thu 11a-1a
Fri and Sat 11a-2:30a

No smoking in bar

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Voted "Best Martini" every year since 1989


Zagat: Rated Excellent

Creative Loafing:
Best Martini

1989, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, and 06.

Creative Loafing:
Best Restaurant on a cold winter night.
2002 and 2004

Best Burger

Best Prime Rib

Atlanta Journal & Constitution
2004 Best Martini Bar

Restaurant Hospitality:
Top 500 independent restaurants in the country

Atlanta Magazine:
Best Martinis
Best Neighborhood Bar


Serving lunch Tuesday thru Saturday, dinner Monday thru Sunday and brunch on Sundays. Check out our menu!
Our private dining room seats up to 30 for dinner and 40 for cocktails and appetizers. Reservations are accepted.