The exterior of Cowtippers / Photo from the Cowtippers Facebook page
Photo: Yvonne Zusel/Atlanta Restaurant Scene
Photo: Yvonne Zusel/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

It’s official: Cowtippers is closing later this month after 25 years

After a false alarm earlier this year, Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits will close its doors this month.

The bar will be open at 1600 Piedmont Road through Dec. 27, a representative for the business confirmed.

Cowtippers also announced the closure on its website:

Photo: Cowtippers website

The restaurant didn’t provide details on the closure, but Tomorrow’s News Today reports that a Chase Bank will likely take over the spot.

Cowtippers, part of Metrotainment Cafes, opened in 1993. In January 2018, CEO Jeff Landau announced the bar would close later that month.

“The restaurant has been a part of our restaurant group for a very long time," said Landau in a statement at the time. "But with the changing climate of the city, we are going to close the restaurant and turn our attention to our other successful concepts including Hudson Grille, Einstein’s, Joe’s on Juniper, Hudson FC and Guaco Joe’s,” he said.

However, later that month, the restaurant announced it would remain open, citing “an outpouring of support from the community.” 

The gay-friendly restaurant was known for its welcoming patio, country-themed events and outgoing staff.

“Bent, hip and ready for fun, you can dress fancy or plain, from Bermuda shorts and polo shirt to a rhinestoned approximation of Dale Evans's Las Vegas drag. You'll fit. Somebody at Cowtippers already has done it - and cracked a joke about it,” former AJC food writer Elliott Mackle wrote in 1993.


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