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Community Support Delays Closure of Beloved Midtown Restaurant [UPDATE]

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Cowtippers on Piedmont Avenue says it will remain open...for now

Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits in Midtown
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Cowtippers announced on Sunday the restaurant would remain open for at least two more weeks. It now seems the owners have set a final closure date. The following statement was issued by Metrotainment Cafes this afternoon:

Due to overwhelming response from the community, we have decided to extend our closing celebration thru February 18th! This will give everyone another chance to say goodbye to Cowtippers, as well as give us a little more time to place staff in our other restaurants.

The original story

The popular Midtown honky tonk and steak house Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits on Piedmont Avenue was set to close on Sunday, January 28 after 25 years but an outpouring of community support has changed those plans. Albeit, temporarily.

The restaurant and bar will remain open for at least two more weeks. Owners announced the decision during Cowtippers’ Sunday drag show and brunch.

A representative for Metrotainment Cafes (the umbrella company which owns Cowtippers, Hudson Grille, Joe’s on Juniper, and Einstein’s,) told Eater Atlanta on Sunday the restaurant group will reassess the closure and the future of Cowtippers over the course of the next two weeks.

The announcement of the closure, first reported by Tomorrow’s News Today, shocked longtime regulars and diners of the restaurant. Many people took to Facebook and Twitter to express their sadness and to speculate on what may have prompted the decision to close after two decades in Midtown. That speculation included the land being redeveloped into a long-feared apartment complex.

In an official statement, owner Jeff Landau attempted to allay those fears saying, “Metrotainment Cafes still owns the property and we are weighing several options including selling the restaurant and property. In the interim, we will use the space for private events handled by our catering company, Epic Events.”

Eater Atlanta will continue to follow this developing story.


1077 Juniper Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 876-7925 Visit Website

Joe's On Juniper

1049 Juniper Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 875-6634 Visit Website

Hudson Grille

4046 Peachtree Road Northeast, , GA 30319 (404) 233-0313 Visit Website