It's the end of an era for the 25-year-old 'honky tonk' Piedmont Heights steakhouse.
UPDATE (January 29, 2018): Cowtippers' Closure Has Been Delayed Following Community Outcry
Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits will soon swing its saloon doors closed for good.
The Piedmont Heights restaurant, at 1600 Piedmont Avenue NE, is set to shutter Sunday, January 28 after 25 years in business.
Jeff Landau, founder, and CEO of Metrotainment Cafes—the restaurant's parent company—confirmed the news in a statement to What Now Atlanta Wednesday.
"..The restaurant has been a part of our restaurant group for a very long time, and we’re proud of the more than 20 years we have been in business, 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,” Landau said.
“Metrotainment Cafes still owns the property and we are weighing several options including selling the restaurant and property..."
In the interim, the space will be used for private events handled by Epic Events, Metrotainment's catering company.
"We are thankful for the many years of patronage from Atlanta and looking forward to continued success with our other concepts as we continue to grow in this city."
Established in 1993, Cowtippers is a casual steakhouse in a “honky tonk” atmosphere and an "avid supporter of the community, of whimsy, and of downright good old-fashioned fun," according to the restaurant's website.
[Editor's note: this article was updated after What Now Atlanta received a prepared statement from Metrotainment Cafes.]