Friday, August 31, 2012

Drive Invasion 2012

Drive Invasion 2012 is this Sunday, September 2nd! Stop by The Highland Inn booth for coupons and enter to win a free night by dropping off your business card. We hope to see you all there!


Dragon*Con is upon us and the hotel is full of colorful characters and we love it! Looking forward to going to the parade tomorrow. For more information on Dragon*Con and what it is, please visit

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bark in the Park!!

Don't forget about Bark in the Park on Sunday, September 16th! Coming from out of town? No problem! We are a pet-friendly hotel. For more information about Bark in the Park please click here. To book a room with us, call 404-874-5756 or make an online reservation.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Jack needs your help!

Hello! My name is Jack. Many of you already know me and come to visit me on a regular basis at The Highland Inn. There are some things going on with my health and I am in need of medical care. My owner is an employee here at the inn and is asking for any help you may be able to extend on my behalf. If you would like to make a donation so I can get the care I need that would be so appreciated. All donations can be made to The Cat Doctor in Buckhead by calling and letting them know you want to donate for Jack the cat of The Highland Inn. Hopefully I'll be feeling much better soon and will see you around the hotel. That's all for meow, I'll keep you posted. 
xo, Jack

Friday, August 24, 2012

German Bier Fest this Saturday!

Don't miss out on the 9th Annual German Bierfest this Saturday! Every summer in Atlanta, the Annual German Bierfest celebrates the greatness of German beer in a family-friendly environment. Complete with German food, activities for the kids, music and fun! Attendees can drink all the beer they can safely consume with the purchase of a ticket. $35 online and $40 at the door, Designated Drivers can reserve a ticket Free online or $10 at the door and kids 15 and under get in free. For more information on this event visit

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cocktail Hour?

On vacation? Here on business? Student? Let's face it, we all need a drink. Here are some spots to grab a cocktail within stumbling distance to the hotel.....
  • Cafe 640 - right next door! Try the Grapefruit Rosewater Martini, you won't be sorry.
  • Pura Vida - walk out our front door, turn left and walk two doors down. Enough said.
  • 4th & Swift - modern comfort food and original cocktails with names like John Chapman? We're sold. You should be too.
  • Victory Sandwich followed by Dad's Garage - sandwiches, drinks and improv? win-win-win!
  • The Porter - a must for beer lovers and single ladies
  • Wrecking Bar - picked the best brewpub in Atlanta 2011
  • Sotto Sotto - for the wino in all of us
  • Krog Bar - anything Kevin Rathbun touches is gold so, you know, just go.

If you aren't in the mood to hang out in a bar or if you just want to lounge around in your room and have a few, you can pick something up here:

  • Buddy's  - they have a wonderful wine and beer selection for a gas station. No, really! Right on the corner of N Highland & North Ave
  • Green's - they have everything! Beer, wine, liquor, etc. 737 Ponce De Leon
  • Savi Urban Market - you can grab dinner and drinks at this fancy little market.
  • Publix Supermarket - the usual grocery store selection but this is going to be the closest of the four mentioned.

Lastly, you can combine tourism, education and drinking all in one by visiting Sweetwater and taking the brewery tour. We're just saying.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

TONIGHT! Edgewood Block Party for Living Walls

This is tonight people! Go out and support Living Walls while having yourself a good ol' time. Here is the detailed list of events: 

- 7 PM @ Speakeasy (Vesuvius) for an intimate get together with artists and locals

- 8 PM to 2 AM @ 476 Edgewood Avenue for our Creative Loafing Map Release Party and Projections by Teen Which and Martha Cooper

- 9:30 (Sunset) @ 444 Edgewood Avenue for outdoor video projections

- 10 PM @ Music Room for performances by Knaves Grave, Mirror Mode, & And That Is Why, held down by AM 1690 + Side Walk Radio. Show is 21+

- 10 PM @ Church for a drag show by our beloved Disingenuous Ladies

- 10 PM to 2 PM @ Dance Party at Noni's with DJ Phil Jones (Dog Bite) and DJ Ryan Buchanan with Joey Patio (Sealions)

- 11PM to 12AM @ Edgewood Corner Tavern for KARAOKE!

- Try Sound Table's special Living Walls inspired drink, the "Living Wallsbanger", and hop on over to Corner Tavern for some amazing karaoke any time during the night!

PURGE: Ponce Monster

We could all learn a little something from Antwon. His story is an inspiration and his attitude is admirable. Check out more from this series on Purge.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Piedmont Park Summer Art & Crafts Festival

This Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Piedmont Park will host the annual Arts & Crafts Festival. The event will include acoustic music, arts, crafts, a children’s area, and local foods and beverages. For more information please visit

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ponce City Market & Dancing Goats Coffee

In case you missed it yesterday, please mark your calendars! It's Official...Dancing Goats Coffee Bar will open in Ponce City Market on Friday, August 17, at the corner of North Avenue and Glen Iris. Dancing Goats offers Batdorf & Bronson coffee, tea, chai, juices, pastries and baked goods. A grand opening celebration with live music and free samples will be on Friday August 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Photos from Ponce City Market's instagram.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pardon our progress....

Please pardon our progress while we are installing new carpet and painting in designated areas of the hotel. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cocktails in the garden? Yes, please!

What is a better way to experience Atlanta Botanical Gardens than with martinis!

Cocktails in the Garden

Every Thursday
May - September
6 ­ - 10 p.m.
Mix and mingle at the most beautiful cocktail party in the city! Groove to the sounds of Lethal Rhythms DJs, catch a tantalizing chef demo in the Edible Garden, and watch for surprise cultural performances. Complete the evening by purchasing dinner at MetroFresh in the Garden.

It's coming.....

We are looking forward to another great fest this year. Keep checking the L5F website for updates and information here. The lineup is looking pretty sweet already....

Bands : Fiend Without a Face, Gringo Star, Distal, Noot d’ Noot, Helix, The Coathangers, Sovus Radio, Jackie Chain, Anna Kramer and The Lost Cause, The N.E.C., Dino's Boys, The Clap, Headband Girls, Starfighter, Ocha La Rocha, Hawks, Young Orchids,The Forty-Fives, Broodlings, Jack Preston, Mite, Cristo, Ghost Bikini, Odist,Grand Prize Winners from Last Year, Shortstack, Mood Rings, Blunt Fang, Dog Bite, Peter Alan DeLorenzo, Skin Jobs, Social Studies, Lightin’ Ray & the Mystics, Aleon Craft, Abby Go Go, Jack Preston, Untied States, Curtis Williams, Tom P, Chance

Living Walls Conference 2012

We were just talking about Living Walls the other day and wanted to share this video about the upcoming conference. For full programming information go here. Just an added note, if you are attending and need a place to stay, give us a call.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We LOVE cupcakes from The Atlanta Cupcake Factory!

sugar cookie vanilla

sugar cookie chocolate


The perfect trio: Sugar Cookie/Root Beer Float, Sugar Cookie/Vanilla & Lemon/Blueberry. 

All from The Atlanta Cupcake Factory which is just a few doors down from us. Go grab yourself one of these delicious gems before they're all snatched up! Keep in mind that flavors change from day to day and they also do special orders for birthdays, baby showers, weddings, etc. so check their blog for more info.


PONCE CRUSH is a First Saturday art stroll in Atlanta, GA connecting three galleries along Ponce De Leon Ave. Galleries include: Beep Beep Gallery, Kibbee Gallery and Young Blood Gallery & Boutique

Although we have missed the stroll for August, the shows will be up through the end of the month. Here are this month's flyers: 

Kibbee Gallery

Young Blood Gallery & Boutique

Beep Beep Gallery

Monday, August 6, 2012

Veg Heads Rejoice!

If you are a vegetarian or vegan visiting Atlanta then you are in luck! Check out this extensive list of Veg-friendly places to nosh at while in Atlanta from the Crack the Plates blog here.

Our neighbor, Soul Vegetarian II

Thursday, August 2, 2012

This Saturday in the Ballroom....

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT in the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge we will be graced by the presence of traveling theater company Transient Theater, performing THE EGG PLAY by Candice Benge. "What is THE EGG PLAY? Well, imagine "Our Town" procreates with "No Exit" and makes an absurd, violent, and strangely funny baby. That baby is THE EGG PLAY. Three characters, one persistent doorbell, and a memory that refuses to recognize it has long overstayed its welcome." (

Living Walls, the city speaks

While you are visiting us, we highly suggest taking a tour to look at all of the Living Walls murals around our city. Living Walls is a non-profit organization that brings together street artists, academics and the public at large to activate and engage communities. Check their Facebook page for events that may be going on as well, they are super fun and it is a great way to support an amazing organization. You can also make donations here.