When it opened in 2006 as a low-maintenance, LoHi watering hole at 3400 Navajo Street, the Highland Tavern quickly became a hangout with a large fan base of regulars, some from the neighborhood, some who came in with their scooter clubs or kickball teams for beers and bloodies. The Tavern kicked things up a notch when it opened its kitchen in 2009, upping the ante on pub grub around town with great burgers and homemade tater tots; brunch regularly attracts a line out the door. And now Highland Tavern is on tap to complete a major renovation that has nearly doubled the size of the place; to put on the last finishing touches, the place closed this past Saturday. "Sorry for the inconvenience," the restaurant says on its website
, "but we've been working on some amazing renovations for the last six to nine months! Please come see us when we've gotten a facelift."
Which is scheduled to be completed on Friday, February 13 — just in time to hit a very sweet spot on Valentine's Day brunch.