Patios & Parks

High-End Patio Bar Opens In The Heights

The owners of Casa Nomad debuted their latest concept, Highline Park, last week.

By Craig Hayes December 7, 2021

The vibrant interior of Highline Park in M-K-T Heights. 

Image: Tyler Barrera

A new upscale patio bar, Highline Park, has opened in The Heights’ trail-oriented shopping mall, M-K-T Heights. This is only a few months after its sister concept,  Casa Nomad, a Tulum-inspired bar and restaurant, debuted right next door. Highline Park has an immense amount of pressure to preform like the fast-paced success of Casa Nomad, but no worries there. Everything about this new bar is ambitious.  

Highline Park is owned by hospitality veterans Roland Keller, Keith Doyle, and Tyler Barrera. Though expansion is an obvious next step for a flourishing business, for them, it is all about combining some of the key characteristics of their previous concepts. 

Smothered potato chips and spicy wings at Highland Park. 

Image: Tyler Barrera

“We’re thrilled to be opening Highline Park at M-K-T Heights just a few short months after the debut of Casa Nomad next door,” said co-owner Roland Keller. “While Casa Nomad embodies our favorite parts of our travels through Mexico, Highline Park is a casual, big patio bar like Wicklow Heights with the addition of the chef-driven food menu we’ve always wanted to do.” 

While Casa Nomad’s size remains modest at 800 square feet, Highline Park exceeds it with a 4,588 square foot interior and a 1,500 square foot covered outdoor patio. With ample space, customers can enjoy resort-style seating, a public garden, and a seating area overlooking Lawrence Park and the Heights Hike and Bike Trail. The smashburger eatery and bar is designed by Dallas-based award-winning architecture and design studio Coeval, and includes sleek interior furnishing, multicolored tiles, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Additionally, custom-designed, bar-height seating, sleek wooden booths, and maple wood-topped bar add to the rejuvenating atmosphere. 

Every part of Highline Park is specialized, namely the cocktail and food menus. The former features classic and creative cocktails like the Violette G&T with Citadelle Gin, lemon, and Fever-Tree Tonic, or the Prickly Pear Marg with El Tesero reposado, lime juice, dry curacao, prickly pear syrup, and salt. The food menu, curated by Executive Chef Vincent Forcheillli, is just as tasty with its heightened bar food staples. Customers may pick from a myriad of delectable appetizers and dishes like the Bang Bang Shrimp with sweet chili fried shrimp, Vietnamese shredded cabbage, chives, and spicy mayo, or prime eats like the Highline Smashburger or the Steak Frites.

Highland Park made its debut Friday, December 3, and is open Sunday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., and from Saturdays, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Highline Park is located at 600 N Shepherd Drive Suite 499. For more information, visit the website.

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