The Ugly Dog....

Located “on the hill” in Highlands, North Carolina, one can find that Pub feel right here at The Ugly Dog. There is a noticeable difference here that offers a place where friends gather and fun commences from afternoon until the wee hours. A friendly place for taking the edge off of the long day...Music, Food, Beverage and an atmosphere that will keep you company.

For a tour of Highlands


294 South Fourth Street

Highlands, North Carolina

4- 11 Monday - Thursday

12 - until Friday and Saturday

12 - until... Sunday


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The Place where LIVE music Has become uniquely ugly Dog

Music and Events!

April 19- High 5

April 24th Dining out for Life to benefit Western North Carolina AIDS Project
April 26- Mangas Colorado
May 3- DJ Chris Wilkes (maybe)
May 10- Ben Sutton Band
May 17- Blackbeard’s Truck 
May 24- Stevens Layne
May 31- Payton Howell
June 5- (Thurs) Well Strung Band 7pm (Highlands Motoring Festival opening night party 6:30pm)
June 7 Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats
June 21- Ryan Boss afternoon (we close for private party at 10pm)
June 21 - Caribbean Cowboys
June 28 - Jerry's Bones
July 4 and 5 - Shane Bridges
July 12 - Hobohemians
July 19 - Tellico
July 26 - Ben Sutton Band
Aug. 2- Nitrograss
Aug.23- Copious Jones

Dog House

 Kid’s Menu

All items


All American Burger 

Our Angus Burger served with

lettuce and tomato. 

Choose either

 Chips or grapes

Chicken Tenders

3 All white meat chicken tenders 

with ranch on the side. 


Chips or grapes

Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza

8” flat bread crust with our housemade


Hot Dog Sliders

2 All beef hot dog sliders  


Chips or grapes

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese

Melted on cuban style bread.  


Chips or Grapes