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Atlanta, Georgia: Polaris Revolving Restaurant and Lounge

A slowly spinning bar and restaurant inside a saucer-shaped blue dome. Built in 1967. Newer skyscrapers now block pedestrians from seeing it from the ground, which is a shame.


265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA
Downtown, atop the Hyatt Regency, which fills the block between Peachtree St. NE, Harris St. NE, Peachtree Center Ave. NE, and Baker St. NE.
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Reflection of Polaris dome looking out of Polaris dome.

Polaris Revolving Restaurant and Lounge

The menu is very shi-shi and expensive, so we went just for dessert and had a wonderful time. The blue dome cakes are perfect for the blue-dome location. I even got a pic of the blue dome reflected in a neighboring building. Were here in the winter, so we can only see the nighttime view of the city -- would love to see it during daylight but it doesn't open until 5 pm. The elevator ride to the top will take your breath away (especially if you're scared of heights like I am).

[Anne Christiansen, 01/07/2020]
Polaris Revolving Restaurant and Lounge

It's a great restaurant to throw on your best vintage dress and heels, or your good suit, for a tasty meal while enjoying the views of the city. The retro decor makes it a fun and unique dining experience, especially while you spin (very slowly) in circles taking in the scenery!

[Jamie, 07/26/2016]
Polaris Revolving Restaurant and Lounge

An old favorite has come back: the Polaris revolving restaurant and lounge atop the Hyatt Regency. It opened in 1967 and was futuristic modern. It closed in 2004 but reopened in June 2014. The guys rehabbing it promised to keep the retro-cool factor intact.

[DLJ, 06/13/2014]

When Polaris opened it was the highest spot in all Atlanta (not any more). Its flying saucer blue dome was originally made of futuristic plastic, now replaced by tried-and-true glass.

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