It’s been 33 years since Atlanta last experienced a solar eclipse on May 30, 1984. Ronald Reagan was president. “Let’s Hear it for the Boys” by Deniece Williams was number one on the radio, and the Soviet Union had announced its boycott of the Los Angeles Summer Olympics. But on that Wednesday afternoon in the ATL, the sky went nearly dark, and the city partied like it was 1999.
The solar eclipse that will take place this Monday, August 21, should be no different. While Atlanta won’t be a complete blackout during the height of the event at 2:36 p.m., 97 percent totality should be quite a sight. The following 12 bars and restaurants, mapped north to south, will be hot destinations for celebrating this spectacular celestial event.Read More