265 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Atlanta
PolarisPolaris’s blue, spaceshiplike dome was once a fixture of the Atlanta skyline. Opened in 1967, the rotating restaurant and bar played host to such legendary celebrities as Jim Morrison before closing its doors in 2004. In an effort to re-create the magic, the Hyatt Regency reopened Polaris in 2014, bringing back much of the original staff and keeping beloved menu items like the peach daiquiri. While the latest incarnation features modern elements like farm-to-table fare, rooftop honeybees, and a bourbon bar, the restaurant still rotates like the old days. The revolving can be a bit dizzying, but cardinal directions on the walls let you know when you’ve made a full lap. Also fun is the ride up in the elevator, which rises through the hotel and opens into the restaurant.