As one of the party planners stepping up to the Pride plate with community in mind, the Hideaway bar on Friday hosted a big nod to the Atlanta Eagle.
The Ansley Mall neighborhood bar created one of its centerpiece Pride events to honor the gone-but-never-forgotten leather bar. Eagle owner Richard Ramey was on hand. So were gay generations of loyal leather and rubber-clad men who called the Eagle home for more than 30 years.
The packed Friday festivities in our photos below kicked off a busy weekend at Hideaway. Its managers spearheaded a collaboration with other Ansley venues for Pride ATL All Around Us. For its part, Hideaway created outdoor dance parties with a rainbow runway, bars and DJ beats, as well as its usual indoor festivities. Friday found DJs Mr. Richard and Rob Reum.
Another week of fun is already underway at Hideaway. Look for Tuesday Trivia, Thursday Playdate, F*ck It Friday, DecaDance Saturday, plus Sunday’s Spill the T with Mother by day and Honey Pot Bear Night.
The Eagle shuttered its doors – at least for now – late last year. The building itself is locked in a battle for landmark status.
Photos by Russ Bowen-Youngblood