Wildlife Viewing in Pacci Ristorante Bar, Atlanta

Wildlife viewing in midtown Atlanta? Indeed, it’s possible and I found at least one venue to observe these entertaining, middle-aged and nocturnal creatures. As the night progresses, they exhibit elevated levels of giddiness due to an increase in libation consumption.  This venue is the Pacci Ristorante Bar located adjacent to the Palomar Hotel. (And have since closed.)

During a recent a recent business trip to Atlanta, I had a dinner meeting at Pacci Ristorante and ended the evening meeting up with one of my favorite Yellowstone bosses who was now living blocks away from the restaurant. [Thanks Facebook for reconnecting us!]

It’s been more than a decade since we’ve seen each other and as we sat on the satiny, over-sized sofa catching up, the quiet bar slowly came to life. Our server asked if we needed another drink because, “It’s going to get wild in a little bit.”

Suddenly we were surrounded by leopard and zebra prints. At first I thought these creatures were wearing Snuggies but realized they were guests staying at the Palomar wearing their groovy robes to party in the bar. My friend and I found three men willing to share their robes for a Kodak moment. Yes, three. At first my friend and I were each wearing leopard prints but before the photographer captured the moment, another guest said we clashed and loaned us his zebra print robe.

“Cheese!” Evidence of the evening are posted below.

Palomar Hotel
866 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
Tel: (678) 412-2400

Pacci Ristorante
866 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
Adjacent to
Hotel Palomar Atlanta
Tel: (678) 412-2402


Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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