Our premier educational event is Southeast Black and Blue Weekend held annually at the Atlanta Eagle during the second weekend in August. SEBB also hosts various events including monthly Hotlanta Rubber and Gear Nights on the second Friday of each month, quarterly FETISH nights on the fifth Saturday of the month, and periodic educational workshops and seminars. Southeast Black and Blue, LLC is a not-for-profit organization with 100% of the proceeds raised throughout the year going to support its educational outreach, resources and activities.
The Eagle's history began like so many others, In 1985 the writing was on the walls for the Texas Drilling Company. The neighborhood had changed from gay biker bars to frat boy hang outs. The place was closed and a new location was found. 1987 the doors opened at 306 Ponce de Leon, Renegade's Bar and Grille. Too bad it did not work out. So with black paint cans in hand, it closed. Then it was reopened as the Atlanta Eagle. Good times! But they were not to last. After the first owner lost his battle to a foe that has taken too many, his family took over. They did their best, but The Eagle was nearing an end. Enter Richard and Robby. They purchased the bar and returned it to its old glory.
The Eagle opened the doors over 26 years ago and as the city around it, the changes are too many to list. Those who have never walked in the doors have no idea what it is really like. Unknown is the hot dance floor, the men, the urgency of the moment, the men, being able to talk to someone and did I mention the men? Most of us have been burned out by the stand & model bars, always good to know of places like the Eagle where the men aren't trying to impress everyone. They know who they are, so say "Hello" - you won't know where you will end up unless you try.