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Clermont Lounge

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The Clermont Lounge

The Clermont Lounge is one of Atlanta's legendary bars/strip clubs. If you haven't witnessed Blondie, the city's most well-embraced stripper (she's appeared in the city's marketing material, for Christ's sake), crushing a beer can between her breasts, then you're not an Atlantan. The oldest strip club in Atlanta, located in the basement of the Clermont Motor Hotel, is so decrepitly surreal, one practically expects to find David Lynch huddled in a dark corner. It hosts a must-see karaoke night on Tuesdays and occasional shows featuring local bands.

The Lounge can be found in the basement of the newly renovated Hotel Clermont. While the upstairs has had a multi-million dollar renovation, the Lounge has just had a little cleanup. Newly re-opened as a part of the hotel's launch in July, 2018, the Clermont is re-establishing itself as the grande dame of Atlanta's After Hours bars.

The club has a long history in Atlanta. Going back to the 1940s, it has gone by several names: the Anchorage Club, Gypsy Club, The Continental Room, the Atlanta Playboy Club and the Jungle Club. In 1968, it got its current name.

The hotel closed in 2009 after the City health department shut it down but the Clermont Lounge continued to operate and shut temporarily a couple of years ago to allow the hotel renovations to occur. There is no connection between the upscale boutique hotel upstairs and the low-brow Lounge.

Below are a few of the best articles we've done on the Clermont Lounge. We've done a few more on the Hotel that go into more depth on the hotel and its role in the Atlanta music scene:

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Thursday July 12, 2018 02:10 PM EDT
A night spent waiting in line for the rooftop bar | more...

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Tuesday July 25, 2017 03:11 PM EDT
Food news roundup | more...

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Thursday March 16, 2017 11:00 AM EDT
What's happening in Atlanta today | more...

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Wednesday April 8, 2015 02:29 PM EDT
2 Months off for the Clermont | more...

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Friday December 19, 2014 01:39 PM EST
Lady Gaga's Atlanta Experiences | more...

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Tuesday February 4, 2014 10:00 AM EST
You may recognize Eugene Mirman from the many roles he's played as Eugene Mirman. He's released three hilarious, absurd comedy albums and a pair of Comedy Central specials, the most recent of which is Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory. His comedy festival, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, has happened annually in Brooklyn for six years now. He voices Gene... | more...

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Thursday September 12, 2013 10:16 AM EDT
Atlanta must not become a playground for the rich and powerful | more...

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Tuesday September 10, 2013 02:59 PM EDT
A CL Interview with David Koechner | more...

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Wednesday January 9, 2013 01:22 PM EST
A renovated boutique hotel is coming to Ponce, but the future of the Clermont Lounge is up in the air | more...

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Monday January 7, 2013 05:48 PM EST
Atlanta's iconic strip dive got a shot on Real Housewives and the airing brought the show's freaky, over-40, suburban fanbase out in full force Saturday night | more...

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Friday December 7, 2012 09:42 AM EST
And Owen Wilson was back! (he can't get enough of us) | more...

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Friday November 30, 2012 09:30 AM EST
Plus, you might run into Joe Manganiello at LA Fitness ... if you are very, very lucky. | more...

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Friday October 5, 2012 10:09 AM EDT
Alton Brown made me go | more...

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Wednesday November 23, 2011 01:00 PM EST
Top Reasons to Love Atlanta | more...

Clermont Lounge Map, Events and Hours

Clermont Hotel and Lounge 2002
PHOTO CREDIT: CL Staff Photo
Call: (404) 874-4783 or visit www.clermontlounge.net
If you haven't witnessed Blondie, the city's most well-embraced stripper (she's appeared in the city's marketing material, for Christ's sake), crushing a beer can between her breasts, then you're not an Atlantan. The oldest strip club in Atlanta, located in the basement of the Clermont Motor Hotel, is so decrepitly surreal, one practically expects to find David Lynch huddled in a dark corner. It hosts a must-see karaoke night on Tuesdays and occasional shows featuring local bands.

Thursday May 23, 2019 09:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10.00,
Time for another installment of Beer & Lounging in the Clermont Lounge, featuring performances by Megan Jean and the KFB, Nikki & the Phantom Callers, and Mathis Hunter Band! [click here for more]

Thursday April 25, 2019 09:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10,
Young Antiques

Genki Genki Panic

Welcome to Beer and Lounging at The World Famous Clermont Lounge Atlanta’s newest monthly concert series featuring amazing musicians, the ladies of the Clermont and your host Rock 100.5's Jackson Heaton!

[click here for more]
CL RECOMMENDS

Tuesday April 9, 2019 11:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: No Cover,
From the roof to the basement. Spend the night at Clermont and take in all the sights. [click here for more]

Thursday March 28, 2019 09:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: Cover,
Featuring: Tiger! Tiger!
BEER AND LOUNGING at the Clermont Lounge with food ... HOLD! THE! PHONE! I’ve only ever eaten a hot dog outside the Clermont Lounge. Memorable bc I was eating with internet sensation, @TheFatJew (Josh Ostrovsky), while discussing best strip-club food in the U.S. Not the peak of my "celebrity" moment... [click here for more]
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Thursday February 28, 2019 09:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10,
Jam packed lineup featuring The Last Chance Riders, BAST, and Navajo Joe.

Hosted by Jackson Heaton of The Scoped Podcast

Come hungry, because our friends at Lillians BBQ And Catering LLC/ Don't Walk By Stop By will be serving up snacks from the grill all night long!

21+ over and $10 door

[click here for more]

Thursday January 24, 2019 09:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: Price TBD,
No description provided [click here for more]
CL RECOMMENDS

Thursday December 27, 2018 09:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: Price TBD,
Welcome to Beer and Lounging at the world famous Clermont Lounge, Atlanta’s newest monthly concert series featuring local musicians, the ladies of the Clermont and your host Jackson Heaton. [click here for more]
CL RECOMMENDS

Thursday November 29, 2018 10:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10,
Featuring: Rock*A*Teens
The Rock*A*Teens, the pride of Atlanta's Cabbagetown sound, are still riding a career high on the heels of releasing their latest album, Sixth House (Merge Records). For November's installment of the recently branded "Beer & Lounging" series, the R*AT*S top off a lineup featuring fellow local rock... [click here for more]
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Wednesday July 4, 2018 04:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $30,
Enjoy the Fourth on Atlanta’s favorite new rooftop – fireworks and all. Join Hotel Clermont for a swinging rooftop party, raging on from 4 p.m. to midnight on Wednesday, July 4. With every ticket purchase, guests can enjoy full access to the rooftop and two plates of pork butt or barbecue from the r... [click here for more]
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Thursday June 21, 2018 10:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10,
<br>Come celebrate first day of summer at the world Famous Clermont Lounge with BabyBABY, JoyKills, and Pretty Please (album release.) [click here for more]

Thursday April 26, 2018 09:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10,

Thursday April 19, 2018 10:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $12,
Joe Queer and the crew make their first ever live appearance at the world famous Clermont Lounge on Thurs., April 19. Squadron and Magoo's Heros open the show. Get their early to cop the Queer's latest offering, Punk Rock Confidential Revisited on all kinds of swirly-colored vinyl. [click here for more]

Wednesday December 21, 2016 07:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Tuesday June 21, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10 ,
The Clermont Lounge has put together a killer night of punk rock! The Joy Kills reunited for the occasion, and SheHeHe, from Athens, GA, makes their mighty return after a short hiatus. They'll be performing along their friends in Ganges Phalanges, as well as Mea Culpa. [click here for more]

Wednesday April 27, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday March 30, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10 ,
Withered’s forthcoming album, Grief Relic (out May 26 via Season of Mist), builds upon a 13-year legacy of brutal black, death, and doom metal. Adding Primitive Man’s Ethan McCarthy (guitar, vocals) and Behold… the Arctopus/Krallice vet Colin Marston (bass) to the lineup only heightens expecta... [click here for more]

Wednesday March 23, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday February 3, 2016 07:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Tuesday February 2, 2016 07:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday November 18, 2015 07:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: $7 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday November 4, 2015 07:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: $8 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday October 14, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday September 30, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday August 5, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday July 29, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday July 22, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $7 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday June 3, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday April 29, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $7 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Tuesday December 30, 2014 07:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: $7 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday December 17, 2014 07:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: $7 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday October 29, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday September 3, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday August 27, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $7 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday July 23, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $5 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday June 25, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $7 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday May 21, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday April 30, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Friday February 28, 2014 07:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: $10.00 ,
Romeo's 1,000th Saturday Disco Party [click here for more]

Wednesday February 12, 2014 07:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: $5 ,
Battlefield Collective will be wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day at Atlanta's most romantic venue! Special guests and musical friends will be joining the night. Don't miss it! [click here for more]

Friday January 31, 2014 07:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday January 1, 2014 07:00 PM EST
Clermont Lounge Cost: $8 ,
The holidays are over, but the party rages on. The Clermont Lounge will feature its first live punk rock show of 2014 with the Holiday Hangover Party, featuring Forsaken Profit$, Horrible Idea, and Dirty South Revolutionaries. The show will be hosted by Dom Solo, former Tone Deaf Pig-Dogs bassist. [click here for more]

Wednesday September 25, 2013 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $7 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday September 11, 2013 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: ,
Featuring Ghost Riders Car Club and more to be announced. Expect copious amounts of debauchery. [click here for more]

Wednesday July 3, 2013 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday June 19, 2013 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $7 ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Wednesday May 29, 2013 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: 7pm,
Booze, Mistakes and Stripping...just the tip of the night when Atlanta's most notorious band performs along side the hedonistic Clermont dancers. [click here for more]

Wednesday May 15, 2013 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: ,
No description provided [click here for more]

Tuesday April 9, 2013 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $7 ,
Blacklist Union-www.facebook.com/BlacklistUnionRocksAsphalt Valentine-www.facebook.com/asphaltvalentineSuper Hooligan-www.facebook.com/superhooligan [click here for more]

Wednesday March 27, 2013 08:00 PM EDT
Clermont Lounge Cost: $7 ,
Some of Atlanta's grimiest underground punk bands are joined by the gutter glam of Chattanooga's the Unsatisfied, which means this will be a glorious night of rock 'n' roll. [click here for more]
789 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 874-4783

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Hours

Monday: 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Tuesday: 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Wednesday: 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Thursday: 3:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Friday: 3:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Saturday: 3:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Sunday: Closed


Alias
Blondie
Clairmont Lounge