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Hotel Clermont's Restaurant, Bars and Cocktails

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Tuesday July 10, 2018 02:32 PM EDT
The newly re-opened hotel is a stylish spot to throw back a few | more...

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Tuesday July 10, 2018 03:56 PM EDT
First Look: Tiny Lou’s | more...

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


The Hotel Clermont

Hotel Clermont Opening Welcome Guests
photo courtesy Hotel Clermont

The "Hotel Clermont" has been given an extensive makeover and is destined to be one of Atlanta's coolest boutique hotels. After a multi-million dollar renovation, the hotel features cool rooms, a rooftop bar overlooking the beltline, Ponce City Market and a view of Atlanta from the East side. The Hotel is likely draw a healthy skepticism from those who are concerned about Atlanta's gentrification of yet another landmark but it is hard to find critics who can say the the Clermont Motor Lounge was destined for anything but a wrecking ball:

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Tuesday August 4, 2009 01:43 PM EDT



Mayor of Ponce throws down at the Clermont Motor Hotel-

Walking down Ponce de Leon Avenue, it's 6 a.m. and all the good people are getting ready for church. Me, not so much. I'm heading back to my room at the Clermont Motor Hotel. A hotel that's as spiritual as it is profane. A place that isn't much a destination, more a punctuation. An ending. Unglamorous and real as it can be.-

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The Clermont Hotel was built in 1924 as an apartment building and ended up being an inexpensive hotel. It served its purpose as an apartment building and then turned into an inexpensive hotel with a club in the basement that drew in the curious. The club has been known as the Anchorage Club, Gypsy Club, The Continental Room, the Atlanta Playboy Club and the Jungle Club. In 1968, the Clermont Lounge opened.

Clermont Hotel Vintage Flyer


In the 1970s, long after the hotel had lost its shine, touring bands playing clubs like Funochios and Richards, would stay at the Clermont. The hotel offered a better bargain than fancier places like the Georgian Terrace. Lynyrd Skynyrd stayed at the hotel when they first started playing Atlanta clubs. The selection of hotels in the 1970s was limited to locally owned places. The fancy digs were at the Biltmore - Bob Dylan stayed there when he was in town. By the late 1970s/early 1980s, the Georgian Terrace got seedier (and cheaper) and began to take the touring band business away from the Clermont. The touring punk bands started staying at the Clermont.

The hotel closed in 2009 after the City health department nailed the Clermont for multiple violations of code. No telling what was in those sheets. The Lounge continued to operate in the basement and has been a big part of many CLers upbringing. The stripper Blondie and a cool vibe drew in Atlanta's hipster scene after hours most nights.

We've also written the Clermont's obituary a few times and its run-ins with the health, property tax and other agencies who were trying to keep the hotel in line. Below are a series of the best articles we've done on the Clermont plus those in the AJC and publications with interesting perspectives worth taking a look. We'd encourage you to start with these three definitive pieces on the Clermont:

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Saturday October 15, 1988 11:36 AM EDT
Check in & CHECK OUT: When two middle-class whiteboy staff writers check into the reowned Clermont Hotel on Ponce de Leon Avenue, they check out from reality. Steven Beeber and John D. Thomas, Oct 1988 | more...

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Tuesday March 5, 2002 02:19 PM EST
The Making of a CL Investigative Piece | more...

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Wednesday April 24, 2002 12:04 AM EDT
How long can the Clermont Hotel hold back the flood of developers and gentrifiers? A CL reporter checks in for a week to get an inside look — before it's too late. | more...

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Thursday January 23, 2014 04:00 AM EST
CL takes a final look inside the seedy Ponce hotel before it get an upscale face-lift | more...

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Thursday January 30, 2014 03:03 PM EST
Papers will be delayed due to snow, so we thought you'd like to look at more Clermont photos! | more...


The last 10 Hotel Clermont articles in CL

See a list of all CL articles on Hotel Clermont here

Hotel Clermont Articles in Atlanta Media

Hotel Clermont Map, Events and Hours

Photo credit: Brandon English.
PHOTO CREDIT: Brandon English
Call: (470) 485-0485 or visit www.hotelclermont.com
The Hotel Clermont has been given an extensive makeover and is one of Atlanta's hippest boutique hotels. After a multi-million dollar renovation, the hotel features cool rooms, a rooftop bar overlooking the beltline, Ponce City Market and a great view of ATL. The Clermont Lounge is in the basement of the hotel with a separate entrance. Look at all CL's coverage of the Hotel Clermont here.

Thursday November 24, 2022 04:00 PM EST
Hotel Clermont Cost: $10+,
Christmas Eve: Saturday, December 24th

● Tiny Lou's: 5:00-9:00pm ● Lobby Bar: 4:00-10:00pm ● Rooftop: 4:00-10:00pm Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25th ● Tiny Lou's (Brunch): 10:00am-2:00pm ● Lobby Bar: 10:00am-4:00pm ● Rooftop: Closed

Christmas Eve Menu: Saturday, December 24th

● Tiny Lou's: regu... [click here for more]

Thursday November 24, 2022 11:00 AM EST
Hotel Clermont Cost: $0,
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 24th

● Tiny Lou's: 11:00am-4:00pm ● Lobby Bar: 11:00am-6:00pm ● Rooftop: closed Thanksgiving To Go Options: ● Pick up Wednesday, November 23rd between 3:00pm-6:00pm ● 40 total orders ● TENTATIVE (finalized no later than 10/14) ○ Family Style, feeds 4-6 people

○ A la ... [click here for more]

Thursday July 14, 2022 05:30 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: $19.99-$39.99,
Categories: Networking

Meet ATL's best Under 40's on the rooftop of the world famous Hotel Clermont! Enjoy a full view of the Midtown skyline while you network.

Network Under 40 has connected over 30,000 business owners and corporate "intrapreneurs" like yourself to their next job, client, friend,... [click here for more]

Wednesday April 6, 2022 06:00 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: $60,
Death & Co Bar Take Over on the Roof Top

Guests will meet and mingle with the authors and staff from the world renowned Death & Company team

Tickets are limited and include, sponsored cocktails, passed appetizers and a signed copy of the Welcome Home book

Must be 21 or older to attend, please ... [click here for more]

Wednesday November 24, 2021 12:00 PM EST
Hotel Clermont Cost: Free,
Tiny Lou’s Executive Pastry Chef Charmain Ware will be popping up in the cafe of Hotel Clermont the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Her pop up, Suga by Charmain Ware, will feature a special selection of homemade pies and desserts that you can pre-order or pick out in the cafe. To place your order g... [click here for more]

Wednesday November 24, 2021 12:00 PM EST
Hotel Clermont Cost: Free,
Tiny Lou’s Executive Pastry Chef Charmain Ware will be popping up in the cafe of Hotel Clermont the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Her pop up, Suga by Charmain Ware, will feature a special selection of homemade pies and desserts that you can pre-order or pick out in the cafe. To place your order g... [click here for more]

Wednesday November 3, 2021 06:30 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: $65,
Join us in the cozy library room at Hotel Clermont in Atlanta, GA for a night of cocktails and gorgeous lettering! Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, our beginner’s calligraphy kit (two nibs, black ink pot, 2 letter guides, tracing paper, and straight pen holder), and all mat... [click here for more]

Friday July 30, 2021 06:00 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: $50,
Join us for an intimate, guided tasting of sugarcane spirits on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 at 6:00 pm in the Study at Hotel Clermont. By reservation only. Tickets are $50 per guest plus gratuity for a total ticket price of $62.50 (excluding sales tax & Eventbrite fees). Included in ticket price is a... [click here for more]

Tuesday May 4, 2021 05:00 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: $30,
Categories: Fitness

We're serving up yoga and cocktails with a view! In collaboration with Kelsey Reed at Innercise Yoga, join us for some fun in the sunset, as we move our bodies to the beat and bliss out at the bar afterwards.

What to bring:

• Your ticket registration (on your phone is fine)

... [click here for more]

Monday June 29, 2020 06:30 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: $90-$120,
Atlanta chefs are coming together to stand in solidarity with black colleagues, guests, friends and family, and making a commitment to being actively anti-racist in our community and in our restaurants. Join a group of local chefs on Monday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. for a socially distanced collaborati... [click here for more]

Tuesday April 7, 2020 05:30 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: $50,
Join Steve Palmer and Hotel Clermont for an evening of discussion around Steve’s new memoir, “Say Grace: How the Restaurant Business Saved My Life,” alongside guests Kim Severson of the New York Times and Kat Kinsman of Food and Wine. On Tuesday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m., the event will begin on the Ho... [click here for more]

Wednesday November 27, 2019 10:00 AM EST
Hotel Clermont Cost: $65,
Take a break for the holidays and head to Hotel Clermont for a Save Face pop-up. Save Face, the first “fluff free” facial bar, brings luxury, spa-grade facials to you, offering guests a full facial in under 60 minutes for under $100. Each facial is personalized and includes samples and recommendatio... [click here for more]

Tuesday November 26, 2019 03:00 PM EST
Hotel Clermont Cost: $65,
Take a break for the holidays and head to Hotel Clermont for a Save Face pop-up. Save Face, the first “fluff free” facial bar, brings luxury, spa-grade facials to you, offering guests a full facial in under 60 minutes for under $100. Each facial is personalized and includes samples and recommendatio... [click here for more]

Friday November 15, 2019 02:00 PM EST
Hotel Clermont Cost: Free,
Kick off the weekend on a high note, and celebrate your Friday at Hotel Clermont for a Delights by Dawn pop-up! Booze-infused cupcakes will be served up in the cafe on Friday, November 15, from 2 to 6 pm., with flavors such as apple fire cinnamon, brandied Georgia peach and chocolate cherry bourbon ... [click here for more]

Monday November 11, 2019 07:00 PM EST
Hotel Clermont Cost: $130,
Tiny Lou's executive chef Jeb Aldrich is hosting an epic series of rooftop dinners featuring a revolving door of your favorite chefs. Join him for dinner on Monday, November 11, in partnership with Adam Evans of Birmingham's Automatic Seafood & Oysters. Snag a (limited!) seat to enjoy five-courses... [click here for more]

Friday October 11, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: Free,
Celebrate Filipino American Heritage Month on Hotel Clermont’s rooftop with Kamayan ATL on Friday, October 11, from 6 to 10 p.m.! As part of Hotel Clermont’s ongoing Friday night food cart takeover series, the Filipino comfort food pop-up will be serving Pan De Sal with “Palaman,” Beef Pares Bowls, ... [click here for more]

Friday October 4, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: Free,
Head over to Hotel Clermont’s rooftop for a night of skyline views and boozy treats on Friday, October 4, from 6 to 10 p.m.! As part of Hotel Clermont’s ongoing Friday night food cart takeover series, forthcoming Decatur gelato shop Cremalosa will be serving adult affogato and boozy shakes, ranging ... [click here for more]

Thursday October 3, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: Free,
Celebrate Atlanta Pride and get hitched on the Hotel Clermont rooftop! The hotel will host pop-up weddings to celebrate love during the big weekend. Couples will receive complimentary hair and makeup styling from Melrose and McQueen before their wedding, along with an official ceremony by an in-hous... [click here for more]

Monday September 23, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: $130,
Tiny Lou's executive chef Jeb Aldrich is kicking off an epic series of rooftop dinners featuring a revolving door of your favorite chefs. It all starts on Monday, September 23, in partnership with Joey Ward, executive chef and owner, and Spencer Gomez, chef de cuisine, of Southern Belle and Georgia ... [click here for more]

Sunday August 25, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: Free,
End your weekend on a high note, and head over to Hotel Clermont’s rooftop on Sunday, August 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. to try out tacos from Avalon’s Oak Steakhouse! Executive chef Travis Kirkley is popping up in the food cart with barbacoa tacos (braised beef cheek, pickled sweet peppers, cilantro, roas... [click here for more]

Sunday August 4, 2019 01:00 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: Free,
Join Hotel Clermont and Tiny Lou’s in welcoming Kettle Black and Seoul Chikin to the rooftop on Sunday, August 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. Serving up bites and booze, this rooftop “Sunday Funday” will feature a variety of main dishes, small bites and desserts, which can be ordered a la carte from Hotel Clerm... [click here for more]

Saturday August 3, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: Free,
Join Hotel Clermont and Angels Among Us Pet Rescue for “Dogs & Dogs,” a pet adoption event, on Saturday, August 4! From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Angels Among Us will be present in the front drive of the iconic Ponce de Leon Ave. hotel with adoptable pups and other animals looking for their new best friend... [click here for more]

Wednesday May 22, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: $10-$15,
Join Dream Warriors Foundation at Hotel Clermont from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, for bubbles and bingo on the rooftop! This unique networking experience will include DWF-specific and regular games of bingo for the chance to win exciting prizes - including a grand prize two-night staycation at H... [click here for more]

Tuesday April 9, 2019 09:00 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: No Cover,
Hangout and network. All hangouts are open to the public. No food or drinks included. [click here for more]

Thursday November 29, 2018 06:00 PM EST
Hotel Clermont Cost: A la carte ,
Join Hotel Clermont and Paris-based photographer Cyril Bailleul for the last chance to enjoy his “Above Where the Ladies Dance” photography exhibition. The series – a sneak peek inside Atlanta’s legendary Clermont Lounge, where there is a strict no cameras policy – has been on display in Hotel Clerm... [click here for more]

Tuesday August 21, 2018 05:30 PM EDT
Hotel Clermont Cost: $25-$35 ,
Set in Atlanta’s dynamic and colorful Poncey-Highland neighborhood, Hotel Clermont is at the epicenter of Downtown, Midtown, and the historical Old Fourth Ward districts—close enough to the action but mercifully tucked away from the madness. Join us for A Summer Night on Ponce to see this beautifull... [click here for more]
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789 Ponce de Leon Ave N.E.
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Hours

Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours


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