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Atlanta History: World-Famous Clermont Lounge

Clermont Lounge sign

Atlanta’s notorious icon, the Clermont Lounge, dates back to 1955 when the Clermont Motor Hotel opened an upscale dinner club in its basement. Surviving multiple name changes and even a lawsuit over the next decade, the club reopened as the Clermont Lounge in 1965.

The Clermont is popular with locals and tourists alike for its kitschy atmosphere, $2.75 PBRs and nontraditional dancers like the famous Blondie, “Queen of the Clermont,” who’s been there for 38 years.

Clermont is also a celebrity favorite, with a list of guests including Ashton Kutcher, Lady Gaga, Bill Murray, Morgan Freeman and Jennifer Lawrence.

Caroline Parsley, The 100 Companies

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