33. Clermont Lounge


The hotel above it is closed, but forty-nine years in, the Clermont Lounge lives on. Complain all you want about the hipster hordes; the Lounge—with its duct-taped bar, empowered strippers, and $2.75 PBRs—endures as a stubborn piece of authenticity in a world gone plastic. Cue David Lynch.
Don’t miss Blondie, of course. May she forever crush.
What’s playing Steve Miller Band, TLC

789 Ponce de Leon Avenue
Designated parking
Gotta pay a cover

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This article originally appeared in our August 2014 issue.


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