17. Clermont Lounge


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More than 50 years in, the Clermont Lounge is definitely worse for the wear—which makes it that much better. Complain all you want about the hipster hordes; the Lounge—with its duct-taped bar, unconventional strippers (including the infamous, beer can–crushing Blondie), and $3.50 PBRs—endures as a stubborn piece of authenticity in a world gone plastic. Don’t let the chic and stylish renovation of the upstairs boutique hotel fool you. This will forever be the realest, weirdest, wildest place on Ponce. Cue David Lynch. 789 Ponce de Leon Avenue, 404-874-4783, clermontlounge.net