Loading...
 

Hotel Clermont
Clermont Lounge
CL Articles



Article

Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:59 pm EDT
   | more...

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Thursday July 27, 2017 08:31 pm EDT

Err, false alarm. The Clermont Lounge has once again delayed the reopening it announced earlier this week. Yeah. Bummer. The iconic strip club is now blaming a faulty sprinkler system for the delay. No word on a new date, but we hope it will be soon because we really miss Blondie.

In other Clermont news, Jeb Aldrich (son of Noble Fin's Jay Swift) has been named executive chef of the Clermont...

| more...

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Tuesday January 3, 2017 01:00 pm EST
Food news round-up | more...

Article

Wednesday October 19, 2016 02:11 pm EDT
Plus, Kasim Reed and Muhtar Kent were on veep shortlist? | more...

Article

Monday April 4, 2016 11:43 am EDT
"It's a place that really hasn't been documented on film ever. The public should see it. It'™s a part of the history. It should be in archives." | more...

Article

Friday August 21, 2015 12:32 pm EDT
Plus, transgender model Amiyah Scott joins 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' | more...

Article

Friday August 14, 2015 10:27 am EDT
After six years in limbo, the documentary is ready for the public | more...

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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...

Article

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...

Article

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...

Article

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...

Article

Thursday September 12, 2013 10:27 am EDT
Hours after Mumford & Sons performed at Centennial Olympic Park on Tuesday night, TMZ reports, the folksy band allegedly violated the "no photos" rule at the Clermont Lounge and were ultimately booted from the legendary dive bar. More details are over at Crib Notes. | more...

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Monday August 19, 2013 05:59 pm EDT

The Clermont Hotel is one step closer to receiving a facelift and potentially reopening its doors.

The Atlanta City Council unanimously voted 11 to 0 rezone the Poncey-Highland property at its meeting this afternoon.

As part of those changes, Clermont Hotel Partners LLC, the property's new owners, would be able to transform the shuttered landmark into a boutique hotel. The rezoning allows...

| more...

Article

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...

Article

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...

Article

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

Article

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...

Article

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

Article

Wednesday June 27, 2012 09:41 am EDT
It'll be a night filled with the kind of debauchery that you don't even want your friends to know about. Reason #1 - Because on June 28th of 1997 Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield's ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas, and we are planning a... | more...

Article

Tuesday April 5, 2011 03:56 pm EDT
Backbone, Mayhem, Killer and the Savage and DJ Frankie D are making cameos in the video, and you can too | more...

Article

Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:29 pm EDT
Decatur hip-hop due makes a stop at the Clermont Lounge before taking over the world | more...

Article

Thursday February 17, 2011 04:00 am EST
The Last Word | more...

Article

Sunday February 13, 2011 11:14 pm EST
Could there be a more romantic way to spend Valentine's Day than throwing dollars bills at the buxom babes of the Clermont Lounge? | more...

Article

Monday December 20, 2010 03:44 pm EST

Good news, friends! Blondie, the Clermont Lounge's resident poet and recycling advocate, is answering her Twitter followers' questions. Today she rattles off the songs she likes to hear while entertaining the masses in the smoke-filled den of iniquity.

You were expecting Philip Glass? So were we! (Also, note to kindhearted jukebox mechanics: One of Blondie's favorite songs — "The Clermont...

| more...

Article

Wednesday June 23, 2010 05:18 pm EDT
The Clermont Hotel is up for sale again. | more...

Article

Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:16 pm EDT
Once upon a time in Athens, Ga., there existed a musical" "group" known as Drunk & Furious. They were really not that good | more...

Article

Friday February 19, 2010 04:29 pm EST
Whether it's a new downtown library, gambling at Underground Atlanta or moving the Georgia Music Hall of Fame into the city, Fulton County Commissioner Robb Pitts wants to keep his constituents in the loop. He regularly emails updates about his proposals, concerns and adventures. And after hysterically giggling at these missives, we enjoy pressing "delete." Not the case with yesterday's... | more...

Article

Monday February 8, 2010 11:24 pm EST

Here's the good news: Only days after the Clermont Hotel was condemned by county health inspectors for a staggering array of gag-inducing infractions, work began to clean up and restore the 1920s-era building for future operation as a newly renovated hotel, complete with a restaurant.

Here's the bad news: The company that's apparently doing the renovation and will manage the property,...

| more...

Article

Thursday December 17, 2009 12:23 am EST

The Clermont Hotel — unfit for human consumption? Hell, I could've told 'em that.

The AJC reports that Fulton County health inspectors have ordered the landmark hotel shut down by the end of the month because, well, it's nasty and gross:

"There are several issues that would have to be addressed," said Kevin Jones, a manager with the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness. Dirty...

| more...

Article

Wednesday August 26, 2009 07:31 pm EDT
…and lives to tell about it! | more...

Article

Friday July 24, 2009 07:48 am EDT
He sampled Bubba Sparxxx, guess Bubs was doin' it wrong/Sparxxx made it a hot line, Donnis made it a wack song. | more...

Article

Saturday July 11, 2009 01:08 pm EDT


Little Kathy: Very sad. I've been working here for over 20 years. I came here when I was in my 20s. I can't even imagine life without the Clermont. I've always had a positive thought that everything will work itself out and that we'll be OK. If there are new owners, they will take into consideration that lots of people love the Clermont. They come from all over the world. It's a landmark. We...

| more...

Article

Monday July 6, 2009 10:23 pm EDT

1. Video: Midtown Atlanta parking deck collapse aftermath (Weirdly, this ain't the first collapse tied to Hardin Construction.)

2. Inman Park Properties implosion leaves neighborhood landmarks in limbo (UPDATE: Foreclosure of Inman-owned Clermont Hotel has been delayed.)

3. Profile: Matthew Cardinale, editor of Atlanta Progressive News (Cardinale isn't one to shy away from controversy....

| more...

Article

Monday July 6, 2009 10:09 pm EDT

Good news, Atlanta — you can book your fiancee's parents into the Clermont Hotel this weekend secure in the knowledge that the famed Ponce flophouse won't be changing hands any time soon.

The hotel's foreclosure auction, originally scheduled for tomorrow morning on the Fulton courthouse steps, has been pushed back at least 90 days, thanks to a last-minute deal worked out between Inman Park...

| more...

Article

Tuesday June 30, 2009 04:29 pm EDT
Inman Park Properties has lost buildings to foreclosure that were occupied | more...

Article

Wednesday June 24, 2009 12:36 am EDT

Yes, the Clermont Hotel, which was put up for sale in April for $6.5 million, is now in foreclosure. And, yes, that puts the future of the fabled Clermont Lounge in doubt. It's doubly a shame when one considers that the five-story (but definitely not five star) hotel had finally achieved enough of a landmark status that it has attracted interest from local restaurateurs and retailers.

As...

| more...

Article

Monday June 22, 2009 11:17 pm EDT

Atlanta's favorite den of iniquity is calling "all designers, architects, students, creative geniuses, butlers, bell boys, photographers, tourists, bartenders, dancers and engineers" to try their hand at redesigning the iconic Clermont Hotel.

But it's not the hotel's infamous basement lounge — where boobs obliterate beer cans and strippers strut their sometimes sagging stuff — that needs a...

| more...

Article

Monday June 22, 2009 10:07 pm EDT
Winner gets $1,000 and the dubious honor of getting spend a weekend at the Clermont. | more...

Article

Saturday April 25, 2009 11:50 am EDT
The Clermont Motor Hotel is up for sale again | more...

Article

Wednesday April 22, 2009 11:38 pm EDT

Yes, you read correctly: The fabled Clermont Motor Hotel is up for sale for only the second time in more than a half-century. The seven-story, 130-room hotel has been owned since 2003 by Atlanta's Inman Park Properties, which bought it from the Loudermilk family. The Loudermilks had operated the Clermont since the '50s and, the last I heard, still manage the property.

Inman Park Properties...

| more...

Article

Wednesday March 18, 2009 07:59 pm EDT
He's one of underground Atlanta's most recognizable MCs. He's also a struggling artist. | more...

Article

Wednesday March 4, 2009 07:25 pm EST
Party promoter Fadia Kader hopes Blondie's milkshake will bring all the Broke and Boujee boys (and girls) back to the yard. | more...

Article

Friday April 18, 2008 03:56 pm EDT

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/freshloaf/files/2008/04/web-blondie-0091.jpg

image-1

BLONDIE STILL IN ACTION: The Clermont Lounge's infamous beer-can-crusher will be available for your viewing pleasure. (Photo by Joeff Davis)

We heard back from Inman Park properties agent Danny Glusman and he tells us that, while the company has been marketing the Clermont Hotel, the idea is to...

| more...

Article

Thursday April 17, 2008 06:44 pm EDT

 

People For The Ethical Treatment of Empty Beer Cans is giddy.

The rest of us are nervous.

The Clermont Hotel and its property are for sale.

We do not yet know if this means the Clermont Lounge, which resides at the bottom of the hotel, is going to close.

We'll let you know as soon as we find out.

| more...

Article

Wednesday December 19, 2007 12:04 am EST
The Murder Junkies return to GG's old haunt | more...

Article

Wednesday August 22, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta's favorite exhibitionists show off new music | more...

Article

Tuesday January 9, 2007 08:25 pm EST

 

Let me just warn in advance that I concede that these observations are probably nothing new to the average reader, and certainly the average patron of the Clermont Lounge. Still, I couldn�t help but notice the difference in vibe at the ironically legendary hole on Ponce. I hadn�t been there in about five years, and after some nudging by curious out-of-town guests spurred on by other...

| more...

Article

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...

Article

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

Article

Saturday October 15, 1988 11:36 am EDT
When two middle-class whiteboy staff writers check into the reowned Clermont Hotel on Ponce de Leon Avenue, they check out from reality | more...