When it comes to strip clubs, the CLERMONT LOUNGE stands at the topless, er, top of must-see Atlanta landmarks. Locals and visitors are drawn to the kitsch appeal of the dingy basement-level dive bar. The Clermont isnt like anything youve ever seen in person. Originally a swank supper club in the mid-50s, it became the Clermont we know and love in 1965 and hasnt changed much over the years. A steady stream of customers including guests ranging from Marilyn Manson to Jon Stewart keep the place jiggling into the wee hours. Face it: The rustic interior has played host to more dancing and debauchery than youll ever witness in a lifetime or three. And speaking of double Ds, legendary poet/adult entertainer/all-around diva Blondie has helped put the place on the map with her infamous beer-can-crushing skills.
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