Clermont Lounge closes amid coronavirus: ‘We will get through this’

Located in the basement of the Clermont Motor Hotel, Clermont Lounge is an Atlanta staple, drawing locals and A-listers alike.



Atlanta’s beloved basement bar of sin, Clermont Lounge, is closing amid the international coronavirus pandemic.

The Facebook page for the nexus of adult entertainment posted that it would close Wednesday.

“For the safety of our staff, patrons and our community, the Clermont Lounge will temporarily close effective 3/18/20,” the post reads. “We will get through this together!”

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Situated beneath the recently renovated Hotel Clermont on Ponce de Leon Avenue, the lounge has been around decades and hosted celebrities from the late Anthony Bourdain to Mumford & Sons, the latter of which was kicked out for taking pictures.

The temporary closure comes the day after Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms banned public gatherings and restaurant occupancy to no more than 50 people to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Also following the mayor's order, several other places to see birthday suits in Atlanta, like Magic City and the Cheetah, announced they were closing.

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