We’re partial to the Adirondack chairs on the rooftop (cold beer in hand, naturally).
Kooky is cool at Hotel Clermont, so don your vintage frocks, your grooviest shirt and your chunkiest platforms. Or whatever floats your boat.
A neon sign will direct you downstairs to Tiny Lou’s, Hotel Clermont’s swinging brasserie where chef Jeb Aldrich cooks up French-American comfort food using local and seasonal ingredients. Rattan chairs, pink velvet banquettes and blingy gold accents set the glamourous, Seventies-inspired scene. If you’re feeling classic and continental, opt for beef tartare, snails, duck confit or steak frites - ask Vonda the sommelier for a perfectly paired Bordeaux or Burgundy. You’ll find plenty of homages to the south here, too, like Tennessee rabbit cassoulet, Vidalia onion soup and Blue Ridge trout. Big night on the Beltline? Tiny Lou’s weekend brunch menu – chicken and biscuits, waffles and croque madames washed down with a few Medicine for Melancholy cocktails – will make short work of your Hotlanta hangover.
When it’s warm out, we can’t imagine a better place to be than the astro-turfed, neon-signed rooftop bar of Hotel Clermont with its rum-centric cocktail menu (there’s frosé in the sweltering summer) and skyline views for miles. On cooler evenings, or for a more illicit kind of rendezvous, the lobby bar is low-lit, draped in blue velvet and specialises in bourbon cocktails.
The cafe is open from 6.30am; Tiny Lou’s winds down at 10pm Sunday to Thursday and 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays; the lobby bar stays open until midnight Sunday to Thursday and 2am on Fridays and Saturdays; the rooftop bar is closed Monday to Wednesday.
There’s no room service, but the lobby bar serves a late-night menu until midnight on weekdays and 2am on weekends.