The movie, due out this December, is about lifelong buddies who reunite for a fun weekend in Vegas. Maybe they were trying to get into character.
The Clermont Lounge, located in the shuttered Clermont Hotel, which has just been sold to developers, is popular with many visiting celebrities.
Woody Harrelson, who was here last fall for the “Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire,” worked in a trip to the Clermont Lounge during his time here, too.
A tipster reported seeing Lady Gaga there in October 2011. She was spotted at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium on that trip. She tried unsuccessfully to buy owner Grant Henry’s statue of the Virgin Mary so perhaps a trip to the Clermont was needed to cheer her up afterward.
It’s not clear what will happen to the beloved dive bar.
“The hotel is finally sold, but we aren’t going anywhere!” the Clermont announced on its own Twitter feed. “We are excited about working with Clermont Hotel.”
But country rocker Jason Isbell lamented via Twitter, “Looks like the end is near for the Clermont Lounge.” He added, “I learned a lot in that place, for better or worse.”
And Margaret Cho, the comedian and actress who spends a fair amount of time in Atlanta, told us during an interview that the Clermont is among her regular haunts. Cho, who appears in the Lifetime drama/comedy “Drop Dead Diva,” which films in Peachtree City, also does periodic standup comedy performances.
“What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you in Atlanta?” we once asked her.
“It involves the Clermont Lounge at 1 in the morning,” she said.