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Club Pantheon Shutters the Doors and Stops the Dancing Tonight [Updated]

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Owner John Clarkin is retiring

One last time on the dance floor?
One last time on the dance floor?
Erin Perkins
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Charleston's largest dance party Club Pantheon turns up one last time tonight, Sunday, March 27, before shutting down. For years, Pantheon has been a beacon for the LGBT community of the Lowcountry. Go-go dancers on the bar, foam parties, and drag shows were regular occurrences at the night club.

The Upper King fixture describes its final night on Facebook:

After 30 plus years in the club business, John Clarkin will be retiring Sunday March 27th. We are planning a special night for him and would like for each and every one of you to come out and help us celebrate the huge contribution he has made over the years. Not only to our nightlife but to countless individuals and organizations that he has so graciously supported without the need for thank you's or acknowledgement. It's going to be a night of new and old friends coming together telling stories new and old and having a night to remember. So please make plans to join us Sunday March 27th.

With this, Club Pantheon will be closing its doors after Sunday night. Wih so many amazing years, we will say good bye to John & the club.

Please come out & share this final night with us!

Just like all Sunday's... we will have our S.I.N.Sunday prices! $1 Jello Shots! $2 Domestic Beer! $3 House Liquor! & we are adding $5 all other liquor!!!

A phone call to the club confirms this is the last weekend for Pantheon. No official word yet what will become of the space, but there are rumors that it will reopen as another dance club. Update: Cure Nightclub, from Dudley's owner Daniel Brinker, will reopen in the former Pantheon space. Doors reopen this Friday, April 1.

Club Pantheon

28 Ann St, Charleston, SC 29403 (843) 577-2582 Visit Website