I have a Clojure REST service written in Clojure/Ring/Jetty. In development process I have ran them from command line
lein run serve
Usually, I prefer to run clojure as standalone java applications. You can build an executable jar with
lein uberjar. You cal take a look at this tutorial uberjar.
This will build you -standalone.jar. Than if you are in linux environment just run as following
nohup java -jar <projectname>-standalone.jar