The Flat

★★★★★
West Coast stylish Montrose bar for the young and available lounge set.
  • 1701 Commonwealth

    Houston, TX 77006

    Cross street: Haddon Street

    Map & Directions
  • 713-521-3528

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Be careful around this bar. On busy nights, I have had my car broken into three times in the vacinity of this bar in the last 3 months. Not a quality crowd by any means.

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★★★★★

Be careful around this bar. On busy nights, I have had my car broken into three times in the vacinity of this bar in the last 3 months. Not a quality crowd by any means.

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The Flat has a great, funky atmosphere with friendly staff. Great place to meet a few friends for a drink and talk or for a pre-dinner drink. Their pizzas also by the way are really fantastic!

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★★★★★

The Flat has a great, funky atmosphere with friendly staff. Great place to meet a few friends for a drink and talk or for a pre-dinner drink. Their pizzas also by the way are really fantastic!

Pros: Great ambiance, nice patio

Cons: short bar

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Great small hip cocktail bar!!! Locally owned lounge with patio space and limited appetizers. Great place to meet friends after a long day at the office. Hip, fun and cool place!!!

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Great small hip cocktail bar!!! Locally owned lounge with patio space and limited appetizers. Great place to meet friends after a long day at the office. Hip, fun and cool place!!!

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Recently went to the Flat and realized that it never disappoints. The place is eclectic in its choice of art and furniture but that adds to the ambiance. The bartenders are very friendly and will make you a mean drink. The space is kind

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Recently went to the Flat and realized that it never disappoints. The place is eclectic in its choice of art and furniture but that adds to the ambiance. The bartenders are very friendly and will make you a mean drink. The space is kind

Pros: Monday night DJ is dope and the owner is mad cool. Ambiance can't be beat. Drinks will put you down.

Cons: They run out of jerk-chicken wings almost everytime I'm there!

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Somehow, the bartender charged my card twice for 1 round of drinks. I have been calling repeatedly to have to charge reversed but am always told only the owner can do it, and he's never there. Interestingly, the bartender told me it's

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Somehow, the bartender charged my card twice for 1 round of drinks. I have been calling repeatedly to have to charge reversed but am always told only the owner can do it, and he's never there. Interestingly, the bartender told me it's

Pros: mojitos and pizza

Cons: charging your credit card twice and not correcting their mistake

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I went to The Flat last night to celebrate a friend's 21st and we had a few drinks and they were all pretty good. I paid for the drinks, and I got a receipt saying $44.00 so I was like ok that's fine. Well the next morning I get on my

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★★★★★

I went to The Flat last night to celebrate a friend's 21st and we had a few drinks and they were all pretty good. I paid for the drinks, and I got a receipt saying $44.00 so I was like ok that's fine. Well the next morning I get on my

Pros: Good drinks, good atmosphere

Cons: First timers will freak out at the $50+ charge if they pay with credit/debit

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If you don't know already, the flat is a great place to hang and listen to great music, but beware the dishonesty of the bartenders in "surprise" charges to your credit card. My advice? Stick to cash at this place and don't tip...they

3
★★★★★

If you don't know already, the flat is a great place to hang and listen to great music, but beware the dishonesty of the bartenders in "surprise" charges to your credit card. My advice? Stick to cash at this place and don't tip...they

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I write a nightlife newsletter, so I make it my duty to keep the public informed on the good, the bad and the ugly of Houston's after-dark spots. This has always been one of my favorite places and I must say most of the reason is because

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★★★★★

I write a nightlife newsletter, so I make it my duty to keep the public informed on the good, the bad and the ugly of Houston's after-dark spots. This has always been one of my favorite places and I must say most of the reason is because

Pros: CHRIS! free parking across the street, happy hour until 9PM

Cons: only one ladies room (I hate to wait)

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WOW WOW WOW WOW....GOTTA SAY I'M PICKY ABOUT MY DRINKS...BUT THE 4 DRINKS THAT I ORDERED LAST NIGHT WERE SUBLIME!!!! . DANI IS THE ONLY BARTENDER THAT GOT MY DRINK 100% RIGHT....BE THERE NEXT WEEK FOR SURE...

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WOW WOW WOW WOW....GOTTA SAY I'M PICKY ABOUT MY DRINKS...BUT THE 4 DRINKS THAT I ORDERED LAST NIGHT WERE SUBLIME!!!! . DANI IS THE ONLY BARTENDER THAT GOT MY DRINK 100% RIGHT....BE THERE NEXT WEEK FOR SURE...

Pros: FRIENDLY AND GREAT BARTENDER, DRINKS, MUSIC, ATMOSPHERE

Cons: 0

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Went to the flat last night with 6 friends. It was actually my first time there. The place was packed but still Dani the bartender manage to give us our drinks extremely fast. She made the most amazing frozen mojitos in town. Don't

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★★★★★

Went to the flat last night with 6 friends. It was actually my first time there. The place was packed but still Dani the bartender manage to give us our drinks extremely fast. She made the most amazing frozen mojitos in town. Don't

Pros: the bartender, dj, frozen mojitos

Cons: 0

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Used to love going here to relax and listen to great music, but the bartender Danni was extremely rude to myself and my friends. When asked how much a drink was, she threw back the money to my friend and said "what does it matter." She

3
★★★★★

Used to love going here to relax and listen to great music, but the bartender Danni was extremely rude to myself and my friends. When asked how much a drink was, she threw back the money to my friend and said "what does it matter." She

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I went to The Flat last night with some friends. The bartender got my order wrong (he gave my friend and I gimlets instead of vodka sodas). Should have been an easy fix but he copped an attitude and got defensive about the communication

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I went to The Flat last night with some friends. The bartender got my order wrong (he gave my friend and I gimlets instead of vodka sodas). Should have been an easy fix but he copped an attitude and got defensive about the communication

Pros: great DJ

Cons: rude and dishonest bartender....watch out for those $50 tabs on your credit card!

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Flat is located in a residential area which makes it a well kept secret. The night I went, the DJ played his techno in the corner and there was a small crowd about 20 people inside and 15 out. The outdoor patio has a nice fireplace to just

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★★★★★

Flat is located in a residential area which makes it a well kept secret. The night I went, the DJ played his techno in the corner and there was a small crowd about 20 people inside and 15 out. The outdoor patio has a nice fireplace to just

Pros: Away from the midtown mess

Cons: small

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I actually enjoyed The Flat until the next day when I checked my bank account. I had a $22 tab and they charged me for $50!!! Crazy thing is they did the same thing to my friend. I've been trying to call for days to get this figured out

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I actually enjoyed The Flat until the next day when I checked my bank account. I had a $22 tab and they charged me for $50!!! Crazy thing is they did the same thing to my friend. I've been trying to call for days to get this figured out

Pros: Nothing. What's positive about having your money stolen??

Cons: The bartender will steal money from your credit card, you will be ignored when you try to fix the problem.

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Some of the best music the city has to offer. If you like mainstream stations, this is not a place for you. Guest D.J.'s weekly spinning House, Down Beat Electronic, Acid Jazz, Funk, R@B, etc. Very eclectic crowd during the week, a

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★★★★★

Some of the best music the city has to offer. If you like mainstream stations, this is not a place for you. Guest D.J.'s weekly spinning House, Down Beat Electronic, Acid Jazz, Funk, R@B, etc. Very eclectic crowd during the week, a

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Good urban crowd at this spot. Most people I talked with live close by as do I. This is in the Montrose area, not midtown, so I can see how someone from a college town like Austin or suburbanite patrons that drive into Midtown could

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Good urban crowd at this spot. Most people I talked with live close by as do I. This is in the Montrose area, not midtown, so I can see how someone from a college town like Austin or suburbanite patrons that drive into Midtown could

Pros: location, drinks, atmosphere

Cons: occasional suburbanite wandering in

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My friends and I started out early here with dinner and drinks, the crowd continuously changed, all with hip, young, smart people. The owner is great and the vodka cherry sours are to die for. The lounge type setting is perfect for

3
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My friends and I started out early here with dinner and drinks, the crowd continuously changed, all with hip, young, smart people. The owner is great and the vodka cherry sours are to die for. The lounge type setting is perfect for

Pros: Great settjng

Cons: the need to expand

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Crowd is ridiculously out of touch and hopelessly lame. These are the people who describe themselves as "young professionals." Read: the most insufferable group of hopeless morons you will ever choke down the latest "it" drink in the

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★★★★★

Crowd is ridiculously out of touch and hopelessly lame. These are the people who describe themselves as "young professionals." Read: the most insufferable group of hopeless morons you will ever choke down the latest "it" drink in the

Pros: Great place to meet other lame idiots who think midtown is "in."

Cons: Everything else.

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Staff is out to lunch. Bartender screwed up my drink. The place has painted concrete walls... kind of reminds me of a prison... small with concrete walls painted an ugly yellow. The patio is better but not anywhere as nice as The Social.

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Staff is out to lunch. Bartender screwed up my drink. The place has painted concrete walls... kind of reminds me of a prison... small with concrete walls painted an ugly yellow. The patio is better but not anywhere as nice as The Social.

Pros: parking

Cons: everything else

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Cool place, try the frozen mojitos - off the chain! Staff is excellent, set up is artsy. Will bomerang.

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★★★★★

Cool place, try the frozen mojitos - off the chain! Staff is excellent, set up is artsy. Will bomerang.

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This place was actually quite cool. We almost past the club because it's well hidden. There is a lone light above door man which casts and nice over head shadow. Once you get in, the music is loungy then progresses into a soft house.

3
★★★★★

This place was actually quite cool. We almost past the club because it's well hidden. There is a lone light above door man which casts and nice over head shadow. Once you get in, the music is loungy then progresses into a soft house.

Pros: music, people, atmosphere

Cons: Might be hard to find

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The owner is great, and introduced himself to everyone in the bar. This is definetly a place where the crowd is professional yet young. Atmosphere was extremely enjoyable along with the martinis that came with it. A very romantic bar as

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The owner is great, and introduced himself to everyone in the bar. This is definetly a place where the crowd is professional yet young. Atmosphere was extremely enjoyable along with the martinis that came with it. A very romantic bar as

Pros: atmosphere, singles, drinks

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With low ceilings and clusters of couches, the small bar is designed for dedicated lounging and close conversation. The main bar area has earth-toned walls and plenty of eye-catching local art pieces provided by the…

 

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