1701 Commonwealth St.
Houston, TX 77006
Blink and you’ll miss it. Seriously. Hidden away in Montrose, near the intersection of Waugh and West Gray, The Flat is a much-loved neighborhood lounge that’s popular with the inner-loop’s laid-back, alternative crowd.
Set in a converted, retro-cool house, The Flat draws a diverse mix that come to hear the DJ spin house music, sip on the lounge’s famous frozen Mojitos and catch up with friends after a long workday. Inside, swank décor reigns supreme, with low slung furniture and dim lighting filling the space. Outside, there’s a conversation-friendly patio for those looking to escape the sometimes-overpowering soundtrack.
Know before you go: Parking is limited, grab the first spot you find on the adjacent streets. Feeling hungry? The drinkery serves up tasty light bites like Jamaican Empanadas, crispy pizzas and Vietnamese egg rolls.