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The Flat Reimagined

What's new under the Sun: Montrose's hippest hangout bar gets a new vibe — thanks to a hot DJ

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Dancing at The Flat January 2014
Dancing at The Flat. Courtesy photo
Tina Zulu at The Flat January 2014
Tina Zulu at The Flat. Courtesy photo
DJ Sun and Danielle Fanfair at The Flat January 2014
DJ Sun and Danielle Fanfair at The Flat. Courtesy photo
Sabrina Howell and Steve Wilson at The Flat January 2014
Sabrina Howell and Steve Wilson at The Flat. Courtesy photo
Zach Clark, The Flat
Zach Clark at The Flat. Courtesy photo
DJ Sun blows out the candles on his birthday cake at The Flat January 2014
DJ Sun blows out the candles on his birthday cake at The Flat on the next day following the grand re-opening.  Courtesy photo
Lovie and Freida at The Flat January 2014
Lovie and Freida at The Flat. Courtesy photo
Sabrina Howell, left, and Kimby Ramsey at The Flat January 2014
Sabrina Howell, left, and Kimby Ramsey at The Flat. Courtesy photo
King Britt at The Flat January 2014
King Britt at The Flat. Courtesy photo
Julieta Chavez Delua and Jibril Yusef Abdul-Salaam at The Flat January 2014
Julieta Chavez Delua and Jibril Yusef Abdul-Salaam at The Flat. Courtesy photo
Alyse Pauline at The Flat
Alyse Pauline at The Flat. Courtesy photo
Fred Viafara at The Flat January 2014
Fred Viafara at The Flat. Courtesy photo
Dancing at The Flat January 2014
Tina Zulu at The Flat January 2014
DJ Sun and Danielle Fanfair at The Flat January 2014
Sabrina Howell and Steve Wilson at The Flat January 2014
Zach Clark, The Flat
DJ Sun blows out the candles on his birthday cake at The Flat January 2014
Lovie and Freida at The Flat January 2014
Sabrina Howell, left, and Kimby Ramsey at The Flat January 2014
King Britt at The Flat January 2014
Julieta Chavez Delua and Jibril Yusef Abdul-Salaam at The Flat January 2014
Alyse Pauline at The Flat
Fred Viafara at The Flat January 2014

The Flat,  the hip Montrose bar on the Commonwealth curve, is celebrating a rejuvenation as DJ Sun puts his stamp on the surroundings. The popular Houston disc jockey has joined forces with Phil Marshall of Squad Car Media and artist Lovie Olivia to freshen up the club with updated mid-century modern decor, an expanded patio, new drink and food menus, including a Sunday brunch, and special events.

Friends of the bar recently gathered to celebrate the relaunch with renowned record producer DJ King Britt and a showing of the film TSUN SET, a documentary on DJ Sun's influence on the Houston music scene, produced by Folklore Films

The new drink menu has a rum-based theme, with emphasis on small-batch selections from the Caribbean and Latin America. Food events will include the REMIX Pop-up Dinner series, curated by Marshall and featuring some of Houston's top chefs.

Music events include the SG Social on Thursdays, featuring DJs from the "Soular Grooves" radio show (heard on KPFT-FM on Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to midnight) and "That Good Good Fridays" with DJs Klinch and Dayta. "Rocksteady Mondays," established by DJ Sun in 2005, will continue. 

Celebrating the new changes, along with DJ Sun's birthday, were Zach Clark, Alyse Pauline, Tina Zulu, Edwin Casapao, Mandy Trichelle, Danielle Fanfair and Marlon Hall of Folklore Films, Fred Viafara, Kimby Ramsay, Eric Ford, Sabrina Howell, Steve Wilson, Warren Christie, Betty Jeng, Julieta Chavez Delua, Jibril Yusef Abdul-Salaam, Fred Viafara, Brian Nichols and Lauren Ramsey.

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