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Opening Alert: The Commoner Now Pouring in Downtown

Downtown's new kid on the block is too cool for school.

Jakeisha Wilmore

It was just about a month ago when Clutch City Squire shuttered. After several weeks of renovations, the conversion of the downstairs 410 Main space is completed. The Commoner officially opened Saturday following a two night low-key soft opening.

New owner Carson Hager has done away with the red walls towards the back, chandeliers, a red covered board behind the bar, pool table -- basically erasing any resemblance of the previous dive. Fresh coats of paint (on the inside and outside), room to play darts and booths lining the back wall were a part of the remodeling process. Other noticeable inclusions are new bar seating providing pops of color to the the overall muted tones throughout, plus an exposed painted brick wall behind the bar.

The Commoner currently offers an edited menu of local draft beers (Saint Arnold, Karbach and Buffalo Bayou), wines by the glass and shots. Former Brasserie 19 bar manager Joe Stark, now Hospitality Viking's beverage director curated a list of craft cocktails.

Honey Dew Sour
(rum/vodka, Midori, honey dew, pink peppercorn, lemon), Strawberry Fields (vodka, strawberry, cocchi rose, lemon), Pimm's Cup, and Moscow Mule on Tap (Monopolowa, housemade ginger beer, lime) are just a few of the cocktail selections. Most drinks are priced at $8, the most expensive one being a $9 Boulevardier (Old Grandad Bourbon, Campari, Vermouth).

Doors open nightly from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Happy hour is available daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. On the menu are $3 house shots, $3 draft beers $4 wine by the glass and $5 house cocktails.

The Commoner

410 Main St, Houston, TX 77002 (832) 940-1674 Visit Website

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