Maverick's Flat originally opened in 1966 and soon became one of the World's premier soul and R&B venues and a cultural institution in Los Angeles. Many people still refer to Maverick's Flat as the Apollo Theatre of the west coast. John Daniels, the founder, had a vision to create an entertainment experience in Los Angeles that would allow patrons to see the finest soul, R&B and jazz performers in a close and intimate setting. Maverick's Flat served as the epicenter of the 1960's, 70's and 80's soul/R&B scene in Los Angeles featuring legendary bands like Earth, Wind and Fire, The Temptations, Parliament-Funkadelic and the Four Tops among others.
With the blessings and encouragement of John Daniels, Maverick's Flat is now open for business under the new ownership of Curtis Fralin. Maverick's is once again "Where it's at" following extensive renovations and improvements by Curtis Fralin. The new Maverick's Flat features first class dining, live entertainment, two full service bars and two outdoor patios. Downstairs is vintage soulful Maverick's from its inception and upstairs is elegant and reserved.
On February 28, 1966, John Daniels opened Maverick's Flat. The clup incorporated psychadelic design and Playboy Club asthetics which inspired The Temptaions cover art for their album "Psychadelic Shack". It became a cultural institution and was ranked #1 in a list of Los Angeles most decadent places in the 70's and 80's. It's reputation as the Apollo Theater of the west coast grew... continue reading »