The place: South Williamsburg dance bar the Flat (308 Hooper St., nr. Broadway; 718-599-5151), from an owner of East Village mainstay Lit.
The time: Sunday, 3:45 a.m.
The mission: Chat up some of the city’s latest late-night partyers.
1. Sadé Spence
24, customer-service agent
“I call this the magic hour, when everyone is scrambling to get numbers. People here are just looking at me, rather than talking to me. My friends say I can seem intimidating.”
2. George Stalonas
28, financial planner
“What goes down between the hours of 2 and 4 a.m. is usually one of three things: drugs, sex, or drugs and sex. My agenda is drugs. I did acid earlier tonight, so now it’s really kicking in. The crazy textured wallpaper in the other room has been, like, breathing on me.”
3. Stephany Burgos
“At the end of the night, I wanna feel that I didn’t waste my time—because I could have just stayed home and watched TV. I’m happy I came out tonight; I’m having a lot of those random bar conversations that are about both nothing and everything at the same time.”
4. Hadji Quest
25, restaurant and bar manager
“I kind of live here—it’s my home away from home. Right now, everyone’s barriers are down. There are no obnoxious assholes; it’s just not tolerated. I hope this place never gets discovered by mainstream people.”
5. Mark Hanna
“I’m not single, so my only aim here is to be flirtatious. You know, flirt with girls the way they flirt with guys when they’ve got a man: Like, ‘Sorry ladies, I’m taken, I’m not going to go home with you. But I am going to tease you.’ ”
6. Karla Liu
25, brand strategist
“Anytime you go out with George [Stalonas], it’s a good time. We call him the Messiah. I actually don’t know where I am right now. I’m still in Brooklyn, but I don’t remember how I got here or when I left uptown. My goal tonight is to not throw up.”