It's approaching midnight, you’re hungry, and your go-to dinner haunt has closed up shop for the evening. Don’t turn into the fast food drive-through just yet, we’ve got details on top spots to tuck into a late-night meal in Phoenix.
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Located inside the former Arizona Prohibition Headquarters, Bitter & Twisted has earned global recognition for its cocktail program and was recently named one of the “40 Best Bars in America For Food Lovers” by Food Network. The full menu is available every night until 11 p.m. and the late-night menu is available until 1:30 a.m.
1 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix
This contemporary American gastro-lounge specializes in social plate dining complemented by trailblazing cocktails. The bar menu is available until midnight daily.
2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Nestled along Roosevelt Row, Carly’s is an independent bistro that offers salads, sandwiches, beer and wine along with a side of local art. The kitchen is open until midnight during the week and Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m.
128 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
If you’re looking flavors as edgy and bold as the nightlife of downtown Phoenix, Chico Malo is the spot. Here, techniques and tastes from throughout South America are available until 9 p.m. Sunday, until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Cocina 10 at Crescent Ballroom
The menu at the Crescent Ballroom includes burgers, burritos and more, and makes a great end-of-the-night stop. The kitchen here stays open until midnight daily.
308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix
Billed as your one-stop shop for “soul, beer and music,” Copper Blues also touts a tasty menu that delivers apps, pizzas, burgers and salads until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Located inside the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, this modern saloon features Southwestern bites and entrees with ingredients from the Sonoran Desert until midnight daily.
100 N. First St., Phoenix
This trendy—and buzzing—late-night spot offers a wide variety of shared plates, burgers, "savory signatures" and a mean martini until midnight during the week and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
105 W. Portland St., Phoenix
What do you get when a cafe walks into a bar? Downtown Phoenix's The Grand is open 24/7 and is serving up all of your late-night cravings. Whether you choose the gooey mac and cheese or The Grand Burger, you'll probably leave tempted to return the next morning for breakfast.
718 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Grand Avenue Pizza Company
If you're craving old school pizza, you can find your fix at this Grand Avenue shop that took home awards for best slice in the city in 2015 and 2016 from Phoenix New Times. The other best part? It's open until 4 a.m.
1031 Grand Ave., Phoenix
This swanky department store-turned-even swankier downtown bar is open until 1:30 a.m. daily and serves up appetizers, pizzas, sandwiches and dessert until 1 a.m.
40 N. First St., Phoenix
The all-day, breakfast-heavy menu runs to the 3 a.m. mark on weekends (midnight on weekdays) with such specials as waffles, chilaquiles, biscuits and gravy and the crowd-favorite crepes.
333 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
If you’re looking for the ambiance of modern pub, but have a craving for more than “pub grub,” Kettle Black is your answer. Featuring new twists on old classics and innovative creations, this kitchen is open until midnight daily.
1 N. First St., Phoenix
Moira Sushi Bar & Kitchen
Moira’s kitchen is serving flavorful, fresh Japanese fusion—and your late-night sushi fix—until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. (Bonus: happy hour runs from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.)
215 E. McKinley St., Suite 102, Phoenix
Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Enjoy Irish fare, including shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, or salads or sandwiches until midnight Monday through Wednesday, until 1 a.m. Thursday and until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
18 W. Monroe St., Phoenix
Located on Roosevelt Row, SoSoBa is a modern spin on a traditional ramen shop that offers a relaxed vibe, vibrant cocktails and more noodles than you could ever possibly know what to do with served from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
214 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
Calling all sushi lovers—and their rice- and noodle-loving counterparts: While sushi service ends at midnight, Squid Ink's downtown location serves up a wide variety of entrees until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Downtown: 2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Peoria (until 10 p.m. Sun-Thurs; until midnight Fri-Sat): 9947 W. Happy Valley Road, Phoenix
Phoenix’s newest—and perhaps only—subterranean music venue is also home to Arizona history (check out the Rose Room) and late-night bites. Here, appetizers, salads, flatbread and such are available until midnight Sunday through Thursday and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Few things top off a night downtown like a Little Birdy (fried chicken and cheddar on a biscuit) and beer from this cozy neighborhood spot. The diner is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily, plus there's brunch on Saturday and Sunday for the early risers.
929 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
With six Phoenix-area locations, The Whining Pig is quickly becoming a neighborhood late-night star. Here, craft beer and wine are accompanied by a selection of grilled cheese sandwiches and charcuterie until 11:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and until 1:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Downtown: 201 E. Washington St., Phoenix
Phoenix: 1612 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix
Arcadia: 3730 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Desert Ridge: 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., #46-1405, Phoenix (located inside The District)
Gilbert: 2512 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert
Ahwatukee: 5030 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
Armadillo Grill is a real-deal sports bar (think: 44 HD TVs and off-track betting), that serves a late-night munchies menu, featuring such small bites as fried pickles, until midnight Sunday through Wednesday and until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
1904 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
5 & Diner
This retro spot, located on 16th Street in Phoenix, serves up ’50s fun along with burgers or breakfast 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
5220 N. 16th St., Phoenix
Stop by Lux for a savory Dutch pancake, pulled pork on a brioche bun or vegetable risotto. While the menu changes daily, the fact that dinner is served until midnight daily does not.
4402 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Nogales Hot Dog
Technically not a restaurant, but still a Phoenix late-night staple, the Nogales Hot Dog stand serves up some of the city’s best Sonoran-style hot dogs until midnight Monday through Thursday and Sunday, and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
1945 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
O.H.S.O. Brewery + Distillery
Craving trendy late-night eats? Check out O.H.S.O.'s variety of dishes, such as a chicken Waldorf wrap or the Brewer's Board until midnight daily (all locations).
Arcadia Brewery: 4900 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Scottsdale Distillery: 15681 N. Hayden Rd. #112, Scottsdale
Paradise Valley Brewery: 10810 N. Tatum Blvd. #126, Phoenix
Gilbert Brewery: 335 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert
Late-night food isn't all unhealthy bar snacks and burgers: Urban Beans, open 24 hours, serves up entirely plant-based and vegan/vegetarian breakfast, lunch and cafe offerings 'round the clock.
3508 N. Seventh St., #100, Phoenix
The Vig, home to a fun-meets-upscale vibe, is the kind of place where backyard bocce ball and signature cocktails converge. Beginning at 10 p.m., the kitchen kicks off a special late-night menu featuring shareable bites and comfort food.
Arcadia (open until 2 a.m.): 4041 N. 40th St., Phoenix
Uptown (open until 12 a.m. Wednesday and Sunday; 1 a.m. Thursday; and 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday):
6015 N. 16th St., Phoenix
McCormick Ranch (open until midnight Thursday; 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday):
7345 N. Via Paseo Del Sur, Scottsdale
Fillmore (open until midnight Monday-Thursday; and 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday):
606 N. Fourth Ave., Phoenix
McDowell Mountain (open until midnight Thursday; 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday):
10199 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale
This hip spot near Scottsdale’s nightlife is known for its award-winning cocktails (the classic dirty martini was voted best of the Valley last year) and delicious burgers and sandwiches. The kitchen is open until 12:30 a.m. daily.
7353 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale
The super-chic, brick-walled interior of EVO sets the mood late into the night with a full menu of decadent Italian favorites until 1:30 a.m. After midnight it's technically morning, so why not dig into the "brunch after dark" menu for mimosas, waffles, biscuits and gravy, steak and eggs and breakfast pizza.
4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale
Second Story Liquor Bar
On Fridays and Saturdays, head upstairs in this chic Scottsdale locale for a special late menu featuring WTF biscuits with seasonal jam, pasta de noche, falafel with whipped feta, a chef's board and more from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday (until 10 p.m. the rest of the week).
4166 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
East Metro Area
The Brickyard Downtown - Chandler
Global flavors, sharable plates and craft cocktail mixology have landed in Chandler, thanks to the efforts of The Brickyard team. Here, food service is available until 10 p.m. Sunday (closed Monday) and Tuesday through Thursday, on Friday and Saturday this extends to 1 a.m.
85 W. Boston St., Chandler
Kick back in a trendy indoor/outdoor space with string lights, live music and plenty of yard games, and choose from the full menu until 10 p.m. on Sunday, until 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
149 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Casey Moore's Oyster House
There are oysters to be had at Casey's, not to mention shrimp boats, crab cakes, tacos and sandwiches. This popular patio spot offers plenty of indoor/outdoor seating and a full menu until 1 a.m. daily.
850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
Cornish Pasty Co.
Cornish Pasty Co. serves up dishes from Cornwall, inspired by the lunches of miners. Enjoy their pasties (pronounced PASS-TEE) until midnight Monday through Thursday and until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Mesa: 1941 W. Guadalupe Road, Mesa
University: 960 W. University Drive, Tempe
Mill: 425 S. Mill Ave., #111, Tempe
Scottsdale: 3800 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale
Downtown Phoenix: 7 W. Monroe St., Phoenix
Enjoy a pizza, burger or any of the other many choices on Four Peaks late-night menu along with a pint of local beer. The kitchen is open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
8th Street Brewery: 1340 E. Eighth St., Suite 104, Tempe
Grill & Tap: 15745 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale
Conveniently located within walking distance to most of Tempe’s nightlife, this neighborhood bar and grill is known for its variety of beer offerings as well as fine local sausages and hand-cut fries, which are available until 2 a.m. daily (summer hours).
680 S. Mill Ave., Suite 109, Tempe
West Metro Area
Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub
With Bavarian pretzels, corned beef taquitos and potato skins to kick things off, and Bailey's bread and butter pudding and a Guinness chocolate brownie to tempt your taste buds, Tim's late-night happy hour menu is available from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.
17045 N. 59th Ave., #103, Glendale
OHYA Sushi Korean Kitchen & Bar
Get your fill of Korean BBQ, stir fry, sushi and more until 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday and until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
4920 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite 117, Glendale
State 48 Brewery
If you've ever longed for a place that creates menu items from scratch, brews beer on site, tons of local pride, any combo of bowling, pool and shuffleboard, you can find it at a State 48 location. The Funk House, located at Westgate Entertainment District, is open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. This is just one of State 48 Brewery's four Greater Phoenix locations, and each offer a distinct flavor profile, er, experience.
Funk House: 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale
Brewery: 13823 W. Bell Road, Surprise
DTPHX: 345 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix
Lager House: 15600 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale