Grand Central Coffee Company has a cozy feel, and good food, 24 hours a day.EXPAND
Grand Central Coffee Company has a cozy feel, and good food, 24 hours a day.
John Chakravarty

15 Spots for Late-Night Eats in Metro Phoenix

Phoenix has a bad rep when it comes to late-night eats. We've all been there: You get out of a show, or meet up with friends for drinks, and then hunger strikes. Suddenly you are faced with the dilemma of where to get a bite without hitting a crappy drive-thru. Lucky for us night owls, options around the Valley are increasing. Now you can satisfy your late night cravings with everything from bibimbap to biscuits and gravy at these 15 open-after-dark restaurants.

Cornish Pasty Co. in downtown serves signature pasties sure to satisfy your late-night hunger.EXPAND
Cornish Pasty Co. in downtown serves signature pasties sure to satisfy your late-night hunger.
John Chakravarty

Cornish Pasty Co.
Serves food until midnight; 2 a.m. downtown

Cornish Pasty Co. has been a staple of late-night cold drinks and warm, meat-filled pockets in Tempe since 2005. They now have five Valley locations (plus locations in Flagstaff and Las Vegas) Check out their new three-story location on Monroe Street in downtown Phoenix, where they serve until 2 a.m., and grab an Oggie, a traditional pasty stuffed with steak, potatoes, onion, and rutabaga, served with a side of red wine gravy or ketchup. Or go for a spicy Chicken Tikka Masala, if that's more your speed. Planning ahead? Order one par-baked to enjoy at home even later.

Enjoy sushi and hot sake after dark with Moira's late-night happy hour.
Enjoy sushi and hot sake after dark with Moira's late-night happy hour.
Moira Sushi / Facebook

Moira Sushi
Serves food until 2 a.m.

If you’re in the mood for fresh sushi and hot sake after dark, Moira Sushi has you covered. On Friday and Saturday nights, the restaurant stays open until 2 a.m. with late-night happy hour pricing. They have a few noodle bowls, but the majority of their menu is dedicated to specialty rolls and sashimi. Located on Second and McKinley streets, it's perfect for a quick mood change after withstanding the pumping quarters at Cobra Arcade Bar. Built into the bottom of a brick building, the bar has a cool, blue vibe and large inviting windows for a chill, relaxing atmosphere.

Jobot’s new location is the place to be during the wee hours on Roosevelt Row.EXPAND
Jobot’s new location is the place to be during the wee hours on Roosevelt Row.
John Chakravarty

Jobot
Serves food until midnight on weekdays; 3 a.m. on the weekends

After closing a few months ago, Jobot is back in Roosevelt. The new spot, on Third and Roosevelt Streets, has big open windows and plentiful seating indoors and out. They can still be counted on to deliver tasty coffee and food into the wee hours of the night. In addition to Jobot’s new hours (midnight on weekdays and 3 a.m. on weekends) Jobot also now offers a full bar. Their “all-day” menu features classics like Jo-biscuits and gravy, slathered in Schreiner's chorizo red gravy, topped with over-easy eggs, and served with a side of crispy potatoes, as well as plenty of vegan and options, like the basmati red lentil cake sandwich, a crispy patty cooked with yellow curry and fresh veggies and cilantro-lime sauce on a jalapeño challah roll.

Play some pool and enjoy a juicy wineburger at Harvey's until 2 in the morning.
Play some pool and enjoy a juicy wineburger at Harvey's until 2 in the morning.
Jackie Mercandetti

Harvey's Wineburger
Serves food until 2 a.m.

Don't say there aren't options for a decent burger after dark: Harvey's Wineburger serves a juicy one for $7 to $10 every night until 2 a.m. You can’t go wrong with the classic Wineburger, for which the patty is splashed with red wine while being cooked. If you’re craving something fancier, try one of the specialty burgers, like the mushroom burger, topped with Swiss and a splash of Worcestershire sauce.

Bitter & Twisted serves mean cocktails and delicious late-night food in downtown Phoenix.
Bitter & Twisted serves mean cocktails and delicious late-night food in downtown Phoenix.
Evie Carpenter

Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
Serves food until 1:30 a.m.

We already know that the folks at Bitter & Twisted shake a mean cocktail, but the B&T kitchen also stays open until 1:30 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Though not everything on the cocktail parlor's menu is available late, hungry guests can still get in on dishes like green chili mac and hurricane popcorn, a giant bowl of hot, buttery popcorn topped with garlic, sesame, and shichimi togarashi (a Japanese spice), along with spicy rice crackers and pieces of seaweed. In order to keep its food offerings fresh and exciting, Bitter & Twisted likes to switch up things from time to time, so be sure to discuss the available options with your bartender.

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The Munchies Cafe
Serves food until 3 a.m.

Need some late-night brain food? The Munchies Cafe in Tempe serves Mediterranean food for dine-in or takeout every night until 3 a.m. Gyros, chicken shawarma salad, dolmades, and other vaguely Middle Eastern fast food items come at a price that is more than affordable, even on a student budget.

Cozy up on Welcome Diner's patio for some late-night biscuits and gravy.
Cozy up on Welcome Diner's patio for some late-night biscuits and gravy.
Welcome Diner / Facebook

Welcome Diner
Serves food until 2 a.m.

Sitting on the patio at Welcome Diner is like relaxing in a friend's backyard, except that Welcome Diner has fresh biscuits, burgers, and delicious snacks like poutine and watermelon salad. Open until 2 a.m. every day except Monday, Welcome Diner also has a long list of libations, including cocktails and canned beer. We think you should stick around, pet someone's dog, and meet a few of your neighbors in the — ahem — welcoming environment.

Fantastic Korean food that stays up late makes Cafe Ga Hyang a Valley anomaly.
Fantastic Korean food that stays up late makes Cafe Ga Hyang a Valley anomaly.
Jackie Mercandetti

Cafe Ga Hyang
Serves food until 2 a.m.

Located in Glendale, Cafe Ga Hyang serves great Korean food well after most other restaurants have shut their doors. Although closed Monday, Cafe Ga Hyang stays open until 2 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and until 11 p.m. on Sunday. Order bibimbap and bulgoki, sip down soju, and thank your lucky stars that there is not only excellent Korean food in metro Phoenix, but excellent Korean food available late.

The walls at Counter Intuitive are decorated with animal skulls and historic Arizona photography.EXPAND
The walls at Counter Intuitive are decorated with animal skulls and historic Arizona photography.
Shelby Moore

Counter Intuitive
Serves food until 2 a.m.

Like Bitter & Twisted, Counter Intuitive is known best for its high-aiming cocktail program, but guests also can get tasty bites to go with their drinks. Though Counter Intuitive's menu was known for changing often, with a new theme every few months including a New Orleans-themed menu featuring bacon beignets, gator bites, and salt and vinegar chicharrones, the restaurant has stated that they will be going steady with their their latest desert theme. Counter Intuitive is dedicated to late-night eats and drinks, and is open Wednesday through Saturday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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Delux Burger / Facebook

Delux
Serves food until 2 a.m.

Delux Burgers has been one of the Valley's late-night staples for over a decade. Serving Niman Ranch burgers, panini, salads, and sushi every night until 2 a.m., this Biltmore-area restaurant is a prime location for nighttime diners. Don't forget to grab a basket of mixed fries: The sweet potato and regular French fries come in a miniature grocery cart that is pretty freakin' cute.

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Urban Beans

Urban Beans
Serves food 24-7

Urban Beans has not backed down, despite having a Starbucks open up right next door. In an effort to round out the Valley's late-night and early-morning options for people with unique work schedules, Urban Beans offers its entire vegetarian and vegan menu all day. Diners can expect breakfast and lunch items, including sandwiches, like the jackfruit carnitas-style torta, salads, soups, and heartier fare like the pumpkin curry bowl, anytime day or night. Urban Beans has a welcoming, second-home atmosphere, for those times when you don't want to go home, but also don't want to go out-out.

Grand Avenue Pizza Company is a welcome sight when late-night hunger pangs strike.
Grand Avenue Pizza Company is a welcome sight when late-night hunger pangs strike.
Elyse Blennerhassett

Grand Avenue Pizza Company
Serves food until 4 a.m.

Grand Avenue Pizza Company is the perfect place to cap off a night out on the town. Take in a show at Crescent Ballroom and end up at this pizzeria, which serves hot pies until 4 a.m. daily, except for Sunday and Monday. Grab a full-size pizza or a single slice of classic pepperoni, cheese, or veggie specials. Grand Avenue Pizza Company also serves calzones, salads, and vegan pizza. Better yet, Grand Avenue Pizza Company will deliver your pizza to your door until 3:30 a.m.

Grand Central Coffee Company has a cozy feel, and good food, 24 hours a day.EXPAND
Grand Central Coffee Company has a cozy feel, and good food, 24 hours a day.
John Chakravarty

Grand Central Coffee Company
Serves food 24-7

Grand Central Coffee Company is located conveniently off the light rail in the space that used to be Amsterdam’s and within walking distance of ASU downtown, and serves sandwiches, salads, and a pretty good breakfast all day. The shop is open 24 hours, but after midnight, they switch over to a late-night menu. Don't worry, best of the menu is still available: The breakfast sandwiches, buffalo cauliflower, and red wine-braised short rib poutine will be hot and ready.

Joe's Midnight Run serves tasty food to the beat of '90s hip-hop until 2 in the morning.EXPAND
Joe's Midnight Run serves tasty food to the beat of '90s hip-hop until 2 in the morning.
Joe's Midnight Run / Facebook

Joe’s Midnight Run
Serves food until 2 a.m.

Located in an iconic restored drive-thru liquor store, Joe’s Midnight Run has a cool neighborhood feel, without the sense that they are trying too hard. They keep the grill (and the '90s hip hop) blasting until 2 a.m. Topped with braised pork, cheese, and chicharones, the Notorious B.I.G. burger is sure to satisfy even the most epic of late night munchies. If you’re feeling more snackish, try the chipotle honey-glazed grilled wings.

All of the meat options at Tacos Huicho are good, but when the al pastor spit is spinning on Tuesdays and the weekend, it might be the only thing you'll order.EXPAND
All of the meat options at Tacos Huicho are good, but when the al pastor spit is spinning on Tuesdays and the weekend, it might be the only thing you'll order.
Shelby Moore

Tacos Huicho
Serves food until midnight

One of Phoenix’s best-kept taco secrets is a small neighborhood restaurant called Tacos Huicho. Tucked away on the frontage road off 20th and Oak streets, nestled between a shady convenience store and a shut-down Laundromat, Tacos Huicho looks like a run-of-the-mill gut-buster taco shack. But behind its hardened exterior, they make some of the best tacos al pastor in the city, perfectly complimented by their house-made salsas, all available until midnight. On the weekends, Huicho draws a big enough crowd to warrant their own taco cart in the parking lot. On Friday or Saturday night, grab one of their cold horchatas, and chill out on the patio seating with the rest of the local East Coronado neighborhood.

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