We've all been there: drunk and hungry, only to find most of the local food joints are closed. As a remedy to this dire situation, we've done our best to find some downtown Phoenix spots where you can still grab a bite after most of the other restaurants have closed their kitchens. Let us know if we missed any gems.
Hours: Seamus McCaffrey's is open until 2 a.m. every night and serves food until midnight.
We're told this is where the real, hardcore old-timers go to drink. But you can get some traditional Irish eats too. Try the Shepherd's Pie or the crunchy-fried fish and chips. We go back for the corned beef and cabbage, served with boiled potatoes just like Gramma O'Hara used to make.
Hours: Turf is open until 2 a.m. every night and serves food until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
The old timers might have stools named after them at Seamus McCaffery's, but you can get some great food at Turf too. The loaded potato skins and chicken Philly are two of my personal favorites. Last I looked they didn't have the chicken Philly on the menu, but just ask for it, and don't forget the jalapenos.
Hours: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 a.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 12 a.m. Sunday.
Carly's offers mainly lighter fare like appetizers including spinach artichoke dip, but you can also get some great, hot sandwiches including the turkey melt and reuben.
Hours: Sunday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday 5 p.m. - 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Roosevelt Tavern is the place to go for traditional bar food. Some of our favorites that you can find on the menu include gourmet hot dogs, an amazing hot pretzel with two kinds of mustard, homemade dips with chips, and wonderful tomato soup with a crispy grilled cheese. But keep in mind the kitchen closes at 11 p.m., so you better get your food early.
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Hours: Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
You can get more than great beer at Rose & Crown. Being directly across the parking lot from Pizzeria Bianco has made it to step up its food game. You can find some traditional British pub food like the Poutines, (which one reader pointed out actually originated in Quebec) deep fried potato chips smothered in cheese and brown gravy. There are also plenty of burgers and entrees to choose from. Food in served until 10 p.m. on the weekdays and midnight on the weekends.
Hours:Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. - 12 a.m., Friday - Saturday 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Sens has an urban-globetrotter aesthetic, although it's more homey, with shareable small plates like dumplings and hotpots and nibbles meant to be dunked in dipping sauces. From juicy soup gyoza to smoky, tender fish grilled in a banana leaf, the food is simple but high-impact. Go here before you're too intoxicated and can still taste the food.
Hours: Sunday, Saturday 5 p.m. - 1 a.m., Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Hanny's is open until 1 a.m., seven nights a week and serves up great food including appetizers, pizzas, sandwiches, salads and desert in a cool, relaxing atmosphere. Food is also served until closing, so bonus point are in order. Check out some of the great deserts you can find.
Hours: Monday-Friday 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
The Crescent Ballroom kitchen serves food until 1 a.m. every night. Chris Bianco and Doug Robson of Gallo Blanco, oversee the menu, which includes burgers, burritos, appetizers and more. Crescent is better for small bites, but the burritos, particularly the "Al Pastor" Pork Burrito, are awesome and just what you need after an evening of drinking.
Hours: Sunday 6 a.m. - 12 a.m., Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday 24 Hours
Jobot, known from its crepes, serves inexpensive food Sunday to Thursday until midnight and all night on Friday and Saturday. The savory crepes like the black forest ham, Swiss cheese, fresh spinach and house honey mustard will surely hit the spot. But if you have a sweet tooth, check out the sweet ricotta, toasted almonds and chocolate chips.
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 12 a.m., Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 a.m.
I'm sure you can guess what NachoBot specializes in. Its gooey assortment of nachos including interpretations of the Sonoran hot dog and Colorado chili will surely soak up the alcohol your liver can't process. Read our story about the opening of NachoBot.
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