So many D.C. neighborhoods are great places to drink – H Street, Adams Morgan, Dupont, 14th Street and Shaw, to name a few. When hitting these drinking destinations, it's important to know where to go to carb up so the next morning won't be so rough. Many of these late-night spots are burger joints — which isn't too surprising — but there's also falafel, sausage, pizza, pies and doughnuts for those seeking some calories to pair with alcohol.Read More
12 Late Night Food Options in Drinking-Centric Neighborhoods
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Located in the heart of the 18th Street bar crawl, Amsterdam Falafel is an Adams Morgan institution to fill up on the cheap. Open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, it'll be hard to find a quality spot that's open later than this. The restaurant has been expanding to other drinking-centric neighborhoods like Arlington, too.
The weather has turned cold, but the Biergarten Haus has heaters and the fireplace roaring to keep the masses warm. And its sausage platters after a few rounds of German beer will also help matters. It's open till 2:30 a.m. on weekends, but the kitchen closes at 1 a.m. so order up for the final round.
Black & Orange
Black & Orange has a selection of burgers to soak up the alcohol. On Fridays and Saturdays, the place doesn't close its doors until 5 a.m.
Boundary Stone Public House
This is both a Bloomingdale bar and a place to grab a late night burger. The bacon (jam) burger seems to get high marks from burger lovers; plus, they have fried pickles. The kitchen closes at 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and midnight on Sundays.
Dangerously Delicious Pies
For those seeking a slice of sweets after a night of bar hopping, Dangerously Delicious Pies serves up its wares until 3:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. And stay on the look out for its pie truck because it may be in a nearby drinking-centric neighborhood.
Eat The Rich
When the party starts late in the night, it should finish with a round of oysters. Part of Derek Brown's bar trio in Shaw, Eat the Rich is a mainstay for people in the industry looking for some seafood. Kitchen is open until 1 a.m. weeknights and 2 a.m. weekends.
There's more to Fast Gourmet than its well-loved chivito sandwich. This place also has soups and rotisserie chicken. But everyone seems to get the chivito. The gas station-slash-restaurant has a loyal following, and its late night hours probably help with that following. On the weekend, a late bite can really be an early morning bite with the spot serving up until 5 a.m.
GBD (Golden Brown Delicious)
Late night chicken and doughnuts pair well with well-made cocktails. And at 2 a.m., most imbibers are looking for alcohol and carbs. GBD has them both. On Fridays and Saturdays, the Dupont party doesn't have to end until 3 a.m. when the doors close, but the kitchen closes at 1 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.
No food is more quintessentially ideal for late night noshing than pizza. Located on bar-centric H Street, this spot dishes out pizza way after the bars close – until 3:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. And with &pizza's continued expansion, revelers won't have to go far to score a slice.
For those jonesing for a late night Korean dishes, on Tuesdays through Saturdays, Mandu has a limited selection of dishes until 1 a.m. On Sundays and Mondays, this same deal goes until midnight. Once a month, late-night diners and drinkers show up for its Anju guest chef program.
Late nights. Early mornings. Middle of the day. It doesn't matter because The Diner is open 24/7. So start the night, continue the night, end the night, or begin again the next morning. It can all be done here.
Thunder Burger & Bar
After hitting up every watering hole catering to the Georgetown college crowd, Thunder Burger & Bar is a beacon on M Street. For the high rollers, get the Big Pimpin' burger for $17. It comes with Kobe. And that goes on until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.