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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1. Amsterdam Falafelshop
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.
2. Biergarten Haus
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.
3. Black & Orange
Washington, D.C. 20009
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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Eat The Rich
Washington, DC 20001
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.
7. Fast Gourmet
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.
8. 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.
9. H &pizza
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.
11. The Diner
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.
12. 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.