Late Night DC

[ 0 ] August 10, 2011 |


Whose legs?? *smiles*

About three years ago, I compiled a list of places to eat late night in the District.  Since I can barely make it to brunch, I decided I could report on the spots I frequent when I am fully awake.  Here is an updated version of that list and if you have any suggestions for more late night spots that I missed, please forward along to me via or @jknowsgoodfood on Twitter. See you tonight somewhere in this lovely city…

24 hours everyday

Georgetown Cafe (D.C)

-Georgetown’s cheapest excursion. Omelets, coffee and good company…try it;-)

Steak and Eggs (D.C)

-Small and off the beaten path, Johnna Knows Good Food is a big fan of Steak and Eggs. Perfect when you’re in the mood for steak and eggs or just about any other breakfast food.

The Diner (D.C)

-What’s your pleasure?? Burgers, breakfast, hot chocolate that makes your mouth water?? A must try while in the D.C area.

Tastee Diner (Bethesda, MD)

-Good ole fashioned diner food. As simple as that.

Bob and Edith’s Diner (Arlington, VA)

-With 2 locations, 1 open 24 hours and the other til 1 am on weekdays, this is a staple in the northern Virginia diner experiences. Trying to eat late and sweet but feel good about that diet?? Wheat waffles are on the menu.

24 Hours (Weekends)

Kramer Books & Afterwords Cafe (D.C.)

Daily 1 am; Fri. & Sat. 24hr.

-Location, Location, Location. This place is located directly across the street from the Dupont metro stop. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served everyday until close…whatever fits your mood.  And get some knowledge while your there, check out the bookstore.

Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse (D.C.)

Sun.-Wed. 10 am-11:30 pm; Th. 10 am-1 am;Fri. & Sat. 24hr.

-Menu options the same as they were 30 years ago. Burgers and fries from a D.C classic.

4 am or later-Weekends

JJ’s Cheesesteaks (D.C)

Fri. & Sat. 11 am-4 am (U Street)

-Hands down every version of the cheesesteak sandwich, pick your poison.

Five Guys (D.C)

Fri. & Sat. 11 am-4 am (Georgetown)

-Burgers and Fries. D.C.’s version of the West Coast’s In and Out.

Bistro Francais (D.C)

Sun.-Th. 11 am-3 am; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-4 am

-Mix it up a bit with this French eatery. Try some Soupe à l’ Oignon (onion soup) or Oeufs Bénédict (eggs benedict with Canadian bacon) at this late nite getaway to Paris in D.C.

Julia’s Empenadas (Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle locations)

Fri. & Sat. Closing time 4am

-Quick and to the point. Chicken, Veggie, Fruity Empanada anyone??? Try the veggie, especially after partying at one of the hot spots near one of the 3 Julia’s Empanadas locations.

Amsterdam Falafel Shop (D.C)

Closing times:  Sun. & Mon. Midnight; Tues. & Wed. 2:30 am; Th. 3 am; Fri. & Sat. 4 am

-Adams Morgan. Trying to avoid a hangover. Felafel’s made quick and easy. Enough said.

Quick Pita (D.C)

Closing times:  Sun.-Wed. 3 am; Thur.- Sat. 4:30 am

-Kebabs, spinach pie and felafel’s make Quick Pita a good pick for late nite eating in Georgetown.

2 am or later-Everyday

Rabbit Salad & Grill (Arlington, VA)

-The “Rabbit Hole” late night menu (*begins October 21) will be available on Fri. & Sat. (11 pm- 3 am).

Hank’s Oyster Bar & Lounge (D.C)

-Lounge open til 2 am on weeknights and 3 am on weekends; food orders are available up until an hour before closing time.

Agora (D.C)

-Late night drink specials include $4 Bacardi & Absolut cocktails and $3 Peroni drafts; available everyday of the week from 11 pm- 2 am.

Chi Cha Lounge (D.C)

Sun. thru Thurs. 5 pm- 2 am; Fri. & Sat. 5 pm-3 am

-Hookah, shisha, whatever you want to call it alongside cocktails and small bites.

El Tamarindo (D.C)

Sun. thru Thurs. 10 am- 2 am; Fri. & Sat. Open 24 Hours

-Mexican & Salvadorian Cuisine in the middle of three major DC neighborhoods: U street, Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan.

Ben’s Chili Bowl (D.C)

Mon. thru Thurs. open til 2 am; Fri. & Sat. open til 4 am

-The name speaks for itself, chili and more chili.

Ben’s Next Door (D.C)

Everyday open 11 am-2 am or 3 am

-Extension of the famous Ben’s Chili Bowl, this spot offers a contemporary bar scene and all American menu.

Tryst (D.C)

Mon.-Th. 2 am; Fri. & Sat. 3 am; Sun. 2 am

-Great place to study, read a good book, surf the web (free Internet access) or to just have a quick bite and some tea with a friend.

Buffalo Billards (D.C)

Mon.-Th. 2 am; Fri. 3 am; Sat. 3 am; Sun. 2 am

-Voted Johnna’s Pick of the Week (December 2008) for the best happy hour and now a Johnna Knows Good Food Top Five in the D.C. area for a great place to have the munchies while in Dupont.

Old Glory Bar-B-Que (D.C)

Mon.-Th. 2 am; Fri. & Sat. 3 am; Sun. 2 am

-Cravings for BBQ-anything should be fulfilled here. Ribs, sandwiches, burgers and more.

11 pm-1 am closing time

Black’s Bar & Kitchen (Bethesda, MD)

-Modern American cuisine in the middle of downtown Bethesda, the restaurant offers a late night menu on Thur. (10 pm- 11 pm) and Fri. & Sat. (11 pm- 12 am).

Black Jack (D.C)

-New to the 14th street corridor, the restaurant is open Tues.-Thur. (5 pm-12:30 am); Fri. & Sat. (5:30 pm- 1:30 am) and Sunday (4 pm-12:30 am).

Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca (D.C)

-Fri. & Sat. late night menu 11 pm-12 am; $15 speciality pizzas line the menu.

Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar (D.C)

-Fri. & Sat. late night menu 11 pm- 1am. Look forward to plenty o’ rum and ceviche.

Station 4 (D.C)

-Late night menu from Sun.-Thurs. (11 pm-1 am); Fri. & Sat. (11 pm-2am)

Bistro Du Coin (D.C)

Thur., Fri. & Sat. 11:30 am-1 am

-Get your French fix.

Zaytinya (D.C)

Tue.-Th. 11:30 pm; Fri. & Sat. 12 am

-Yogurt fries, mezes and Greek cheeses that will make you think your sailing the Mediterranean Sea. Late nite fine cuisine at its best in the District.

Old Ebbitt Grill (D.C)

Daily til 1 am

-The oldest saloon in D.C serving up steaks, mashed potatoes and more American favorites.

Meze (D.C)

Sun.-Th. 1:30 am; Fri. & Sat. 2:30 a.m.

-In addition to the free belly dancing lessons on Sunday nights, Meze offers a vast array of dishes when looking for late nite Turkish cuisine in the District.

Stoney’s Bar and Grill (D.C)

Mon.-Th. 2 am; Fri. & Sat. 3 am

-Traditional All American cuisine from a D.C. staple here since 1968.

*Johnna’s tip:  If all else fails, there’s always Jumbo Slice in Adams Morgan or McDeath McDonald’s on Wisconsin Avenue, they are ALWAYS open…and low key, this is the stuff drunken dreams are made of when its a Tuesday at 2 am and you’ve had too many Vesper’s at the Dirty Martini…

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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