Dining

Where to Grab the Late Night Grub

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Sometimes, you just need to grab a late bite to eat, and we get it! Whether you’re hungry after a night out, or you’re a true night owl, San Diego has plenty of late-night grub options for you enjoy. Check out these great places for your next midnight grub sesh. 

After a night of bar hopping in the premiere nightlife area of Pacific Beach, head over to Bub’s at the Beach for a nightcap snack. With their kitchen open until 1 AM, order up a plate of Bub’s Chicken Wings to end your night right. 

Who could argue with some late night pizza? Woodstock’s Pizza is the perfect place to curb those pizza cravings, and a pie like the Triple Threat, topped with BBQ sauce, chipotle carnitas, pineapple, bacon, and green onions, will obliterate any nighttime hunger. 

Barrel Republic counts itself among San Diego late night snack royalty. Grab a pint of one of their many craft beers, and order up some delicious grub, like their Cheese Crisp Tacos or the Four Chile Mac & Cheese. 

Late night hours are second nature to Waterbar, so high-quality midnight snacks are in the books here. Grab some Fish Street Tacos, complete with local rockfish, crema, and serrano pepper for a blast of heat, while enjoying the laid-back coastal atmosphere. 

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Sometimes a fine meal is in the cards for late night dinner. For times like this, The Whiskey House is a great choice. Their Hand-cut Ribeye steak served with your choice of fries, mashed potatoes, or salad, along with an incredible selection of whiskey makes for a perfect end to the night. 

Chinese BBQ until midnight? At Sam Woo BBQ Restaurant, you betcha. This Kearny Mesa locals favorite is perfect for those late night BBQ cravings. 

Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen is the go-to spot for late night ramen. On Saturday and Sunday, the kitchen is open until 2 AM, making it a great place to grab a bite for even the latest of nights. 

Enjoy elevated bar grub at Small Bar, the premiere late night location for craft drinks and small yet tasty fare. Kitchen is open until midnight, so no need to worry if you suddenly get the munchies late at night after a few drinks. 

Hundred Proof has a dinner menu running until 12:30 AM on Friday and Saturday, with options like Short Rib Bao Buns or the HP Burger. Top off a late night bite with some of their Ricotta Malt Cheesecake. 

Tacos Libertad is open until 2:30 AM Wednesday through Saturday, and offers its customers an all-star lineup of tacos ranging from meat and seafood to some pretty spectacular vegan options. What makes Tacos Libertad is unique is that 100% of the profits go towards charity. Who said late night snacking is a guilty pleasure?

The 24-hour diner is the epitome of late night grubbing, and Brian’s 24 is one of the best. This simple concept diner located in the heart of Gaslamp provides delicious food offerings featuring old and new favorites that make for the perfect late night bite. 

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