Late Night Food in Pittsburgh

Published On August 5, 2014 | By Chelsea Strub | Lists

So we’ve got your back when it comes to what to do in the 412 with our Pittsburgh event list, but sometimes partying all night makes you hungry. Well we’ve decided to solve your late-night munchie problems with our guide to late night food in the ‘Burgh.

Photo credit: Fukuda
Photo credit: Fukuda

Bloomfield: Fukuda

Its traditional Japanese style and passion in the kitchen make Fukuda an excellent dining choice anytime of day. Open ’til 11pm on the weekdays and serving a late night menu until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays, this place has your back when you’re craving authentic Japanese cuisine after a show. Keep an eye out in the city for their food truck too!

Friendship: Sharp Edge Beer Emporium

Nestled between Shadyside and East Liberty, Sharp Edge Beer Emporium keeps their kitchen open until midnight. They’ve got a large selection of appetizers, mussels, burgers and more. Side note: they don’t make fun of you for eating your pizza with a fork and knife. In fact, they encourage it! Between 10pm and midnight, they have a special on wings, appetizers, and pizzas. If you don’t hit them up for a late night snack, stop by for the beer. They have 70 taps and over 250 different bottles of beer to chose from. Next time you’re heading over to a buddy’s house for a late-night hang out, stop by here to create your own six pack, or chose from their themed packs, to take with you. 

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Photo credit: Meat and Potatoes

Downtown: Meat & Potatoes

You are truly missing out on one of the best things in Pittsburgh if you haven’t made it over to Meat & Potatoes for their Monday Night Cap yet. From 10pm ’til 1am they offer $5 specialty burgers and $3 sides. The Italian burger with the Loaded Tots is what we enjoyed the most along with the drink specials and their guest DJs. Next time Monday is getting you down, know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel on Penn Avenue.

South Side: The Library

We’re just going to put it out there that The Library in Southside has some of the best specials in town. Daily half priced drafts and Pinnacle drinks from 5pm to 7pm and 10pm to midnight. Daily half priced small plates 5pm to 7pm and 9pm to 1am. Weekly half priced small pizzas (Sundays and Wednesdays), $12 A-Y-C-E wings (Sunday – Tuesday), $1 taco night (Mondays) and 1/2 price bottles of wine (Mondays and Tuesdays). Our favorites are the Frida Kahlo pulled pork nachos and the Oedipus Rex pizza. The literature themed menu and ever changing draft list make this place a gem on East Carson Street.

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Photo credit: Bingham Tavern

Mount Washington: Bingham Tavern

You can go Bingham, or you can go home. The winner of the Best Wing Night in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine and the 2013 PittsBurgher Champion in the Gourmet Burger Competition, Bingham Tavern serves their award winning grub until 1am just a few blocks from Grandview Avenue. The pub recently went under some major changes and has the online reviews to prove they are worth a visit. Bring some friends with you for an after-hours pool tournament, to watch a game, or for their trivia at 11pm on Thursdays.

Oakland: Hemingway’s Cafe

A favorite to Pitt students, Hem’s keeps there kitchen open until 1am and serves a half-off menu from 9pm-11pm (they do a half-off lunch special too 11am-11:45am). Great place to fill up on food before you spend the rest of your night drinking. The sweet potato fries and spicy spinach and artichoke dip are the fan favorites along with the strong and sweet candy-filled shot pitchers. If you’re looking for the ultimate college bar, this is it. Have fun!

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Photo credit: Bar Marco

Strip District: Bar Marco

Bar Marco’s kitchen is open as late as their bar and serves simple but delicious small plate items sourced from locals, with an emphasis on small production. They don’t have a set cocktail menu. They ask you to tell the bartenders your likes and dislikes and they’ll make you a custom craft cocktail you’re sure to enjoy. They have a large selection of natural wines too. Our favorite is the Marco Burger made with espresso, bacon, and rosemary aioli or the rhubarb crisp. YUM.

 Shadyside: Harris Grill

You may have been to Harris Grill, or its sister restaurant in Mt. Washington, Shiloh Grill, for its bacon night or the fabulous frozen cosmos, but did you know they’re open until 1am? That’s right. You can have an appetizer like the Britney Spears or an unforgettable entree like the short rib tacos way past your bedtime. Our favorite are the Chimichurri Flurry wings which are a “screaming bright garlic and herb take on the classic Argentinian condiment that purportedly brought Juan Perón to power.”

That wraps up our recommendations for places to eat after hours in Pittsburgh. Next time you’re out late enjoying some grub, share it with us on Instagram @nakyouout. Enjoy!

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