The Best Spots for Late-Night Eats
These nine eateries are open late, so you can fuel up during a fun night out.
The next time your stomach starts to growl after 10 p.m., you’ll know exactly where to go. These kitchens crank out food until the wee hours so you can fuel up before, during or after a fun night on the town.
This beloved Minnesota artisan pizza chain has been feeding hangry bar crowds for years thanks to its multiple locations throughout the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro region, including Richfield, Roseville, Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The mouthwatering pizza options include wild mushroom and arugula or the more unusual Baked Potato Pizza, topped with baby reds, broccoli, diced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, a sprinkle of bacon and a side of sour cream. The gluten-free and vegan crowds will find plenty of options here as well. Best of all, the full menu is available until 12 a.m. every day for dine-in (2 – 2:30 a.m. for delivery, times vary by location).
Lookout Bar & Grill
This family-run restaurant has been in operation for six decades and has a long legacy of live music and a killer outdoor patio. You can order from a late-night happy hour menu Wednesdays and Thursdays until 11 p.m. But good luck choosing between the totchos, firecracker shrimp, flatbreads and stuffed mushrooms. Fridays and Saturdays, the Lookout Bar & Grill kitchen is open until 2 am (with a full menu until 11 p.m. that includes award-winning broasted chicken as well as steak and shrimp scampi). It’s easy to see why the Lookout is known as the “best kept secret in Maple Grove.”
The name of this trendy Lowertown establishment hints at its pig-centric focus. Featuring contemporary Southern cuisine and boasting 100 bottles of bourbon, Handsome Hog has drink specials and a late-night menu Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight. Carnivores can satisfy their cravings with munchies like “pigwiches,” sausage gravy poutine and brisket sliders. For the meat averse, try the mac and cheese with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
The Loop West End
This St. Louis Park eatery features a 360-degree bar, an outdoor patio with a fireplace, and fresh, fabulous food. It’s open Monday through Saturday until 2 a.m. (Sundays until 12 a.m.), with a stellar late-night menu filled with favorites such as buffalo chicken wontons, grilled steak lettuce wraps or wood-fired pizzas with toppings like mac and cheese with bacon. End the night with a sweet treat like a Loopy Brownie Sundae or house-made chocolate chippers.
A local hangout for over 60 years, the Park Tavern is a family-friendly restaurant/bar featuring bowling, an arcade, darts, a large outdoor patio and event space. Their kitchen stays open until 11 pm on Thursdays and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. An expansive menu offers a wide array of appetizers, wings, burgers, fried potato baskets, tavern mac & cheese dishes, and pizzas galore.
Punch Bowl Social
Near downtown and Target Field, this St. Louis Park favorite offers more than just food. Order up a PBR tallboy or a craft cocktail and check out the abundance of entertainment — from vintage arcade games to giant Scrabble, bowling, karaoke and more. Foodies can feast upon an array of appetizers like green chorizo fries, tacos, nachos and buffalo wings. The kitchen is open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday
For a chef-driven take on bar food favorites, visit Bloomington’s NorthStar Tavern. Check out their menu of customizable handheld sandwiches, with options for every taste and dietary restrictions, or go with a classic app like cheese curds, fried cauliflower and artichoke dip. Their late night happy hour menu includes drink specials on beer, craft cocktails, wine and more until 1 a.m., with wings, tacos, salads and other snacks available until 11 pm or later. NorthStar is the perfect spot for a laid-back night out with friends.