What inspired this post? Frankly, it was a combination of things–years of readers saying we had no places to eat out late at night and fellow writer Becca Bona’s persistence that I put a damn list together. So here we are. How does a restaurant/bar make this list? They have to offer food past 10 p.m. at least one evening a week. I did some digging and here’s what I came up with.
Ciao Baci (605 N. Beechwood Street)
Ciao Baci’s kitchen is open until midnight, and the restaurant usually does last call on food at 11:45 p.m. Entrees are served from 5 p.m-10:30 p.m. with everything else being served from 4 p.m.-midnight. You probably couldn’t go wrong ordering Dom’s Chicken Sandwich, the Local Lamb Burger, or an American Burger. Hours: Monday-Saturday 4 p.m.-close (at least midnight).
The Fold (3501 Old Cantrell Hill Road)
According to its Facebook page, the kitchen is open all day. That’s good news for folks with the late-night munchies. Another added bonus is that The Fold’s portions tend to be smaller than a typical restaurant, which can be a good thing when eating at 11:30 p.m. The menu includes several tacos, burritos, tortas, and salads. Hours: Sunday & Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight; Happy Hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m (Tuesday-Friday); Closed Mondays.
Capital Bar and Grill (111 W. Markham Street)
CBG serves food until closing time, but on the weekend it has a late night menu that consists of limited options. Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Mike’s Café (5501 Asher Avenue)
UALR students in need of a late bite to eat can head over to Mike’s Café. Well, at least on the weekends. The restaurant closes during the week at 9:30 p.m. but is open on Friday-Sunday until midnight. The menu is enormous and I’ve still only scratched the service, but I can certainly recommend the vermicelli bowls or the pho. It wouldn’t surprise me if just about everything on the menu is solid-to-great. Hours: Open seven days; Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday-Sunday 11 a.m.-midnight.
Chicago’s Phillys & Gyros (3600 S. University Avenue)
The drive-thru eatery across from the UALR campus features a variety of sandwiches, including Philly Steak (with thinly sliced ribeye steak, grilled onions, and Provolone cheese), Chicken Philly, Buffalo Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Grilled Veggie, and Tropical Ham, among others. Along with the sandwiches, folks can order the gyro, a lamb and beef mixture topped with tzaziki sauce, lettuce, and tomatoes … as well an all-beef Chicago Hot Dog and a Philly Burger. Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m.-midnight
Midtown Billiards (1316 Main Street)
Midtown’s menu includes a variety of burgers and sandwiches, including the infamous Midtown Burger and Gut Bomb Burger (1/2-lb burger with bacon, cheddar, spam, egg, and pepper Jack). Lipitor optional. Hours: Open 3 p.m.-5 a.m. seven days a week. Grill open until 4:30 a.m.
Another Round Pub (12111 W. Markham Street)
Although I’ve never eaten there and can’t provide any real insight, I can tell you Another Round offers up a huge menu, including dishes like Reuben egg rolls, wings, pork sliders, fried mushrooms, soups, salads, burgers, and even a few pasta options. The kitchen closes at 10 p.m. on week nights but midnight most weekends. Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-close; Saturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-midnight.
Stickyz Chicken Shack (107 River Market Avenue)
Here’s another spot I’ve yet to frequent, but it’s location alone makes it one of the few late night downtown dining destination. The menu looks full of what you might expect … burgers, sandwiches, salads, etc. The kitchen is open until midnight on Tuesday-Saturday and until 10 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. Hours: Sundays & Mondays 11 a.m.–midnight; Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.–2 a.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m.–1 a.m.
109 & Co. (109 Main Street)
Another downtown hotspot, 109 & Co., offers up some very limited, albeit tasty menu options, including charcuterie boards, hummus varieties, and desserts (all available until we closing). Hours: Friday and Saturday 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Tuesday-Thursday 5 p.m.-midnight; Sunday-Monday 7 p.m.-midnight.
Dugan’s Pub (401 E. 3rd Street)
Dugan’s has a full menu filled with an assorted of dishes, including nachos, corned beef hash, fish and chips, Guinness chicken, and cheese dip, just to name a few. The kitchen is open until midnight on Monday-Saturday. Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
West End Smokehouse & Tavern (215 N. Shackleford Road)
I can actually vouch for the potato skins at West End. Very solid. The rest of the menu is filled with standard apps, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and steaks. And the good news…West End’s kitchen stay open until 1 a.m. every night. Hours: Monday-Thursday 3 p.m.-2 a.m.; Friday-Sunday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Zack’s Place (1400 S. University)
Zack’s Place serves up all the regulars–dogs, burgers, fries, plate lunches, and desserts-in a casual sports bar setting. The kitchen is open all day and night. Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
The Pantry (11401 N Rodney Parham) and Pantry Crest (722 N. Palm)
The Pantry is home to one of our favorite menus in the city period, even better they serve a full menu up until midnight Monday – Saturday. Monday-Thurday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Friday 11 a.m.- 2 am; Saturday 4 p.m.-1 a.m.
The Pizzeria at Terry’s Finer Foods (5018 Kavanaugh Boulevard)
They serve food on Friday and Saturday nights until 11 p.m. and the bar is open until at least midnight. That’s great news. This place serves some of the best pizza in town.