Dining After Dusk: The Best Late-Night Eateries in Cleveland

As you head back to your hotel, resort, Airbnb, etc. after a long day of exploring the city that rocks, you can’t help but notice an empty feeling in the pit of your stomach. As you continue to make your way back to your room, it becomes harder and harder to ignore the growling of your midzone. You’ve already had dinner, but no one can fight those late night cravings, especially when you’re on vacation. So, you’ve finally given into the fact that you’re hungry, but where do you go? It’s not like you’re in Vegas or New York—two cities where you can find even the most exotic cuisine at any hour of the day. You might not be in a city that never sleeps, but Cleveland still has plenty to offer when it comes to those after dark munchies. Enjoy this list of some of the best locations in Cleveland and come satisfy your late-night cravings after a day filled with adventure.

Barrio: Tacos + Tequila + Whiskey

First up to help satisfy those late-night cravings is Barrio, with four locations available in Cleveland, Tremont, Lakewood, Gateway, and their newest location in Cleveland Heights. At Barrio, you will not only have great food, but also a wide variety of alcoholic drinks to pick from, amazing around-the-clock service, and an atmosphere that will keep you coming back for more. One important thing to know about Barrio is that the staple of their business is the tacos! Their menu allows guests to build their own tacos to satisfy each customer’s specific craving. With their kitchen being open daily until 2 a.m., this is a perfect location to satisfy an after dark hunger. Enjoy Barrio’s sit-down style experience on a beautiful patio, or take part in the casual fun by visiting their food truck that’s been voted Best Food Truck by Scene!

Prosperity Social Club

Our next location for great food provides a true Cleveland experience. We’re talking about Prosperity Social Club. Here, your cravings will be greeted by a tavern-style menu with items like fried chicken and mac-n-cheese, as well as a wide variety of craft beers to keep the party going late into the night. At Prosperity Social Club you will be able to get some of the best comfort food in Cleveland after dark with their kitchen staying open Sunday-Wednesday until 2 a.m. and Thursday-Saturday until 2:30 a.m. Thanks to a special late night weekend menu, Prosperity is an excellent choice for satisfying late-night cravings.

My Friends Restaurant

Looking to unwind after a night out in a friendly diner that’s not a traditional chain? Look no further than My Friends Restaurant. It’s open 24 hours and offers up the ultimate after-hours feast! Here you will find menus that offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner at any time cravings might strike. At My Friends Restaurant, you will not only be satisfied by the food, but by the atmosphere as well. They offer a newly renovated location, coffee bar, a beer & wine bar, free Wi-Fi, and some of the best down-to-earth service in the area. Don’t miss out on this homey experience while visiting Cleveland for the perfect meal, no matter what time the clock says. Here, the clock always says, “it’s time to eat”!

Bar Cento: A Modern Italian Eatery

Indulge in the ultimate after-hours snack, pizza! Bar Cento is the place to go for the perfect pizza. Set in a comfortable and unique atmosphere, this joint can top off your next night of drinking and exploring. You will find Bar Cento located in the middle of historic Ohio City. Anchored by a menu filled with dishes inspired by different European cuisines, the restaurant’s locally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients make Bar Cento’s pizza stand out from all others. Not only does this place have amazing pizza, but they also brew their own beer to perfection! So, give your stomach what it’s been looking for and stop by Bar Cento for one of their famous pizzas, and pair it with your favorite beer or wine any day until 2 a.m.!

Happy Dog

If you are on the hunt for the perfect after-hours atmosphere, then look no further, Happy Dog has what you’re looking for—right in the name! You can find Happy Dog in two locations, Detroit Avenue (West) and Euclid Tavern (East), so no matter where your Cleveland adventures take you, you are sure to run into one of these amazing locations for an after-hours snack. Happy Dog is a well-known corner bar in Cleveland with some of the best live music in the area, great cocktails, and of course the food! The Happy Dog menu consists of local gourmet hot dogs with an array of toppings to customize your dog specific to what you’re looking for that night. Here, the kitchen is open Sunday-Wednesday until 12:30 a.m. and Thursday-Saturday until 2:30 a.m. As one of the best live music venues in town, don’t let the party stop when you’re looking for food. Settle in, enjoy a hot dog, and listen to some great music in the city that rocks!

Hard Rock Café Northfield Park

Don’t forget to stop by Hard Rock Café located at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park! The restaurant is open until 1:00 a.m. on weekends. After a night of gaming, entertainment, and exploration, stop by the Café for a Legendary Burger, some delectable desserts, or your choice of lighter, yet flavorful fare. The bar is open until 2:00 a.m., setting the stage for a perfect night cap.

Now that you know there are multiple options available in Cleveland when it comes to your late-night cravings, it’s time to get out there and try them for yourself after a day of exploring the city. Enjoy any type of cuisine your stomach is craving, and end the night with an unforgettable meal! Other options available in the city for an after-hours snack are Banter: Bottles, Sausage, Poutine, Bo Loong Chinese Restaurant, Lava Lounge, and The Rib Cage Smokehouse & Bar. With so many options available, it’s hard to pick just one so try to spread out your late night cravings, and hit up more than one location. Enjoy your stay in Cleveland knowing that you will never leave hungry, at any hour of the day!

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