For evening elegance, Damn the Weather (116 First Ave S; damntheweather.com) in Pioneer Square stays open until 2am, Monday through Saturday, and dishes up high-concept bar food (try the chicken-fat fries) and some of the best cocktails in town. Tom Douglas’s Palace Kitchen (*2030 Fifth Ave; tomdouglas.com) in Belltown serves a full menu of New American cuisine until 1am and adds on a rotating late-night specialty after 10pm, while Cicchetti (*121 E Boston St; cicchettiseattle.com) in Eastlake offers mouthwatering Mediterranean till the wee hours of the morning.
When you need a quick snack, Dick’s Drive-In (*500 Queen Anne Ave N; ddir.com) hits the spot. The all-beef burgers and hand-cut fries are a perennial favorite, and nothing on the menu tops $3.10. And if you’re near the nightlife hub of Capitol Hill, grab a New York–style slice (the pesto is on point) at Hot Mama’s Pizza (700 E Pine St; hot-mamaspizza.com) or a burger topped just the way you like it from Li’l Woody’s (1211 Pine St; lilwoodys.com).
Transport your taste buds to Puerto Rico with tostones (smashed green plantains) and pernil (slow-roasted pulled pork) at Ballard’s La Isla (2320 NW Market St; laislacuisine.com), open until 2am on weekends. Mexican food and cocktails are on the menu at Queen Anne’s Peso’s Kitchen & Lounge (*605 Queen Anne Ave N; pesoskitchenandlounge.com), which offers a late-night happy hour from 10pm to 1am that’s sure to curb your cravings.
Looking for something open any time? Hit the jackpot at The Lucky Diner (2630 First Ave; theluckydiner.com) in Belltown, where 24-hour service on the weekends means you can get omelettes with a side of Lucky Charms whenever it strikes your fancy. At Pioneer Square’s 13 Coins (255 S King St; 13coins.com), the high-backed booths lend a classy quality to the 24/7 establishment, complemented by a diverse menu of more than 130 items.
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