The 11 Best Late-Night Eats in the Sacramento Area
When hunger strikes well past dinner time or you find yourself on an irregular eating schedule, it’s nice to know you can still grab a delicious meal late into the night — sometimes well past midnight. Keep this list handy the next time you’re getting back from a road trip late or leaving a concert or show, so you don’t succumb to the fast food drive-thru!
Monday–Wednesday | 11 a.m.–12 a.m. (Kitchen Closes at 10 p.m. Mon./Tues. + 12 a.m. Wed.)
Thursday + Friday | 11 a.m.–2 a.m. (Kitchen Closes at 12 a.m. Thur + 1 a.m. Fri.)
Saturday | 9 a.m.–2 a.m. (Kitchen Closes at 1 a.m.)
Sunday | 9 a.m.–11 p.m. (Kitchen Closes at 10 p.m.)
Photo Courtesy of Firestone Public House via Fiscus Photo
You may know Firestone Public House for its prime environment for watching a big sports game because of their 22 flat screens, incredible sound system and collection of excited sports fans. They also have a delectable American-inspired creative menu and 60 beers on tap! Enjoy their offerings on a sunny afternoon on either of their two patios, or late at night in Firestone’s cozy interior.
Sunday–Wednesday | 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Thursday–Saturday | 11 a.m.–12 a.m.
When late-night hunger strikes, there are few things more refreshing than a fresh roll of sushi made with light and flavorful ingredients. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Blue Nami stays open as late as midnight! This upscale eatery serves exceptional sushi and Japanese fare, complemented by their sake and creative cocktails.
Monday–Friday | 11 a.m.–2 a.m. (Kitchen Closes at 10 p.m.)
Saturday + Sunday | 9 a.m.–2 a.m. (Kitchen Closes at 10 p.m.)
Photo Courtesy of Highwater
Highwater is a hip Midtown eatery occupying a historic brick building alongside the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. Their creative American fare with Southern influences goes perfectly with their rotating craft beers and housemade craft cocktails. This is the perfect pit stop during your adventures in Midtown!
Monday–Friday | 11 a.m.–2 a.m.
Saturday + Sunday | 10 a.m.–2 a.m.
LowBrau puts a modern twist on a traditional German bierhalle, or beer hall. Their contemporary interior with long communal tables and comfortable outdoor patio provide the perfect atmosphere for late-night conversations over some authentic German fare, including house-made sausages created next door at Block Butcher Bar. Enjoy late-night snacks at LowBrau each Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m.!
5. Pizza Rock
Monday–Wednesday | 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m.
Thursday | 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Friday + Saturday | 11:30 a.m.–3 a.m.
Sunday | 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Pizza Rock
Nothing says “late-night food” quite like pizza. Pizza Rock in the heart of downtown isn’t your average pizza joint either. Their artistic and energetic atmosphere provides the perfect setting to hear live bands, maximized by their rock-themed decor, stunning lighting setup, and state-of-the-art sound system. Pizza Rock serves gourmet pizzas in a variety of styles, hand-crafted artisan cocktails, and an extensive beer and wine list. Their late hours cater to the needs of the emerging entertainment district in downtown Sacramento.
Sunday–Wednesday | 11 a.m.–12 a.m. (Kitchen Closes at 12 a.m.)
Thursday–Saturday | 11 a.m.–3 a.m. (Kitchen Closes at 2 a.m. Thur. + 3 a.m. Fri./Sat.)
As the name implies, Burgers and Brew has an extensive knowledge of both burgers and craft beer, with a hearty menu of burger creations and over 30 taps to prove it. No matter which of their three locations in the area you choose, it’s the perfect late-night destination for high-quality food and an upbeat environment.
Daily | 24 Hours
Photo Courtesy of Sammy’s Restaurant + Bar
Whether you’re at Stones Gambling Hall in Citrus Heights for the poker saloon, the card tavern, or to hear live music, you are bound to get hungry during your visit. Thankfully, Sammy’s Restaurant is open 24 hours a day, serving their innovative and healthy menu comprised of local, organic and nutritionally balanced ingredients. Pair your meal with a local brew or hand-crafted cocktail!
Daily | 11:30 a.m.–12 a.m.
Photo Courtesy of Jessica LeClerc via Tapa the World
Tapas, which are shareable appetizer-sized portions of food, are the perfect late-night snack. That’s why Tapa the World in Midtown is open until midnight every night! These traditional Spanish dishes are topped with delectable ingredients — and come in pretty much any combination you can imagine. Choose classic Spanish tapas or tapas crafted by their creative chef; you won’t be disappointed either way!
9. Thai Canteen
Sunday + Monday | 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Tuesday–Saturday | 11 a.m.–1 a.m.
Sunday + Monday | 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Tuesday–Saturday | 11 a.m.–2 a.m.
Photo Courtesy of Thai Canteen Sacramento
Enjoy a comforting Thai food dish at either Thai Canteen location as late as 2 a.m.! Their Davis location is particularly attractive for UC Davis students, and the Sacramento location appeals to downtown night owls. Order at the counter, then savor the authentic flavors of Bangkok street food in the contemporary environment at Thai Canteen.
Monday–Thursday | 11 a.m.–12 a.m.
Friday | 11 a.m.–1 a.m.
Saturday | 10 a.m.–1 a.m.
Sunday | 10 a.m.–12 a.m.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is a successful nation-wide chain of brewhouses with an innate attention to detail and customized service. They are known for their award-winning handcrafted beers, their Chicago-style pizza with a Southern California twist, and their world-renowned dessert — Pizookies. Stop by any of their many locations in the area for all of the above late at night, either until midnight or 1 a.m.
11. The Club Car
Monday + Tuesday | 11 a.m.–12 a.m. (Kitchen Closes at 10 p.m.)
Wednesday–Saturday | 11 a.m.–2 a.m. (Entire menu minus dinner entrees served until Midnight on Fri./Sat.)
Sunday | 11 a.m.–11 p.m. (Kitchen Closes at 10 p.m.)
Photos Courtesy of the Club Car Bar & Restaurant
The Club Car Bar & Restaurant is a popular late-night destination for Auburn residents and visitors alike. This hotspot located in a charming setting within Old Town Auburn is known for their delicious New American fare, creative cocktails and other bar offerings. Plus, their lively atmosphere enhances the experience with live music and a variety of fun events.
Bon Appétit, Night Owls!
What late-night eateries would you add to this list? We would love to hear your suggestions!