By the time the weekend rolls around, busy Seattleites can be found with a drink in one hand and a fork in the other. Whether you’re out with friends on a Saturday or unwinding with co-workers following a late night at the office, when after-dinner cravings strike, you might find yourself racking your brain for the nearest available snacking fix. Don’t let those darkened windows and “closed” signs get you down… Hop an Uber and chow down with locals until last call. Though we know food tastes better after slurping down a few drinks, these seven spots are serving up late-night flavors that truly hold their own.
Shingletown Pub and Eatery | 2016 NW Market St | 206-782-5182
From its name to its food and beverages, this Old Ballard haunt was created with the area’s historic industrial milling origin in mind. The menu plays up favorite Pacific Northwest ingredients, from seafood to sandwiches and small plates (hint: the latter includes late-night-friendly loaded french fry options including a duck confit upgrade on classic poutine). Drop in for a bite and a handcrafted nightcap until 11 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 p.m. on Sundays.
Lecosho | 89 University St | 206-623-2101
Lecosho is driven by its owners’ mantra to serve “food we like.” Coming from two respected Pacific Northwestern chefs, diners can be sure this is going to taste good. Dive head-first into a specialized late-night menu featuring the ultra-savory Painted Hills Burger and citywide favorite housemade sausage -- all served alongside a selection of craft beer, cocktails and wines until 1am every night.
Julia’s on Broadway | 300 Broadway E | 206-860-1818
Julia’s Capitol Hill location doubles as a family favorite and a reveler’s paradise, depending on the day, time and occasion of your visit. The robust menu features something for everyone: salads, burgers, tacos, barbecue, and many hearty entrees. Stop by in the hour before close to take advantage of late-night specials. Open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 11 p.m. the rest of the week.
Nana’s Family Mexican Kitchen & Cantina | 1825 Queen Anne Ave | 206-922-3340
In upper Queen Anne for a late dinner? Want a bite to eat before heading down the hill to bar-hop? Start with a fruity drink or margarita and a meal at Nana’s. Choose from a well-rounded menu of authentic Mexican sopas, tortas, tacos, burritos, and more family recipes in a colorful, quirky, group-friendly atmosphere. Open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 9 p.m. on weekdays.
Von’s 1000SPIRITS | 1225 1st Ave | 206-621-8667
The drinks and dishes here speak for themselves. Thirsty guests are in good hands, as Von’s takes much pride in the skill of its alchemist, who bears the responsibility of guarding, pouring and mixing Seattle’s largest collection of fine spirits -- including housemade liquor and next-level cocktails featuring spun sugar (that's right, cotton candy). A seasonally inspired dinner menu revolves around from-scratch sourdough, which Von’s cranks out for its various fresh pastas, pizzas, and hamburger buns. Von's serves food until midnight daily.
Cure | 1641 Nagle Place | 206-568-5475
This cozy Capitol Hill joint was born when its co-owners noticed fellow food industry friends going hungry after late-night shifts. Cure has since fulfilled that need and now slices and serves European-inspired charcuterie boards and cocktails for any and all post-sunset passersby. Enjoy fresh-baked and sliced french baguette paired with a full menu of domestic and imported fine meats, cheeses, and complements until midnight or later.
Art Marble 21 | 731 Westlake Ave N | 206-223-0300
One of South Lake Union’s oldest buildings moonlights as one of the neighborhood’s best late-night hotspots. Nibble on fusions of American and international favorites in between games of foosball, pool, bocce ball, giant Jenga and more in the Social Hall community game room.