You know the feeling: it’s debatably the end of the night, the thumpin’ club beats are starting to wind down, but you don’t want to ditch out early and be the party pooper. Late night grub has become as much of a production as the drink spots themselves. So choose your munchies wisely and go to bed on a bright note.
An import from the University of Wisconsin, Ian’s is a guilty pleasure for anyone on the Northside. With their crazy concoctions of mac and cheese pizza, burrito pizzas, s’more pizza and chicken mashed potato pizza, they have absolutely every possible craving covered.
3463 N Clark St. 773.525.4580. ianspizza.com
Blue Line Lounge and Grill
A neighborhood favorite under-you guessed it- the blue line, they have every board game under the sun, a five page martini menu (try the root beer), $10 Kobe burgers and build your own flatbread. What more do you need?
1548 N. Damen Ave. 773.395.3700. http://www.bluelineloungeandgrill.com/
The spot to grub after a night out in River North, this late-night diner is always overflowing with the club crowd. So don your hottest heels, shortest dress and grab some breakfast for dinner.
6 E. Chestnut St. 312.943.4373. http://www.tempocafechicago.com/
The Wiener Circle
Nobody goes to the Wiener Circle for great food. But it is in the “Thousand Places to See Before You Die” book for four things: its signature Chicago-style hot dogs, hamburgers and cheese fries, and the mutual verbal abuse the employees and the customers reek onto each other. Think of it as your late night entertainment. Just don’t order the chocolate shake (don’t say we didn’t warn you) and ketchup is strictly forbidden.
2622 N. Clark St. 773.477.7444. www.wienercircle.net
San Soo Gab San
Korean BBQ open until 24 hours? Yes, please. Grab a group and get to grilling! It’s a feast with plentiful beer and 10+ authentic sides. Plus, you can justify it as a cultural excursion.
5247 N. Western Ave. 773.334.1589.