A restaurant has to stay open a lot later than midnight to be considered late-night dining in Phoenix. With warm evenings and no shortage of swingin’ hotspots, there’s no reason the party has to come to an end. Here are the Top 5 places around the Valley for a late-night snack when things do eventually wind down, or maybe when you’re just ready to make your way to the next locale.
Kazimierz Wine Bar
Kazimierz in Old Town Scottsdale serves more than 3,200 wines, signature cocktails and global small plates. Enjoy live entertainment — jazz, latin and world-beat rhythms — while seated in plush sofas surrounded by soft candlelight. You’ll have the feeling you’re dining in an old European wine cave. Nosh on handfuls of hazelnuts and olives, cheese fondue, or their delicious Egyptian flatbreads, which are exceptional gourmet pizzas made exclusively for pairing with wine. Or if you have a sweet tooth, end the night with bittersweet chocolate or fleur de sel caramel fondue, with housemade marshmallows, passion fruit cream puffs, pound cake, coconut macaroons and fruits.
Open nightly, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Kazimierz is located at 7137 E. Stetson Drive in Scottsdale 480.WINE.044
Geisha A Go Go
Geisha A Go Go brings the Japanese pop culture experience to downtown Scottsdale with fresh sushi, rock ‘n’ roll music and private karaoke and party rooms. If you’re feeling nibblish, there are all the favorites, like edamame, vegetable and shrimp tempura with a warm soy dipping sauce, or spring rolls. But for those who are beyond ravished, you’ll be happy to hear there’s plenty more to satisfy: teriyaki ribs, chicken lettuce wraps, fried calamari rings, beer-battered cod and french fries with a to-die-for aioli dipping sauce, seared ahi or scallop sliders and Japanese soba noodles with Asian vegetables. Of course, don’t underestimate the satisfaction of Geisha’s long list of available specialty cocktails, sake bombers, red and white wines and infused sakes, either.
Open every day from 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Geisha A Go Go is located at 7150 E. Sixth Ave. in Scottsdale 480.699.0055
We’ve got seven words for you: Miniature shopping cart of sweet potato fries. Nothing satisfies a late-night urge to munch on something salty and indulgent like these skinny-cut sweet potato snackers, fried in canola oil and served with Delux’s yummy house aioli and ketchup. For something you can really sink your teeth into, there are burgers, cheeseburgers, turkey burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken paninis, grilled cheese sandwiches, fish sandwiches and more, although there’s no shortage of salads and sides. Soupier fare includes lobster bisque, clam chowder, chicken tortilla soup and gazpacho, depending on the day you’re in. Finish things off with a signature cookie (chocolate chip, oatmeal, you get the idea), or red velvet or chocolate cake, apple pie, a shake or malt, a hot fudge sundae, banana split or root beer float. Having trouble deciding? Yeah, us too.
Open every day from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Delux Burger is located at 3146 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix 602.522.2288
Carly’s serves some amazing appetizer plates that are easy to share among a group of friends while you’re catching the late-night live entertainment. Reach for the Carly’s spicy artichoke dip, roasted red pepper dip, cheese dip sampler, hummus and olive tapenade served with flatbread, or an anti-pasta plate with salami, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, red peppers, olives and marinated artichokes with a side of pest or tapenade and bread. Carly’s prides itself, too, on its selection of global hot grilled sandwiches, such as the Southwest chicken with pepper jack cheese, prosciutto with fig and gorgonzola, roasted red peppers with artichokes and spinach, and classics like the gyro, reuben, turkey melt, caprese, Greek, Cuban and others. You can also order salads, soups, pita chips, coffee, croissants, and the beer and wine list is just as pleasantly long and diverse.
Open Mon.-Wed. 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Thurs.-Fri. 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-12 a.m.
Carly’s Bistro is located at 128 E. Roosevelt Street in Phoenix 602.262.2759
Originally built in 1947 as Hanny’s the department store, today, Hanny’s the restaurant and bar offers guests a unique, 1950s, “Mad Men”-esque kind of atmosphere. Conveniently located close to the Light Rail stops, the place is an excellent “last stop” on your cocktail tour of downtown. The kitchen cooks until 1 a.m., so you can count on a post-partying pizza, Tuscan steak or pork calabrese sandwich, or a lemon meringue tart, tiramisu or chocolate cake, and the bar pours until 1:30 a.m. every night, so feel free to continue your celebration with champagne, red and white wine, rose, summer coolers, class cocktails like a Moscow Mule, or champagne cocktails. There’s also about a dozen beers to choose from, and well, let’s not forget the martinis. What would Don Draper think?
Open Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Hanny’s is located at 40 N. First Street in Phoenix 602.252.2285