Late-night munchies are the best kind of munchies, especially after a long night of consuming and commiserating with friends. For those of you who don't have dinner leftovers waiting for you to smash, don't worry. There are plenty of Cleveland joints with kitchens open till last call. Let's talk hot dogs, BYO tacos, pierogi and, of course, pizza by the slice. Grab an Uber, call a cab or request a Lyft, and get going.
There's something special about having a full say in every aspect of how your taco is assembled. Same thing with the queso, which can be ordered in various combinations mixed into the dip. One of our faves? The "stoner queso," which is a mixture of gooey, hot cheese and soft, sticky white rice. The chorizo queso also is amazing. Check out a Barrio location in Tremont, Lakewood, Willoughby, Cleveland Heights or Downtown.
A sunnyside egg dripping from a thick, juicy burger. Mac and cheese fried up into little bites. Wings. Menu items like this practically scream late night. Thanks to Beer Engine in Lakewood, you can not only nom their red-eye menu, but wash it all down with one of their dozens and dozens of craft brews.
Edison's in Tremont serves up some of the thickest, cheesiest pizza around. If you're a ranch dipper, the portion sizes are large, which is always a good thing. Word on the street is that you're supposed to dip the parmesan-dusted crust in honey.
Live polka music and hot dogs at 1am? Yes, please. Happy Dog, located in the Gordon Square Arts District, offers some insane toppings like Spaghetti-O's and Froot Loops. It's basically the most perfect post-drinking menu ever.
Feeling a little fancy as you close in on last call? Dive into homemade meatballs, burgers, pizza and white balsamic & rosemary chips at Lago within the East Bank of the Flats.
Prosperity Social Club in Tremont is an obvious advocate of eating past your bedtime. In true Cleveland fashion, pierogi is on the menu and they're seriously legit. Stuffed banana peppers and the potato pancakes are also great late-night options.
How do mac and cheese pierogi sound when you've got a little late-night buzz? How about something called "Fat Kid Nachos?" Yeah, sounds pretty amazing to us, too. The South Side has always been a favorite joint in the Tremont neighborhood. There's just something about all the good vibes, champagne cocktails and amazing food.
Cheeseburgers and tacos until last call? Grilled cheese and tomato bisque? Yes, please. Townhall is practically an Ohio City institution. This place, which always seems to cater to the "it" crowd, serves up 35 beers on tap and menu items for both the healthy and not-so-healthy among us.