For the drunkies, munchies or sustenance for your nocturnal outings, here’s a roundup of our favorite places to fill up before you pass out in the wee hours.
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Lulu’s Bakery and Cafe
918 N. Main Ave., (210) 224-5001
The kitchen stays open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
A quick jaunt off the Main strip, Lulu's is a beloved local fixture with the breakfast tacos, Southern comfort food and monster cinnamon rolls to fill any nighttime craving. In the traditional diner setting, enjoy large glasses of iced tea and huge portions of their famed chicken-fried steak smothered in queso or gravy.
1014 S. Alamo St., (210) 368-9324, Mon.-Thu., Sun.: 5pm-11pm, Fri.-Sat.: 5 pm-1 am
With new hours and less late-night service, it's getting harder and harder to get your midnight wing fix. But during their lengthier weekend hours, you can still hop in for some boozy punch and spam fried rice during First Friday or another Southtown outing.
Luther’s Cafe Inc.
1503 N. Main Ave., (210) 223-7727, Mon.-Thu.: 11am - 12am Fri.-Sun.: 11am - 3am
Hit up Luther's
in its new digs after a hard night of gay clubbing or other fun in Tobin Hill for some hearty burgers, Frito pie, macaroni and cheese, and other homestyle favorites.
1414 South Alamo Street, (210) 277-7045, Mon.-Fri.: 7am-2am, Sat.-Sun.: 8am-2am
Whether you're fixing for some caffeine or are looking for another drink, keep your night going at this Blue Star favorite. If you have company, make sure to order some of the table-side s'mores or pick from their selections of sandwiches and more.
Faust Tavern and Crossroads Kitchen
517 E. Woodlawn Ave., (210) 257-0628, Mon.: 9pm - 2am, Tue.-Thu.+ Sun.: 4pm - 2am, Fri.-Sat.: 4pm - 3am
Boasting some truly dependable late-night hours, this dive bar and southern comfort food outpost is one of the new pillars of the revitalized N. St. Mary's strip. Stop in for some truly heavenly fried chicken and sides from the Crossroads Kitchen window and bomb cocktails to boot.
Multiple locations, hours vary by location
With locational hours as late as 11pm at the Broadway and Hildebrand and 24-hour service at the Hillcrest location and several others, this old SA standby has everything from pancakes to chicken Parmesan for those who can't decide what meal they're eating in the middle of the night.
For those night owls who want to see San Antonio like a tourist, Mi Tierra's doors are always open. Whether you're craving some queso, fajitas, or pan dulce, there are few nighttime eateries with as fun ceiling décor.
Multiple locations, (210) 822-2568, 24 hours
It seems impractical to leave ole reliable Whataburger off a list of late-night eats. Sure, it's unpretentious and not the most romantic setting, but nothing beats an early morning patty melt or honey barbecue chicken strip sandwich. Plus it's one of the few times that you can catch their elusive breakfast menu.
9950 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd, (210) 561-0400, 24 hours
Stop by this San Antonio favorite for some late night bean and cheese tacos, enchiladas, and even karaoke on Monday nights. This place seriously never closes, so whether your night is ending at 5 am, or your day is just beginning, Mama will be waiting for you with some fresh tortillas.
2720 McCullough Ave,
(210) 320-2261, Mon-Thur: 11am-Midnight; Fri: 11am-1am; Sat: Brunch 10am-3pm, Dinner 4pm-1am; Sun: Brunch 10 am-3pm, Dinner 4pm-Midnight;
If you're in the mood for a spin-off on classic pizzas late at night, check out Barbaro for the best of rustic pizzas and some truly inventive cocktails.