Being hungry is the worst. But you know what’s worse? Being hungry with an empty fridge and nothing but ‘closed’ signs shutting down your cravings. We get it. Trust us, we’ve been there. Enter: this nifty little list of where to eat when you’re hungry AF but it’s way past closing time. We present to you, Brisbane’s best late night dining spots.
Kwan Brothers are our late-night dining saviours. Their delicious Asian fusion menu satisfies our cravings no matter the time of day, or night! Perfect for sharing, Kwan Brothers was pretty much made for those drunken (or totally sober) late night pineapple rice cravings. Plus, you feel less guilty ordering deep fried bao at 1am in the morning.
Heya Bar is the go-to spot for late night dining in Brisbane. Why? Because cheese burger spring rolls are the perfect late night bite, as is the karaage popcorn chicken, the sticky pork ribs and uh… everything on the menu? Thank god for Heya Bar and their mega-late trading hours.
The totally secret Greaser Bar holds the key to unlocking a 10/10 late night dining experience. The Greaser Burger is a delicious bite that doesn’t deserve being shunned to late night dining though, so make sure you pop by in the sobering light of day, too because you’ll want seconds of this one. Trust us. Obviously, you have to order to the fried chicken too—it will change your life.
The QA is home to a secret Brisbane supper club, FYI. And yes, they’re open late night! This isn’t your regular late night fare either. No way! You’ll find truffled fries, cheese boards, bao, seared tuna… you get the gist. It’s late night dining, but fancy. We’re guessing you feel pretty silly for never having heard of Farrier yet.
Tucked away in a sneaky laneway in the CBD, Red Hook answer all our late night hunger pangs. The resolution breaker is enough to sabotage your diet come 1am cries of ‘I’m hungggrryyy’: double beef, bacon, tomato, cheese, ketchup and special sauce. Oh boy. But, we saved the best for last–there’s a cheese burger martini on the menu!
If you don’t crave Pho late at night you’re either a) lying or b) not a real person. Luke Nguyen is here to save the day though (as per), with Fat Noodle. Order a big bowl of steaming hot pho and let all your troubles float away!
The Yiros Shop
The Yiros Shop’s CBD location is open until 4am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. That’s crazy. Yiros with halloumi, lamb and a side of feta chips is obviously a winning combo at all hours of the day. As if a delicious yiros wasn’t enough, these guys also do halloumi chips! Nope, this isn’t a drill. 1am slightly drunk us is totally drooling right now.
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Image credit: Farrier by Ariana Gillrie