So you’re out and about in Brisbane, it’s late and you’re hungry? There was a time when this would have meant a mad dash to the nearest fast food joint, but guys, Brisbane has come a long way and now, we’re spoilt for choice.
If you find yourself out and about late into the evening, you clearly deserve to treat yourself with a delicious meal. To help you get your feast on at a ridiculous hour, we’ve sourced some of Brisbane’s best restaurants for late nights eats.
If you find yourself in the Valley late at night, with a hunger that needs to be tamed, Alfredo’s Pizzeria is open until 1am Sunday to Thursday and 3am on Friday and Saturday. The full menu is available up until midnight, but the scaled back menu won’t disappoint either. It’s the perfect place for a late-night carb loading session of awesome Italian pizza and pasta.
Don’t go hungry in the CBD! Fat Noodle, located inside the Treasure Casino at the top of the Queen Street Mall, is open until midnight on Friday and Saturday. You can get stuck into Dim Sum starters and finish things off with the signature Fat Pho Noodles and an ice cold Tsingtao.
Bao Down Now
Bao Down Now is upping the Valley's late night game one delicious bao at a time. Chow down on the spicy karaage fried chicken with sriracha mayo or the braised beef cheek with kimchi salad or the hot and sour soft-shell crab and feel smug at how chic your post-midnight binge has become.
Death Before Decaf
The guys at Death Before Decaf know what the people want! Located in New Farm, this place is open Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day. While a full sit down meal may not be on the cards, you can get a very good cup of coffee, hot chocolate and a sweet treat, like a choc-chip cookie or decadent brownie to mung on.
Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall
Open until 3am Wednesday to Saturday, Lefty’s busts out live music and American eats well into the wee hours. If you find yourself on Caxton Street at 2am with some pretty serious cheeseburger cravings, Lefty’s is your go-to. You’ll also find Po’ Boys, Chilli Cheese Fries and Nashville Red Hot Tenders on the menu.
Serving up Pan-Asian deliciousness Monday through Saturday, Heya Bar is open until 3am. This is the spot to get your late-night mitts on some pretty serious street food, including sticky pork ribs, duck and hoisin rice paper rolls, kung pal chicken wings and the Heya special dirty fried rice.
Sonny’s House of Blues
Open until midnight, Sonny’s House of Blues is set in a deliberately divey basement in Rowes Lane in the city. Expect to feel like you’re in the heart of LA. Aside from great music, you’ll find American-style eats on the menu at Sonny’s. We’re talking cheeseburgers, reubens, a fried chicken burger and quesadillas. If you really want to kick it old school, order the potato gems. It’s tuck-shop circa 1998 all over again!
Kitchen At Treasury
24 hour eats are on offer at Kitchen, located in the Treasury Casino. It’s the only place you can show up to at 2am and order a full big breakfast and a beer. Heaven is a place on earth! If all day breakfast doesn’t take your fancy, they’ve got a huge menu including lamb shanks, eye fillet, a burger bar and much more.
I don’t really think you can call yourself a true Brisbane resident unless you’ve shown up to the Pancake Manor at 3am and ordered yourself a fat stack of pancakes. Open 24 hours and based on Charlotte Street, Pancake Manor is a legend, an intuition, a way of life! Aside from pancakes, they also serve up burgers and steaks for those after something less sweet.
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