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Salmon Salad at Ermanos (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

The Best Late Night Food in Tucson

Updated March 6, 2024

It’s late. You’re hungry. Home is far. Cooking takes time. It’s one of those late-night food in Tucson kind of nights.

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Bison Witches (Photo credit: Mark Whittaker)

Bison Witches Bar & Deli

A friendly neighborhood gem, known for its huge, delicious sandwiches. Sitting right in the middle of Fourth Ave, their kitchen is open until midnight every night, and the bar stays open even beyond then with a late-night happy hour Sunday through Thursday.

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Brooklyn Pizza Company

If you’re up for a late-night pizza run, Brooklyn Pizza is your spot. They serve fresh, hand-tossed pizzas that are actually baked with solar power — cool, right? Don’t miss their hot wings and breakfast calzones, and grab a garlic knot while you’re there. They’re open ’til 2:30 a.m. on weekends, so you’ve got plenty of time to grab a slice.

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Culinary Dropout (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Culinary Dropout

This place is a fun hangout with live music, games, and a tasty late-night menu. You gotta try their Soft Pretzels & Provolone Fondue, Crispy Popcorn Shrimp, or BBQ Pork Belly Nachos — or just order ’em all at once. Make it a party.

Thai Curry Shrimp at Dante's Fire (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Dante’s Fire

As the winner of the 2022 and 2023 Iron Chef Tucson contests, Chef Ken Foy of Dante’s Fire offers an excellent dining experience with a casual yet creative menu. Open until 10 p.m. on the weekdays and 2 a.m. on the weekends, it’s perfect for late-night food lovers. Notable dishes include the mini stuffed cabbages and clam chowder, which one of our team claimed to be the best they’ve ever had!

Rolled Tacos at The Low Down (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

The Low Down

If you’re in Tucson and love craft beer and tasty chicken wings, you’ve got to check out The Low Down They’ve got a huge variety of beers on tap and their wings are the real deal — big and spicy. Their chicken and waffles is awesome, too.

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Jalapeno Peppers at Elliott's on Congress (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Elliott’s on Congress

One of Tucson’s favorite late night restaurants downtown! You gotta try their signature cheese sticks with vodka sauce and loaded jalapeño boats. They have Pato Tacos with pulled duck and their Banana Tots dessert is a game changer. Sweet, crispy, and served with ice cream!

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Salmon Salad at Ermanos (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Ermanos Bar

This is a chill spot for craft beer and wine lovers. Swing by for some mouthwatering burgers and the best lobster around. It’s 21+ after 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, so it’s perfect for a late-night hangout. Plus, they’ve got happy hours twice a day.

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Gentle Ben's (Photos by Kaylee Prinz & Javier Castillo)

Gentle Ben’s Brewing

The restaurant as a whole is a must-visit when strolling around Main Gate Square, but when it comes to some of the most popular dishes on Gentle Ben’s menu, there’s one in particular that’s become a staple over time.

“The Lizzysalad has been a stand-out menu item for over 20 years and is one of my favorites,” said Richard Fifer. “It has gorgonzola, red onions, bell peppers, chicken, bacon, and red and green leaf lettuce tossed in a honey basil vinaigrette. The dressing is amazing and brings all of the flavors together.

Omar's Hi-Way Chef at the Triple T (Photo credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Hi-Way Chef Restaurant

A 24/7 diner at a truck stop with all-day breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They’ve got a fresh look but kept the old-school charm. And they’re all about baked goodies – think cakes, pies, and cookie.

Photo Courtesy of Hub Restaurant & Ice Creamery

HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery

HUB has comfort food on lock. Their Ahi Tuna Nachos and Fried Calamari are totally tasty. They’ve got Mac & Cheese for every mood and their Chipotle Chicken sandwich is a winner. Don’t sleep on their brunch either – their Stuffed French Toast and Ribeye Breakfast Sandwich are off the charts.

The Jackrabbit Lounge (Photo credit: Mark Whittaker)

The Jackrabbit Lounge

When night falls, Jackrabbit Lounge is the place to be in Tucson. Located at the historic south end of Oracle, it’s known for its elevated classic cocktails and entertaining atmosphere. Whether you’re a night owl or just looking for a great time, Jackrabbit’s got you covered. And when it comes to food, their Spicy Korean Style Meat Balls, Parmesan Herb Fries, and Polynesian Chicken Skewers are next level.

(Photo courtesy of Karamelo King)

Karamelo King

From a late-night taco stand to a full-on restaurant, Karamelo King is the real deal. Their Sonoran hot dogs and carne asada tacos are the stuff of legends and their caramelos? Wow. Oh, and they’ve got these cool Mexican frozen desserts called hielitos. The concept is open until midnight on Friday and Saturday, so it’s perfect for that post-party fuel-up

(Photo by Taylor Noel Photography)


Kingfisher is easily one of the top spots in Tucson for seafood. They’ve got this awesome Lobster Roll and their Fish and Chips are a big hit. They’re only open for regular dinner service until 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, but on Fridays and Saturdays, they offer a Late-Night Happy Hour in the bar from 10 p.m. until midnight!

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Seared Ahi Salad at Kon Tiki (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Kon Tiki Restaurant & Lounge

A tiki bar with an island vibe and a menu that’ll transport you straight to the tropics. Order their Seared Ahi Salad, the Monkeys and Birds — your choice of sirloin or chicken skewers marinated and charbroiled — or their much-loved Miso Salmon, and wash it down with a classic tiki cocktail. Plus, their weekday Happy Hour from 4 – 7 p.m. are a steal!

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Naples White Pizza (Photo courtesy of North Italia)

North Italia

With dishes like the Frittatine, Ricotta Cavatelli, and Naples White Pizza, guests can expect next-level authentic Italian fare with a warming twist. Seasonal standouts include the Farmer’s Market Boardfilled with in-season produce, and the Seasonal Anolini, a rotating vegetarian favorite. They’re open until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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Known for its commitment to creating a fun experience, whether you’re in the mood for a cozy spot to sip on a glass of wine or a vibrant setting for a special occasion, Postino invites you to savor its charm and the offerings that have made it a Tucson favorite. Plus, they’re open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

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Wings at Trident Grill (Photo by Stephanie C. on Yelp)

Trident Grill

One of four locations (counting Trident Pizza Pub on Campbell Avenue), this sports bar serves solid late-night food — they’re open till 11 p.m. most nights but until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Their Trident Cheese Steak and Carne Asada Tacos are definite must-tries.

Reforma Modern Mexican

Fancy some tasty Mexican bites and magnificent margaritas? Check out Reforma. The shrimp tacos and queso dip are simply splendid, and if you’re into tequila and mezcal, you’re in for a treat. They’re open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

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Royale Burger and the Fried Chicken Sandwich (Photo by Mark Whittaker)

Surly Wench Pub

A quintessential Tucson bar with a twist! Situated on Tucson’s Fourth Avenue Strip, this pub is renowned for its darkwave scene and top-notch cocktails and is open until 2 a.m. five days a week (closed Monday and Tuesday). But the fun doesn’t stop there; they also screen cool movies. Their menu is just as impressive, with tacos topped with fresh pico and poblano sauce, and fresh, hand-formed burgers.

Short Rib at Union Public House (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Union Public House

Good food and good times until 2 a.m. daily! Get ready for some amazing American grub made from local ingredients. Don’t miss their hot pretzels, chicken and waffles, or fish ‘n’ chips, and definitely check out their craft cocktails.

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Gyro at Urban Pita (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Urban Pita

Looking for something flavorful and healthy in Tucson? Urban Pita on Congress Street has got you covered. They’ve got some seriously tasty gyros and the lamb from their meat plate is top-notch. The restaurant is open until midnight and even until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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