7 Late-Night Spots to Fuel Your Drunchies
Sometimes, you just need a little pick-me-up. Especially when you’re drunk as shit.
If you’re that friend in the squad that’s always cravin’ tacos by the end of the night, we can do you one better. Now that the late-night Taco Bell in Wrigleyville is closing this November, you’re going to need a new go-to joint. And maybe an actual joint in the morning to curb your hangover.
These are all the best late-night spots to fuel your drunchies.
When you’re in Logan Square…
2952 W Armitage Ave
Fried chicken at its finest, Parson’s Chicken & Fish is opening until midnight on weekdays and 2 am on weekends, the perfect spot to satisfy your drunk cravings when you’re out in Logan Square. After swigging down your last cocktail at Scofflaw, there’s no better place to chow down on some delicious popcorn chicken and have one last can of Parson’s beer.
When you’re in River North…
169 W Ontario St
You know you’ve had more than a few cravings for Al’s Beef, whether you were drunk or not, so make this your late-night haunt when you’re in River North. Once you’ve danced until your legs are jelly at Nacional 27 and pretended to be mighty fancy at the I|O Godfrey Rooftop Lounge, you’ve earned the right to take a breather and be a normal, hungry Chicagoan when you head to Al’s, open until 3 am on weekends just for you and your drunchies.
When you’re in South Loop…
767 S State St
In the mood for a little guilty pleasure? South Loop is home to Devil Dawgs, a “sinfully elevated” hot dog stand that is, quite frankly, delicious as all hell. Watch a killer show at the Jazz Showcase and then head here near their 3 am close for a wicked Chicago dog that will both satisfy those drunchies and complete your truly epic night out.
When you’re in Wicker Park…
1615 N Damen Ave
Ugh, love me some Dimo’s. This Wicker Park mainstay welcomes customers late into the night, or early hours of the morning, depending on the kind of person you are. But as far as drunchies go, this place has got it going on. Dimo’s is open until 3 am on Friday, 4 am on Saturday, and 2 am the rest of the week, so there’s never a bad time to grab a slice of pizza after a show at the Subterranean.
When you’re in Lincoln Park…
2273 N Lincoln Ave
Sure, you could treat Nighthawk AM as your hangover helper breakfast spot, but why not get there even earlier? And by early, I mean before they close at 3 am after a long night out at Halligan Bar across the street. Nighthawk AM serves breakfast food in a fast-casual style, but while they don’t have a lot of seating in the store, you’re bound to have it all to yourself this late into the evening.
When you’re in Lakeview…
800 W Belmont Ave
What could possibly be better than genuine ramen after a night out drinking? You’re basically reliving your college glory days but doing it insanely better. Furious Spoon is a must when you’re in Lakeview, and it’s open until 1 am, so you can have all the fun you want downing tequila shots at Cesar’s Killer Margaritas before heading over there.
When you’re in Wrigleyville…
3640 N Clark St & Patterson St
Sure, the Big Star in Wicker Park is the original, and it’s still pretty cool, albeit crowded, but the Big Star in Wrigleyville… oh man. You’re in for a treat if you’ve not yet frequented this new haunt. It’s a multi-level taco joint that’s open until 2 am on Fridays and 3 am on Saturdays. You can hit up Wrigley Field for a Cubs game and start your celebration at Casey Moran’s, but we know where exactly you’ll end up when those drunchies kick in.