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10 Essential Stops for Late-Night Bites in Nashville

These Music City haunts can handle a late-night craving

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There are very few things in the world more appealing than a greasy hamburger or a slice of pizza after a long night of drinking. In Nashville, the options for late-night food have grown alongside the nightlife scene, making it easy to find a regular spot to frequent on those nights when dinner just isn't enough. And while the pandemic has considerably shortened the hours of many late-night haunts, including places once open 24/7, top-notch options remain, particularly on weekends. Here are the best places to grab food until midnight, at least.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Still open until 3 a.m. daily, Dino's is Nashville’s oldest dive bar, an essential East Nashville hangout and a prime late-night dining spot. While it’s hard to go wrong, the go-to is definitely the cheeseburger — one of the very best in the city — or the butcher burger, made with local beef from Porter Road Butcher.

Dino’s
Dino’s

The Treehouse

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Since opening in 2013, the Treehouse has been a consistent Five Points neighborhood destination for dining and drinking, particularly popular for its eclectic, colorful patio with plenty of seating. The late-night menu, served 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, includes a wagyu Korean corndog, a “brunch” burger, and a fig jam grilled cheese.

The Treehouse.
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Joyland Restaurant

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New to Nashville’s late-night scene but decidedly essential is Sean Brock’s Joyland, his ode to the fast-food joints of yesteryear. Burgers come with single or double four-ounce patties of a customized beef blend from Bear Creek Farm, or change it up with a pimento cheese-topped burger or a crispy “crustburger.” The fried crispy sandwich and onion rings are highlights as well, naturally.

double cheeseburger, close up, plenty of sauce dripping down the side
Burger from Joyland.
Jeff Scott / Joyland

Sun Diner

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Long after its namesake has set, you’ll find a gut-busting menu of liquor-sopping dishes at this late-night cafe, a restaurant homage to the artists who recorded at Sun Records. Case in point: a breakfast sandwich with glazed donut buns that’s worthy of Elvis himself — and available 24 hours a day.

Outside Sun Diner on 3rd Avenue.
Sun Diner

The Diner Nashville

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Problem: it’s 1 a.m. and you’ve got a wicked hankering for ribeye, scrambled eggs, and some cheesecake. Solution: The sixth-floor dining room at The Diner. It’s supposed to go back to being open 24 hours a day soon, but this SoBro staple with an abbreviated late-night menu of its daytime heavy hitters still says open until 2 a.m. on weekends. And if you’re looking for a late-night round of booze, it’s served until close.

The Diner

M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers - Sylvan Park

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The neighborhood restaurant now has four different locations — and all of them have crowd-pleasing burgers, wings, fried chicken sandwiches, and waffle fries, served until midnight, Thursday through Sunday.

M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers Sylvan Park.
M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers

L.A. Jackson

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This swank rooftop on top of the Thompson Hotel in the Gulch gave the city its first legit rooftop bar and hangout when it opened in 2016 — and with ample seating both inside and out, along with impressive views of downtown Nashville and an overall upscale vibe. The menu, short and sweet with garlic parm fries, shishito peppers, and burgers, is served until midnight Friday and Saturday and 10 p.m. during the week.

The rooftop at L.A. Jackson
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Cafe Coco

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At this Elliston Place hang, you’ll find an eclectic menu with plenty of options to satisfy any craving. Some menu items are only available at certain times of the day, but pizza, pasta, burgers and sandwiches are mainstays and ready for your late-night noshing, now until midnight nightly (here’s hoping it one day returns to 24 hours on weekends).

Outside Cafe Coco.
Cafe Coco

Two Boots Nashville

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New York-style pizzeria Two Boots serves pizza until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays — a welcome treat for Midtown bar hoppers looking for a bite to eat. “The Kitty,” a pizza topped with Hattie B’s hot chicken, is one of the more popular pizza choices among diners.

Big Bar at Bastion

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Cocktail den and laid-back hangout Bastion features a little bit of everything: a killer bar, an indoor pergola, a door to nowhere, and even a quote from 1984’s The NeverEnding Story. In front at the big bar, nachos are the late-night food of choice to accompany cocktails, served until 11 p.m. during the week and until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Big Bar at Bastion
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Dino's

Dino’s
Dino’s

Still open until 3 a.m. daily, Dino's is Nashville’s oldest dive bar, an essential East Nashville hangout and a prime late-night dining spot. While it’s hard to go wrong, the go-to is definitely the cheeseburger — one of the very best in the city — or the butcher burger, made with local beef from Porter Road Butcher.

Dino’s
Dino’s

The Treehouse

The Treehouse.
Matt Spicher / Treehouse

Since opening in 2013, the Treehouse has been a consistent Five Points neighborhood destination for dining and drinking, particularly popular for its eclectic, colorful patio with plenty of seating. The late-night menu, served 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, includes a wagyu Korean corndog, a “brunch” burger, and a fig jam grilled cheese.

The Treehouse.
Matt Spicher / Treehouse

Joyland Restaurant

double cheeseburger, close up, plenty of sauce dripping down the side
Burger from Joyland.
Jeff Scott / Joyland

New to Nashville’s late-night scene but decidedly essential is Sean Brock’s Joyland, his ode to the fast-food joints of yesteryear. Burgers come with single or double four-ounce patties of a customized beef blend from Bear Creek Farm, or change it up with a pimento cheese-topped burger or a crispy “crustburger.” The fried crispy sandwich and onion rings are highlights as well, naturally.

double cheeseburger, close up, plenty of sauce dripping down the side
Burger from Joyland.
Jeff Scott / Joyland

Sun Diner

Outside Sun Diner on 3rd Avenue.
Sun Diner

Long after its namesake has set, you’ll find a gut-busting menu of liquor-sopping dishes at this late-night cafe, a restaurant homage to the artists who recorded at Sun Records. Case in point: a breakfast sandwich with glazed donut buns that’s worthy of Elvis himself — and available 24 hours a day.

Outside Sun Diner on 3rd Avenue.
Sun Diner

The Diner Nashville

The Diner

Problem: it’s 1 a.m. and you’ve got a wicked hankering for ribeye, scrambled eggs, and some cheesecake. Solution: The sixth-floor dining room at The Diner. It’s supposed to go back to being open 24 hours a day soon, but this SoBro staple with an abbreviated late-night menu of its daytime heavy hitters still says open until 2 a.m. on weekends. And if you’re looking for a late-night round of booze, it’s served until close.

The Diner

M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers - Sylvan Park

M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers Sylvan Park.
M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers

The neighborhood restaurant now has four different locations — and all of them have crowd-pleasing burgers, wings, fried chicken sandwiches, and waffle fries, served until midnight, Thursday through Sunday.

M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers Sylvan Park.
M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers

L.A. Jackson

The rooftop at L.A. Jackson
Sam Angel/Eater Nashville

This swank rooftop on top of the Thompson Hotel in the Gulch gave the city its first legit rooftop bar and hangout when it opened in 2016 — and with ample seating both inside and out, along with impressive views of downtown Nashville and an overall upscale vibe. The menu, short and sweet with garlic parm fries, shishito peppers, and burgers, is served until midnight Friday and Saturday and 10 p.m. during the week.

The rooftop at L.A. Jackson
Sam Angel/Eater Nashville

Cafe Coco

Outside Cafe Coco.
Cafe Coco

At this Elliston Place hang, you’ll find an eclectic menu with plenty of options to satisfy any craving. Some menu items are only available at certain times of the day, but pizza, pasta, burgers and sandwiches are mainstays and ready for your late-night noshing, now until midnight nightly (here’s hoping it one day returns to 24 hours on weekends).

Outside Cafe Coco.
Cafe Coco

Two Boots Nashville

New York-style pizzeria Two Boots serves pizza until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays — a welcome treat for Midtown bar hoppers looking for a bite to eat. “The Kitty,” a pizza topped with Hattie B’s hot chicken, is one of the more popular pizza choices among diners.

Big Bar at Bastion

The Big Bar at Bastion
Justin Chesney/Eater Nashville

Cocktail den and laid-back hangout Bastion features a little bit of everything: a killer bar, an indoor pergola, a door to nowhere, and even a quote from 1984’s The NeverEnding Story. In front at the big bar, nachos are the late-night food of choice to accompany cocktails, served until 11 p.m. during the week and until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Big Bar at Bastion
Justin Chesney/Eater Nashville

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