Attention, night owls, barhoppers and midnight snackers: We've compiled the best after-hour eats in your favorite party 'hoods, to keep you full and happy around the clock.
Fri Jan 7 2011
Photograph: Jolie Ruben
Pork ribs at Fatty Cue
You're in Williamsburg, and it's...
Midnight: Fatty Cue
You're going to need some protein to rally until last call—load up at "Zak Pelaccio and Robbie Richter's Southeast Asian BBQ joint, in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge. A special late-night menu on weekends makes ingenious use of the smoker. Try the tender, thick-sliced brisket sandwich with spicy chili jam, pickled red onions and smoky cheddar ($12), or the massive, juicy pork ribs with smoked fish palm syrup ($12)—messy, meaty stuff you can eat with your fingers. 91 South 6th St between Bedford Ave and Berry St (718-599-3090). Kitchen open until 2am.
2am: Honeychiles' at the Charleston
The popularity of this Southern snack counter, crammed inside one of Bedford Avenue's gnarliest bars, is proof positive that no one cares about their diet at two in the morning. Take your cue from the questionably pierced clientele and go (as they do) for the enormous, gravy-and-grease-oozing "OG" po' boy, stuffed with french fries and mayo, then doused in beef gravy ($7). 174 Bedford Ave between North 7th and 8th Sts (718-599-9699). Kitchen open until 3am on weekends.
5am: Breakfast All Day (BAD)
Almost everything on the menu at this 24-hour nouveau greasy spoon—like "Gemini Dogs," two hot dogs wrapped in a tortilla with guacamole and cheese ($10), or "Gad Bag Pancakes," with bacon, cheddar, and scallions ($8)—can be prepared veggie- or vegan-friendly, making it a solid bet when you're rolling with a motley crew. Nothing tops $10, it's BYOB, and the retro-cool decor (black and white tiles, flame murals, film posters) is a lot more appealing than what you find at a dingy Greek diner. 131 Grand St between Bedford Ave and Berry St (718-384-7273). Kitchen open 24hrs.