24-hour pizza is a magical concept for clubbers who aren’t living in New York, where late-night slice shops are everywhere. What’s even crazier: if you’re partying down at the DNA Lounge next door, you can walk right in from the dance floor to the pizzeria’s special entrance. Boom. There’s everything from the popular carnivore pie (order by the slice or an entire pie) all the way to a vegan number (The Morrissey) and gluten-free options. You can also get wings, sandwiches, fries and jalapeño poppers. As you can expect, this place really gets going when all the SoMa clubs close—and yes, there’s plenty of top-notch people watching.
San Francisco’s 24-hour restaurants and late-night diners are sadly an endangered species, but as long as the bars keep pouring, the clubs keep hoppin’ and the night owls keep hootin’, there will always be a need for after-hours spots where you can grab a greasy bite (including breakfast) after last call. While you shouldn’t expect culinary greatness at 3am, at least you’ll find something to sop up and counteract whatever it was you were consuming throughout the night. Here are our favorite 24-hour restaurants for those early mornings when you're just not ready to go home.