The Best Late-Night Bites in West Hollywood
Here’s where to find after-hours eats from tacos to ramen
Hungry for a late dinner—or a late-night snack? You’re in the right place.
From West Hollywood’s famous rock clubs to swanky parties by glittering, rooftop pools, this city is known for its nightlife. Bars stop serving at 2:30 a.m., but plenty of restauranteurs keep the party going by offering extended operating hours, serving everything from greasy cheeseburgers to authentic ramen. (A few of them are open 24/7.) Whatever you’re craving, you’re likely to find it on this list.
Astro Burger is a local, reasonably priced chain that’s open until at least 3 a.m. daily serving burgers, sandwiches, salads, tacos, and burritos. Their burgers are made with fresh, 100% ground beef and their dressings and sauces are all made in-house. The no-frills space is ideal for after-club bites or a casual early morning breakfast (served until 11 a.m. on weekdays and noon on the weekends). Note: Astro Burger is cash only.
7475 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
Open Sun.-Wed., 7 a.m.-3 a.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 3 a.m.-4 a.m.
The Patty Melt is a thing of wonder at Barney’s Beanery, with grilled, buttery onions and an absurd amount of melted cheese on toasted marble rye. At the end of the bar, a small plaque reminds you, “Here sat Jim Morrison, poet, artist, legend.” We aren’t sure what he ate, but we do know they would have served him till the closing hour of 2 a.m.
8447 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
Open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sat. &. Sun., 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Ramen is the ultimate Japanese comfort food and this noodle den serves it until midnight Thursday through Saturday. Daikokuya serves small and large carafes of both cold and hot sake and a selection of sushi rolls and salads to get you started. Then move on to the main attractions, like their spicy miso ramen. This one has a house-made pork broth, a miso base, extra fat noodles, sliced roasted pork, plus a half-boiled egg, scallions, and sesame seeds. They have gluten-free noodle substitutions, too.
8873 SUNSET BOULEVARD
Open Sun.-Weds., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-Midnight.
Greenwich Village Pizza
When nothing will do but a hot slice of appropriately greasy, New York-style pizza, Greenwich Village has you covered until 3 a.m. daily. They serve a bevy of Italian cuisine including pasta, salads, and hot and cold sandwiches, too. Guests can grab a slice to-go or take a seat at one of the red-checkered tables inside or on the patio.
8937 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, 90069
Open 11 a.m.-3 a.m. daily.
Monday to Thursday, you can eat until midnight, and on weekend nights, Guisados is open until 3 a.m. They specialize in homemade braises, fresh-pressed corn tortillas, and simple, traditional, Mexican recipes. Grab an edible nightcap like the quesadilla con chorizo with grilled queso, savory chorizo, and chipotle cream, or the tinga de pollo—a lighter, shredded chicken option, topped with salsa and avocado. If you’re feeling particularly hungry and want to try a bit of everything, order the sampler for six mini-tacos in six different styles.
8935 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
Open Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-Midnight; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Jones has a rock ‘n’ roll image and a menu written by an Italian grandmother. Stroll in any time prior to 1:30 a.m. and you can have a craft cocktail and full supper. Their spaghetti and meatballs is served in a cast iron pan with meat ragu and Parmigiano cheese. It goes perfectly with their apple pie for two, served a la mode, and an Uber straight to bed.
7205 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
Open Mon.-Fri., Noon-2 a.m.; Sat. & Sun., 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
This West Hollywood favorite is aptly named; it’s open 24/7 and you can get breakfast whenever. A night out on the town calls for the Wakey Wakey: two eggs any style with two pancakes and your choice of protein, plus hash browns or breakfast potatoes. The Bartender’s Banquet offers a breakfast quesadilla and a strawberry and whipped cream-topped waffle, satisfying the craving for something sweet and something savory on the same plate.
8575 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
Open 24/7, except on Tuesdays from 2 a.m.-7 a.m.
You can walk into this no-frills spot round-the-clock for massive plates of Mexican favorites. The No. 4—a sauce-slathered enchilada plus one taco—is a solid choice, but there are 15 other combo options and 16 different burritos, too.
7954 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
Mel’s West Hollywood location is the most photogenic late at night, when the soft glow of the neon sign invites you into another era. This iconic diner has several locations, but the West Hollywood one is an ideal option for celebrity spotting. It’s consistently named a Best-Of in Los Angeles for late-night food, too. Open 24/7, Mel’s serves American classics like old-fashioned milkshakes, double-crusted pies, chili burgers, club sandwiches, meatloaf, and fully loaded hot dogs.
8585 SUNSET BOULEVARD
Explore West Hollywood’s culinary scene during West Hollywood Eat + Drink Week on October 18-27. This 10-day event will showcase a variety of culinary and cocktails experiences you won’t want to miss! See the list of participating restaurants here.
Updated from the original article written by Jenny Adams