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 restaurateurs 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.
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.
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 are 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.
You can walk into this no-frills spot 24/7 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.
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 1:30 a.m.
Astro Burger is a local, reasonably priced chain that’s open until midnight 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.
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 staples 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.
Monday to Thursday, you can eat until 10 p.m., and on weekend nights, Guisados is open until midnight. 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.
Updated from the original article written by Jenny Adams.