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Where to Eat in Austin After Midnight

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Austin's food scene extends deep into the night, where very hungry people seek out after-hour meals post-hang-outs, parties, bar crawls, or just general evening cravings. In the city, this means late-night restaurants, bars, and food trucks serving food well beyond the usual working day with midnight tacos, pizza, and fancier fare for those night owls, people working odd hours, or just those up late partying.

In Austin, the best late-night restaurants and food trucks mean people can seek out pizza from Via 313, enjoy the convivial charms of Peche, indulge in after-hours chicken tenders at Happy Chicks, partake in Korean fare at Seoulju, find tacos aplenty, and much more. For the purposes of this map, only restaurants and trucks serving food after midnight were included.

As with all businesses, be sure to call ahead to make sure each business is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Wear a mask, tip well, and if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the businesses themselves.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Velvet Taco

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11501 Rock Rose Ave
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 704-8226
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Austin’s Velvet Taco branch in the Domain Northside’s Rock Rose slings new-school tacos like spicy tikka chicken, Nashville hot tofu, and shrimp and grits until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Orders can be placed online, and there are dine-in services.

Velvet Taco’s tacos
Tacos from Velvet Taco
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2. Seoulju

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9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 382-1858
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The North Lamar Korean restaurant is here with filling warming dishes well into the night, including spicy rice cakes, Korean fried chicken, and military hot pots. It’s open until 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Takeout orders can be placed online, the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

3. Tacos El Charly

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9306 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
(830) 837-4697

Austin is awash with late-night taco spots, and the North Austin truck is among the best of them. Bring cash and indulge in pastor, tripas, and suadero. It’s open until 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 3 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Orders are placed in person, there is outdoor seating available.

4. Via 313

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600 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 939-1927
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The pizza truck serves its authentic Detroit-style crusty, rectangular pies into the late-night hours from its West Sixth location at the Star Bar Placeholder until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Similar hours are available at its Rainey Street location at the Placeholder bar.

5. Delray Cafe

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1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

The Via 313 brothers attached a Detroit-style food truck to their East 11th Street bar Nickel City. On deck are coney dogs, wings, sliders, and fried bologna sandwiches until 2 a.m. daily.

Delray’s coney dog with Nickel’s Miller High Life pony and a shot
Coney dog with a beer and a shot at Nickel City
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6. Hoboken Pie

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718 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 477-4256
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Late-night pizza can be found at this Red River restaurant, offering pies and slices alongside garlic knots and cheesy bread until 2:30 a.m. daily. Orders can be placed online, in person (there is a walk-up window), there are third-party deliveries available.

7. Asador

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405 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701

Another excellent late-night taco destination is this truck with three locations across downtown Austin. Highlights include the brisket taco with a spicy smoked chile morita sauce and the vegetable-centric ones. The East Seventh location is open until 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday; the West Sixth one until 1 a.m. Wednesday through Friday; and the Rainey shop until 1 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. Orders can be placed online or in person, host sites include on-site dining areas.

8. Happy Chicks

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214 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 469-0002
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The Sixth Street restaurant is all about chicken tenders, original and spicy, with a bunch of sauce options (yes, there’s an entire ranch section). Everything is served until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Orders can be placed online or in person, there are deliveries, and the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

Happy Chicks’s chicken tenders and fries
Happy Chicks’ chicken tenders and fries
Happy Chicks

9. Péché

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208 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-4011
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The downtown French restaurant and absinthe bar serves late-night fare including duck confit, bouillabaisse, and pate tartines. It’s open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Orders can be placed online and there is indoor dine-in.

10. Casino El Camino

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517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 469-9330
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Nothing says rally time like hefty burgers at the downtown dive late at night. It’s open until 2 a.m. daily. Takeout is available, and there is indoor dine-in service.

11. Foxy's Proper Pub

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201 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 501-6713
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The downtown Irish bar is open late with a pub menu that includes Scotch eggs, potato skins, fish and chips, and more. It’s open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday with dine-in service.

12. Yellow Jacket Social Club

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1704 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 480-9572
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The East Sixth bar has plenty of patio space to enjoy its late-night food menu, which includes lots of sandwiches and salads. It’s open until 2 a.m. daily.

13. Spicy Boys

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75 1/2 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

It’s the Rainey location of the spicy fried chicken truck that remains open until 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Orders can be placed online, host bar Half Step is open for dine-in services with outdoor areas.

14. Las Cazuelas

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1701 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 479-7911
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This classic East Austin Tex-Mex restaurant serves up the best in cheesy, tortilla-wrapped comfort for 24-hours Thursday through Sunday, and until 2 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. It’s open for dine-in service.

15. El Taquito

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1713 E Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 851-8226
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The East Riverside location offers all sorts of tacos, from al pastor to bistek to barbacoa, until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

16. Little Darlin'

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6507 Circle S Rd
Austin, TX 78745

The far south Austin bar is open until 2 a.m. nightly, which means people can pair frozen drinks with burgers, sandwiches, pan-seared baguettes, and more.

17. Whataburger

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601 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 477-9586
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It’s a very simple and easy choice.

A burger from Whataburger
A burger from Whataburger.
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1. Velvet Taco

11501 Rock Rose Ave, Austin, TX 78758
Velvet Taco’s tacos
Tacos from Velvet Taco
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Austin’s Velvet Taco branch in the Domain Northside’s Rock Rose slings new-school tacos like spicy tikka chicken, Nashville hot tofu, and shrimp and grits until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Orders can be placed online, and there are dine-in services.

11501 Rock Rose Ave
Austin, TX 78758

2. Seoulju

9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230, Austin, TX 78753

The North Lamar Korean restaurant is here with filling warming dishes well into the night, including spicy rice cakes, Korean fried chicken, and military hot pots. It’s open until 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Takeout orders can be placed online, the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230
Austin, TX 78753

3. Tacos El Charly

9306 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753

Austin is awash with late-night taco spots, and the North Austin truck is among the best of them. Bring cash and indulge in pastor, tripas, and suadero. It’s open until 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 3 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Orders are placed in person, there is outdoor seating available.

9306 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

4. Via 313

600 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

The pizza truck serves its authentic Detroit-style crusty, rectangular pies into the late-night hours from its West Sixth location at the Star Bar Placeholder until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Similar hours are available at its Rainey Street location at the Placeholder bar.

600 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

5. Delray Cafe

1133 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
Delray’s coney dog with Nickel’s Miller High Life pony and a shot
Coney dog with a beer and a shot at Nickel City
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

The Via 313 brothers attached a Detroit-style food truck to their East 11th Street bar Nickel City. On deck are coney dogs, wings, sliders, and fried bologna sandwiches until 2 a.m. daily.

1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

6. Hoboken Pie

718 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

Late-night pizza can be found at this Red River restaurant, offering pies and slices alongside garlic knots and cheesy bread until 2:30 a.m. daily. Orders can be placed online, in person (there is a walk-up window), there are third-party deliveries available.

718 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

7. Asador

405 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

Another excellent late-night taco destination is this truck with three locations across downtown Austin. Highlights include the brisket taco with a spicy smoked chile morita sauce and the vegetable-centric ones. The East Seventh location is open until 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday; the West Sixth one until 1 a.m. Wednesday through Friday; and the Rainey shop until 1 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. Orders can be placed online or in person, host sites include on-site dining areas.

405 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701

8. Happy Chicks

214 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Happy Chicks’s chicken tenders and fries
Happy Chicks’ chicken tenders and fries
Happy Chicks

The Sixth Street restaurant is all about chicken tenders, original and spicy, with a bunch of sauce options (yes, there’s an entire ranch section). Everything is served until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Orders can be placed online or in person, there are deliveries, and the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

214 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

9. Péché

208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

The downtown French restaurant and absinthe bar serves late-night fare including duck confit, bouillabaisse, and pate tartines. It’s open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Orders can be placed online and there is indoor dine-in.

208 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701

10. Casino El Camino

517 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Nothing says rally time like hefty burgers at the downtown dive late at night. It’s open until 2 a.m. daily. Takeout is available, and there is indoor dine-in service.

517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

11. Foxy's Proper Pub

201 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

The downtown Irish bar is open late with a pub menu that includes Scotch eggs, potato skins, fish and chips, and more. It’s open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday with dine-in service.

201 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701

12. Yellow Jacket Social Club

1704 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

The East Sixth bar has plenty of patio space to enjoy its late-night food menu, which includes lots of sandwiches and salads. It’s open until 2 a.m. daily.

1704 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702

13. Spicy Boys

75 1/2 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

It’s the Rainey location of the spicy fried chicken truck that remains open until 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Orders can be placed online, host bar Half Step is open for dine-in services with outdoor areas.

75 1/2 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

14. Las Cazuelas

1701 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

This classic East Austin Tex-Mex restaurant serves up the best in cheesy, tortilla-wrapped comfort for 24-hours Thursday through Sunday, and until 2 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. It’s open for dine-in service.

1701 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

15. El Taquito

1713 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741

The East Riverside location offers all sorts of tacos, from al pastor to bistek to barbacoa, until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

1713 E Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78741

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16. Little Darlin'

6507 Circle S Rd, Austin, TX 78745

The far south Austin bar is open until 2 a.m. nightly, which means people can pair frozen drinks with burgers, sandwiches, pan-seared baguettes, and more.

6507 Circle S Rd
Austin, TX 78745

17. Whataburger

601 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
A burger from Whataburger
A burger from Whataburger.
Whataburger

It’s a very simple and easy choice.

601 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

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