They say that New York is the City that Never Sleeps, but one walk through the Financial District at 3:30 a.m. might show you otherwise. If there’s a real 24-hour city in this country, it’s Las Vegas, and night owls in Sin City don’t need to look to far to find some great food at any hour of the night. From high-end celebrity chef-driven restaurants to off-the-beaten-path gems for those in the know, here are five of the best spots in Las Vegas for late-night dining.
Grand Lux Café, Venetian
This restaurant is certainly grand and luxurious, but still decidedly casual. A hybrid of grand European cafés and all-American eateries, this restaurant features an expansive selection of burgers, salads, pizza, pasta, steak, fried chicken, and international fare like pierogi and enchiladas, and it’s open 24 hours a day.
Peppermill & Fireside Lounge
This 24-hour Las Vegas gem has been dishing up classic American fare on the Strip for more than 40 years, and its old-school décor (neon, neon everywhere!) and the classic booths are so distinctive that regular Penn Gillette had an exact replica installed in his house. The menu is expansive and creative, with something for everyone, from late-night revelers to early birds, and the burgers are legendary.
Sourdough Café, Arizona Charlie’s
No-frills, inexpensive late-night grub is the name of the game, where the late-night specials (from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m.) are insanely cheap. Need proof? How about a prime rib and fried shrimp with soup or salad and sides for $8.99? Or spaghetti and meat sauce for $4.99; eggs, pancakes, and bacon for $3.99; and biscuits and gravy for $2.49? You’re welcome.
Tacos El Gordo
It’s late, you’re cruising down the Strip, and you’re hungry. Where to eat? Keep your eyes peeled for Tacos El Gordo, located near the Wynn. These no-frills tacos are much better than they have any right to be, with al pastor, carne asada, pork, lengua, cabeza, chorizo, and several other filling options on offer. Best of all, it’s insanely inexpensive, and open until 3 a.m.(and sometimes even later than that).
Le Thai Downtown
This Fremont Street Thai restaurant isn’t just a good late-night stop, it also serves some of the best Thai food in the city. Few things are more satisfying than a big bowl of spicy noodles after a night out, and while this spot closes at 11 during the week, it’s open until 3 a.m. on the weekends.