It’s a fact. Boston revelers stay out ’til closing, head to a late night food joint, and re-tell the evening’s antics all over again. The hardest destinations to find are after-hour restaurants once the doors are locked behind you after an event — but we’ve done the work for you. Boston’s best wouldn’t steer you in the wrong direction; this list is loaded with places to be for late-night rendezvous.

(Photo Credit: South Street Diner)

(Photo Credit: South Street Diner)


South Street Diner
178 Kneeland St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 350-0028
www.southstreetdiner.com

Out late tomorrow night? Not a problem, every day of the week South Street Diner feeds the late-night crowd into the wee morning hours. Tito Jackson announced during the diner’s annual customer appreciation day that the day was “South Street Diner Day!” Neighbors will agree, South Street Diner — formerly the Blue Diner featured on PBS and House Guest with Steve Martin — has been a staple of Boston for close to 70 years. Memories abound and friends are made at South Street Diner. Be sure to add some of your own, there will always be plenty of room for more.

(Photo Credit: Liquid Art House)

(Photo Credit: Liquid Art House)


Liquid Art House
100 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 457-8130
liquidarthouse.com

Liquid Art House is a must-see for yourself, and an absolute perfect excuse to stay out just a bit longer. Artists display spectacular works, and even the cutlery is available to take home for a price. An exquisite museum surrounds the dining tables, bar section and private parties. Curator Brenda Taylor has continued to perfect her passion of the arts, filling Liquid Art House with magnificent collections year-round. Pastry, sous and executive chefs are in attendance and cocktail creations will cap off the evening in elegance. Bring the evening to new heights; you may find the colorful displays and depth of meaning even more intriguing during the daylight hours.

(Photo credit: Facebook/The Beehive)

(Photo credit: Facebook/The Beehive)


The Beehive
541 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-0069
www.beehiveboston.com

The Beehive is buzzing with Bohemian fare, making the news as an upscale, come-as- you-are, eclectic yet elegant art space and bar. Located in the South End’s Boston Center for the Arts complex, the beatniks have found a new groove in the year 2016. Simple comfort food can be bumped up a notch in a flash in order to satisfy every appetite. The fun has just begun, don’t remind anyone it may be later then they think.

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(Photo Credit: Victoria's Diner)

(Photo Credit: Victoria’s Diner)


Victoria’s Diner
1024 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 442-5965
victoriasdiner.com

Victoria’s Diner is a family-owned establishment that knows the best evenings to stay open all night  include weekend nights. The fare can be simple or a complete dinner menu ready for takeout; the friendly capable wait staff are happy to accommodate each and every patron. Signature dishes are ample. Victoria’s has been slaving over the grill inventing new sauces, too. But of course, the neighborhood regulars won’t let the scrumptious standbys of the diner be left off the menu. Don’t forget to put the offered comment card in the box by the door as you leave, as prizes are given weekly.

(Photo Credit: Bond Restaurant)

(Photo Credit: Bond Restaurant)


BOND Restaurant & Lounge
250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 956-8765
bondboston.com

Some begin the evening with style and panache, and some may find that’s the best way to wrap the evening up in a bright tidy bow. BOND brings the elegant sophisticated glow into any affair. Enjoy cocktails by candlelight, chandelier or recessed lighting and napkins wrapped in rings of gold that match your cuff links or signature gem. It can be an evening of quiet civility or a grand entrance on the red carpet; either way, the destination is 250 Franklin Street for late night toddies and sparking wine.

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