Atlanta's Late-Night Delights

This one’s for all those midnight warriors who feel their best once the sun has set and the pitch blackness of night takes over a once-lit sky. No matter the reason, these stops are our favorite places to spend some time in the still hours of the night.

This one’s for all those midnight warriors who feel their best once the sun has set and the pitch blackness of night takes over a once-lit sky. No matter the reason—whether hunger strikes or you get an unexpected energy boost—these stops are our favorite places to spend some time in the still hours of the night.

Insomnia Cookies, Atlanta, GA

Insomnia Cookies

Your sweet tooth will never want for more thanks to this cookie delivery company. The concept is simple: serve warm cookies, ice cream sandwiches and other desserts to late-night snackers too lazy (or cozy) to leave the comfort of their homes. Insomnia Cookies is located in Midtown and only delivers within a certain radius, although in-store pickup is an option for all cookie monsters, regardless of location. Deliveries are available until 3 am every day.

Mangos Caribbean Restaurant

Conveniently located down the street from nightlife mecca Edgewood Avenue, this Caribbean restaurant serves up fresh and authentic dishes like jerk chicken, oxtails, and brown stew chicken into the early hours of the morning (close to 4 am on weekends). L&D (daily).

Marcel, Atlanta, GA

Marcel

This stunning steakhouse incorporates vintage French touches and decorative elements of whimsy that transport patrons not to another time, but rather to another world. A menu of USDA Prime steaks is complemented by an array of flavorful sides and starters. Perhaps most surprising is the laid-back and more affordable late-night menu offered Fridays and Saturdays from 11 pm-2 am at the glimmering, dimly lit bar. This is the kind of spot you’d expect to find Don Draper solemnly sipping an Old Fashioned.

Octopus Bar

This is by far the best-known late-night stop for fantastic food in Atlanta. The beloved watering hole opens at 10:30 pm to bring night owls an extraordinary dinner and cocktail menu until 2:30 am. Get ready to encounter a menu of exquisitely crafted dishes, like smoked bronzino and family style bulgogi, that will surely surpass your nighttime expectations. D (Tu-Sa).

Star Bar, Atlanta, GA

Star Bar

Known for its local rock-and-roll scene, this bar is offers an eclectic schedule of events, including karaoke nights, open mic comedy nights, dance parties and more. There’s also a great jukebox and even a shrine in the front dedicated to Elvis. Check the website for a full schedule.

Bon Ton Boil House

By popular demand, the hot addition to Midtown has extended its kitchen hours to 2 am Tuesday through Saturday and midnight on Sunday. Wash down this bar's charbroiled poutine (sweet potato fries, andouille gravy, Parmesan and powdered sugar), boiled or fried seafood baskets, Cajun shrimp burger or Nashville hot oyster roll with Vietnamese Irish Coffees, Pimm's Cups or the house favorite, BonTon Hurricane. The funky interiors combined with the late-night substance's bold flavors are sure to keep your party lively.

A cheeky neon sign illuminates a wall inside Bon Ton Boil House.

Michelle Khouri
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