Brisbane’s best late-night dining | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane’s best late-night dining

You snooze, you lose.

Ready to be woke, Brisbane? It turns out that our not-so-sleepy city is home to plenty of foodie spots that keep chugging on until the stroke of midnight, or even later!

Whether you’re a certified night owl, shift worker, or student looking for a caffeine fix, you’ll find somewhere to burn the midnight oil (and maybe even add some fuel) at these spots that kick on late!

LIVEWIRE 24/7 SPORTS BAR | CBD

Whether you’re kicking on, getting down to DJs or perking up with a snack, LiveWire 24/7 Sports Bar at Treasury Brisbane has you covered every day of the week until 5 am!

From ball sports to boxing, LiveWire 24/7 Sports Bar is your go-to for all the big games you don’t want to miss broadcast live, large, and loud (with food and bevs to boot) in this heritage-style sports bar in the heart of the city. All your cheering, chatting, and cheers-ing with friends is sure to work up an appetite, so you can look forward to late-night staples like wings, burgers and pizzas to keep you fuelled into the wee hours.

MEI WEI | CBD

When it comes to late-night dining, you only need to head Mei Wei’s way to find expertly-folded dumplings, steaming noodles, and golden roast duck until long after dark!

As well as the stunning classic Chinese bites on offer until 10 pm Sundays-Thursdays, you can treat yourself on Fridays and Saturdays (when Mei Wei stays open until midnight) to the Late Night Delights special, dishing up spring rolls, your choice of dumplings, and a beer for just $15 from 10 pm until 12 am!

KITCHEN AT TREASURY | CBD

Sometimes, you just need freshly shucked oysters in the middle of the night… luckily, Kitchen at Treasury offers an overnight menu until 5 am every. single. day! 

Once the regular menu hits the hay (at 10 pm Sundays-Thursdays and midnight Fridays and Saturdays), your late-night (or early morning?) dining experience awaits, with the likes of steak with chips and salad, burgers, and even the classic triple-decker club sandwich.

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MARU | CBD

Did you know you can dive into a Korean BBQ spread until midnight every day in the heart of the city? Swap being heavy-eyed for just straight-up heavy by ordering Maru’s tasty assorted wagyu set or BBQ pork set, paired with sizzling (read: ziggling) cheesy rice cakes, and kimchi pancakes.

ETERNA | FORTITUDE VALLEY

Because it’s never too late to carb-load, Valley newbie Eterna serves up classic Roman cuisine including carbonara, cacio e pepe, and nibbles until 11 pm, Tuesdays-Saturdays. Settle in with a spritz in the romantic laneway or find a spot to get intimate with your steaming bowl (no judgement)—now that’s amore.

PANCAKE MANOR | CBD

There’s no better place to enjoy late-night salvation in the form of brandied apricot pancakes than Brisbane’s iconic Pancake Manor. Located in the heritage-listed St Luke’s church, this 24-hour restaurant is the perfect place to waffle on late with yummy pancakes that come both savoury and sweet.

MOMO CHICKEN & BEER | RUNCORN

It might be out of the way, but trust us, the trip is worth it for the fried chicken feast that awaits you! Slip yourself into a serious food coma with Momo’s Korean and Japanese draught beers and piles of boneless sweet candy chicken, cheesy fries, and spicy stir-fried noodles until midnight every day!

Jimmy’s On The Mall | Brisbane City 

It’s just a little too late? Jimmy would tell Jojo otherwise, with his 24-hour restaurant serving up delicious modern Australia plates to the wide awake all night long, seven days a week! Passersby can pass the time at this two-story masterpiece while enjoying eats like classic chocolate pudding and wagyu beef lasagne.

Greaser Bar | Fortitude Valley

Stay up until the roosters start to crow with the help of fried chicken burgers from the Valley’s Greaser Bar! Open until 3 am on Friday and Saturday nights, this burger joint is the one to hit when you want to the good time to roll on well past midnight.

Lucha | Brisbane City

Lucha like it’s your lucky night! These guys know best that nothing beats a strong cuppa at night, which is why they’ve filled their menu with food that has one ingredient in common–tea! While delicious roast chicken with tea dipping sauce and tea-infused Peking duck are only available until the kitchen closes at 10 pm, the restaurant serves take-away bubble teas and awesome cocktails well past midnight. 

 

Sleep is for the weak (and caffeine-deprived).

 

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Words by Jacqueline Pon
- the gourmet who prefers eats over sleep.