Here in Baton Rouge, we understand that some of the best eating is done outside of regular hours. Whether you get a late-night craving or you’re searching for the perfect snack after a night out, Baton Rouge has you covered on all things sweet and savory and everything in between. From bar bites to pizza and even beignets, you're sure to find a midnight snack for everyone here in Baton Rouge.
*For the purpose of this blog, we classify late-night eateries as places open until midnight or later, with kitchens that remain open later than most restaurants in Baton Rouge.
BENGAL TAP ROOM
11 a.m. – 2 a.m. – Fridays & Saturdays
11 a.m. – 12 a.m. – Sundays
Located in downtown Baton Rouge, Bengal Tap Room is a one-stop shop for all your sports bar needs. Sip on a selection of over 40 beers while enjoying a variety of apps, sandwiches and fried shrimp – until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and until 12 a.m. on Sundays.
THE BULLDOG BATON ROUGE
Kitchen open 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
The only thing better than beer and dogs is when the kitchen is open late for bar bites. The Bulldog Baton Rouge offers over 200 beers, 81 of which are available on tap, and bites from their menu as late as 12:00 a.m. Wednesday through Thursday. Take your pick from a selection of burgers, sandwiches, salads and a variety of apps, such as onion rings, quesadillas and cheesy fries covered with bacon.
6 a.m. – 12 a.m. – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
If you’re looking for the best beignets in the country, then look no further! Coffee Call is a Baton Rouge institution for over 30 years, offering fluffy beignets or beignet fingers and fresh café au lait! If you’re looking for an evening pick-me-up or just having a late-night craving, they’re churning out these delicious treats until 12 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
THE CHIMES RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM – HIGHLAND
11 a.m. – 12 a.m. – Friday, Saturday
The Chimes Restaurant & Tap Room has been an LSU tradition for over 39 years, and while the full bar offers everything you can think of, the food menu is one you don’t want to miss. On Fridays and Saturdays, The Chimes’ gastropub favorites, such as po’boys and burgers, as well as a variety of Cajun and Creole dishes, are available to order at the restaurant until 12 a.m., with takeout available until 11:30 p.m.
MID CITY BEER GARDEN
3:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. – Monday – Thursday
11 a.m. – 12 a.m. – Friday – Saturday
Overlooking bustling Government Street, Mid City Beer Garden’s bar bites are anything but ordinary. Indulge in the classics, such as cheese fries or a burger or put a spin on your late-night meal with their infamous grilled cheese and tomato soup. Another great bet would be the soft pretzel served with grainy mustard and beer cheese!
MID TAP BR
4 p.m. – 12 a.m. – Monday – Thursday
11 a.m. – 1 a.m. – Friday, Saturday
Conveniently located close to LSU’s campus, Mid Tap BR offers a selection of over 45 rotating beers on the self-serve taps, as well as a full-service cocktail bar and three wine taps, as well as a selection of late-night bites, such as sliders, loaded fries or wings – perfect for fueling up!
OLIVE OR TWIST
3 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Monday – Thursday
11 a.m. – 2 a.m. – Friday
10 a.m. – 2 a.m. – Saturday
10 a.m. – 12 a.m. – Sunday
Olive or Twist is certainly known for their craft cocktail menu but believe us, the menu is anything but boring. Featuring South Louisiana favorites, Olive or Twist’s menu is filled with local favorites, such as house-made boudin, gumbo, sandwiches and shrimp and grits.
THE ORIGINAL RAISING CANE’S – HIGHLAND
10 a.m. – 2 a.m. – Sunday – Wednesday
10 a.m. – 3:30 a.m. – Thursday – Saturday
Go back to where it all started for the beloved Baton Rouge classic! The Original Raising Cane’s, located on Highland Road, is frying up the freshly cooked chicken fingers and fries we all know and love until 2 a.m. Sundays through Wednesdays and until 3:30 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays – satisfying those late-night cravings!
PLUCKERS WING BAR – NICHOLSON
11 a.m. – 12 a.m. – Sunday – Thursday
11 a.m. – 3 a.m. Friday, Saturday
The wings are Pluckers Wing Bar are certainly a good go-to, but their menu is filled with all sorts of bar bite favorites! Offering apps like fried mac and cheese, their famous wings, burgers and hot dogs, every craving is sure to be satisfied!
SCHLITTZ AND GIGGLES
Perkins – 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. – Friday, Saturday
Downtown – 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. – Friday, Saturday
At the end of the day, there’s no better choice for late-night food than pizza. If you’re looking for authentic, New York-style, thin-crust pizza, then Schlittz and Giggles is certainly the place! While the Perkins location is open until 12 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, the downtown location, conveniently on Third St., is open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays – making it the perfect option for a post-night-out meal!
SMALLS SLIDERS – NICHOLSON
10:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Smalls Sliders' mission is simple in creating the ideal food experience – simple, fun and delicious. The Nicholson location is conveniently located close to LSU and is open until 12 a.m., and with its simplistic menu (four combo options in various sizes, as well as four side options and a selection of shakes and soft drinks), Smalls Sliders is a great go-to for those late-night bites.
SOULSHINE KITCHEN & BAR
Late-night menu available 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Friday & Saturday
Soulshine Kitchen & Bar has a menu available specifically for the night owls! Available from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., you will find a selection of menu items ranging from apps like cheese fries and nachos to savory and sweet brunch options. Another favorite is their Slamburger – a smashed beef burger with all the toppings!
WALK-ON’S – BURBANK
11 a.m. – 12 a.m. – Friday & Saturday
Yet another Baton Rouge staple, Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar, located at Burbank Drive, is open until 12 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for all your late-night needs. With an extensive beer list and carefully crafted cocktails, you can also find a large selection of sports bar favorites and Louisiana-inspired cuisine, all made fresh and from scratch.
11 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Grab some fuel after a night out or keep the party going with a delicious frozen drink. Located under the Perkins Overpass, Zippy’s is the perfect spot for your late-night needs on Fridays and Saturdays.