Stave off the inevitable hangover with a giant omelet or plates of tacos
It's late. You've been hitting up your favorite bars, breweries and cocktail havens, and now you're hungry. Here are a few places you could go.
Mikey's Late Night Slice | Multiple locations
Mikey's is ubiquitous with late-night dining in Columbus, serving giant slices of pizza designed for someone with a few drinks under their belt. Find the eatery Downtown, in the Short North, the Old North and in its new spot at High and Vine across from the Convention Center.
Short North Food Hall | Short North
Whether you're in the mood for pizza, sushi, fried chicken, ramen or barbecue, the vendors at the Food Hall have you covered, and they're serving until 2 a.m.
Buckeye Donuts | Campus
“Open always, closed never.” Whether you need tater tots, a gyro or a maple bacon longjohn, Buckeye Donuts has your back, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Union Cafe | Short North
The city's most popular LGBTQ bar serves a menu of sandwiches, pizzas, burgers and bar favorites daily until 2:30 a.m.
Fitzy's Diner | Multiple locations
Fitzy's Diner, a throwback to a different era, is known for being open 24 hours a day and serving gigantic plates of all the classics: steak and eggs, omelets, burgers, meatloaf and pork chops.
Standard Hall | Short North
Standard Hall serves beer and cocktails (if you need more of that) to go with giant sandwiches, pizza and tacos. The eatery is open daily until 2 a.m.
Condado Tacos | Multiple locations
Dive into bowls of queso, build your own tacos or experiment with mezcal at the ever-expanding Condado empire, locations open until 2 a.m. daily.
Jack & Benny's Downtown Diner | Downtown
Sitting close to the site of its original namesake, Jack & Benny's Downtown location is open 24/7 serving buckeye pancakes, gutbusters, burritos and BLTs.
El Camino Inn | Downtown
What better way to finish a night of imbibing than with tacos, gorditas and a touch of tequila? The comfortable, retro digs of El Camino Inn are open to all until 1 a.m. nightly (and the bar's open until 2:30 a.m.).
Little Palace | Downtown
Much like its next door neighbor, El Camino, Little Palace is the place to stave off a hangover with comfort foods: burgers, poutine, subs and more. Oh, and it's open until 2 a.m.
Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace | Downtown
Thom Lessner artwork, plenty of beer, boozy slushies, tater tots and hot dogs. Dirty Frank's is there for you until 1:45 a.m. daily.
Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails | Downtown
Tip Top is the place for Ohio comfort foods like pot roast, meatloaf, mac and cheese — all to go with craft beer and cocktails until 2 a.m. every day.
Tee Jaye's Country Place | Multiple locations
A friend once told this writer that a Tee Jaye's Barnyard Buster is best experienced when you're hammered at 3 a.m. With a recommendation like that, you can't go wrong.