Best Spots for Late Night Dining in Pittsburgh’s East End

If you’ve got a late night craving in the East End, be sure to check out these spots!

Pittsburgh’s East End has some of the best bars around-- but did you also know it has a good amount of restaurants that are open late? That’s right, that means after a fun night out, stop into one of these spots that keep the kitchen open late.

Or maybe you got stuck at work and don’t feel like cooking? You won’t be left without a dinner if you stop by and grab a meal at any of these places in the East End. Some of these spots offer their full menu—  while others have a special late night menu to choose from —either way there’s no way you can go home hungry if you’re looking for late night food in Pittsburgh.

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Industry Public House

This restaurant is open late and has a fantastic menu!

This restaurant serves up amazing cocktails to go with your late night snack! Image courtesy of Instagram.

4305 Butler St | Lawrenceville | 

Industry Public House is where you want to be if you’re craving an artisanal cocktail-- as well as a few snacks. Known for their delicious burgers, Industry Public House also has quite a selection of American comfort foods as well-- including shepherd’s pie, pot roast, and mac n’ cheese.

Customers love the Prohibition-era atmosphere that this place creates in the middle of Lawrenceville— it invites you to slow down and sip on a cocktail or beer.

This restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. in the morning on Sundays through Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“The portions can feed a family! They also have the best chili that I ever had.  It was pretty hot but that made it all the better! The staff was friendly and the service was great. I will be back!” - Yelp Review

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The Yard Gastropub

The home of late night grilled cheese sandwiches.

Fun beer bar that has great late-night food options. Image courtesy of Instagram.

736 Bellefonte St | Shadyside |

If you’re out late and want to grab a bite to eat, stop into the The Yard Gastropub-- located in Shadyside as well as downtown Pittsburgh. Here you can choose from quite a list of craft beers to go with your late-night dinner.

Make sure you try one of their delicious grilled cheese sandwich options-- with flavors like Cheesy Caprese and Mac Attack— you can’t go wrong!

Hours at The Yard are from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. until midnight on Fridays, 10 a.m. until midnight on Sundays, and 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays.

“This was my second time [at] the Yard and I am still a major fan of it. It is a fun, hip place to go if you are in the mood for a grilled cheese.” -Yelp Review

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Great late night menu for burgers and beers.

If you’re hungry for a burger in the East End, make sure you go to Stack’d! Image courtesy of Instagram.

3716 Forbes Ave | Oakland |

Stack’d has East End options in both Shadyside and Oakland— so if you’re craving a burger late night-- you should have no problem finding one of these restaurants. The kitchen is open until midnight— so build your burger and order some drinks!

Make sure you stop in late on a Friday or Saturday for their late night happy hour and $3 drink specials.

Stack’d is open from 11 a.m. until midnight on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“This place is amazing! Came in and got the fried ravioli as an appetizer, and it was beyond amazing. Got the chicken fingers with normal French fries and they were also delicious. Overall amazing meal! The service was also great.” -Yelp Review

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Ritter’s Diner

Delicious old-school diner that’s been open since 1951.

If you’re in the mood for some diner classics, stop by this spot! Image courtesy of Instagram.

5221 Baum Blvd | Bloomfield |

Ritter’s Diner is your quintessential old school diner. They have all your diner favorites like large portions of bacon and eggs, French toast, gyros, burgers, and huge chicken sandwiches. But what keeps people coming back for more is their huge selection of pies-- homemade and ready to go.

This Friendship restaurant is open late—  and on some days for 24 hours —you can stop in anytime you’d like. Breakfast is served all day as well!

“Everything was so delicious at such a cheap price. You get a huge plate and the prices are below $10! I prefer this place over any other [diner] because the portions are huge...” -Yelp Review


Quirky restaurant with a great late night menu.

This restaurant has some really creative menu items for you to try! Image courtesy of Instagram.

4104 Penn Ave | Bloomfield |

Brillobox has a fantastic set of late night dinner— or snacking —options available on their menu. Their most popular are their appetizers— especially the creole cauliflower and the seitan bites.

This Bloomfield staple has been a favorite of locals for years. If you’re out for a bite late, consider stopping in-- there’s always something entertaining going on inside.

Brillobox is closed on Mondays, but dinner hours are from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays. Sunday brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“I've been to Brillo dozens of times and love it every time. Drinks are good and affordable, [the] ambiance is super unique, and I always run into an old friend.” -Yelp Review

Shady Grove

Late night spot for good eats in Shadyside.

Stop into this popular restaurant when you have a craving for some late-night snacking. Image courtesy of Instagram.

5520 Walnut St | Shadyside | 

Shady Grove is a go to spot for Pittsburghers when they're out late in the East End. This Shadyside spot is popular for late-night snacking-- their list of appetizers is pretty amazing! You can choose from loaded latkes, mango salsa, fried pickles, or guacamole deviled eggs-- just to name a few.

If you’re hungry for something more-- they have a pretty good dinner menu as well-- with a large selection of sandwiches and pizzas. Don’t forget about their all day drink specials as well!

Hours at Shady Grove are from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. all seven days of the week.

“Shady Grove is always a good stop when in Shadyside. The food is excellent, the wait staff is fast and friendly, and the atmosphere is amazing. I typically like eating on the top floor for the ambient lighting.” -Yelp Review

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Lawrenceville place serving late night Japanese club cuisine.

This place has some amazing Japanese cuisine that’s available late-night. Image courtesy of Instagram.

202 38th St | Lawrenceville | 

Umami is a Japanese pub that is dedicated to the umami flavors. It’s quite evident in their large selection of menu items-- all available late-night. Their full menu-- including sushi-- is available to 2am on Friday and Saturday nights. You’ll definitely want to stop in here for your sushi and sake craving!

Located in busting Lawrenceville— this place can fill up fast on weekends, so plan ahead!

Umami may be closed on Sundays and Mondays, but hours are from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays, and from 5 p.m. until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

“One of the best late night places. They have good music, amazing drinks and good food. I would recommend the squid and any of their [yakitori] sticks. I also tried their egg custard which was delicious.” -Yelp Review

Dive Bar & Grill

This late night place has a couple locations in Pittsburgh.

Don’t let the name fool you— this place is no dive! Image courtesy of Instagram.

5147 Butler St | Lawrenceville |

Dive Bar & Grill has a couple of locations in Pittsburgh-- including Lawrenceville, South Side, and Wexford. This place has everything from quesadillas, omelets, crab cakes, and chicken clubs-- there’s something for everyone on this menu.

Stop into any of their locations for some awesome late-night dining-- and make sure to try one of their specialty cocktails.

Hours at Dive Bar & Grill are from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. every day of the week.

“Enjoyed my third visit to the Dive bar, and once again very pleased with the food, service and drinks. Nice selection of craft beers and many others in the cooler. Something for every taste. Ate at the bar and had quick service.” - Yelp Review

Wallace’s Whiskey Room & Kitchen

Great late night food in the East Liberty area of Pittsburgh.

The comfort food served here makes the perfect late night snack. Image courtesy of Instagram.

123 N Highland Ave | East Liberty |

This upscale East Liberty restaurant focuses on classic American cuisine and cocktails! Wallace’s Whiskey Room & Kitchen has an atmosphere that enhances your dining experience and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in a lot of natural light.

On the menu at this restaurant is breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. When it comes to dining in the evening, there’s small plates, salads, soups, hand-helds, large plates, bar bites, and flatbreads.

Wallace’s Whiskey Room & Kitchen is open from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays. Evening hours are from 4:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. instead on Fridays and Saturdays.

“We ended up sitting at the bar and the bartender was awesome. We enjoyed chatting with him and he gave us some great recommendations including the Smoked Gouda Housemade Sourdough Flatbread. It was loaded with caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes and watercress.” - Yelp Review

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Pizza Parma

Casual dining comfort food makes the perfect late night snack.

The pizza at this Pittsburgh restaurant is very popular, and for good reason. Image courtesy of Instagram.

936 Liberty Ave | Downtown | 

This casual dining pizza shop has two different locations in Pittsburgh— one downtown and one in Shadyside, and both sell delicious food and are open late, so they’d each be a great place to grab a bite!

There’s also lots of other options than pizza on the menu at Pizza Parma. They also serve salads and soups, calzones, hoagies, wings, gyros, pasta, wraps, desserts, and much more besides!

On Sundays through Thursdays, Pizza Parma is open from 10 a.m. until 1 a.m. Hours are from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m, on Fridays and Saturdays.

“Manager of the restaurant went out of his way to make sure our order was corrected when he could have let it go. I really appreciate that— especially at 1:30 in the morning.” - Yelp Review

St. Clair Social

Great food, drinks, and hang-out spot in Pittsburgh.

Lots of food on the menu that makes a great late night meal in Pittsburgh. Image courtesy of Instagram.

302 St. Clair St | East Liberty | 

Just as the name may suggest, St. Clair Social is a neighborhood favorite in the Friendship area of Pittsburgh, and for good reason! This restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, and you can even book a party there or catering for an event.

This restaurant serves appetizers, salads, sandwiches, sides, and snacks, and even offers a kids menu. For a beverage, guests can choose between cocktails, wine, beer, spirits, and soft drinks.

Hours at St. Clair Social are from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays.

“Solid food, decent prices, neighborhood feel. They have darts in the back, daily deals, happy hour - all the staples. I'm in for the weekend and grabbed a Pittsburgh Steak salad and some drinks with friends - definitely hit the spot!” - Yelp Review


Cafe and bar at the corner of Penn and Highland.

Don’t forget about the desserts at this restaurant! Image courtesy of Instagram.

5947 Penn Ave | East Liberty | 

Margaux is a European-inspired cafe in the East Liberty area of Pittsburgh, and the specialty coffee is definitely the star of the show, but don’t let that fool you! Margaux is as great a place for a late night snack as a morning meal. Some other favorites are the desserts, shareable plates, and cocktails. The modern atmosphere is perfect for anyone wanting a casual yet sophisticated dining experience.

There are four sections of the menu for customers to order their late night food in Pittsburgh!

  • Mornings & Coffee
  • Evenings
  • Dessert
  • Beer, Cocktails & Wine

Margaux is open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays and from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays.

“This cafe is awesome! There are plenty of outlets in the bar area as well to ensure that all of your devices are charged… They play some soft music in the background, which was a nice touch!” - Yelp Review

The Urban Tap

Creative plates for a late night snack in Shadyside.

This restaurant is good for more than your late night snacking needs— try the brunch, too! Image courtesy of Instagram.

216 S Highland Ave | Shadyside | 

The Urban Tap takes pride in inspiring guests with their inspired dishes that put a twist on traditional American cuisine. The food alone gives you reason to go, with the staff paying great attention to detail in their scratch kitchen, but in case you needed more convincing, the ambience is unmatched and there are over 140 drafts between two locations.

As far as the food goes, there’s shareables, sandwiches, soup of the day, sides, large plates, and a dessert feature. There’s much more, besides, if you happen to stop in for brunch! And of course, don’t forget about happy hour— 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on weekdays.

The Urban Tap is open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

“Definitely one of the better happy hour deals around! With food and drink specials. They also have daily and late night specials also. Love the cocktails, very fun and they change them seasonally.” - Yelp Review

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When you’re up late in the East End of Pittsburgh and would like a bite to eat-- make sure to stop by any of these fantastic spots. The kitchens are open late so you can make a quick stop on your way home for the night. Where’s your favorite spot for a late night meal in the East End? Let us know in the comments!

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