Because it's after last call and you're not sure you can stay up long enough for someone to deliver something, we rounded up the 13 best open-past-2am joints all across LA, in the neighborhoods you're most likely to find yourself needing food in after 2am.
If you're partying in: West LA, Brentwood, or Westwood Tatsu Ramen (address and info) Sawtelle Hours: Closes at 3am Fri & Sat Warning: operating Tatsu's totally not-confusing iPad ordering system does require a certain level of sobriety, but once you figure it out, you can customize its rich tonkotsu ramen by indicating your desired amount of garlic, corn, and mushrooms, amongst other toppings.
If you're partying in: Venice Mao's Kitchen (address and info) Venice Hours: Closes at 3am Fri & Sat Two things you need to know about this Chinese restaurant in Venice: 1) it's a Chinese restaurant in Venice, and 2) it's open until 3am on weekends.
If you're partying in: Downtown or Little Tokyo Pellicola Pizzeria (address and info) Downtown Hours: Closes at 3am Fri & Sat This joint shills thin-crust pizzas -- including a pesto-drizzled caprese and a generously Nutella-stuffed pie -- until 3am. In Downtown. Where there's also lots of ramen open late. Double score.
If you're partying in: Silver Lake, Echo Park, or Los Feliz Brite Spot Diner (address and info) Echo Park Hours: Closes at 3am Fri & Sat Eastsiders have been hitting up this Echo Park staple for years for whiskey headache-curing comestibles like the gravy-smothered buttermilk biscuit sammie with fried chicken and bacon.
If you're partying in: West Hollywood or Beverly Hills Bossa Nova (address and info) Beverly Hills Hours: Closes at 3:30am Fri & Sat Nothing soaks up tequila better than greasy Brazilian food, which is why Bossa Nova stays open PAST 3am, and serves fried caramelized plantains, breaded chicken sandwiches, and tenderloin steak skewers.
If you're partying in: Santa Monica Swingers (address and info) Santa Monica Hours: Closes at 3am Fri & Sat Lucky for you, this breakfast-served-all-day diner -- where you can throw down jerk chicken and fluffy flapjacks -- is only a quick Uber/Lyft/nice sober friend's ride away from Main St.
If you're partying in: Encino, Sherman Oaks, or Van Nuys Mel's Drive-In (address and info) Sherman Oaks Hours: Closes at 3am Fri & Sat Just because you're in the Valley doesn't mean you're stuck with whatever's in your fridge. After last call, this establishment's your best bet for no-frills comfort food, like steak and eggs & chicken pot pie. Bonus points for hassle-free parking for your DD.
If you're partying in: Studio City, Burbank, or North Hollywood Bob's Big Boy (address and info) Burbank Hours: Open 24-hours As if this Burbank spot's hefty double-deckers aren't already the perfect drinkin' food, you really can't go wrong with a place that also makes bacon-flecked Belgian waffles.
If you're partying in: Mid-City or Miracle Mile El Chato (info) Various Locations Hours: Closes at 3:30am on Fri & Sat What's standing on the corner of Olympic and La Brea, and will set you back about $10? Wait, not that?? What then?? The other thing -- El Chato, the taco truck famous for freshly shaved al pastor, folded into mouthwatering tacos and burritos.
If you're partying in: Culver City Johnnie's Pastrami (address and info) Culver City Hours: Closes at 3:30am Fri & Sat Because all you want to do after last call is chill in a naugahyde booth and sink your teeth into fat-rimmed, salty, hot pastrami meat sandwiched between a buttered roll. While listening to The Jackson 5. On tabletop jukeboxes.
If you're partying in: Hollywood Urban Masala (address and info) Hollywood Hours: Closes at 3am Fri & Sat Had enough of bacon-wrapped hot dogs? Of course not. But if shots-shots-shots-shots happen to put you in the mood for Indian, this random Hollywood Blvd spot's got you covered with chicken tikka-stuffed naan wraps and tasty beef curry.
If you're partying in: Koreatown Kyochon (address and info) Koreatown Hours: Closes at 2:30am Fri & Sat Whoever said nothing good happens after 2am, A) isn't you, and B) has never been to Koreatown. The area's full of late-night options, but Kyochon (which was literally just voted the third best place to get fried chicken in LA) is the only one that'll have perfectly crisp fried chicken wings marinated in soy garlic and honey.
If you're partying in: Pasadena or Glendale Brothers Pies N Fries (address and info) Pasadena Hours: Closes at 3am Fri & Sat The name says it all: this Old Town joint is run by three brothers whipping up excellent pies (saucy, New York-style slices, and whole pizzas) and fries (malt vinegar is "optional").
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Tiffany Tse is freelance writer for Thrillist, and has had one too many past-midnight milkshakes at Swingers. Check out what else she's up to on Twitter at @twinksy and Instagram at @twinksy.