When the sun sets on December 21st, it’ll officially be the start of the longest night of the year... and what we're calling the "Best Night of Your Life". Why? Because you’ll be spending it enjoying the fun-est nightlife the city has to offer, thanks to our recommendations on everything from the bestest happy hours, to the most epic dive bars, to today's contribution: eight of the raddest places in NYC to do some late-ass eating. Check out the picks below!
Empire Biscuit Alphabet City Take advantage of the last part of their "Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Drunk." motto at this all-day-and-night biscuitorium that's plying you with fried chicken numbers, Scotch egg joints, and about a billion types of butter and jam.
Debatable: Is Shake Shack Really Fast Food?!?
Veselka East Village This OG (58yrs-old!) East Village Eastern-Euro diner is still the go-to spot for 24/7 'rogies, gravy-drenched pork & beef meatballs, and a buncha' other late-night eats you can also drench with your leftover gravy.
Blue Ribbon West Village A long-time food and drink industry favorite, Blue Ribbon serves its legendary fried chicken 'til 4a, as well as other bistro eats like lobster, New York strip, and rack of lamb.
Crif Dogs East Village Everyone's got a favorite here, but the fact is, they're all pretty great... and almost nothing beats a hot dog and Ms. Pac-Man after partying all night.
Tacos Morelos East Village Perfect for taking home to late-night-watch Saving Silverman on your couch, this Williamsburg cart (or really any of its other spots throughout the city) makes superlative burritos that can occasionally catch you off-guard with their heat… and deliciousness.
69 Bayard Chinatown Lined with dollar bills, this funky Chinatown dive has better-than-average greasy Chinese, and if you ask, they've also got dare-you-to-eat plates of snails and killer whole fish.
New Wonjo/ Wonjo Midtown West Always bright and seemingly always packed, this 24hr Korean BBQ place is the perfect last stop of the evening, with Korean beef you can DIY on in-table grills, and all kinds of late-night-/early-morning-appropriate greasy noodles and dumplings.
The Meatball Shop Lower East Side TMS's famed balls come on awesome choose-your-own-adventure-style menus, which will unavoidably lead you to order pretty much everything on top of everything.