For the purposes of this post, we’re defining “open late” as serving until at least midnight, and preferably later. Here’s the list:
The Lexington Aveneue Brewery (downtown): Great food, great beer brewed in-house.
Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m —2 a.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m —2 a.m.
Late Night Menu 11 p.m.—1:30 a.m.
51 Grill (North Asheville): The greasy spoon that’s got what it takes. Located in a gas station on Merrimon. Open LATE every day but Sunday and Monday.
Mon 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tue-Thu 11 a.m. – 4 a.m.
Fri-Sat 11 am – 5 am
Curate (downtown): Tapas bar with an El Bulli-trained chef. Open until they close Tue-Sun, taking reservations until 11:30 p.m. Reservations not required.
Rise N Shine Cafe (North Asheville): “Healthy homestyle breakfast and lunch” served Thu-Sat 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. Late-night dining may be available in summer months only.
Barley’s Taproom (downtown): Good pizza, salads, calzones and beer. Mon-Sat 11:30am-2pm; Sun 12pm-12am.
The Southern Kitchen and Bar (downtown): Slightly upscale Southern comfort food and beer. Open every day, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.
French Broad Chocolate Lounge (downtown): Handmade chocolate, cookies, cakes, brownies, fudge, creme brulee, pots de creme… Beer, wine, and coffee, too. See you there.
Open Sun-Thu, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri & Sat: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
MoDaddy’s Bar (downtown): Cheese sticks, onion rings & sliders, plus beer and live music. Open daily 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Hannah Flanagan’s Pub (downtown): Irish pub with bar food & good outdoor seating. Open Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun 12 p.m.-2 a.m.
Universal Joint (West Asheville) : Burgers, sandwiches, salads, fish tacos, tater tots, local beer.
Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Standard Pizza (West Asheville): Hip indie pizza joint. Mon-Thu,Sun 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. -11 p.m.
Rosetta’s Kitchen (downtown): Vegan and vegetarian comfort food: salads, wraps, soups, rice, veggies, amazing desserts.
Mon. – Thu. 11 a.m. -11 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
One Stop Deli & Bar (downtown, former location of Stella Blue): Sandwiches, burgers, onion rings, beer. Tues – Sat, 11 a.m. – 2p.m.
DeSoto Lounge (West Asheville): Sandwiches, salads, wraps, appetizers. Nachos, grilled pimento cheese sandwiches, house-made desserts. And ping-pong.
3 p.m. – 2 a.m. daily.
Storm Rhum Bar (downtown): Upscale sandwiches and burgers, huevos rancheros, great cocktails. Late night menu available Sun – Weds 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.; Thu–Sat 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Vault (downtown): Apps, pizza, soups, salads, wraps and desserts until last call. According to a commenter, looks like that’s around 1:30 a.m. The Vault is open 7 days a week.
Circle in the Square (North Asheville): Pizza, hot sandwiches, stromboli and calzone. “A little slice of New York.” Late night menu is Fri & Sat only, 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions! Keep ‘em coming!
Anything we missed? Comment and we’ll add anything we left out.
Menus and hours are subject to change. Call to double-check the info before making plans.
This post was last updated on July 14, 2011.