Whether you’re a night owl by choice or design you may eventually find yourself hungry while you’re out and about. Or perhaps going out for a late night bite is the purpose of your late night. Philly has plenty of places that are open late for entertainment. Here are the top 5 places to grab a bite to eat no matter the hour in Philly.

El Vez
121 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 928-9800
www.elvezrestaurant.com

El Vez is a popular restaurant all hours of the day, but in the evening you may wish to consider here for a late night snack. One of their specialties are their tapas, which are small appetizer sized portions of food served in Spanish/Latin American restaurants and can be hot or cold. Outdoor seating is also available.

The Continental
138 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 1910
(215) 923-6069
www.continentalmartinibar.com

Most people from Philly are familiar with the Continental. It is Stephen Starr’s first restaurant. The Continental has an upscale diner feel to it, with lovely décor and outdoor sidewalk seating. Besides the wide selection of martinis people rave about the cheesesteak eggrolls, French Onion Soup and the Calamari Salad. Drinks are considered pricey, but they are heavy on the liquor and free parking is always a plus.  The Continental serves until 11 p.m.

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The North Bowl
909 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19123
(215) 238-2695
www.northbowlphilly.com

Maybe you were going bowling anyway, but even if you aren’t the North Bowl which is open until 2 am all week, is actually known for its cuisine. This is not typical bowling alley food. All of the dishes made here are from sustainable meats and local produce. Chef Todd Goldman crafts up artisan dishes such as braised short ribs, wings and quesadillas for your taste buds. And they also offer vegan and vegetarian options such as spring rolls, and vegan dumplings. If you want to bowl it costs about $5 a game, plus shoe rental. The North Bowl it is only for adults late night. You must be 21 or up after 9 p.m.

Valanni
1229 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19107
(215) 790-9494
www.valanni.com

Valanni is considered an “upscale nightclub” by many as they are open until 2 a.m., and have higher quality standards for their establishment. Valanni is Washington Square and has a chic décor with a matching atmosphere. They are open from 4:30 p.m to 2 a.m daily and primarly serve Mediterranean and Latin dishes. Popular dishes to try are the lamb lollipops, lobster mac-n-cheese and the pork belly sliders. The music is fun and loud and will vary from mellow to club.

Tria Café
123 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19103
(215) 972-8742
www.triacafe.com

The Tria Café opened its doors in 2004 and is a little on the unusual side for those used to being surrounded by electronics. You won’t find any TV’s or karaoke or other “modern diversions” here, they want to encourage people to provide their own entertainment The food here is classy, natural and delicious and some popular items are the truffle egg toast, figs with prosciutto, and smoked salmon. Tria Café an upscale wine and beer cheese bar open late until 1 a.m. (1:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays). In milder weather people love the outdoor seating.

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Christina Dagnelli is a freelance writer in Philadelphia and the author of Little Squares with Colors: A Different way to look at autism. Her work on examiner can be found here Examiner.com.