Night owls unite! Night. Owls. Aptly named, as most owls hunt at night… which means we Swamp Rabbits scurry to the safety of our burrows as the sun sets. Most rabbits are experts on vegetarian breakfast joints. Lucky for you THIS Swamp Rabbit is an expert on late night restaurants in Greenville. I’m stealthy. I get around!
We’re going to keep this simple, because it’s late! And you’re hungry! And the clock is ticking as kitchens are mopping up and closing tight while the moon sets slowly in the west and your options for a decent meal dwindle rapidly.
✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Open really late - 3 a.m. to 24 hours
✶ ✶ ✶ Open until 1 0r 2 a.m.
✶ ✶ Open until midnight
✶ Open until 11 p.m.
✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Waffle House Let's start with the all-night All Star the Waffle House! Yes it's a chain. Yes it is ubiquitous. But if you want breakfast! (or lunch or dinner), dammit!, at 5 a.m. it is there for you and Greenville has one at the corner of North Main and E Stone. Practice the address now so you can tell your cab/uber driver.
✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Liberty Cafe Basically a diner with menu items from all over the map. Lots of mediterranean offerings. Certainly something for everyone. And get this: open until 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Sunday until 2 a.m., and M - Th until 3 a.m. AND they also freaking deliver! Find them at 33 Liberty Lane, off Laurens Road near Fresh Market.
✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Sully's Steamers Open until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. the rest of the week. It's where all the cool kids roll in after the bars close. The bagel sandwiches are top notch and somewhat addictive. The menu is long and you are certain to find one that suits your tastes.
✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ The Flat "Not your typical bar food place." With chef specials, locally sourced ingredients and fare made from scratch. We hear the sliders are a hit. Open M - F until 3 a.m., and Sat until midnight. Find The Flat at 1606 Woodruff Road at Feaster Road (ahem).
✶ ✶ ✶ The Cazbah is a classy little tapas bar and bistro. The food is scrumptious and the prices reasonable. Nice wine selection. You may be beat and bleary but you'll feel chic. Great after hours with your date. Open Mon - Sun until 2 a.m. Stroll in at 16 W McBee just off N. Main.
✶ ✶ ✶ Stellar Restaurant and Wine Bar, also classy, also cozy, also right downtown. Open Mon - Sun until 2 a.m. What makes this boite hawt is that it is upstairs above Main and you can sip your drinks while looking down on the nighttime scene. The fare includes farm-to-table dishes and small "stellar" plates. Full bar. "22 steps above ordinary". Wind down from a long damn day in urban style! At 20 Main Street.
✶ ✶ ✶ Addy’s Dutch Cafe Something a little different? Open Tues - Sat until 2 a.m. Cozy, Old World atmosphere, serving Dutch and... Indonesian food! You'll have to read the story. Known for it's European beer selection - and of course the Swedish meatballs. At 17 E Coffee Street just off Main.
✶ ✶ ✶ Halls Chophouse moved into High Cotton’s scenic spot above the Reedy River Walk in Downtown Greenville and hit the ground running with rave reviews. A little more pricey, open Mon - Sat until 2 a.m., bar menu after 11:30. As the name implies, they have a way with meat. The desserts get notice as well. Nice view. At 550 S. Main.
✶ ✶ ✶ Ink and Ivy is a recent arrival to Downtown Greenville. Notable for its seafood, including a raw bar, also tasty steak salads, and chocolate whisky cake. The place is stylish, hip and comfy, and serving Mon - Sun until 2 a.m. Yippee! At the corner of E. Coffee and Brown Street just off Main, this block of E. Coffee St. is becoming a late night food destination!
✶ ✶ ✶ Mac's Speed Shop At 930 S. Main right around the corner from the Swamp Rabbit Inn in Greenville's West End, Mac's has BARBECUE and wings and such. You could say it's a "saucy" place! Open until 2 a.m. Fri and Sat, Sun - Thurs until midnight.
✶ ✶ ✶ Brixx Wood Fired Pizza is out at 1125 Woodruff Road at hwy 85 and open Mon - Sat until 2 a.m., and even Sunday until 1 a.m.! They occasionally have BOGO pizza deals and others so check it out. Reliably good, late.
✶ ✶ ✶ Local Cue Game and Sports Bar It's out at 30 Orchard Park, near Pelham Rd and Haywood. Open Mon - Sun until 1:30 a.m. Known for the after work beer, they too, have BBQ - and board games! Pool tables, darts, and foosball. Eat and play your cares away.
✶ ✶ ✶ Krispy Kreme Or you could just get donuts... You could! At 302 N. Pleasantburg Drive. Open until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. We won't tell.
✶ ✶ Antonino Bertolo's Pizza and Wine Bar Has, you guessed it, great pizza, pasta, calzones and stromboli and you can get them, downtown, at 200 N. Main, until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays with a late night pizza window open until 2:30 a.m. Score! Open until 10 p.m. the rest of the week.
✶ ✶ Universal Joint Another recent addition to the Greenville food scene found at 300 E. Stone Ave. With an ever-rotating draft and bottle selection, and popular patio, this neighborhood bar offers American favorites faithfully executed. Open 7 days until midnight.
✶ Roost A lot of folk end up at Roost, next to the Hyatt, downtown later in the evening. It has a nice setting at the top of Main Street to watch the world go by. An abbreviated menu is available - and quite tasty - from 10 p.m. until 11 p.m., 7 days a week. Full bar. Ambiance. Waterfall.
✶ Grill Marks Has. Great. Burgers. And truffle fries. AND an ice cream shake/soda bar that makes blissfully boozy ice cream treats! So yum! They will do all this for you Fri and Sat until 11 p.m., so scoot!
✶ Menkoi Ramen House Do you need your ramen fix? We got you! It's out from town aways at 1860 Woodruff Road but locals swear by it. Open 7 days until 11 p.m.
✶ Lazy Goat With an elegant patio overlooking Reedy River Walk downtown, this is a lovely place to nibble on upscale Mediterranean plates large and small - and desserts! Fridays and Saturdays until 11 p.m.
✶ Augusta Grill New American/New Southern cuisine at 1818 Augusta Street very near the West End of Greenville. Bistro at its best! Save room for dessert. Serving Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.
✶ Coffee Underground could not be left out! They dutifully serve up the joe until 11:30 p.m. on Fri and Sat, and until 10 p.m. all other days. Bless them!
That covers the highlights! If we left out your favorite late night haunt please let us know. A gentle suggestion to Greenville from those night owl types: During Greenville's process of transformation, the night owls are trying to be patient. But as you will note the majority of late night fare is only available on weekends. If we are to have a thriving nightlife, downtown especially, WE ARE GOING TO NEED MORE PLACES THAT STAY OPEN AFTER 1o p.m. WITH MORE CONSISTENCY!!! THANK YOU!!! Do you think the right folks heard that? Who! who! who!
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