The Month Ahead: Sips & Snacks

Late-night eating and drinking at the Funhouse, Jabu's and beyond.

LATE-NIGHT OBSESSION Rally Fried After a good hot day of dancing and thrashing to your favorite bands and throwing back all those Budweisers in the beer garden, what you need is some good hot food. Post-Bumbershoot, point yourself in the direction of the 5 Point Cafe—it's steps away from Seattle Center, serves food and drink 'round the clock (making it also the best place to take a Bumbershoot break—the brews are much cheaper than in those onsite beer gardens), and offers the precise menu item your exhausted self will be craving at the end of the night—chicken-fried steak. The 5 Point bills theirs as the biggest in the city; at 11 ounces, it is indeed a doozy, and comes lovingly smothered in a rich country sausage gravy and with sides of hash browns, toast, and two eggs (that meal deal is $11). With that kind of fuel, you might even be able to stick around 'til the 6–9 a.m. happy hour. ethompson@seattleweekly.com 5 Point Cafe 415 Cedar St., 448-9993. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Reverb Recommends Mecca Cafe Mecca's dual personality aims to please whatever mood you're in—there's the grungy bar side if you need loud music with your liquor, and the tamer diner side if you need a burger or some mashed potatoes to go with your beer. 526 Queen Anne Ave. N., 285-9728. Food and drinks 'til 2 a.m. Toulouse Petit Toulouse Petit boasts the "Best Happy Hour and Late Night Menu in the Nation"—and the menu seems to back up the claim. Besides cheap drinks, it offers 70 dishes from fried alligator to bananas Foster, most in the $5 range. 601 Queen Anne Ave. N., 432-9069. Food and drinks 'til 1 a.m. Funhouse A full day of Bumbershoot not enough rock for you? The Funhouse is but a hop, skip, and a jump away, with live music and rotating drink specials each and every night. 206 Fifth Ave. N., 374-8400. Drinks 'til 2 a.m. Jabu's Pub Keep your Bumbershoot energy going with some late-night Pac Man or Buck Hunter at Jabu's, just a short walk from Seattle Center. Jabu's has two bars, so pack in all your friends for $7 pitchers of PBR. 174 Roy St., 284-9093. Drinks 'til 2 a.m. Streamline Tavern Wind down an action-packed day at the low-key Streamline, a favorite local haunt where regulars kick back around the horseshoe bar to enjoy cheap booze and a rockin' jukebox. 121 W. Mercer St., 283-2923. Drinks 'til 2 a.m. Wasabi Bistro After a show at the Crocodile, head down a block to the newly renovated Wasabi Bistro—during happy hour, their delicious rolls, short ribs, and tonkatsu are priced around $5 and go down perfectly with a bottle or two of sake. 2311 Second Ave., 441-6044. Food and drinks 'til 1 a.m. Honey Court Seafood Restaurant Cap a night of karaoke or clubbing in the International District with some honey-walnut prawns or beef chow fun at Honey Court, which serves dim sum 'til 3:30 a.m. on weekends—and is usually packed 'til around then too. 516 Maynard Ave. S., 292-8828. Food and drink 'til 3:30 a.m. Friday–Saturday, 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Heartland Cafe West Seattleites can chow down into the late hours on breakfast and dinner items at the Heartland Cafe. Bonus tip: If you hit the cafe's Benbow Room on a Friday night and show 'em your tattoos, they'll give you tater tots for $2. 4210 S.W. Admiral Way, 922-3313. Food and drink 'til 2 a.m. Friday–Saturday. Big Mario's If you're hungry after a night at the Comet or Neumos, Big Mario's crusty, New York–style pizza is a no-brainer. The toppings are much more interesting and varied than Hot Mama's, plus you can get a beer on the side. 1019 E. Pike St., 922-3875. Food 'til 4 a.m., drinks 'til 2 a.m. Friday–Saturday. La Isla Keep the night alive after a Sunset Tavern show across the street at La Isla, where you can sit streetside and simultaneously sip your mojitos, mai tais, or rumgrias while doing some late-night people-watching. 2320 N.W. Market St., 789-0516. Drinks 'til 2 a.m.

 
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