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after 11pm Fri. / Sat., Berkeley & environs

Robert Lauriston Jan 6, 2012 05:56 PM

Late-night hours tend to change without notice, so call before going out of your way.

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 6, 2012 05:57 PM

    À Côté, midnight
    Adesso, 1am
    Casa Vino, midnight*
    César, midnight
    Dan Sung Sa, 2am
    Daimo, 3am
    Disco Volante, 1:30am*
    Fonda, 12:30am
    Kang Tong Degi, 2am
    Kansai, 2am
    Lanesplitter, ? (late, no set closing?)
    Mua, bar 2am, kitchen ?
    New Gold Medal, 4am
    Plum, 1am
    Rudy's Can't Fail, 1am
    Spices 3, midnight
    Sportivo, midnight
    Taiwan, 12:30
    *haven't tried yet myself

    Any other recommendations?

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      gordon wing RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 6, 2012 09:48 PM

      King Pin Donuts on Durant Ave - get them right out of the fryer!

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        Robert Lauriston RE: gordon wing Jan 7, 2012 01:04 PM

        I should have specified dinner. I'm looking for late meals after theater / concerts, not a snack or a bar.

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        sundeck sue RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 6, 2012 11:23 PM

        Pretty sure Fonda kitchen closes @ midnight (they're open til 12:30 am)

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          Robert Lauriston RE: sundeck sue Jan 7, 2012 09:54 AM

          Fonda's Web site says dinner until 12:30.

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          escargot3 RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 8, 2012 03:33 PM

          I think both A Cote and Mua have shorter hours mid-week.
          Luca's has a limited bar menu till midnight

          And I think Tuk Tuk on Shattuck is open till 1am. Anyone been there lately?

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            Robert Lauriston RE: escargot3 Jan 8, 2012 03:37 PM

            The hours I posted above are for Fridays and Saturdays. Most of those places close earlier on other nights.

            I've given up on Luka's. The last half-dozen times I tried to go, either the music was so loud I couldn't be in the room or there was too long a wait.

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              escargot3 RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 8, 2012 03:44 PM

              oh of course. my bad. now i see you specified Fri/Sat.
              yeah. Luka's is crazy late on weekend nites.

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                Robert Lauriston RE: escargot3 Jan 8, 2012 04:11 PM

                I've never tried Luka's late on a weekend. It seems to be crazy all the time.

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                  escargot3 RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 8, 2012 05:05 PM

                  actually, i've recently gone to Lukas several times mid-week around 10:30 -11pm and found it lovely. a nice "quorum" of people, a nice way to end the day and chat with a friend.

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                    Robert Lauriston RE: escargot3 Jan 8, 2012 05:34 PM

                    Maybe with all the new options nearby it has calmed down, I'll give it another shot. I've always liked the food there.

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            Robert Lauriston RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 24, 2012 05:44 PM

            Plum's now closing at 11pm Fri.-Sat., 10pm other days.

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            zippo RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 6, 2012 07:33 PM

            Make Westing, a new bar open until 2 am

            The carolac cocktail with rye and St. George Absinthe & Argula 'Rillettes' ($5) w/ walnut oil, garlic, pecorino
            2 bocce courts

            Make Westing
            1741 Telegraph Ave.
            Oakland CA, 94612
            Phone: (510) 251-1400
            http://makewesting.com/

             
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              Robert Lauriston RE: zippo Jan 7, 2012 01:06 PM

              Is the kitchen open that late? Their Web site doesn't say.

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                zippo RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 7, 2012 01:32 PM

                sorry, don't know. at happy hour, had the arugula/percorino which came in a jar and not nothing on the plate was heated. haven't tried the sandwiches or anything else. since it's across the street from the Fox Theatre, maybe the kitchen hours are it least in tune to the times when the crowd lets out after the show.

                There's also the Giant Burger drive-in on Telegraph near West Grand with quite a scene with classic cars filling the parking lot, at least on First Fridays. They are probably open late.

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                  Robert Lauriston RE: zippo Jan 7, 2012 01:49 PM

                  What's good there, or are you just saying it exists?

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              betterbeheaven RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 6, 2012 09:37 PM

              Phil's Sliders in Berkeley (near Shattuck & Center) is open until midnight Thurs-Sat

              1. Glencora RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 7, 2012 10:15 AM

                Revival is open till midnight those days. Went for after-theater desserts recently. I'm not big on sweets, but the others had the sticky-toffee pudding, the quince sorbet, and the flourless chocolate cake with quince something -- poached quince? -- and they were all happy.

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                  Robert Lauriston RE: Glencora Jan 7, 2012 01:03 PM

                  Revival's dinner seating officially ends at 10:30. They could probably squeeze in later arrivals until the kitchen closes, but I don't like to be rushed, and I hate being the one to keep kitchen or wait staff from going home.

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                  mdougherty RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 24, 2012 08:57 PM

                  The kitchen at Honor Bar in Emeryville is open until midnight Tue-Thr and 1:00 Fri and Sat. I made it there last week. The fried chicken and the cocktails were tasty.

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                    hyperbowler RE: Robert Lauriston May 8, 2012 06:33 AM

                    Shooting Star cafe @ 1068 Webster in Oakland Chinatown is open from 7AM-2AM everyday. They have a savory Cha Chaan Teng menu and a separate dessert menu (slushies, smoothies, milk tea, crepes, waffles, etc.

                    I've gone in for their ice cream a few times, and I learned tonight that it's from Polly Ann's in the Outer Sunset. They currently have pineapple coconut, black sesame, red bean, lychee and a few others.

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