Late-night Bite in the East Bay
We have a welcome-home ritual when we return from the East Coast, landing @ OAK or SFO around 10-11 pm, to grab a drink and a late meal en route home (which is in south Berkeley).
We usually go to Fonda, which is open until 12:30 am. The duck tacos and margaritas are generally worth the detour, but nothing else on the menu really sings these days. Once we tried Rudy's Can't Fail in Emeryville, but the 'hood is a little sketchy @ that hour.
We'd love some other options for places that have great food and are open past midnight in the East Bay, especially in south Berkeley or north Oakland.
Emeryville, sketchy? The Oakland branch keeps the same hours.
Here's the list I keep on my phone, some hours might be out of date.
Adesso - 12 Mon.-Wed, 1am Thurs.-Sat.
Beta Lounge - Mon.-Thurs. 12, Fri.-Sat. 2am
Daimo - 3am daily
Disco Volante - Mon.-Wed. 12, Thurs.-Sat. 1:30am
Fonda - 12:30am daily
Kansai - Mon.-Sat 2am, Sun. 12
La Piñata - 3am daily
Lanesplitter - ?
Legendary Palace - 12 daily
Rudy's Can't Fail - 1am daily
Spices!3 - 11 daily
Top Dog (Durant) - 2am Sun.-Thurs., 3am Fri.-Sat.
Triple Rock - Sun,-Mon. 10:30; Tue.-Wed. 11, Thu.-Sat. 12
Tuk Tuk - 1:30 am daily
I noticed the other day that Everett and Jones is open late (until midnight) on Friday and Saturday. It was hopping, too.