Late-Night Grub in West Michigan

Times have changed, and there may be less late-night options than ever in West Michigan.

Thanks to a certain pandemic, businesses everywhere had to adjust hours and change their approach in a way that’s difficult to simply switch back—that is, if they managed to stay open in the first place. We mourn the losses over the years of places like Jonny Bz and Bartertown. 

On the flipside, we also have restaurants that came through stronger than ever, and eateries that joined the scene recently. While we hope for even more options in the future, there’s a nice spread of late night grub to choose from next time you’re looking for a bite after a concert, movie, play, or bar.

Birch Lodge

732 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids

If you’re out on the town and need one last bar to hit with late night food, head to Birch Lodge, which has a large menu of very reasonably priced options, from nachos to sliders to wet burritos—and they’re open until 2 a.m.

Two Fellas Grill

2730 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo

Menna’s Joint may not have lasted through the pandemic, but they did understand one thing: Wraps can be delicious too. Two Fellas Grill understands this as well, and they’re serving up a huge menu of girlled chicken wraps, chicken tender wraps, breakfast wraps, tots and even salad. And they’re open until 3 a.m. on weekdays, 4 a.m. on weekends.


526 Stocking Ave. NW, Grand Rapids

Music, cocktails, bites—Turnstiles has it all. Stop on in anytime before 10 p.m. for the full menu of burgers, “mac daddies,” and bar bites. And on weekends, they’re serving up a late night menu until midnight.

Barrio Tacos

37 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids

New to downtown Grand Rapids, Barrio is offering build your own tacos with a huge combination of options. Hard shells, corn tortillas, flour tortillas, over a dozen proteins, a wide variety of salsas, the list could go on. And on weekends, they’re open until 1 a.m. 

Fratelli’s Pizza

435 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids

Fratelli’s now has two spots right next to each other on Bridge street. One is a little takeout spot with pizza by the slice, and the other is a full-service restaurant. They’re open until midnight most days, and until 2 a.m. on weekends, making this the perfect choice for a late night bite.

Stella’s Lounge

53 Commerce Ave. SW, Grand Rapids

Stella’s is a cool, retro arcade bar serving up food and drinks late into the night. Head here after a Pyramid Scheme concert for some of their famous stuffed burgers, chronic fries and more. They’re open until midnight most days and 1 a.m. on weekends.

New York Fried Chicken

743 Division Ave., Grand Rapids

This fried chicken hotspot is a local’s favorite, and it doesn’t hurt that they’re open late every day. Want some chicken wings and fries at 2 a.m. on a weeknight? Check out New York Fried Chicken.

Z’s Bar

168 Louis Campau Promenade, Grand Rapids

Another downtown option, Z’s is open until 2 a.m. every single day except Sunday. This big bar has plenty of seating and quite a few options on the menu, featuring classic pub favorites like spinach dip, Buffalo chicken rolls, fish tacos and burgers.

Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

211 E. Water St., Kalamazoo

We’ve talked quite a bit about how fun Kalamazoo Beer Exchange’s ever-fluctuating prices (based on Wall Street) can be, but they also have great food, served late. From pastrami reubens to risotto, they’re open until 1 a.m. on weekends.