The Spot Lounge
The Spot Lounge is a Korean bar that is a perfect spot to hang out with a couple friends and drink some soju. Of course, the drinks are made better with some good snacks. Even before ordering, they provide a complimentary bowl of popcorn. What to order: the kimchi fried rice or chicken wings.
The Spot Lounge, 2325 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 564 4464
King of Thai Noodle Café
King of Thai Noodle Café is not only one of the best places to eat in Parkside but also one of the best places to eat in San Francisco. With multiple locations around the city, this highly respected spot is known as a triple threat — fast service, large portions and exceptional food — for late-night fare. The best part is that every menu item feels authentic and tastes delicious. Order the pad see ew, fried chicken over fried rice or pad Thai.
The strongest craving for a late-night snack is usually for a good slice of pizza. Whether you’re looking for a slice or a whole pie, Seniores is the place to go. This spot is open late – until 3am. Good picks are a slice of pesto or meat lovers pizza. A little tip: go in and order in person, they’re notorious for long delivery times even if you live nearby.
Seniores, 2415 19th Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 661 2222
Parkside Tavern is a well-respected restaurant in Parkside because of its many functions. It serves as a great brunch spot; it has plenty of good drinks; and it’s a delightful place for dinner. It’s also open until midnight. Like the rest of their menu, Parkside Tavern features a good-sized amount of bar appetizers including nachos, tacos and mussels. Try the beer battered fish and chips.
Parkside Tavern, 1940 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 731 8900
Tonight Soju Bar
Try Tonight Soju Bar, a delicious Korean bar. The short rib French fries are a favorite, stacked with cheese, short ribs and jalapeños. Don’t forget to order a watermelon soju. Tasty options are the short rib fries or spicy pork skewers.
Tonight Soju Bar, 733 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 564 6400
S&E Café is a basic restaurant with little decoration, but don’t let the looks deceive you. The food here is incredibly good. This is another place where you can’t go wrong with what you order. Check out the Portuguese chicken or steamed rice rolls.
S&E Café, 2406 19th Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 665 7868
Feeling a little fancy? Sushi Raw is a great place to get a late-night snack while in an upper-class environment. The plates are each decorated with their own style, and they all look (and taste) amazing. This is the place to go if you have a late-night date night. What to order: the four seasons roll or the lover’s roll.
Sushi Raw, 901 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 681 8866
Smile House Café
If you’re craving Chinese food, then Smile House Café is a good bet. Just two blocks away from S&E Café, this cafe has a chic style highlighted with its red chairs. The difference between the two cafes is that this one has larger portions. Be ready though, their menu is extensive. Order the beef tendon rice plate.
Smile House Café, 1030 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 230 0388
El Burrito Express
Burrito Express closes relatively early (10pm), but who can resist a late-night Mexican food run? Burrito Express is one of the few Mexican spots in Parkside, but they take advantage of it. Their speciality is the El Macho, a double wrapped burrito that stretches more than a foot long. If you’re not trying to implode, here’s what to order: the El Expresso Burrito.
El Burrito Express, 1601 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 566 8300
If all else fails, you can’t go wrong with Quickly. This chain, known for their Asian fusion-styled coffee and tea, features a huge list of pocket snacks that are great for a late walk home. At first, their menu looks a little threatening with how long it is, but don’t be afraid to try new things. The fried popcorn chicken is a good option.
Quickly, 1050 Taraval St San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 988 1660