No matter your tastes, Orlando has fresh and tasty fare to satisfy even the pickiest of after-hours cravings. Tapas, hot dogs, vegan donuts—this city serves up fresh, local food enjoyed by early birds and night owls alike. Late-night bites don’t have to be eaten at a drive-thru. Instead, roll down your windows and enjoy Orlando’s warm nights as you cruise its streets for late-night eats.
If your idea of a bodega is a hot dog vendor on the corner of Broadway and 42nd Street, you’ve got it all wrong. Santiago’s is best described as a neighborhood family room serving up tapas-style plates of many cuisines. If you’re dining with a choosy crowd, the menu is sure to appease a variety of tastes with dishes like Roman meatballs, Greek saganaki, yellowfin tuna ceviche, and even patatas bravas for the tapas traditionalists. Though born in Key West, FL, Santiago’s sister restaurants in the Orlando area are just as artistic, eclectic, and welcoming. You’ll still find the same stained-glass doors and one-of-a-kind woodwork that characterizes Santiago’s Bodega. Perhaps Santiago’s most alluring late-night characteristic is its open-air patio—perfect for enjoying Florida out of the heat of the day.
Frank & Steins is a simple brewpub—if “simple” means serving up over 300 craft beers, wines, and spirits alongside franks topped with anything from mac-n-cheese to pesto. This downtown pub is where you want to stop at to watch the game, with over 30 TVs airing live sports. If you’re sports-phobic, don’t shy away from F & S. Board games abound to please the nerd palette.