March 12, 2018

The Best Late Night Eats Around SoMa

Some food tastes its finest after midnight. SoMa’s late-night menu is stacked to meet your cravings. San Francisco’s food scene isn’t bound by the hour, but only by the limits of your desire! So, when the bars have closed and the saloons are shuttered, don’t go home hungry. Treat yourself to only the best the wee hours have to offer.

These are the best late night eats around SoMa.


Come for the craft beer and stay for the truffle oil tater tots at Southside Spirit House. Yes, the truffle tots come very enthusiastically recommended by Thrillist: “Two words: truffle tots. They are not just any tots, but rather tots tossed in truffle oil, garlic, and Parmesan, served with a homemade blue cheese dipping sauce.”

If thinking about those delicious tots doesn’t make you lose sleep you’re a stronger person than I am, dear reader. Southside Spirit House is open until midnight Monday through Wednesday, and until 1 am Thursday through Saturday.


Call it the “sidecar” to the popular Poor Guys establishment, the Box Kitchen serves, reports SF Eater, “Burgers, waffles, and more… tailor-made drunk person food, which makes sense, since Box is a takeout window next door to popular bar Tempest.”

The restaurant/bar tag team opened in 2010, one of those unforgettable even years for the world champion San Francisco Giants when the Box Kitchen squared away a tender spot in the hearts of local baseball fans. The Box’s proximity to the venerable San Francisco Chronicle has also made it a favorite spot with local journalists and downtown bike messengers. Open until 1 am nightly.


Tommy’s Joynt lies a bit west of SoMa and it’s an old-school favorite. Bryan L. yelps, “Been frequenting Tommy’s for over 30 years now. The Geary & Van Ness cafeteria is a rustic slice of SF history and hasn’t changed since I first went in ’85.”

“Welcome Stranger” decals itself above the doors, front doors that beg you to come inside and eat “Where Turkey is King.” Tommy’s is open until 2 am every night but Christmas.

San Francisco has an energy that drives innovation. It’s an energy that, quite frankly, might have you up late enough to be searching for good eats after midnight. SoMa is home to some of the best places to find them.


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