Guide to Late Night Bites

Late Night Bites

We published this Guide to Late Night Bites back in 2014. Looking for a more up to date guide? Check out the 2015 version of our Guide to Late Night Bites, complete with new listings and our top recommendations.

Last year we posted a Guide to Late Night eating in downtown Kingston.  Today’s post is an updated version of that list.  Some places have since closed and a few new places have opened up offering anything from snacks to full on deliciously gut-busting meals (Tommy’s, I’m looking at you!)

While there are plenty of fast food and other chain restaurants where you can grab a meal after 10pm, today’s guide is focusing on locally owned and operated bars, pubs and small walk-in restaurants – just in time for the weekend.  Enjoy!

  • Ale House & Canteen (393 Princess St.): I was excited to hear that this place serves food until 2:30am every single night. I’ve never been but I imagine it’s a pretty popular joint with the students once the bars let out. Maybe I’ll try it in the summer.
  • Bubba’s (349 King St. and 401 Princess St.): This Kingston staple is beloved by students and locals alike. Get poutine, pizza, burgers and more until 2:30am Mon-Sat. and until 9pm on Sundays.
  • El Asador (375 Princess St.): This unassuming little shop in the hub serves up curry wraps and burritos until 12am Sun-Tues and 3am Thurs-Sat. They take a break on Wednesdays.
  • Famous King (505 Princess St.): Serving up Lebanese dishes like shawarma and donair until 3am Thursday-Saturday.
  • Fanatics (371 Princess St.): This kitchen’s hours are centered around whichever sporting event is being broadcast. They always serve until midnight but if the game goes longer, so does the kitchen.
  • J.A.K.K. Tuesdays (642 Progress Ave.): You can enjoy a pretty straight up menu of pub fare until 11pm Mon-Thurs, 12am on Fridays and 11pm on Saturdays. They close at 6:30 on Sundays.
  • MLT DWN (292 Princess St.): This new addition since our last guide offers a variety of delicious grilled cheese sandwiches as well as fries and desserts.  They also now have a liquor license.  Open until 10pm Mon-Thurs, 3am Fri and Sat and 9pm on Sunday.
  • Mr. Donair (163 Division St.): Once known as Shawarma Shawarma, this establishment in the hub serves donair and falafel amongst other Lebanese dishes until 11pm Mon-Tues, 3am Wed-Sat and 9pm Sun.
  • Raxx (665 Development Dr.): This popular township bar serves food every night until 11pm.
  • Red House (369 King St. E): This popular pub specializes in locally sourced fare and serves their full menu until 10pm on weekdays and midnight on Friday and Saturday.
  • Sir John’s Public House (343 King St. E.): Sir John’s serves up a late night menu of pub fare with a twist (haggis on your nachos, anyone?)  The kitchen is usually open until midnight on weeknights and 1am on Friday and Saturday.
  • Tango Nuevo (331 King St.): You can groove and graze at this tapas restaurant until midnight every night.
  • The Brass (403 Princess St.): Aw, The Brass, the first bar I ever visited as a wee Frosh. At 10pm they begin running a late night menu that goes right until close at 2am.
  • The Iron Duke (207 Wellington St.): These guys tout their local fare with a late night menu until midnight during the week and 12:30am Thurs-Sat.
  • The Kingston Brewing Company (34 Clarence St.): You can get a plate of nachos with your White Tail until 10pm Sun-Wed and midnight Thurs-Sat.
  • The Loyal Oarsman (724 Bath Rd.): This township restaurant serves up all your favourite pub fare until 12am Mon-Sat and 10pm on Sundays.
  • The Mansion (506 Princess St.): This live music hot spot serves their full menu every night until 2am.
  • The Merchant (6 Princess St.): You can always find a bite here until 12am but if it’s busy, the kitchen will keep serving up pub fare until close.
  • The Pita Grill (371 Princess St.): This restaurant in the hub serves pitas and poutine until 4am Thurs-Sat.
  • The Rose and Crown (2815 Princess St.): This popular British pub serves up traditional fare until 11pm Mon-Sat and 10pm on Sundays.
  • The Toucan (76 Princess St.): Hard and fast rule, if you want food at The Toucan, get there by 10:30pm. The kitchen closes at 11pm but we’ve had a few experiences with things wrapping up early leaving us hungry at 10:45pm.
  • Tommy’s (377 Princess St.): The hub’s newest late night addition, these guys will feed you until 11pm Mon-Wed, 10pm on Sunday and are open 24 hours on Fri and Sat! Woo hoo!

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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