Where to Grab a Late Night Bite in the Hudson Valley

When the midnight cravings strike, head to these local eateries for your late night foodie fix in the Hudson Valley.

It’s Friday night. You’re in the middle of a Netflix binge with friends or maybe you just finished drinks at a cool local bar. Out of nowhere, a rumble sounds. Is it thunder? Fireworks? No, it’s just your stomach, reminding you that the midnight munchies are, in fact, a thing. Instead of retreating home to a box of mac and cheese or, if you’re lucky, a slice of cold pizza, hit these Hudson Valley eateries for late night bites that hit the spot and taste great too.

The Blind Pig

174 Martine Ave, White Plains, 914.607.2687
Open: Every day until 4 a.m.

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In a speakeasy-style saloon, The Blind Pig serves happy hour food and great cocktails well into the morning. Stop by for prohibition vibes in a dark and intimate setting in White Plains that not only elevates the cocktail scene, but also the local late night culinary options. Interesting small bites like popcorn with lime zest and Aleppo pepper or Brussels sprouts with a miso maple vinaigrette get the party started, while crispy chicken egg rolls, brisket tacos, bao buns, and mac and cheese bring it home.

The Derby

96 Main St, Poughkeepsie, 845.452.3232
Open: Every day until 2 a.m.

 

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Centered in the Hudson Valley’s very own city that never sleeps, The Derby keeps the fryers going until 2 a.m. for all your early morning munchie needs. After having a beer or two at neighboring Irish pub Mahoney’s, stop into the Poughkeepsie mainstay for your favorite bar fare like wings, pigs in a blanket, mozzarella sticks, guacamole, homemade mac and cheese, and much more.

Happy Valley Arcade Bar

296 Main St, Beacon, 845.440.3049
Open: Until 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday; until 2 a.m. Friday – Saturday

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A one-stop shop for nostalgic fun, funky drinks, and beloved bites, Beacon’s Happy Valley Arcade Bar is the ultimate weekend package. Whether you stick around all night playing vintage arcade games like Asteroids, Donkey Kong, Frogger, or Pac-Man, or you suddenly find yourself famished at 1 a.m., this hotspot has the perfect menu to satisfy late night cravings. Indulge in childhood favorites like tater tots, mac and cheese bites, chicken fingers, and smiley fries, or try the fried pickles, vegan chik’n tenders, or margherita pizza for vegetarian and vegan options.

Herbie’s Burgers

415 Fulton St, Troy, 518.203.6495
Open: Every day until 2 a.m.

 

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Popular in the Capital Region for serving late night old-school burgers, Herbie’s Burgers will surely fill you up. The burger joint mixes the best of local, organic, and delicious, with vegan options available as well. Go classic with the double cheeseburger and French fries, or make it a meal with the Herbfather burger (a quad-stacked cheeseburger), fully loaded fries, and your choice of milkshake. Not a fan of meat? Everything on the menu can be made vegan, too.

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Moonburger

87 Main St, New Paltz, 845.633.8196
Open: Until 10 p.m. Sunday – Thursday; until 2 a.m. Friday – Saturday

 

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This Hudson Valley-based burger stop has only grown in popularity since its flagship location opened up in Kingston in 2021. Now, Moonburger has three locations in the Valley, but only its New Paltz destination is open for late night munchies. The eatery accommodates as many dietary restrictions as it can, making every burger with vegan patties and dairy- and gluten-free options. With your cheeseburger, add either regular or hot fries and a strawberry shortcake or brownie batter milkshake to top it all off.

Olympic Diner

195 Route 6, Mahopac, 845.628.0876
Open: 24 hours daily

Mahopac’s Olympic Diner is everything you love about American fare, with a Greek twist. The eatery is open all night and morning long for snacks, breakfast, sandwiches, homemade desserts, and huge salads. Go for the classic late night options like a BLT or crispy diner fries, or enjoy breakfast for your early a.m. meal with crepes, golden brown pancakes, and eggs any style.

Palace Diner

194 Washington St, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.1576
Open: 24 hours daily

If you live in Poughkeepsie, chances are high that you’ve made a trip to the Palace at least once during a late night out. The “always open” diner has everything a hungry college student or worn-out commuter could ever need. The menu runs the gamut from comforting curly fries, milkshakes, and quesadillas to diner-style pancakes and burgers. With a number of vegan and vegetarian options available as well, this locale is ideal for large groups.

The Switch Inn

126 East Main St, Middletown, 845.341.1347
Open: Every day until 2 a.m.

Orange County locals looking for a low-key bar with amazing food should head to The Switch Inn in Middletown. Dating back to 1874, the bar and restaurant has an interesting history in the Hudson Valley that has stood the test of time to become a favorite among Middletown residents. While chowing down on tasty food like jumbo buffalo wings, potato skins, jalapeno poppers, nachos, and more until 2 a.m., sit back and enjoy the weekly live entertainment like karaoke, open mics, and live music.

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