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It’s (almost) never too late for a bite in Clark County

Downtown Vancouver, ilani has many options for after-hours food and drinks

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The Grocery Cocktail & Social is a place you can get a bite to eat late at night. It's open until 11 p.m.
The Grocery Cocktail & Social is a place you can get a bite to eat late at night. It's open until 11 p.m. (Rachel Pinsky) Photo Gallery

Crowds rushing to see Sammy Hagar at the amphitheater in Ridgefield or Lizzo at the Moda Center in Portland all run into the same post-show dilemma: Where can I go to eat and drink late at night in Clark County?

This list of spots provide craft beer, cocktails, food and space for you and your crew to relive the extended live version of your favorite song or discuss the guy doing a strange hand dance a few rows up.

Downtown Vancouver

Heading back from Portland, downtown Vancouver has some notable after-hours options.

The Grocery Cocktail & Social

  • 115 W. Seventh St.; 360-258-1324; open until 11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; kitchen closes at 10:30 p.m.

The Grocery isn’t open super late, but 11 p.m. counts as late for downtown Vancouver. The kitchen closes about 30 minutes before closing, so make sure to place your orders before then for the Grocery burger with bacon jam, sweet onions and garlic mayo ($15) or the vegan and gluten-free oyster mushroom risotto ($18). Before last call for drinks, try The Grocery’s stellar house cocktails like Rye of the Tiger ($18) or a glass of the seasonal rum punch ($10).

UnderBar

  • 1701½ Broadway; 360-258-1146; open until midnight daily; kitchen closes at 11 p.m.

This underground speakeasy offers a full food menu with starters like baked brie ($15) and a hummus plate ($15), as well as burgers ($14-$16), salads ($14-$19) and flatbread pizzas ($14-$15).

Tap Union Freehouse

  • 1300 Washington St.; 360-726-6921; open until 2 a.m. daily; kitchen closes at midnight.

Twenty taps of craft beer, cider and hard seltzer flow late into the night at this downtown spot. The kitchen closes at midnight for small plates like Thai caramel popcorn ($5.99), Randall’s wedge salad ($7.49-$12.99) or sandwiches like the Cubano ($13.99) or veg-forward options like the Moroccan garden ($13.49) with butternut squash, zucchini, tapenade and chevre.

Six Shooter

  • 611 Main St.; 360-326-3574; open until 2 a.m. daily; kitchen closes at 1:30 a.m.

This Western-themed late-night bar on Main Street feels like a visit to Dolly Parton’s basement circa 1974. The dim lighting, cozy booths, and bounty of inexpensive food and drink make this a post-concert go-to. Highlights include slushies ($9), Jell-O shots ($4) and pulled pork nachos ($14).

Brickhouse Bar & Grill

  • 109 W. 15th St.; 360-695-3986; open until midnight Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday; open until 1 a.m. Saturday; kitchen closes at 11 p.m.

This Main Street mainstay serves a full menu of appetizers ($8-$13), wings ($10.50-$19.75), sandwiches ($13-$16), burgers ($13-$16) and house favorites like shepherd’s pie ($10-$14) and fish and chips ($17-$20). The bar is equipped with 20 taps of craft beer as well as spirits.

Shanahan’s Pub & Grill

  • 209 W. McLoughlin Blvd.; 360-735-1440; open until midnight daily; kitchen closes at 11 p.m.

This beloved neighborhood institution is known for strong cocktails and generous portions of soul-satisfying bar food. Standouts include the Irish nachos ($10), a platter of potato skins layered with braised corned beef, cheddar cheese, cabbage, sour cream and chives, as well as Shany fries ($10), a bed of tots and French fries covered in melted cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions.

The bar has 20 taps of beer ranging from Pfriem IPA to Pabst Blue Ribbon, as well as a well-stocked selection of spirits. Whiskey and bourbon lovers should visit The Infirmary next door (also open until midnight every day), which serves 250 types of whiskey as well as other rare spirits.

Thirsty Sasquatch

  • 2110 Main St.; 360-597-3223; open until midnight Wednesday-Monday; pizza served until 11 p.m.

This Day-Glo Bigfoot-themed spot in Uptown Village is known for great craft cocktails ($12-$15), a stellar craft beer list ($6-$8 per pint) and monster-sized pizza slices at the Hungry Sasquatch on the other side of the arcade.

SOMA Kombucha

  • 2407 Main St.; 503-980-4065; open 24 hours daily.

Self-serve 24-hour kombucha bar SOMA gives late-night customers a cool place to hang out without alcohol. To get in, scan the QR code on the door or website (somakombucha.com) and sign up for a free membership. Rotating flavors include ginger lime and pear fennel. Pre-filled bottles and cans range from $3.29-$6.50. Growlers range from $14.50-$21.

Late night at ilani

After a dose of Incubus or Alice in Chains at RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater, the closest late-night spots are 9 miles north at ilani (1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield; 877-464-5264).

Longhouse

  • Open until midnight Sunday-Thursday; open until 3 a.m. Friday-Saturday.

Longhouse serves sushi ($12-$21), sashimi ($9-$17), poke bowls ($16-$18), noodles dishes like yakisoba ($18), pho ($14) and ramen ($17), as well as pork fried rice ($16), General Tso’s chicken ($17) and spicy thai curry ($19). Drinks include wine by the glass ($10-$12) or bottle ($25-$40); sake; cocktails ($11-$12); imported beer like Sapporo ($6) and Kirin ($6); as well as Pacific Northwest-brewed Ninkasi Total Domination Northwest IPA ($6).

360 Bar

  • Open until 2 a.m. daily.

Bar snacks like mixed nuts and potato skins are served Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m. Draft beer, cocktails and wine by the glass or bottle are available at all hours.

Tom’s Urban

  • Open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

This sports bar offers cocktails like the Urban Marg or Long Island Hard Tea ($13 or Tom’s size $23) or the Party Starter, a double dose of the Urban Marg with hibiscus amped up with a can of Red Bull Red Edition ($22) indoors or on the patio. Pub grub includes Deep Dish Nachos (adobo chicken $18, braised short rib $22), Nashville Hot Crispy Chicken ($19.50), wings ($15), burgers ($17-$19) and tacos ($17-$18).

Rose & Thorn

  • Open until midnight Friday and Saturday.

Italian classics like veal meatballs ($10), caprese salad ($14), lobster pappardelle ($32) and margherita pizza ($15), as well as Pacific Northwest dishes like herb crusted salmon ($31) and grilled Oregon lamb chops ($47), fill the menu at Rose & Thorn. Six wines are on tap ($10-$13 a glass, $37-$49 a carafe), plus cocktails ($12) and 12 seasonally rotating draft beer taps.

Bamboo 8

  • Open until midnight Friday and Saturday.

Bamboo 8 serves Cantonese and Vietnamese food in a serene, modern setting. Meat entrees include black pepper beef ($26.88), orange chicken ($20.88), and sweet and sour pork ($16.88). Seafood entrees include kung pao prawns ($27.88) and deep-fried black cod ($27.88), as well as live seafood like steamed sea bass, geoduck and Boston lobster (all live seafood costs market price). Steamed pork shumai ($11.88), chicken feet ($10.88) and pan-fried beef dumplings ($10.99) fill the barbecue and dim sum menu. Cocktails ($12-$16), beer ($4.75-$6) and wine by the glass ($8-$19) are also available.

Taco Cantina

  • Open until 2 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; open until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Taco Cantina’s short menu includes burrito bowls or nachos ($7.50) or street tacos (three for $5) with choice of chicken tinga, pork carnitas, beef picadillo or Latin-spiced tofu, as well as sides like chips and salsa ($2.50).

Food court

  • Open until midnight Friday and Saturday.

Smashburger, Chef Jet and i.talia are among the options in ilani’s food court.

Smashburgers range from $9.10 for a double to $7.05 for a single; smash fries with rosemary, garlic and olive oil are $2.95-$3.95; and shakes are $5.95-$6.05. Chef Jet serves Mongolian beef, teriyaki chicken or sweet-and-sour tofu over choice of white rice, fried rice or yakisoba ($9-$11). At i.talia, you’ll find pizza ($8-$13; gluten-free crust available), salads ($10), sandwiches ($11) and gelato ($3).

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