Dine until 1:30 a.m. daily at sake-obsessed moto-i, where the street food-inspired standards include bulgogi sliders, fried shishito peppers, ramen with smoked pork, chicken green curry dumplings, fried tofu lettuce wraps and more.
2940 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., 612-821-6262, www.moto-i.com
At the very lively Eat Street Social, the kitchen prepares an abbreviated version of its menu until 1 a.m. daily, with items that include poutine, steak tartare, fried calamari, a pair of soups, a burger and a ham-pulled pork sandwich. Be sure to spend some time at the bar, where some serious cocktailing (and equally imaginative nonalcoholic drink-making) occurs.
18 W. 26th St., Mpls., 612-767-6850, www.eatstreetsocial.com
Is there a bigger Twin Cities night owl than Pizza Lucé? Its earliest closing hours are 1 a.m. (daily at the company's Hopkins and St. Paul locations). Dine in the chain's new Richfield outpost until 2:30 a.m. daily, and the downtown Minneapolis Lucé keeps the oven fired until 3:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The always-available slices -- and the gluten-free pizzas -- are thoughtful touches.
Pizza Lucé, six Twin Cities locations, including 800 W. 66th St., Richfield, 612-767-8603, www.pizzaluce.com