Davis can be strange and eerie at night. When murders of black crows fly overhead, thieves scurry about, and unless the fog rolls in, you can see stars. It can feel like Davis is the setting for a scary movie. Some people refer to night time as "dark time."

Once night comes along, the little bugs come out.

You run into these little critters scuttling all over Campus at night, as well as some spots Downtown. As evening falls, you may be in search of entertainment (especially in the summer when evening brings a drop in temperature) or somewhere that's still open to grab a bite to eat. This page is a place to assemble information about things that happen and things to do during night time, and, really, anything else related to the night. Most businesses in Davis close fairly early, so, whether you’re in dire need of caffeine while pulling an all-nighter for tomorrow’s exam, meandering around after last call, or simply bored out of your gourd, it's important that we all know what's open late and what our options are!

See also Events Board, Date Ideas, Bars, Gambling, Adventures, Davis Wish List, All-Nighters, 18 and Older and Study Spots.


Note that some restaurants have slightly different hours during summer.

Restaurants open past 10pm every night

Restaurants past 10pm Some nights

  • Bistro 33 - food 'til midnight Thursday through Saturday, College Night Thursdays bar open 'til 2am, otherwise 'til 10pm, open for breakfast Sat-Sun 8am
  • The Hotdogger - until midnight Tuesdays, until 2am on Thursdays and Fridays
  • Hunan - 10:30pm Friday through Saturday, otherwise till 9:30pm
  • Original Steve's - 'til 11pm Friday and Saturday, otherwise till 10pm
  • Red 88 Noodle Bar - open till 3am Wednesdays Nights-Saturday Nights.
  • Round Table Pizza - 'til 10:30 on Fri-Sat., otherwise 10pm (Delivery only until 9:30pm!)
  • Tako Korean BBQ Tacos - 'til 3am Thursday through Saturday
  • Thai Canteen - 'til 2am Tuesday through Saturday, 10pm Sunday and Monday

Fast food past 10pm

Delivery past 10pm

  • Lamppost Pizza - Fri and Sat until 10:30pm (530) 758-1111
  • Original Steve's - 'til 11pm Friday and Saturday, otherwise 'til 10pm (530) 758-2800
  • Pizza Guys - 10am to Midnight Fri. and Sat., otherwise 10am to 11pm (530) 758-8888
  • Woodstock's Pizza - Mon-Wed 1am. Thu-Sat 2am. Sun 12am. (530) 757-2525
  • Domino's Pizza - 12amSun-Thurs 10:00am-2:00am, Fri-Sat 10:00 am-3:00am


Places to study past 10pm

Outside Davis Late-night

If all the restaurants in Davis are closed, you can still go outside Davis. But where to go...? Here's some ideas


Food outside Davis past 10pm

Interesting Fast Food Joints



Get cultured!

  • Catch a show at the Mondavi Center! Tickets are half off for students, plus the facility is amazing.

Random things to do past 10pm

Haunted Houses


  • MU 'til 12am Friday and Saturday night, Sunday through Thursday 11pm


Table Tennis


see Pool Tables

Video Games


DDR stands for Dance Dance Revolution. It's very amusing video game to watch.


also see Trivia Nights


Almost all Casinos are open all night long, and most card rooms are at least open till 2am. See Gambling


See Gyms.

Movies & Video Stores

Video Stores

See Video Stores

Free Movies

Movies in the Park

International House


Go to the Mondavi Center

  • Catch a show at the Mondavi Center. Tickets are half off for students.


(see also Dancing)

DJ (Pop / Hip-hop Dancing)

Salsa Dancing

Swing Dancing

Live Music

  • Catch a show at the Mondavi Center. Tickets are half off for students.
  • CoHo - DMS shows are regularly held here
  • Delta of Venus — Every other Monday: Open Mic Night, Thursday & Friday: Down at The Delta (folk music hosted by Michael Leahy. Occasional touring rock bands and miscellany.
  • Froggy's - Wednesday Night
  • Palms Playhouse (Winters) - Nightly
  • Sophia's - Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights (April-October)


Open Mic Night

  • Delta of Venus - Every other Monday, call in the morning to get on the list.
  • Bistro 33 - Open Night for Poetry and Music every 2nd and 4th Tuesday


Happy Hour

  • This hour is so happy, it has its own food and drink pages.

This guide was originally prepared by jr for the November 2004 King Hall Advocate, and has grown substantially since then.