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.

Restaurants

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
  • Caffe Italia - 11pm Friday and Saturday
  • 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

Studying

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

Bars

(See also: Bars and avoid the taboos.)

Erotic

Food outside Davis past 10pm

Interesting Fast Food Joints

Sit-down

Activities

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

Watch the Game - Sports Bars

Haunted Houses

Bowling

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

Darts

Table Tennis

Pool

see Pool Tables

Video Games

DDR

  • MU Games Area - Open 'til 1am Thu-Sat, midnight Mon-Wed, 11pm Sunday (not really DDR, it's actually Pump It Up).

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

Air hockey

Trivia

also see Trivia Nights

Gambling

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

Exercise

See Gyms.

Movies & Video Stores

Video Stores

See Video Stores

Free Movies

Movies in the Park

International Film Series at International House

Theatres with Late Films

There are mainstream movie theaters in Sacramento that have shows at late as 10:40, but that's only about 20 minutes later than Davis shows films. However, there are a lot more movies playing late out there. Perhaps the best option is to rent a movie for now. Unless someone has better information....

Entertainment

Go to the Mondavi Center

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

Dancing

(see also Dancing)

DJ (Pop / Hip-hop Dancing)

  • Woodstock's Tuesday night - Drum and Bass, Jungle, and much more.
  • The Graduate - Wednesdays-18 & Over. Thursdays-21 & Over
  • KetMoRee - Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights. Video DJing on Thursday nights.
  • G Street WunderBar

Salsa Dancing

Country Dancing

Swing Dancing

Erotic Dancing

Live Music

  • Catch a show at the Mondavi Center. Tickets are half off for students.
  • 194 Chem - DMS shows can also be held here if the CoHo is already booked or if they just feel like being "lecture core" for a night.
  • 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
  • G Street Pub - Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nights
  • Palms Playhouse (Winters) - Nightly
  • Sophia's - Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights (April-October)
  • Sudwerk - guitar player is on the patio on Friday's during dinner
  • Occasionally: Soga's, Delta of Venus,

Karaoke

Open Mic Night

Comedy

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.