Every city should have its own 24-hour dive that caters to the needs of its sleep- and munchies-deprived artists, musicians and downtown scenesters. Complete with its own fan base--some people love
this place--we have Grill. Any weekend night between midnight and 2 a.m., this place is teeming with activity and storylines worthy of a graphic novel. And the food is actually decent. But a late-night trip to Grill is more about feeding the soul with atmosphere than the belly with food. From the red-vinyl booths to the classic soda-fountain decor, to the menu's 500-word manifesto (in tiny type), to the music blaring out from the adjacent Red Room--in the middle of the night, this place has exactly what you need.
2. Kingfisher Bar and Grill, 2564 E. Grant Road, 323-7739, kingfishertucson.com
3. Nico's Mexican Food, Various locations