12 February 2024

Late Night Norfolk: Bars Open Midnight & Beyond

Looking to extend your fun late into the evening on your next visit?

Just remember, Norfolk is an extremely walkable city with 12 blocks of bars, restaurants, shopping and historic attractions. The Norfolk Tide light rail system runs 7.5 miles in and out of Downtown, offering 11 convenient stops. Taxis and rideshare services abound for those looking to venture further. 

Here are the top bars open until at least midnight on weekends (and some open as late as 2 a.m.) 

Downtown

This action-packed area has everything you need for a night out on the town. Walkability is key here, with Granby St. serving as the heart of everything you’re looking for. 

Tap It Local

Home of the Tapped Out Burger and local craft beer. Open until 2 a.m. every day. 

Grace O’Malley’s 

Traditional Irish pub on Granby St. Open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; midnight during the week. 

Grain

Rooftop bar in the Hilton Downtown. Open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; midnight during the week. 

Blue Moon

Two-level pub and restaurant in the Waterside District. Open until midnight on Friday and Saturday; 11 p.m. weeknights. 

Chico’s Backstage

Concerts and cocktails Downtown. Open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; midnight during the week. 

Canvas Social Cuisine

Retro vibe for dinner and drinks. Open until midnight Thursday through Saturday; until 10 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Closed on Monday. 

Baxter’s Sports Lounge

Across from the Scope, this sports bar stays open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; until 11 p.m. Thursday and Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

PBR Norfolk

Country bar in the Waterside District. Open until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Closed the rest of the week. 

Soiree Bistro

Cocktail bar in the NEON District. Open until midnight on Thursday-Saturday. 

Republic

Cocktails near the Scope open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. 

Saltine

Seafood, cocktails and beer in the Hilton. Open until midnight on Friday and Saturday; until 11 p.m. all other nights. 

Hell’s Kitchen

Food, cocktails and live music on weekends. Open until 2 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; until midnight all other nights. 

Luce

Italian food, beer, wine. Open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; until midnight Monday through Thursday. Closed Sunday. 

The NARO Theater in Ghent, Norfolk, VA.

Ghent

Hip, happening neighborhood with a long string of bars, shops and restaurants along popular Colley Ave. and surrounding streets. 

Cogan’s Pizza (Ghent)

Cozy pizzeria tucked along Colonial Ave. in Ghent. Open until 2 a.m. every day of the week 

Colley Cantina

Mexican fare and drinks, open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; midnight rest of week.  

The Public House

Pub-style bar with pool, excellent food and a whiskey-lover’s dream. Open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 p.m. rest of week. 

Taphouse 

Pub food and cocktails open until 2 a.m. every night except Monday when closed. 

Peck and Pour

Wings, wings and more wings (plus beer and cocktails). Open until midnight seven days a week. 

Torch Bistro in Norfolk, VA

Chelsea

On-the-rise neighborhood with an industrial-meets-maritime vibe a stone’s throw from Downtown. 

Torch Bistro

Fun atmosphere and casual outdoor dining. The perfect place to unwind with a cocktail, American food and live music. Open until 2 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; until midnight every other night of the week. 

Park Place/Railroad District

Fun neighborhood north of Ghent and near the Virginia Zoo. Cab or rideshare recommended from Downtown. 

Toast

Full bar and outdoor seating; food served during happy hour. Open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. 

Perro Blanco

Mexican food and tequila drinks in the back of Toast. Open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; until 11 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

Closed Sunday and Monday. 

MJ's Tavern in Norfolk, VA

Riverview

Walkable district near the Lafayette River. Cab/rideshare recommended. 

MJ’s

LGBTQ+ friendly pub with multiple weekly events, food and drinks. Open until 2 a.m. every night of the week. 

ODU

College neighborhood near Old Dominion University with a youthful feel. 

The Edge

Food, dancing, cocktails open until 2 a.m. every night of the week. 

Mojo Bones

Live music, outdoor seating, full bar. Open until 2 a.m. every night except Sunday, when it closes at midnight. 

Ocean View Beach

Ocean View

Life near the beach doesn’t get better than this neighborhood at the north end of town that really comes alive in summer. 

East Beach Bar and Grill

Cozy fireside food and drinks near the beach. Open until 2 a.m. on Saturday; midnight every other night of the week. 

OV Beach Tavern

Classic food, beer and other drinks. Open until midnight every night of the week 

Other

Everywhere else in Norfolk. 

37th And Zen

A local favorite for live music, entertainment and DJs near Lambert’s Point. Open until 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday; until 12:30 a.m. Thursday and Sunday; until 11:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Azalea Inn and Time Out Sports Bar

Greek and Italian restaurant meets sports bar near Little Creek. Open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 p.m.all other nights of the week. 

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