It’s closing time. All the hipsters are clustered on the sidewalk, some looking for their designated drivers. Others search for that guy or girl they’ve just spent an hour making out with on the dance floor. A few are even on the lookout for the cops while they spark up some … well, you get my point. Now comes the hard part: what to do for an encore. When it’s too late for clubbing but still too early to go home, it’s good to know all the fun after-hours spots in town.

There’s nothing like some good noodles in the middle of the night. Welcome to Pho Citi (346 N. First St., Burbank) – Burbank’s latest contribution to the all-night craze. The food here is tasty and piping hot, and the absolute best selling point of this restaurant is its location. Downtown Burbank is like some crazy neighborhood in cinematic suburbia that’s always clean, never packed with nutcases and full of accessible street parking.

A place very near and dear to my heart is Pattaya Thai Restaurant (1727 N. Vermont Ave, #105, Los Angeles). Pattaya isn’t an all-night haven. However, it stays open until 4 a.m. every day. Whatever rock you just crawled from under or pathetic walk of shame you just took can now be erased with the incredibly delicious flavors of the Orient. I recommend the Money Bags appetizer.

Just up Vermont Street is Fred 62 (1850 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz). Now, if you’ve been in Los Angeles for a reasonable amount of time, you’ve definitely feasted here already. Fred’s has a killer menu of comfort food (fried macaroni and cheese balls, sloppy joes) and is open 24/7. But what keeps everyone coming back is the neighborhood atmosphere every time you sit down at one of the booths. I’ve run into friends of mine from way back in the day here – a testament to its draw.

Immortalized in the 1996 film Swingers, the 101 Coffee Shop (6145 Franklin Ave., Hollywood) is as cool as ever. Have an early breakfast and scarf down eggs done your way, all the bacon you can crunch and any other diner delicacy you can imagine. 101 is an awesome standard that doesn’t close until 3 a.m.

Now, if gettin’ your grub on isn’t enough and you’ve still got time for more, might I suggest the Drawing Room (1800 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz). This bar OPENS at 6 a.m. What that means is that you could conceivably pull an all-nighter, sober up, have one for the road and then head into school or work just by finishing up here. What makes the Drawing Room so cool is that it is the least typically L.A. place you could ever think to wind up. Many of the patrons are a mixture of creepy Addams Family look-alikes, cute emo boys, geriatric alcoholics and other random, assorted archetypes. The jukebox is always playing amazing music, and the drinks are damn good and nicely priced. You also won’t have the annoying hassle of trekking miles and miles away to your car and back, because the Drawing Room even has its own parking lot.