Nightlife on the Downtown Mall

Charlottesville Late Night Food

Once upon a time,  the only restaurants that were open late night were fast food joints. But, times have changed. Now, many more restaurants are keeping later hours for the night-owl crowd. This is especially true in the booming foodie haven of Charlottesville. Here are the places for late night food with a little C-ville flair and flavor.


Charlottesville Late Night Food Options

Miller’s Downtown

The Downtown Mall in Charlottesville boasts Miller’s Downtown, a local gem of a bar. If hosting live music 7 days a week isn’t enough for you, this late-night haunt offers some of the cheapest drinks in town and a whole lot of history.One highly recommended appetizer is the bratwurst and mustard coupled with the John Dearth Trio playing live jazz. Tip: if you’re super hungry late at night, get a slice of decadent 7 layer chocolate cake. You won’t regret it.
109 West Main Street, 11:00 am – 2:00 am daily

The White Spot

Not to be outdone by Miller’s and their burgers, the White Spot is one of the most historic restaurants on the Corner. A classically-styled diner tucked into a narrow strip on University Avenue, their specialty is a Gusburger – a cheeseburger loaded with a fried egg, lettuce and whatever else you’d care to put on it. While a single Gusburger does have more grease than one meal should ever have, the White Spot is a true rite of passage for UVA students and C-ville residents alike. The best part? It’s open until 3am every single night.
1407 University Avenue, 8:00 am – 3:00 am daily

C&O Restaurant

For a more upscale vibe to your late night, try C&O Restaurant on the Downtown Mall. In addition to offering a fully stocked bar, C&O’s late night menu includes delicacies like artichoke pate and coupe maison – vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream, toasted almonds, and a delicious coupe sauce. You can’t beat this atmosphere, either, as the restaurant is housed in a beautiful brick and barn-wood building.
515 Water Street East, 5:00 pm – 2:00 am daily


We’re confident these Charlottesville mainstays will sustain you in your late night quest. For more information, see our complete guide to Charlottesville dining.