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When hunger strikes past bedtime, it can be hard to find somewhere to grab a bite. Here are some favorite Wisconsin restaurants and bars where you can find late-night grub.

Ian’s Pizza

Madison Locations: 319 N Francis St., 100 State St. and 3241 Garver Green

Milwaukee Locations: 2035 E. North Ave. and 5300 W. Bluemound Rd. and 146 E. Juneau Ave.

Closing Hours: Varies by location

Ian’s Pizza is a late-night favorite in Madison and Milwaukee. Serving pizza by the slice, the line often leads out the door. Stop by after a night on the town and enjoy one of Ian’s Pizza’s iconic offerings the macaroni and cheese pizza!

Leff’s Lucky Town

7208 W. State St., Wauwatosa

Closing Hours: 2 a.m. Sunday–Thursday, 2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday

Looking for somewhere to watch a game in Wauwatosa? Leff’s Lucky Town is your place. Established in 1994, Leff’s is famous not only for its burgers, but has become a go-to for the many large screens it has positioned around the restaurant. After finishing your meal, stay and throw some darts or hang out at the Golden Tee Golf and Buck Hunter.

The Joynt

322 Water St., Eau Claire

Closing Hours: 2 a.m. Sunday–Thursday, 2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday

The Joynt, an Eau Claire hot spot, has a long history of treating the late-night crowd to a fun atmosphere and good drinks. All types of people come to hang out at the Joynt. The wooden walls and dim lighting give the bar a vintage feel, which keeps people coming back.

The Dogg Haus

1433 E. Bradley St., Milwaukee

Closing Hours: 8 p.m. Monday, 10 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday and Sunday, 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday

If you find yourself wandering the streets of Milwaukee past midnight on a weekend, the Dogg Haus should be your first stop. Serving Chicago-style hot dogs, sausages, burgers, chicken sandwiches and more, you’re sure to find something you like. This restaurant stays open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, satisfying the hunger of night goers in Milwaukee.

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