So it’s 2 a.m., or maybe even 3 a.m., and the bar has closed but you don’t want the night out with your friends to end. Where can you go to continue the conversation? Check out this list of the best hangout spots to go to after the bars close in the Detroit and metro Detroit area.
Fleetwood Diner
300 S. Ashley St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 995-5502

The Fleetwood is the only restaurant in Ann Arbor that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it’s a great spot to hit up after bar-hopping. The restaurant itself is a trailer at the corner of Ashley and E. Liberty, and it does get very packed after 2 a.m. since it’s one of the only places open; if you arrive a little before 2 a.m., at midnight or 1 a.m., it’s much easier to get a table. There’s also an outside seating area for the warmer months. The Fleetwood’s specialty is its Hippie Hash, which it describes as “The bottom layer is a generous portion of our homemade hash browns. Next, we top the hash browns with grilled green peppers, onions, tomatoes, broccoli & mushrooms. Then the entire thing gets topped with feta cheese to make a melty, delicious hash like none you’ve ever experienced.”

Zack’s Of Plymouth
9468 S. Main St.
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 459-2066<

Zack’s is a Coney Island-type venue that is also open 24 hours a day, so it would be a good choice to hang out late at night. The restaurant also serves breakfast all day, so if you were to go there at dinnertime (or at 2 a.m.), you can still order breakfast. Patrons also rave about its dessert menu, which includes ice cream sundaes and more. Zack’s is located at the intersection of Ann Arbor Road and Main Street in downtown Plymouth.

Telway Hamburgers
6820 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48210
(313) 843-2146

If you’re craving a slider at 2 or 3 a.m., then Telway is the place to go, and it’s open 24 hours a day. It’s located on Michigan Ave. in Detroit, and the sliders are served with the pickles on the side so you can place them in the burgers if you wish. The restaurant also serves inexpensive coffee if you need it, perhaps to get home or stay out even later that night, as well as standards like fries and onion rings.

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22812 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 548-5005

If you want more of a “real meal” after you leave the bar, check out Como’s in Ferndale, which stays open until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights (as well as 2 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays). Como’s is known for its pizza and Italian food, and it also has an outdoor patio for summer nights. Try the cannoli, as well, and the appetizer sampler, if you’re looking for some small bites.

American Coney Island Or Lafayette Coney Island
114. W Lafayette Blvd. (American)
118 W. Lafayette Blvd. (Lafayette)
Detroit, MI 48226

Both American Coney Island and Lafayette Coney Island are open 24/7, and being that they’re located on the same street, you could even hit up both if you were so inclined. In the war of the Detroit Coney Dog, both claim to reign king, but people definitely have their preferences. If you’re new to Detroit’s Coney Dog scene, you try both and find out yours.

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Liz Parker is a freelance writer and a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in Creative Writing and Literature. Her work can be found at and