Fort Wayne has a lot to offer during the day with restaurants, shops, museums, and more, but many of them close as early as 10 or 11 pm. However, Fort Wayne does have hidden gems sprinkled throughout downtown and other parts of the city for the late-night crowd. Whether you visit a bar, a dance club, or a place to let out your inner child, you’re sure to have a good time at these late-night places.
Late Night Food in Fort Wayne
Need to satisfy a late-night sweet tooth? Visit Yummi Bunni. Their specialty is their ice cream sandwich with a doughnut that serves as a “bun.” Toppings can be added to create the perfect treat. New flavors of ice cream are offered weekly, and Yummi Bunni also offers treats like craft sodas and soda floats.
Deer Park Irish Pub offers more than the typical bar experience. They often host events and activities that include weekly karaoke, holiday celebrations like St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo, beer tastings, and festivals. Their drink menu consists of wines and nearly 100 craft beers, and their food menu consists of appetizer-like foods and a Taco Tuesday special.
O’Reilly’s offers authentic Irish cuisine and Guinness. Their menu options include appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, specials like Guinness beef stew, fish and chips, Irish meatloaf, and shepherd’s pie, and desserts like Irish whiskey bread pudding and Irish bomb car cake. For added entertainment, O’Reilly’s shows sports games and events daily.
Henry’s is a perfect downtown restaurant to visit. They offer a variety of food and drink options that will appeal to anyone in your group. Along with daily dinner specials, Henry’s has appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks, wings, pastas, and fish dishes. Their drink menu includes many beer options such as drafts, ales, lagers, porters, domestic, and gluten-free.
Looking for a great restaurant to enjoy cheap chicken wings? Peanuts has Wing Nights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays with 59 cent wings in over 15 different flavors. For the non-wing eaters, their menu also consists of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, and wraps along with drinks. On Tuesdays, Peanuts also hosts a Trivia Night.
Late Night Things to Do in Fort Wayne
Crazy Pinz isn’t just a place for bowling. Besides regular and mini bowling, their other activities are glow-in-the-dark miniature golf, arcade games, and the new Sky Rail Ropes Course. In between bowling matches or rounds of mini golf, check out their small food area and the Coconutz bar and restaurant for those 21 and older.
For a more active late-night activity, consider a game or two of laser tag at Ultrazone, the original laser tagging center in Fort Wayne. Groups of all sizes are welcome to create their own teams or play against each other. Ultrazone offers discounted group rates and all-you-can-play rates starting at 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
For a night of music and dancing, Flashback on the Landing is one of the many nightclubs in Fort Wayne. They stand out from the other nightclubs by adding a nostalgia factor of playing music from the ’70, ‘80s, and ‘90s along with current-day music and having multi-levels of dance floors. They also have two full-service bars to complement dancing with drinks.
A night at The Rusty Spur is a great hangout for country music fans. They host concerts with local, regional, and national country artists; some of the past concerts hosted at The Rusty Spur included artists such as Kane Brown, Raelynn, and Jason Aldean. Complete your night of dancing and country music with drinks and pub food.
For an entertaining music scene, check out The Brass Rail. They offer live shows of all types of music genres with local and touring groups. In addition to the live shows, The Brass Rail also offers cocktails, craft beers, and other drinks at an affordable price.