Late night food options abundant in San Marcos


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College students are notorious night owls, and many know the struggle of trying to find tasty food options late at night. To aid in this struggle, The University Star compiled a list of a few late night food options for the hungry Bobcat.

Wake the Dead Coffee House

The deep colors and comfy couches provide for a relaxing visit anytime of the day, but Wake the Dead Coffee House specializes in catering to those students who need to stay up late to study. The hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. every day of the week. “Besides coffee we also sell beer and wine,” said Michael White, barista. “We also sell food like sandwiches and what not, and we have a soup of the day.” The coffee house hosts local bands for bouts of live music and occasionally offers movie showings for patrons.  

Sean Patrick’s Irish Pub

Sean Patrick’s Irish Pub is home to all different types of food options, making it a one-stop shop that ensures everyone in the group can get what they want.  The pub-restaurant hybrid is open until 2 a.m. most nights. “We have literally the biggest menu ever,” said Abby Delp, assistant manager. “We have everything from traditional Irish fare to bar food like burgers, sandwiches, salads, assorted appetizers and almost anything else you can imagine.” Sean Patrick’s—or Sean P’s, as it’s affectionately known—also hosts live music nights and schedules different events for guests to enjoy throughout the year.

AJ’s Ranch Road Grill

AJ’s Ranch Road Grill, located on Moore Street, is a family-operated BBQ joint that targets the late night crowd. AJ’s is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. and open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. AJ’s also delivers every night until closing. “We have really good mac and cheese and our famous Philly (sandwich) along with corn dogs and sliders and other things like that,” said Samantha Buyers, assistant manager. An alternative to the traditional late-night fast food stop, AJ’s offers its restaurant goers more bang—and flavor—for their buck.

Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop

There’s a reason Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop is also known as Flavornation. “We have a high emphasis on specialty sauces and flavors that we use on our sandwiches and the best high-quality, flavorful soups that we can get our hands on,” said owner Lindsey Gentry. Erbert and Gerbert’s is open every day of the week until 3 a.m., catering to students who are up late studying or finishing up a night on The Square a block away. 

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