Late Night Bites Before and During Northern Spark

Calling all night owls, art lovers and festival goers. It’s time to light up your weekend with the 2019 Northern Spark Festival. Don’t forget your comfy footwear and caffeine... you’ll probably need caffeine. And if you're pulling a late-nighter, you'll probably need some food to make it through! Learn more about Northern Spark and where you can grab a late night bite.

Northern Spark: The Basics

When is Northern Spark? 
Friday, June 14th from 9:00pm-2am
Saturday, June 15th from 9:00pm-2am

Where? 
1) The Commons
2) American Indian Cultural Corridor on Franklin Ave. outside and inside All My Relations Gallery and Franklin Library
3) Saint Paul’s historic Rondo neighborhood, outside and inside the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

How Much?
Free

What?
Tens of thousands of people gather after sunset to explore giant video projections, play in temporary installations and enjoy experimental performances in common spaces. This year’s theme of "We Are Here" celebrates just a few of the neighborhoods in our cities that are home to people, cultures, and livelihoods that have stayed resilient in the face of erasure, genocide, and fractures between nature and each other. These beloved communities continue to rise as they renew and regenerate themselves. For more information about Northern Spark, head to their website. 

Where to Grab a Late Night Snack

We’ve got the place for you! Need some pre-event fuel or a quick pick-me-up before going out or heading home? Consider these late night food and drink stops, all in proximity to Northern Spark events.

Neighborhood: The Commons

Bar Zia

Going to or from The Commons? Check out Bar Zia on the way. Try the pizza with their signature spicy but sweet sauce, or split some pasta or a sandwich with your friends. Maybe try your hand at some karaoke before heading back out.
Open until 2:00am 

McKinney Roe

Just kitty-corner from The Commons, this American kitchen and bar has an awesome late night menu with approachable fair plus a lengthy wine list. 
Open until 1:00am Friday and Saturday

Crooked Pint Ale House

Find your way to Crooked Pint Ale House, a pub with craft beers, burgers and pot pies. Need we say more?
Open until 12:00am 

Sawatdee

Indulge in Thai classics, with specialties including Rama Thai Delight, Pad Thai and a Tail of Two Cities - how fitting! 
Open until 10:00pm

Erik the Red

Enjoy some late night fair at the Nordic-inspired pub, featuring delicious BBQ and local craft beers all at an affordable price!
Open until 2:00am

Neighborhood: American Indian Cultural Corridor

Pow Wow Grounds

In conjunction with the All My Relations Gallery, Pow Wow Grounds is your one stop shop for the caffeine you need to get through the night! 
Normal hours: open until 7:00pm on Friday, until 6:00pm on Saturday

Golden Fingers

This Mediterranean kitchen is a neighborhood favorite. Offering dishes with everything from rich meat to savory vegetable or spicy curry, there's food for every tastebud! 
Open until 10:00pm on Friday, until 9:00pm on Saturday

Hufan Restaurant & Deli

Grab a bite at Hufan Restaurant & Deli before heading out. The Somali-American restaurant offers dine-in and take out options if you're on the go!
Open until 11:00pm

Deg Deg Grill or Kulan Restaurant at 24 Mall

Enjoy a fusion of Mexican, American and Mediterranean cuisine at Deg Deg Grill, or grab a bite from East African joint Kulan Restaurant in the same complex! 
Open until 10:00pm and 11:00pm

Kah Restaurant

East African fare offered at Kah Restaurant is both delicious and affordable!
Open until 10:00pm

Neighborhood: Saint Paul's Historic Rondo

Mango Thai

Order noodles, curries, fried rice and other Thai favorites!
Open until 11:00pm Friday and Saturday

Revival Saint Paul

Fill up on fried chicken and other Southern comfort foods.
Open until 11:00pm Friday and Saturday

The Happy Gnome

Top off with a draft beer and delicious seasonal menu options.
Open until 12:00am Friday and Saturday

Red Cow Saint Paul

Some of the best burgers around! Plus more.
Open until 12:00am Friday and Saturday

Sweeney's Saloon 

Kick back on one of St. Paul's favorite patios to relax, snack and sip as the night winds down.
Open until 2:00am on Friday and Saturday