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We’re a part of the city that never sleeps — so it’s only fitting that sometimes we get hungry in the middle of the night.

Most Kings County kitchens close at around 11 pm, but a handful of heroic chefs keep cooking throughout the night, serving local insomniacs tasty meals well after midnight.

The crew at The Brooklyn Paper — whose press night typically ends when the rosy fingers of dawn are just stretching out across the borough — have come to know them and love them all.

South Slope

Sidecar

Nighthawks flock to this stylish, two-year-old bistro, which offers high-end pub grub until 4 am, seven days per week.

“In the city, someone is getting off of work at every hour of the night — and they’re looking for a good place to get something eat and have a drink,” said co-owner Bart DeCoursy, who opened the restaurant with his brother.

Late-night patrons fill up on small bites like oysters with the house mignonette ($2 apiece), crostini with chicken liver pate ($7), cheeseburgers ($10), steak frites ($22), or the Bahn-De — a pork-packed interpretation of the Vietnamese sandwich ($11).

Better still, there are specialty cocktails like the Ramos Fizz, made with gin, lemon, egg white, cream and orange flower water ($9), or the Old Cuban, with rum, mint, bitters, topped with champagne ($8).

Sidecar [560 Fifth Ave. between 15th and 16th streets in the South Slope, (718) 369-0077]. Open every day until 4 am. For info, visit www.sidecarbrooklyn.com.

Park Slope & Williamsburg

Blue Ribbon

After-hours eaters in Park Slope — and now Williamsburg — flock to the borough’s two Blue Ribbon locations for gourmet grub long past bedtime.

The Fifth Avenue branch of the fancy bistro is known for its oysters (six for $18), but it also serves a lengthy menu of epicurean offerings like pigeon with barley and sweet potatoes ($29.50), rack of lamb with spinach, potato cake and thyme ($34), and escargot ($14).

The newly opened location inside the Brooklyn Bowl — a North Brooklyn venue that merges bowling, live music, and fine food — serves up more casual fare like fried calamari ($12), “rock and roll fries” with gravy, Cajun spice, provolone and cheddar ($8), fried chicken dinners ($15 to $19), oyster po’ boy sandwiches ($14) and a milkshake with Nutella ($8, $13 with a shot of bourbon).

Blue Ribbon Brooklyn [280 Fifth Ave. between First Street and Garfield Place in Park Slope, (718) 840-0404]. Open Sunday–Thursday until midnight; Friday, until 2 am; and Saturday until 4 am; Blue Ribbon in Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. at N. 11th Street in Williamsburg, (718) 963-3369]. Open Sunday–Thursday until 2 am; and Friday–Saturday until 4 am. For info, visit www.blueribbonrestaurants.com.

Williamsburg

Fette Sau

The popular barbeque joint has become a destination for foodies seeking southern flavors in North Brooklyn, and that doesn’t change after the kitchen closes at 11 pm.

Late-night patrons can order bar snacks including pulled pork sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, and baked beans until the Metropolitan Avenue eatery closes — whenever that may be. Staffers said the closing hours vary depending on how busy the restaurant is, so it’s safest to show up before 2 am and call before your visit.

Fette Sau [354 Metropolitan Ave. between Roebling and Havemeyer streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963-3404]. Open every day with bar snacks until closing.

Prospect Heights

Tavern on Dean

This standby is a favorite for Brooklynites who work the late shift — as well as sleepless gluttons with early morning appetites.

Cops, firefighters, and foodies on their way home from a night at the bar gather at Tavern on Dean for hearty pub grub and American classics like beer battered fish and chips ($13) and sirloin steak sandwiches ($14).

Tavern on Dean [755 Dean St. at Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 638-3326]. Open Sunday–Wednesday until 1 am; Thursday–Saturday until 3 am. For info, visit www.tavernondean.com.

Bay Ridge

Cebu

Diners in the cozy back room nosh on bistro grub like roast duck with Cabernet sauce and wild rice ($22), and baked Chilean sea bass with rosemary potatoes and veggies in a mushroom cream sauce ($24) until 3 am, while patrons at the bustling bar sip pints ($6) and slurp fresh Long Island oysters ($2 apiece).

Cebu Bar & Bistro [8801 Third Ave. at 88th Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 492-5095]. Open every day until 3 am.

Updated 5:14 pm, July 9, 2018
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