All Day and All Night

These Places are Open 24 Hours

5 & Diner
••• The original 5 & Diner location is open 24hrs. Courtesy of 5 & Diner

Sometimes you find yourself needing something in the middle of the night. Maybe you can't sleep. Or maybe you just got off from work and it's 3 a.m. Need something non-essential, like water balloons or a DVD? Aren't feeling well and need some cough medicine? Maybe you just want a bite to eat. Here are some places in the Phoenix area that can help you, 24 hours a day.

Note: I am often contacted about specific fast-food franchises that have 24-hour drive-thru windows.

McDonald's and Burger King fall into this category. The reason I don't include those here is that while there are 24-hour drive fast food drive-thru restaurants, I only include them here if you can go online and immediately find which ones they are without calling various locations to find one. I last checked the official McDonald's and Burger King websites in March 2012. When I am notified that this information is available online, I will add it to this list.

5 & Diner
Burgers and shakes. There are several 5 & Diners around the Valley, but the only one open 24 hours is the original one at 5220 N. 16th Street in Phoenix.

7-11
A convenience store with many locations. From their web site: "Big Gulp lovers gulp over 30 million gallons of fountain soft drinks per year at 7-Eleven." If you are thirsty in the middle of the night, this would be the obvious choice!

24 Hour Fitness
Not everyone that wants to work out has a normal 9 to 5 schedule.

24 Hour Fitness lets you sweat any time of the day or night. Not every location in Greater Phoenix is open all day every day. Some are open 24 hours certain days of the week. The locations at Metro Parkway, Mesa Dobson and Gilbert are open 24 hours all the time.

Adult Stores
Many of these are open 24 hours.

They offer adult videos, books, and magazines. Some have arcades and theaters with adult material.

ampm
A convenience store with many locations. They are most often associated with Arco Gas Stations, which are also open 24 hours.

Auto Zone
Need a battery? An air filter? A distributor cap? Auto Zone is an auto parts store. The store located at 4229 W. Cactus Rd. (43rd Avenue and Cactus) is open 24 hours a day.

Cafe 24/7
Café 24/7 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino is the place to go for a nice, all day/all night diner experience. Chandler.

Casino Gambling
There are several casinos in the Phoenix area and they are all open 24 hours a day.

Circle K
There's sure to be one near you if you find that you need snacks, beer or wine, limited groceries, lottery tickets or money orders. Use the Store Locator function at the web site to find a store near you.

Community Information & Referral
Sometimes people need help in the middle of the night. If you have questions about basic needs or emergency assistance, where to find self-help groups or where to go to have fun, their 24 hour trained specialists can help. Calls can be placed anonymously.

CVS Pharmacy
Drugstore and pharmacy. There are several stores that are open 24 hours, have a 24-hour pharmacy and do photo processing all day and all night.

The website makes it easy to find them. Go to the store locator, select Arizona, and check the 24 hours option.

Del Taco
A fast-food chain, with more than 25 locations in the greater Phoenix area. The drive-thru is open 24 hours.

Denny's
Denny's is a family restaurant with many locations around the Phoenix metro area and also elsewhere in Arizona.

Dunkin Donuts
There are about 15 Dunkin Donuts locations in the greater Phoenix area, and some of them have 24-hour drive-thrus, but not all. If you are making a special trip, you might want to call and ask first.

Filiberto's
Mexican food, cheap and plentiful. Some are walk-in 24-hour locations and some are drive-thrus.

Gus' New York Pizza
Pizza, suns, and wings in Tempe near ASU.

IHOP
International House of Pancakes has locations in Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Peoria, Avondale, Chandler, Scottsdale, Gilbert and Casa Grande.

Enter your zip code at their website to find the nearest 24/7 location.

Jack in the Box
Jack's fast food places have many locations where the drive-thru window is open 24 hours if you need a meal in a hurry.

Kinko's
Need something copied and bound for that presentation tomorrow morning? Kinko's provides printing, copying, and related services. There are 24-hour locations in Peoria, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Ahwatukee, and Chandler. Unfortunately, you cannot tell from their website which ones are open all night. You'll have to get on the phone and call around.

Philadelphia Sandwich Company
Located in downtown at Scottsdale Road and 5th Avenue, these people are transplants from--you guessed it--Philadelphia. They serve up sandwiches with that Philly style.

QuikTrip
Relatively new to the Phoenix market, these convenience stores/gas stations are open 24/7.

Subway
Subway is a franchise, and this owner has several Subway sandwich shops in the Valley where you can get a sub any time of the day or night. Southern & McClintock in Tempe; Power and Baseline in Mesa; Tatum & Bell in Phoenix; Arizona Ave and Galveston in Chandler.

Waffle House
Waffles, steaks, eggs and the famous Waffle House songs are served 365 days a year. There are more than ten of them in the area.

Wal-Mart Supercenter
If you need it they probably have it. Sundries, clothing, food, hardware, appliances and more. Glendale, Surprise, Peoria, Avondale, Goodyear, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, and Apache Junction all have at least one Supercenter store. All but one store in Mesa are open 24 hours.

Walgreens
Walgreens is a drug store chain. Over the counter medicines and health products, toys, cosmetics, small electronics. A small amount of clothing and food is also available. There are about 10 Walgreens stores that are 24-hour operations. Locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa.

Whataburger
You may not be able to go in and sit down, but you can always go through the drive-thru.

Z's Restaurant, A Chicago Food Experience
"Chicago hot dogs, chili dogs, Italian Beef sandwiches that come dry, wet or dipped, desserts, and milkshakes that are made by hand with real ice cream." Dining room open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the drive-thru is open 24/7 for lunch and dinner menu items.

WinCo Foods
Warehouse grocery stores including produce, meat, deli, bakery and bulk foods. Cash or debit cards only. Check for coupons at the website. Locations in North Phoenix and Glendale.

Please remember, the hours of operation of all businesses here are subject to change without notice. If you are not sure if a business is open, the best bet is to call first and verify their hours.

 

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Kinko's
Need something copied and bound before that presentation tomorrow morning? Kinko's provides printing, copying and related services. There are 24 hour locations in Peoria, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Ahwatukee and Chandler. Unfortunately, you cannot tell from their web site which ones are open all night. You'll have to get on the phone and call around.

Philadelphia Sandwich Company
Located in downtown at Scottsdale Road and 5th Avenue, these people are transplants from--you guessed it--Philadelphia.

They serve up sandwiches with that Philly style.

QuikTrip
Relatively new to the Phoenix market, these convenience stores/gas stations are open 24/7.

Subway
Subway is a franchise, and this owner has several Subway sandwich shops in the Valley where you can get a sub any time of the day or night. Southern & McClintock in Tempe; Power and Baseline in Mesa; Tatum & Bell in Phoenix; Arizona Ave and Galveston in Chandler.

Waffle House
Waffles, steaks, eggs and the famous Waffle House songs are served 365 days a year. There are more than ten of them in the area.

Wal-Mart Supercenter
If you need it they probably have it. Sundries, clothing, food, hardware, appliances and more. Glendale, Surprise, Peoria, Avondale, Goodyear, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, and Apache Junction all have at least one Supercenter store. All but one store in Mesa are open 24 hours.

Walgreens
Walgreens is a drug store chain.

Over the counter medicines and health products, toys, cosmetics, small electronics. A small amount of clothing and food is also available. There are about 10 Walgreens stores that are 24 hour operations. Locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa.

Whataburger
You may not be able to go in and sit down, but you can always go through the drive-thru.

Z's Restaurant, A Chicago Food Experience
"Chicago hot dogs, chili dogs, Italian Beef sandwiches that come dry, wet or dipped, desserts, and milkshakes that are made by hand with real ice cream." Dining room open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and drive thru is open 24/7 for lunch and dinner menu items.

WinCo Foods
Warehouse grocery stores including produce, meat, deli, bakery and bulk foods. Cash or debit cards only. Check for coupons at the website. Locations in North Phoenix and Glendale.

Please remember, the hours of operation of all businesses here are subject to change without notice. If you are not sure if a business is open, the best bet is to call first and verify their hours.

Know of another business that is open 24 hours a day? Let me know!