Best Drunk Food


Jenna Watson

Euro Gyro cook Bill King shaves meat for a gyro Wednesday night, April 9, 2014. Euro Gyro took first place in Best of Kent’s category best drunk food.

Kelsey Husnick



When most bars close at 2:30 a.m., EuroGyro gets a fresh wave of business.

“We’re definitely the last stop because we’re the last food place open besides Sheetz,” said Tiffany Conley, a bartender at EuroGyro.

The bar’s complete menu stays open until closing time at 3:30 a.m., and it’s jam-packed with pizzas, gyros, sub sandwiches and meal deals such as the chicken tender and JoJo potato combo for $6.19.  

Conley laughs and says that sometimes they have to push people out the doors around 4 a.m. because customers come in so late.

In addition to picking up the leftover business from other bars after they close, EuroGyro has it’s own steady crowd throughout the night, offering specials like $6 pitchers and $2 drafts every night and Power Hours on Fridays where you can get $1 domestic drafts from 8-9 p.m.

“We get a big crowd in here for that,” Conley said. “We watch people come in and order 20 beers and line them up on the table because they’re all for a dollar.”

Conley said that because EuroGyro has a heavier focus on food, the bar brings in a larger variety of people, creating a common hangout for everyone and avoiding the stereotypes some of the other bars in Kent generate.


Guy’s Pizza

Guy’s Pizza is conveniently nestled on Water Street, right next to the Water Street Tavern and near the 157 Lounge, Newdle Bar and The Zephyr. General manager Evan Lundberg said it’s that location that helps make Guy’s Pizza a popular stop for people who happen to be leaving the bars late at night.

While the store is open until 3 a.m., delivery stops around 1 a.m. to accommodate the heavy foot traffic Guy’s Pizza gets. Lundberg said they have sheets of pepperoni and cheese pizza ready to go, so people can get their fix fast.

“It’s pizza — it’s easy, it’s greasy, it’s quickly available,” he said. You can pick up $1 slices after 2 a.m.


Insomnia Cookies

Students start cramming into Insomnia Cookies around 1 a.m. to get a lighter, sweeter treat before heading home for the night.

Shift leader and frequent night-shift worker Amber Williams said that the place dishes out about 100 cookies during the last two hours of business each night, and the small building sometimes holds 20 to 30 people.

Favorites include the S’mores and Reese’s deluxe cookies. While baked goods may not be what come to mind when thinking of a typical drunken snack, Williams says that a cookie is “lighter than a greasy slice of pizza from across the street or something from a hot dog truck.”

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