photo credit: Holly Dirks
Ask anyone who went to UT where they spent most of their weekday nights, and Epoch will inevitably come into the conversation. This 24/7 North Loop coffee shop has been hosting students, remote workers, and whoever else wants a cup of coffee at 3am for almost 20 years out of a large, industrial space made cozier with the addition of lots of dining tables, well-stocked bookshelves, and colorful chairs (accompanied by plenty of outlets). And when you inevitably get hungry after a few hours of work/Tiktoking, there’s usually a small selection of pastries and pizza from East Side Pies available by the slice. Epoch also has locations on West Anderson Lane and on Far West, but the original location is the only one open all night.