Nothing helps quell the effects of one too many drinks quite like a hearty snack—preferably something deep-fried or dripping with melted cheese. But not all drunchies (drunk munchies, for the uninitiated) are created equal. Whether you’re out on the town or having a chill—but boozy—night in with friends, be prepared with only the best snackage. Here, our definitive ranking of the best drunchies of all time, from absolutely perfect to still pretty darn great.
No. 1: Nachos
There are three things that make pretty much any midnight munchy even better: meat, melted cheese and avocado. Nachos have it all, beautifully spread over a mass of salty tortilla chips. But even if you cut out the meat and avocado and sour cream and salsa and beans, you’re still left with chips and molten queso—and that’s a whole lot of delicious. Really, we’re not that picky. Nachos, even the movie theater kind, can do no wrong.
No. 2: Pizza
The runner-up for the most satisfying post-drinking munchy is, of course, a slice of pie. While everyone has a favorite toppings combo, we’re particularly fond of pepperoni-mushroom-jalapeño, or saucy buffalo chicken dipped in a side of ranch. As long as there’s plenty of cheese, parmesan and crushed red pepper, and more cheese—that’s all that really matters. Because by the time 1 a.m. rolls around, you probably won’t even notice the crust.