The importance of the tourism and hospitality sectors to the urban night and the economies of cities has been well-documented. When discussing the transport needs of the night-time city, however, the focus is almost exclusively on tourism and hospitality establishments as spaces of consumption. A greater understanding of bars, hotels, restaurants and clubs as workplaces as well as leisure destinations can contribute to conceptualising night-time urban mobility in more diverse and inclusive terms. This contribution examines the challenges faced by tourism and hospitality workers who need to commute at night. Drawing on a mixed-method study of Sofia, Bulgaria, and Brussels, Belgium, I explore the barriers encountered and resources mobilised to make the nocturnal commute possible. The dimensions discussed include the need to continuously adjust one’s commute; the economic and non-economic costs of night commuting; cycling at night; and the impact of collegial and employer relations on negotiating the night commute.