43 "BYOB" restaurants in Philadelphia.
True BYOB spots (AKA no corkage fee) are hard to find. True BYOB spots with food that doesn’t suck are even rarer. Here are the places where you can show up with your own bottle and spend that extra money on a meal you actually want to eat.
Cadence is a BYOB in Fishtown with one of the best, and most affordable, prix fixe menus in the city.
Dim Sum Garden in Chinatown is affordable and BYOB, which makes it a great spot to start a night or anytime you want some soup dumplings.
Abyssinia is the best Ethiopian restaurant in the city, and it has a cocktail bar right above it for a date night one-two punch.
Perla is a Filipino BYOB in East Passyunk where you should try the kamayan feast, or go for a casual date.
Cafe La Maude in NoLibs serves Lebanese and French food and has a very popular weekend brunch.
Hardena is a small Indonesian place in East Passyunk that works great for a casual weeknight dinner or carryout.
If you live in Fishtown, Over Easy Breakfast Club is where you should spend every Saturday or Sunday morning.
Audrey Claire is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse and it’s one of our favorite BYOBs in the area.
Sate Kampar is a Malaysian place in East Passyunk where you should go for a low-key weeknight dinner.
A Mano is an Italian BYOB in Fairmount that works for everything from a casual weeknight dinner to an anniversary celebration.
Stock is a Southeast Asian BYOB in Fishtown with great soups, salads, and noodle dishes.
The Dutch is a corner BYOB and brunch spot in South Philly that you’ll wish you lived around the corner from.
Honey’s is a cash-only spot in Grad Hospital that serves breakfast all day.