75 "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.
Jaxon is a neighborhood BYOB in Northern Liberties with a small, seasonal menu that’s great for both a special occasion or a casual weeknight dinner.
Kalaya is a 30-seat BYOB in Bella Vista that serves the best Thai food 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.
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.
Hearthside is an American BYOB in Collingswood that you’ll be happy you drove across the river for.
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.