87 "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.
Come to Spice C in Chinatown for a quick but great bowl of noodles.
Tai Lake is a Chinatown staple with lots of big, round tables and dishes served family-style.
Helm is a neighborhood BYOB in Kensington that’s good for sharing small plates with a date.
Stina is technically a pizzeria, but the best things here are their Mediterranean dishes.
Hello Vietnam is a casual BYOB in Northern Liberties that’s good for date night and group dinners.
River Twice is a BYOB on East Passyunk that changes their menu every single night.
Kanella Grill is a Greek BYOB in Washington Square West that’s a great spot for a weeknight dinner.
Musi is an Israeli-inspired BYOB in Pennsport with a seasonal menu that uses almost entirely local ingredients.
Tiny’s Bottle Shop is a wine store behind The Lunar Inn in Port Richmond.
Melograno is a small Italian BYOB in Rittenhouse that works well for date night or a big group dinner.
June BYOB is a tiny French spot on East Passyunk that’s good for a date night.
If you’re eating at any of the BYOBs on East Passyunk, get your beer and wine from The Bottle Shop.
Richmond Bottle Shop is located in an IGA grocery store in Port Richmond that happens to have a great selection of wine and beer.
It might look like an upscale spot, but La Fontana Della Citta in Rittenhouse is an Italian BYOB where you can party with a bunch of friends.