Thrillist’s Top BYOB Restaurants

Everyone can easily agree, it’s always the alcohol that makes a reasonably priced meal really expensive.  Unless you’re looking for a dive bar with decent and far from healthy grub, you will spend a fortune on drinks.  Thanks to Thrillist’s List of 101 BYOB Restaurants, broken down by neighborhood, you can enjoy delicious food and save money on liquor.

Manhattan

Chelsea

La Luncheonette
130 10th Ave
Wine only, $15 corkage fee per bottle

The Red Cat
227 10th Ave
Wine only, $25 corkage fee and a limit of one bottle per two people

Chinatown

Joe’s Shanghai
9 Pell St
Beer, wine, and liquor; the corkage fee “varies”

Peking Duck House
28 Mott St
Wine only, no corkage fee

Wo Hop
17 Mott St
Wine only, no corkage fee ’til 9p

East Village

11B Express
174 Ave B
Beer and wine with a $45 prix fixe dinner that includes corkage

Akina Sushi
424 E 14th St
No corkage fee for wine, beer, or liquor but don’t you dare bring soda. They made it very clear, “no soda”.

Angelica Kitchen
300 E 12th St
Beer and wine only at $7 per bottle of wine & no fee for beer

Casa Adela
66 Ave C
Beer and wine only; no corkage fee

Cherin Sushi
306 E 6th St
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

East Village Thai
32 E 7th St
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Frank Restaurant
88 2nd Ave
Wine only, $25 per bottle, limit two bottles

La Palapa
77 St Mark’s Pl
Wine only; no corkage fee, Mondays only

Milon
93 1st Ave, 2nd Fl, #2
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage

Numero 28
176 2nd Ave
Wine only, $9 per person

Oaxaca Taqueria
16 Extra Pl
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Panna II Garden Indian Restaurant
93 1st Ave, 2nd Fl, #5
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Piccola Strada
77 E 4th St
Beer and wine, $4 for small bottles of wine/six-packs of beer & $5 for large bottles of wine

Quintessence
263 E 10th St
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Raj Mahal
322 E 6th St
Beer and wine; no corkage fee

Sigiri
91 1st Ave
Beer and wine; no corkage fee

Spice Cove
326 E 6th St
Wine only, free every day except for Friday and Saturday. On Friday and Saturday, they charge $5 for large bottles, $3 for small bottles.

Table Verte
127 E 7th St
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Tai Thai
78 E 1st St
Beer and wine, with corkage fees: $1.50/beer bottle, $3/large beer bottle, $8/regular wine bottle, $10 large wine bottle

Greenwich Village

La Lanterna di Vittorio
129 Macdougal St
Wine only, $20 per bottle

North Square
103 Waverly Pl
Wine only, $15 per bottle

Hell’s Kitchen

Afghanistan Kebab House
764 9th Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Gazala’s Place
709 9th Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Nook
746 9th Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor; must purchase $15 worth of food

Wondee Siam
792 9th Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor, only one bottle or one six-pack per table

Kips Bay

Amber Kips Bay
381 3rd Ave
Wine only, $15 per bottle

Limon
238 24th St
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Lower East Side

Cube Sushi
63 Clinton St
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Kuma Inn
113 Ludlow St
Wine, sake, and beer; $5 corkage fee for wine, $3 for 300mL of sake, $4 for 720mL, $10 for 1.5L, and beer is $1 per bottle

Sticky Rice
85 Orchard St
Beer and wine, $4 per regular bottle of wine or six-pack of beer, $6 for large bottles of wine, and everyone at the table must order $15 worth of food each

Midtown

Brick Lane Curry House Midtown
235 E 53rd St
Wine only, $15 per bottle

Joe’s Shanghai Midtown
24 W 56th St
Beer, wine, and liquor; “corking fee varies”

Midtown East

Grand Sichuan
227 Lexington Ave
Beer and wine, $5 per bottle of wine, $5 per six pack of beer

Little Thai Kitchen
231 E 53rd St
Beer and wine; no corkage fee

Murray Hill

Garlic New York Pizza
629 34th St
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Phoenix Garden
242 E 40th St
Beer and wine; no corkage fee

NoHo

Noho Star
330 Lafayette St
Wine only, $3 for first bottle, $13 for each additional bottle

Nolita

Pinche Taqueria
227 Mott St
Beer and wine, no more than five people sharing

Upper East Side

Agora Turkish Restaurant
301 E 80th St
Wine only; no corkage fee

Bistro Chat Noir
22 E 66th St
Wine only, $25 per bottle

Fatty Fish
406 E 64th St
Wine only, first bottle free, $10 for each additional bottle

Numero 28
1431 1st Ave
Wine only, $9 per person

Osha Thai Kitchen
1711 2nd Ave
Wine only, first bottle free, $5 for each additional bottle

Ottomanelli’s Cafe 86
1626 York Ave
Beer and wine; no corkage fee

Poke
343 E 85th St
Wine only, first bottle free, second bottle $20

Upper West Side

A Cafe
973 Columbus Ave
Beer and wine; no corkage fee

Alachi Masala
3488 Amsterdam Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Bellini Italian Restaurant and Brick Oven Pizza
483 Columbus Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor, $5 for regular bottles of wine/six-pack of beer, $10 for liquor or large bottles of wine

Fushua West
311 Amsterdam Ave
Wine only, $15 per bottle

Imi Sushi
656 Amsterdam Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Numero 28
660 Amsterdam Ave
Wine only, $9 per person

Oaxaca Taqueria
424 Amsterdam Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

West Village

La Sirene
558 Broome St
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Numero 28
28 Carmine St
Wine only, $9 per person

Oaxaca Taqueria
48 Greenwich Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Taureau
558 Broome St
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Tartine
253 W 11th St
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Tea and Sympathy
108 Greenwich Ave
Wine only, $5 a person

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights

Ozu Japanese Cuisine & Lounge
78 Clark St
Wine only, $15 corkage fee

Carroll Gardens

Petite Crevette
144 Union St
Wine only, $5 corkage fee per bottle

Zaytoons
283 Smith St
Beer, wine, and liquor

Cobble Hill

Layla Jones
214 Court St
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Fort Greene

Zaytoons
472 Myrtle Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Greenpoint

Amarin Cafe
617 Manhattan Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Eat
124 Meserole Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor; the $40 prix fixe includes the corkage fee

Park Slope

Al Di La
258 5th Ave
Wine only, $15 per bottle

Athena Mediterranean Cuisine
535 6th Ave
Just wine; no corkage fee

Kaz An Nou
53 6th Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Oaxaca Taqueria
250 4th Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Olive Vine Cafe
54 7th Ave
Beer and wine; no corkage fee

Williamsburg

Bliss Cafe
191 Bedford Ave
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

Don Pancho
492 Grand St
Beer, wine, and liquor; no corkage fee

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