Food & Drink

Your 38-stop guide to BYOB in Austin

Sometimes, you just don’t want to spend $12 on a handcrafted cocktail -- sometimes you just want a glass of grocery store wine with your dinner and/or entertainment. When that time comes, consult this list of establishments around town that won’t mind a bit when you show up with a sixer of Pearl Snaps.

Remember now, when it comes to "BYO-booze", please be on your best behavior — you don’t want to ruin it for everyone else. You know the phrase, "This is why we can’t have nice things"? Yeah, that. Sound off in the comments about your favorite BYOB hangout/misadventures. 

Little Deli
Crestview
7101 Woodrow Ave

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor. They have buckets of ice, glasses, and sodas for mixers.

La Cocina de Consuelo
Rosedale
4516 Burnet Rd

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor. The tortillas here are homemade and AMAZING.

Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon
Allandale
5434 Burnet Rd
BYO: liquor only. They sell beer, but if you want liquor they also sell set-ups and soft drinks.

Tyson’s Tacos
Hyde Park
4905 Airport Blvd

BYO: wine, liquor, and beer.

Top Notch
Crestview
7525 Burnet Rd

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor; hamburger: $3.89; nostalgia: FREE.

Pho Saigon Noodle House
North Lamar
10901 Lamar Rd A108

BYO: beer and wine.

Hi-Tunes Karaoke
Crestview
911 W Anderson Ln

BYO: beer, wine, liquor, and food! Karaoke rooms start at $20/hr. 

Austin Karaoke
Crestview
6808 N Lamar Blvd

BYO: beer, wine, liquor, and food! $20/hr for up to four people. $5 extra per person per hour. Open Sun-Thurs until 4am; Fri-Sat until 5am.

Pinballz Arcade
North Austin
8940 Research Blvd

BYO: beer; only one beer at a time though... you’ll have to keep the sixer in the car.

ColdTowne Theater
Hyde Park
4803 Airport Blvd

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor; check out their comedy, improv, and class calendar here!

New Movement Theater
Downtown
616 Lavaca St

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor; check out everything these guys do!

Big Star Bingo
North Lamar
910 W Anderson Ln

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor; dirty looks from the hardcore regulars when you make too much noise are on the house. Enter the smoking room at your own risk. 

Phara’s
North Loop
111 E North Loop

BYO: beer and wine; $3 corkage fee per person. 

Foreign & Domestic
North Loop
306 E 53rd St

BYO: wine; $25 corkage fee.

Banzai Sushi & Grill
Rosedale
3914 North Lamar Blvd

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor. 

Republic of Sandwich
Rosedale
2320 Hancock Dr

BYO: beer and wine; bring your own bottle opener!

Peter Pan Mini Golf
Zilker
1207 Barton Springs Rd

BYO: beer; just make sure you bring cans (no glass allowed)... coolers are A-OK.

FoodHeads
Campus
616 W 34th St

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor; $1.50 corkage fee.

Texas French Bread
West Campus
2900 Rio Grande St

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor; $12 bottle fee.

Stonehouse Wood Fire Grill
Highland Park West 
5400 Balcones Dr

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor.

Eden East
East Austin
755 Springdale Rd

BYO: wine, liquor, and beer; they often have complimentary drinks provided by local distilleries.

Skylark Lounge
East Austin
2039 Airport Blvd

BYO: liquor only -- they sell beer and wine now. Ice and mixers are available for cheap! There’s sometimes a cover for the amazing live music. 

Micklethwait Craft Meats
East Austin
1309 Rosewood Ave

BYO: wine, liquor, and beer.

la Barbecue
East Cesar Chavez
1200 E 6th St

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor; they often have free Lone Star!

John Mueller Meat Company
East Austin
2500 E 6th St

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor; you can buy cans of beer at the ice house next door. 

Franklin Barbecue
East Austin
900 E 11th St

BYO: beer and wine; you’ve gotta entertain yourself while waiting...

East Side Pies
Rosewood
5312 Airport Blvd

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor.

Kerlin BBQ
East Cesar Chavez 
1700 E Cesar Chavez St

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor; they hand out free Lone Stars on Saturday and Sunday!

Kyoten
East Sixth
1211 E 6th St

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor; bring your own cups!

Brunch Haus
Zilker 
415 Jessie St
BYO: beer, wine, and liquor.

Evangeline Cafe
South Austin
8106 Brodle Ln

BYO: wine and liquor; ice and setups are $5.

The Flying Carpet
Bouldin Creek
1318 S Congress

BYO: beer and wine.

Tommy Want Wingy
Travis Heights
415 Jessie St

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor.

B-12 Bingo
South Austin
2101 W Ben White Blvd

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor; post-bingo Febreze not included but highly recommended.

Salt Lick Barbecue
Driftwood
18300 FM 1826

BYO: beer, wine, and liquor.

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Thundercloud Subs
All locations (within Austin’s city limits)
BYO: beer, wine, and liquor.

TacoDeli
All locations
BYO: beer, wine, and liquor.

Torchy’s Tacos
South First
BYO: wine, beer, and liquor. Only this and the Trailer Park Eatery location allow it, because they don’t have a full bar like the newer locations.

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