New York City’s restaurant scene is the best in the world with the prices to match. On top of your $40 entree, some spots will have the nerve to charge you $10 for a beer, and the average craft cocktail pricetag inches closer to $20 with every passing Restaurant Week. Don’t even bother with the wine list. Maybe that bespoke, CBD-infused, cucumber-saffron cocktail is worth the Andrew Jackson (it’s not), but who wants to shell out that much cash every time they want a drink or three with dinner?
For those of us who aren’t living it up like some kind of Goldman Sachs goblin or Timothée Chalamet, there is a loophole: BYOB. There are still plenty of places in this millionaires’ playground where you can enjoy a meal with bodega beer, leftover airplane liquor, or a bottle of wine you stole from your neighbor’s housewarming party. Here are all of the best local spots to grab a bite with your own booze. Though when you think about it, everywhere is BYOB if you’re sneaky enough. . .