Charleston: The Ultimate Local's Guide
2501 Meredith St
This neighborhood bistro's menu is full of Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a Moroccan flair.
2230 Fairmount Ave
Bring a date or friend and try the grilled samplers for two -- choose from lamb, a fisherman’s feast, or a mixed meat platter from the grill.
1804 Callowhill St
Bring your own drinks for a comforting and classic breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Sabrina’s Fairmount location.
1822 Callowhill St
Sushi or bibimbap? Pick from the Japanese or Korean menus (or both) at Doma.
1009 S 8th St
Amazing service, ambiance, and French food. Stop at the ATM beforehand -- Bibou is cash only.
746 S 6th St
Great place for a date -- seasonal, seafood-focused menu in an intimate, 22-seat dining room.
901 Christian St
Sicilian cash-only BYO in the heart of the Italian Market.
763 S 8th St
Classic French techniques meet Mexican flavors from Chef Adán Saavedra.
908 Washington Ave
Toss back a few cervezas with tasty Mexican food at this casual BYO.
1020 Race St
The original Dim Sum Garden, in a new location, is known for soup dumplings, steamed buns, and other Chinese and Taiwanese dim sum.
926 Race St
All you can eat hot pot and Korean BBQ AND you can bring in your booze -- need we say more?
204 N 9th St
In one of the city's best places to get ramen, you can also bring your own booze. Make it a big ol' Asahi.
1617 E Passyunk Ave
Come for the seven-course tasting menu from Top Chef alum Nick Elmi; stay to finish the bottle of wine you brought.
1046 E Tasker St
No need to go dutch at Noord -- the East Passyunk BYO offers reasonably-priced and delicious takes on traditional Nordic/Dutch cuisine.
1911 E Passyunk
Just go. Food from a chef who spent time at the French Laundry and Alinea, it'll be one of the best meals you’ll have in the city.
308 E Girard Ave
Upscale Vietnamese dishes like green papaya salad, khao poon, and some damn good pho.
1305 N 5th St
Oh look, our favorite new restaurant of 2015 also is a BYOB... maybe you should go, if you haven't already?
4536 Main St
Lucky for the folks of Manayunk, Han Dynasty is BYO -- and you’ll probably need a few bottles to counter the effects of Han Chiang's spicy Szechuan food.
110 Cotton St
Low key spot for gyros, shawarma, and falafel.
527 Fairmount Ave
Pan-Latin/Cuban food and house-made margarita mix -- it’s up to you to bring the tequila.
1040 N American St
The menu has everything from pierogies to fried chicken. Plus, Suppa makes its own tater tots.
944 N 2nd St
One of two locations in the city serving straightforward Greek food at affordable prices.
26 N 3rd St
Newly opened from Chef Mike Stollenwerk (formerly of Little Fish), the seafood-heavy restaurant is quickly becoming one of the most popular restaurants in Old City.
232 Arch St
Great food and even better service in this small BYO on a quiet stretch of Arch St.
205 N 4th S
Inventive sushi for those nights when you want something better than the standard sushi takeout.
130 N 3rd St
Come for hearty portions of traditional Italian fare and the best mushroom crepes in the city.
1521 Spruce St
Farm-to-table food in an old brownstone across from the Kimmel Center.
276 S 20th St
Just good, clean food.
2012 Sansom St
If you’ve lived in Philly for more than a year, you’ve probably already been here. Go again.
1713 South St
Seasonal menu using local ingredients.
Washington Square West
1216 Spruce St
With so many good options on the menu, we recommend the four-course tasting menu.
1127 Pine St
Solid Greek food at reasonable prices.
1328 Pine St
Gluten-free, friendly, and casual eatery serving Italian classics.
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Before moving to Philly, Dan McKay’s idea of BYOB was bringing a flask to dinner and sneaking drinks while the waiter wasn’t looking -- how times have changed... Follow him on Twitter or Instagram @dannypageviews