Maybe you have a special red you’ve been waiting to pop at a fancy restaurant. Maybe you just like to partake in nights that involve chicken Parm and a BTYF (that’s a bottle to yo’ face, ICYW). Either way, we called up (roughly) two billion Houston restaurants to find out who thought it was a good idea to let you BYOB, and then we listed them by ‘hood. Cheers, playas.
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District 7 Grill Downtown Bring your own six-pack and pop it for free or uncork a bottle of wine for $6 while you nosh on tuna tartar, pasta bowls, and truffle burgers at this American grill.
Andes Cafe East End This South American kitchen offers a small wine list, but they’ll cork your own bottle for a $13 fee.
Cafe TH EaDo Locals flock to this Vietnamese spot for its great service, excellent fare, and $5 corking fees (dinner service is Thursday & Friday only).
The Cajun Stop EaDo Casual Cajun eats with no charge for BYO-liquor (wine and beer served at the restaurant).
Huynh EaDo Home-style Vietnamese with BYO-beer or -wine for $2 per person.
Kanomwan Thai East End/EaDo Spicy pad ka pao and Thai green curries call for a crisp white or hoppy brew.
Oxheart Downtown This hot resto offers an excellent beer and wine program along with a tasting menu, but you can bring a bottle of something special for a $20 corking fee.
Jenni’s Noodle House Galleria/Uptown Slurp all kinds of noodles and enjoy BYO-beers for free and corked wines for $4.
La Vista Galleria/Uptown This cool bistro has its own beer and wine list, but they’ll pop your own bottle for a $10 fee. Nazif’s Turkish Grill Galleria/Uptown Don’t let the strip mall front fool you. This Turkish spot with a free BYO policy is most excellent.
Palazzo’s Cafe Galleria/Uptown Classic Italian eats taste better when you BYO-wine for $7.50 per bottle.
LA Crawfish Greenway/Upper Kirby Buttery Vietnamese crawfish will pair awesomely with that six-pack you brought. Collina’s Italian Cafe Greenway Greenway Cheap Italian eats and $1 per person BYO fee on beer, wine, and liquor makes for an awesome Tinder date.
Jenni’s Noodle House Upper Kirby Slurp all kinds of noodles and enjoy BYO-beers for free and corked wines for $4.
Phil and Derek’s Upper Kirby This jazz club and Creole restaurant gets funkier the more $10 BYO bottles you pop.
Revival Market Heights Breakfast beers, anyone? This neighborhood grocery, butcher, charcutier & café offers BYO from morning 'til night.
Bellissimo Ristorante Heights Get classic and upscale Italian with a $10 corking fee per bottle (750ml bottles only, so don’t bring that giant Yellow Tail again).
Boil House Heights Hit this BYO Louisiana-style crawfish spot if you want to win life.
Lucio’s BYOB & Grill Montrose/Museum District Upscale American cuisine -- think beef carpaccio, sea scallop risotto, and smoked duck -- with an $8 wine prep and service fee per bottle.
Njoy Thai Montrose/Museum District Dig into some excellent Thai and pop a bottle for $7.
Paulie’s Restaurant Montrose/Museum District This laid-back Italian spot has a nice beer and affordable wine list, but you can still bring your own wine for a $10 corking fee.
Underbelly Montrose/Museum District That’s right. Though one of Houston’s best restaurants has a killer wine list, they’ll let you bring a bottle of your own and pop it for a $24 fee if you had something special in mind.
Mala Sichuan Chinatown This popular Chinese bistro has one of the best wine lists in the city, thanks to top somm Justin Vann, but BYO and they’ll cork it for $10 a bottle.
Banana Leaf I Chinatown Malaysian fare with no fee for BYO-beer and -wine.
Crawfish Café Chinatown Crawfish gumbo, crawfish egg rolls, and crawfish boils go really well with free BYO.
Himalaya Sharpstown Authentic Indian & Pakistani fare with no corkage fee (requires purchase of one entrée and one naan per person).
Mamak Malaysian Chinatown Bring a nice crisp wine or beer to go alongside hot as hell curries and fresh seafood. $15 per bottle of wine; $1 per bottle of beer.