Imagine you sit down at a restaurant for the first time and you're pleasantly surprised to learn that it allows BYOB. Too bad you didn't call ahead and stop for a bottle of vino on the way! Enter: Drizly. Download the Drizly app or browse right here on Drizly.com and within minutes you'll be browsing a the widest selection of beer, wine and spirits available online. Select the best bottle from your local retailer to match your pasta dish or beer for your burger, place an order and expect delivery to the restaurant's doorstep. All in under 60 minutes.
Let's take a spin through these yummy Chicago BYOB restaurants.
(2540 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 AND 3101 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60618): The Logan Square and Roscoe Village locations are both BYOB, with Logan Square offering no corkage fee Mondays.
(1833 w Wilson, Chicago, IL 60640): Caro Mio is a small Italian restaurant in Chi-town with no corkage fee. The restaurant is filled with art for an inspired dining experience.
(3023 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657): On their website, Chilam Balam describes their Cocina Mexicana as a sustainably minded BYOB restaurant serving Mexican shared plates with a farm fresh twist. They also proudly support local sustainable farmers, purveyors and farmers.
(4200 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618): Beef short ribs and kimchi stew are just a few of the traditional Korean style dishes that've made their way on this menu. Patrons are also welcome to BYOB.
(2656 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60625): A fine dining BYOB establishment located in Lincoln Square. This Michelin starred restaurant has an ever-evolving menu based on what's in season and fresh.
(958 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL 60614): Did somebody say brunch? Bottles of Champagne are welcome, and you can buy a carafe of OJ needed for those mimosas you're probably thinking about making. It's a casual spot in the Lincoln Park area known for brunch but is open all day.
(3763 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL): Bringing a little bit of Argentina to the windy city, patrons can enjoy their own bottle of wine with no corkage fee while they eat their way through a menu of tender meats and roasted veggies at this local hotspot.
Alright, time to start shopping for the perfect pairing for your BYOB stop.
The city of Chicago does not regulate the practice of BYOB in any restaurant or commercial business, however, businesses that wish to engage in the practice of BYOB, are still responsible for ensuring that all laws and ordinances concerning the consumption of alcohol on their premises are followed. Customers wishing to BYOB should purchase their own alcohol and bring it to a business, serve themselves, keep the alcohol in their position and leave with any empty containers. All Chicago restaurants are permitted to charge corkage fees.