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Lucio’s BYOB serves dishes like sautéed shiitake with snapper, and has a corkage fee of $8.
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15 Beloved BYOB Restaurants in Houston

Bring that fancy bottle of wine you’ve been saving to pizza shops, Vietnamese spots, and more

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Lucio’s BYOB serves dishes like sautéed shiitake with snapper, and has a corkage fee of $8.
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Looking for a restaurant to indulge in that fancy bottle of wine you’ve been saving? Want to enjoy a drink at a restaurant without a liquor license? Thankfully for Houstonians, many of the city’s restaurants allow diners to bring their own bottles, beer or booze, so long as the restaurant itself doesn’t sell spirits.

Some of these eateries have beer and wine lists of their own, while some are completely dry. Corkage fees vary — anywhere from a few dollars to a cool $20. And it’s always a good idea to call ahead to confirm policies and prices.

Go forth and head to these 15 Houston restaurants that allow diners to bring their own booze.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana

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1000 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019
(832) 742-5200
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Enjoy Neapolitan-style pizza with a bottle of nice red or a fizzy prosecco. Corkage is $10 and the BYOB policy applies to wine only.

2. Jenni's Noodle House

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602 E 20th St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 862-3344
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In addition to delicious vermicelli bowls, dumplings, and plenty of noodle dishes, Jenni’s will also provide corkscrews and wine glasses for diners who BYOB. Corkage fee is $4 per bottle, and free for less than a six-pack of beer.

3. Mala Sichuan Bistro

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9348 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 995-1889
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Cut through the heat of Sichuan dishes like sour and spicy wontons and peppercorn chicken with a your own bottle of choice. Corkage fee is $10 a bottle.

4. Huynh Restaurant

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912 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 224-8964
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This Vietnamese favorite in EaDo has one of the most affordable BYOB policies — a onetime fee of $2.50 for any person who wants a wine glass.

5. Himalaya Restaurant

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6652 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 532-2837
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Himalaya has no wine list of its own, and you should expect to bring your own glassware when dining at this Indo-Pak spot. The good news: there’s no corkage fee.

6. Lucio's

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905 Taft St
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 523-9958
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BYOB is literally in the name of this Fourth Ward restaurant, where you’ll find dishes like sea scallops with risotto and butternut squash, and rack of lamb with hen of the woods mushrooms. Corkage fee is $8 per bottle or six pack, and free on Wednesdays.

7. Revival Market

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550 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 880-8463
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BYO mimosas to brunch with dishes like shashuka and smoked salmon scramble, for a corkage fee of $15.

8. Porta'Vino

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7800 Washington Ave #550
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 360-7480
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The name of this Mediterranean and Italian-inspired restaurant literally means “bring wine.” Porta’Vino has its own tightly-curated menu of bottles, but you’re welcome to bring your own, starting at $12 for the first bottle, minus a dollar for each consecutive bottle. Corkage for beer is $1 a bottle.

9. Hidden Omakase

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5353 W Alabama St #102
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 496-2633
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The new tasting restaurant, tucked into an office building behind an unassuming window plastered with manga comics, has yet to secure a liquor license, meaning they’re BYOB for the time being. Corkage fee is $20 for bottles 720ml and larger

10. Pepper Twins

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3915 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(346) 444-6493
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All four locations of Pepper Twins, which serves Sichuan food with a focus on organize and farm-raised ingredients, offer BYOB, with a corkage fee of $5 for wine and $1 for beer.

11. Aladdin Mediterranean Grill

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1737 W 34th St
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 681-6257
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The BYOB fee at both Aladdin locations — Montrose and Garden Oaks — is completely free as long as you order food. Dishes include Mediterranean favorites like shawarma, kabobs, and mezze platters.

12. Fresco

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3277 Southwest Fwy ste a
Houston, TX 77027
(281) 888-2226
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This unassuming Italian spot doesn’t sell its own alcohol, but offers BYOB, and will provide glasses, for an $8 fee.

13. District 7 Grill Midtown

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501 Pierce St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 751-0660
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Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at this eclectic American grill, where the corkage fee is just $6.

14. Street to Kitchen

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6501 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011
(713) 428-1975
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This Thai street food restaurant, a newcomer on the Greater East Side, is entirely BYOB, with a corkage fee of $5, including liquor. Protip: the convenience store next door sells the Thai lager Singha.

15. Mein

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9630 Clarewood Dr Ste A13
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 923-7488
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This popular Chinatown restaurant, one of the city’s best spots for Cantonese dishes like crispy duck leg and housemade boodles, offers BYOB for $10 per diner.

1. Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana

1000 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

Enjoy Neapolitan-style pizza with a bottle of nice red or a fizzy prosecco. Corkage is $10 and the BYOB policy applies to wine only.

1000 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019

2. Jenni's Noodle House

602 E 20th St, Houston, TX 77008

In addition to delicious vermicelli bowls, dumplings, and plenty of noodle dishes, Jenni’s will also provide corkscrews and wine glasses for diners who BYOB. Corkage fee is $4 per bottle, and free for less than a six-pack of beer.

602 E 20th St
Houston, TX 77008

3. Mala Sichuan Bistro

9348 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036

Cut through the heat of Sichuan dishes like sour and spicy wontons and peppercorn chicken with a your own bottle of choice. Corkage fee is $10 a bottle.

9348 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036

4. Huynh Restaurant

912 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003

This Vietnamese favorite in EaDo has one of the most affordable BYOB policies — a onetime fee of $2.50 for any person who wants a wine glass.

912 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

5. Himalaya Restaurant

6652 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074

Himalaya has no wine list of its own, and you should expect to bring your own glassware when dining at this Indo-Pak spot. The good news: there’s no corkage fee.

6652 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77074

6. Lucio's

905 Taft St, Houston, TX 77019

BYOB is literally in the name of this Fourth Ward restaurant, where you’ll find dishes like sea scallops with risotto and butternut squash, and rack of lamb with hen of the woods mushrooms. Corkage fee is $8 per bottle or six pack, and free on Wednesdays.

905 Taft St
Houston, TX 77019

7. Revival Market

550 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007

BYO mimosas to brunch with dishes like shashuka and smoked salmon scramble, for a corkage fee of $15.

550 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007

8. Porta'Vino

7800 Washington Ave #550, Houston, TX 77007

The name of this Mediterranean and Italian-inspired restaurant literally means “bring wine.” Porta’Vino has its own tightly-curated menu of bottles, but you’re welcome to bring your own, starting at $12 for the first bottle, minus a dollar for each consecutive bottle. Corkage for beer is $1 a bottle.

7800 Washington Ave #550
Houston, TX 77007

9. Hidden Omakase

5353 W Alabama St #102, Houston, TX 77056

The new tasting restaurant, tucked into an office building behind an unassuming window plastered with manga comics, has yet to secure a liquor license, meaning they’re BYOB for the time being. Corkage fee is $20 for bottles 720ml and larger

5353 W Alabama St #102
Houston, TX 77056

10. Pepper Twins

3915 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098

All four locations of Pepper Twins, which serves Sichuan food with a focus on organize and farm-raised ingredients, offer BYOB, with a corkage fee of $5 for wine and $1 for beer.

3915 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

11. Aladdin Mediterranean Grill

1737 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018

The BYOB fee at both Aladdin locations — Montrose and Garden Oaks — is completely free as long as you order food. Dishes include Mediterranean favorites like shawarma, kabobs, and mezze platters.

1737 W 34th St
Houston, TX 77018

12. Fresco

3277 Southwest Fwy ste a, Houston, TX 77027

This unassuming Italian spot doesn’t sell its own alcohol, but offers BYOB, and will provide glasses, for an $8 fee.

3277 Southwest Fwy ste a
Houston, TX 77027

13. District 7 Grill Midtown

501 Pierce St, Houston, TX 77002

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at this eclectic American grill, where the corkage fee is just $6.

501 Pierce St
Houston, TX 77002

14. Street to Kitchen

6501 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77011

This Thai street food restaurant, a newcomer on the Greater East Side, is entirely BYOB, with a corkage fee of $5, including liquor. Protip: the convenience store next door sells the Thai lager Singha.

6501 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011

15. Mein

9630 Clarewood Dr Ste A13, Houston, TX 77036

This popular Chinatown restaurant, one of the city’s best spots for Cantonese dishes like crispy duck leg and housemade boodles, offers BYOB for $10 per diner.

9630 Clarewood Dr Ste A13
Houston, TX 77036

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