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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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Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana

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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.

Jenni's Noodle House

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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.

Mala Sichuan Bistro

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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.

Huynh Restaurant

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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.

Himalaya Restaurant

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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.

Lucio's

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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.

Revival Market

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

Porta'Vino

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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.

Hidden Omakase

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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

Pepper Twins

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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.

Aladdin Mediterranean Grill

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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.

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

District 7 Grill Midtown

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

Street to Kitchen

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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.

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.

Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana

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.

Jenni's Noodle House

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.

Mala Sichuan Bistro

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.

Huynh Restaurant

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.

Himalaya Restaurant

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.

Lucio's

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.

Revival Market

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

Porta'Vino

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.

Hidden Omakase

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

Pepper Twins

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.

Aladdin Mediterranean Grill

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.

Fresco

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

District 7 Grill Midtown

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

Street to Kitchen

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.

Mein

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.

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