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Corkage fees are uncommon, so bring your own bottle of wine, beer, or even spirits to avoid the alcohol markup at these great BYOBs
Thanks to Pennsylvania’s decades-old alcohol laws and the challenge and cost of obtaining a liquor license, many Philadelphia restaurants embrace one of the country’s most unique drinking workarounds: Bring Your Own Bottle policies. Diners can bring bottles of wine, bubbly, beer, cider, sake, and even spirits to dinner at Philly’s many great BYOBs; corkage fees are uncommon so you can save a ton of money on alcohol when you curate your own beverage pairings.
Bring-your-own restaurants, also sometimes called BYOs, range in style from homey neighborhood spots to upscale fine dining destinations and serve every type of cuisine. Here are some of Philly’s best BYOBs.