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The Best BYOB Restaurants in Philadelphia

Bring your own bottle to these Philly restaurants.

Pennsylvania doesn’t make it easy for restaurants to obtain liquor licenses. But thanks to these strict laws, many Philadelphia restaurants allow customers to bring their own bottles.

With so many heavenly food options to choose from in this large and diverse city, you won’t even want to think twice about bringing your own bottle to your next lunch or dinner outing. Check out these 13 amazing BYOB restaurants in Philadelphia!

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We’ve ranked the top BYOB restaurants in Philadelphia below.


Mercato

1216 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-985-2962
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Philadelphia is a city with rich Italian heritage, so of course we had to add Mercato to this list!

Known for their inventive cooking style and BYOB scene, this eatery has a “Tasting Tuesdays” special, which allows diners to indulge in a three course Italian dinner for $35 per person.

Of course, you can opt to chow down on regular menu items as well, including grilled artichoke, Mercato antipasti, meats, seafoods and pastas!


Little Fish BYOB

746 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 267-455-0172
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In the mood for some seafood after a day on South Street? Head a few blocks down to Little Fish BYOB!

This quaint restaurant offers a small, but high quality menu selection of various seafood appetizers and main courses.

Top off your meal with a carrot cake dessert that is sure to be scrumptious!

Little Fish BYOB is on the expensive side, but after trying their food, you won’t regret it!


Pumpkin

1713 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: 215-545-4448
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Why go to McDonalds, Burger King or Wendy’s when you could be eating delicious new-style American food at Pumpkin BYOB?

Don’t try looking for the menu here, as Pumpkin BYOB has daily changing three course dinners for $45 in their covered and heated dining room, or as takeout/delivery.

What’s on their menu tonight? The suspense is building, we can’t take it!


Noord

1046 Tasker St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: 267-909-9704
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Do you ever just crave Dutch cuisine? Whether you do or not, Noord BYOB is sure to provide a unique dining experience!

Noord is currently preparing to open for outdoor dining soon, so there’s no readily available menu. However, the restaurant makes use of locally sourced ingredients in its food, which is sure to taste fresh and delicious!

You’d better be ready to make a reservation as soon as the time comes, because Noord is quite popular!

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River Twice

1601 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: 267-457-3698
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There are no rivers at River Twice in Philadelphia, but there is a stream of tasty New American food in its kitchen and dining room!

Named one of Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly 2020 establishments, this restaurant is sure to wow your crowd with a variety of meat and seafood options when it opens for dinner every week from Thursdays to Sundays.

River Twice has an extensive drink menu as well, but you better remember to bring the liquor since it’s BYOB!

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Kanella Grill

1001 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 267-928-2085
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Take a trip to Greece without leaving Philadelphia at Kanella Grill BYOB!

A family business, Kanella Grill specializes in kebabs, so be sure to order one off their menu if you ever find yourself there.

Oh yeah, and don’t forget to bring your own bottle!


A Mano

2244 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-236-1114
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“A Mano” literally translates to “by hand” in Italian, and A Mano BYOB in Philadelphia takes its name to heart!

Serving homemade pastas, salumi and other Italian delicacies, diners can select a four course, family-style meal for $65 per person or just order a la carte.

In addition to bringing your red wine, be sure to bring cash, as A Mano is cash-only!

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Charley Dove

276 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-731-1222
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The Mediterranean region is never too far away at Charley Dove (previously Audrey Claire BYOB)!

Charley Dove is open for dining from 5pm-9pm Tuesday through Thursday and open from 5pm-10pm Friday and Saturday.

Charley Dove is also cash-only, so remember to bring some along with your drinks!


Giorgio on Pine

1328 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-545-6265
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Classic Italian food in the heart of Center City Philadelphia? That would be Giorgio on Pine!

A BYOB and a rustic trattoria, Giorgio on Pine uses fresh ingredients and changes their specials to reflect the season, making for a dining experience that fits any time of the year! They’re proud to offer a full gluten-free menu as well!

Bring your own wine and cozy up to some Italian food at Giorgio on Pine!


June BYOB

1911 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: N/A
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Paris may be across the pond, but you can still experience fine French dining in Philadelphia at June BYOB!

Diners can find traditional French cuisine with a hint of modernity and can even request a tableside presentation!

June BYOB is preparing to open outdoor dining for the spring, so stay tuned for the menu.

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L’Anima

1001 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: 215-595-2500
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Open Wednesday through Sunday, L’Anima BYOB offers classic Italian fare.

Diners can order online or sit down for a traditional meal of antipastis, pastas, meats and other Italian staples.

And don’t forget your wine!


Ambrosia Ristorante

231 S 24th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-703-2010
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You’ll never run out of Italian restaurant options in Philadelphia, and Ambrosia Ristorante just a few blocks from the Schuylkill River is no exception!

Featuring homemade pasta and seasonal ingredients, diners can feast on classic Italian dishes at an affordable price.

Just remember to BYOB!


Perla

1535 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 267-273-0008
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Small but dynamic, Perla is a Filipino BYOB in Philadelphia’s Wharton neighborhood!

With lots of meat, fish and vegetable options, Perla is like taking a bite out of Filipino bliss without needing the trip to the Philippines!

As we mentioned, Perla is small, so you’ll need to supply your own drinks!


BYOBs are scattered all over the great city of Philadelphia. With a wide variety of cuisines to choose from, you’ll never run out of options or great dining experiences! You just have to bring your own drinks.

Did we miss any eateries on this list that you love? If so, let us know below!

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a Philadelphia local who enjoys checking out Philly's restaurant scene every chance he can. He grew up in South Jersey and now lives in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood.