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Best BYOB Spots in Chicago

Updated: Jan 24, 2023

There are various locations in Chicago where patrons are free to bring their own booze. In addition to avoiding the upcharge on drinks, they can even pull out treasured bottles they've been keeping for a long time and storing for the appropriate moment.

Be in charge of what you're drinking with our compilation of BYOB places in the metro.

Tango Sur

Location: 3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 6061

Contact No.: (773) 477-5466

Empanadas, pasta, steaks, and more can be found at this Argentinian steakhouse. All you have to do now is choose the greatest wine–or beer–pairing for your meal.


Location: 2656 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Contact No.: (773) 942-7547

In 2021, this 30-seat fine dining BYOB restaurant was awarded a Michelin star. Undoubtedly because of the skillful combination of French expertise and small artisan farm items. Diners can visit the nearby wine shop to discover the right match for the evening's cuisine.

Butcher & The Burger

Location: 1021 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Contact No.: (773) 697-3735

This is a great place for 2 BYOBs: "bring your own bottle" and "build your own burger." It has a variety of meat selections, including turkey burgers, salmon burgers, and other red meat options with customizable spice, toppings, and sides.


Location: 5004 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640

Contact No.: (872) 241-9088

This BYOB Mexican restaurant focuses on traditional Oaxacan food in Chicago's Uptown area. Tlayudas, ceviches, birria, and tamales oaxaqueos are among the traditional flavors you can try, as well as a selection of aguas frescas, including the iconic horchata and tamarindo.

Bayan Ko

Location: 1810 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Contact No.: (773) 698-6373

Bayan Ko serves Filipino and Cuban cuisine in a shared plate concept. Their meals are designed to give the impression of being at a family supper at someone's house. Their culinary philosophy is to honor the traditional foods prepared by their Lolas and Abuelas when they were children.

Lao Peng You

Location: 2020 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Contact No.: (872) 206-8624

This BYOB Chinese restaurant takes pride in its handcrafted noodles and dumplings. The menu features three main flavors: cilantro, chili oil, and aged dark soy sauce in each dish. Lao Peng You means “Old Friend."

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