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The Chicago BYOB Directory

PHOTO: Christina Slaton

The question people ask us most is where should they go for a BYOB dinner. Sometimes it’s because friends are in town, sometimes it’s a birthday, or maybe it’s your dog’s birthday and that's a good excuse to celebrate. We think it’s because deep down you’re all a bunch of alcoholics that happen to be fully functioning members of society.

Ballin’ out at dinner is fun, but it's not for every day. You have more important things to pay for – like rent, or that new Chanel bag, or debts to your bookie. And that’s why we made The Infatuation Chicago BYOB Directory. This isn’t a definitive list of all the BYOB restaurants in town, because that list would be never ending. But consider this a curated guide of places broken down mostly by neighborhood.

We've clearly marked some of our favorites below, but any of these spots will do the trick. We’ll keep this updated, so feel free to hit us up with any personal favorites you’d like to see added.

The Spots

River north

8.4
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Infatuation Favorite

old town

Nookies

1746 N Wells St
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Lan's Old Town

Old Town
1507 N. Sedgwick St.
7.3
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Infatuation Favorite

Shiso

449 W. North Ave.
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Cafe Sushi

1342 N. Wells St.
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lincoln park

Toro Sushi

2546 N. Clark St.
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Infatuation Favorite

Simply It

2269 N. Lincoln Ave.
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7.6
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Infatuation Favorite

Noodles In the Pot

2453 N. Halsted St.
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Nookies Too Restaurant

2114 N. Halsted St.
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Sushi Mon

2441 N. Clark St.
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Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen

1625 N. Halsted St.
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lakeview

Ann Sather

Lakeview
909 W Belmont Ave
7.2
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Tango Sur

Lakeview , Wrigleyville
3763 N. Southport Ave.
7.7
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Infatuation Favorite

Cozy Noodles & Rice

3456 N. Sheffield Ave.
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Joy's Noodles

3257 N. Broadway St.
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HB Home Bistro

3404 N. Halsted St.
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Chilam Balam

3023 N. Broadway St.
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BIG & little's

1034 W. Belmont Ave.
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Infatuation Favorite

Bistro Dre

2965 N. Lincoln Ave.
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Andy's Thai Kitchen

946 W. Wellington Ave.
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Infatuation Favorite

Rollapalooza

3344 N. Halsted St.
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ravenswood/north center/Lincoln Square

8.5
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Infatuation Favorite

Mythos Greek Taverna

2030 W. Montrose Ave.
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Aroy Thai

4656 N. Damen Ave.
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Caro Mio

Ravenswood
1827 W Wilson Ave
6.7
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Fin Sushi Bar

1742 W. Wilson Ave.
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Royal Thai Restaurant

2209 W. Montrose Ave.
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7.9
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Infatuation Favorite

Sticky Rice

North Center
4018 N. Western Ave.
7.5
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Mixteco Grill

1601 W. Montrose Ave.
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Machu Picchu Restaurant

3856 N. Ashland Ave.
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Glenn's Diner & Seafood House

1820 W Montrose Ave
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Infatuation Favorite

Goosefoot

2656 W. Lawrence Ave.
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Infatuation Favorite

Ixcateco Grill

Irving Park
3402 W Montrose Ave
7.7
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Infatuation Favorite

Isla Pilipina

2501 W. Lawrence Ave.
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andersonville

Tanoshii Mike's Sushi

5547 N Clark St
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M. Henry

5707 N. Clark St.
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UPTOWN/EDGEWATER/ROGERS PARK

Sun Wah

Uptown
5039 N Broadway St
8.1
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Infatuation Favorite

Taste of Peru

6545 N. Clark St.
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42 Grams

4662 N Broadway St
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Infatuation Favorite

irving park

Smoque BBQ

Irving Park
3800 N Pulaski Rd
8.3
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Infatuation Favorite

Shokran Morrocan Grill

4027 W. Irving Park Rd.
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West Town/Ukrainian VIllage/Noble square

8.6
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Infatuation Favorite

Sushi X

1136 W. Chicago Ave.
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7.8
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Infatuation Favorite

Butterfly Sushi Bar

1139 W. Grand Ave.
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Shaman

Noble Square , West Town
1438 W Chicago Ave
7.1
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8.6
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Infatuation Favorite

Habana Libre

1440 W. Chicago Ave.
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Yuzu Sushi and Robata Grill

1751 W. Chicago Ave.
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Seadog Sushi Bar

1500 W Division St
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Kai Zan

2557 W. Chicago Ave.
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Infatuation Favorite

7.1
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Infatuation Favorite

Mexique

1529 W. Chicago Ave.
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Bite Café

1039 N. Western Ave.
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wicker park/bucktown

Thai Lagoon

2322 W. North Ave.
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Sultan's Market

2057 W. North Ave.
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Lucia's

Wicker Park
1825 W North Ave
6.4
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Coast Sushi Bar

2045 N. Damen Ave.
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Irazu

1865 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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Infatuation Favorite

The Bento Box

2246 W. Armitage Ave.
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Infatuation Favorite

Schwa

Wicker Park
1466 N Ashland Ave
9.0
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Infatuation Favorite

Estrella Negra

2346 W. Fullerton Ave.
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Silom 12

1846 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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Belly Shack

1912 N. Western Ave.
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L'Patron

Avondale , Logan Square
2815 W. Diversey Ave.
7.0
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BIG & little's

1310 N Milwaukee Ave
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Infatuation Favorite

Logan square

7.8
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Infatuation Favorite

Wasabi

2115 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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little italy/pilsen

EL Ideas

2419 W. 14th St.
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Infatuation Favorite

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chinatown/Bridgeport

Lao Sze Chuan

Chinatown
2172 S Archer Ave
7.8
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Infatuation Favorite

Go 4 Food

212 W. 23rd St.
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Han 202

605 W 31st St
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hyde park

Medici on 57th

1327 E. 57th St.
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Infatuation Favorite

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