13 "BYOB" restaurants in Los Angeles.
True BYOB spots (AKA no corkage fee) are hard to find. True BYOB spots with food that doesn’t suck are even rarer. Here are the places where you can show up with your own bottle and spend that extra money on a meal you actually want to eat.
Chicago deep dish vs NYC pizza rivalry aside, Masa is just a restaurant you want to be at.
An outdoor, island-like Caribbean BYOB that’s a great time. In Santa Monica, no less.
Rahel is the only all-vegetarian restaurant in Little Ethiopia and also one of the best.
Village Pizzeria is one of the more reliable pizza-by-the-slice spots in town.
The popular neighborhood spot might not have the best Mexican food in town, but it doesn’t have to.
India’s Oven isn’t the best Indian food in LA, but if you’re in Brentwood, it’s an extremely serviceable option.
Mao’s is as close to a reliable, neighborhood Chinese spot as we have on the Westside.
Colori is a solid, family-run Italian spot downtown, and one of the last of its kind.
Pinches is a reliable taco shop on the Sunset Strip and an ideal jumping-off point for a night out in Weho.
Water Grill is a downtown seafood spot for people who work or like to talk about finance.
Osteria Bigoli is another Italian spot on Montana Ave. in Santa Monica. Except this one's actually worth it.
Flore Vegan is a popular Eastside spot for the meatless friends among us.