21 "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.
Wolvesmouth is a prix fixe dinner party in the Los Feliz/East Hollywood that’s a truly unique LA experience.
Taix French Restaurant may look like a Danish motel from the outside, but it’s actually a huge dining room in Echo Park with a low corkage fee.
Open Sesame is a restaurant in La Brea with traditional Lebanese food and a low corkage fee.
La Grande Orange Cafe is an American restaurant in Pasadena with a big citrus theme and low corkage fee.
Gus’s BBQ in Pasadena is a rare breed - it has both a solid plate of spare ribs and a low corkage fee.
Bossa Nova is a big, Brazilian spot with multiple locations across Los Angeles and a solid corkage deal.
Fritto Misto is a casual Italian restaurant in Santa Monica with a low corkage fee.
The Stinking Rose is a garlic-heavy restaurant in Beverly Hills that’s great for BYOB - and terrible for vampires.
India’s Oven isn’t the best Indian food in LA, but if you’re in Brentwood, it’s an extremely serviceable option.
Osteria Bigoli is another Italian spot on Montana Ave. in Santa Monica. Except this one's actually worth it.
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.
Village Pizzeria is one of the more reliable pizza-by-the-slice spots in town.
Rahel is the only all-vegetarian restaurant in Little Ethiopia and also one of the best.
Flore Vegan is a popular Eastside spot for the meatless friends among us.