In Philadelphia, a city known for its exceptional dining, you can choose from more than 200 BYOB restaurants and cafés. Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) establishments allow visitors to sip their favorite spirits and save money, all while sampling extraordinary fare from around the world.
There are many reasons why Philadelphia is considered the BYOB capital of North America, including our Quaker roots – strict alcohol licensing laws make it a challenge for smaller restaurants to have bars on the premises, but there are no laws preventing patrons from bringing their own bottles! So, stop in to one (or many) of the city’s finest BYOB establishments for a taste of this growing local trend! You’ll find the atmosphere to be cozy and welcoming, and the food to be phenomenal.
Here are just some of the many BYOB restaurants you can enjoy:
Bistro 7 – 3rd and Market
Just blocks away from Penn’s Landing in the heart of Old City, Bistro 7 serves American-style dishes Tuesday through Sunday. One of Philadelphia’s numerous sustainable restaurants, Bistro 7 exclusively uses locally grown organic ingredients.
Bistro La Baia – 17th and Lombard
Savor the tastes of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine at this Center City BYOB. At low prices, guests can dine intimately both indoors and outside.
Garces Trading Company – 11th and Locust
Enjoy signature Italian house-made or imported dishes for eat-in and take-out.
La Fontana Della Citta – 17th and Spruce
Using high-quality ingredients to prepare classic and authentic Italian dishes, La Fontana Della has both delicious cuisine and a welcoming atmosphere.
Melograno – Rittenhouse Square
Roman-born Chef Gianluca Demontis brings Italy to Rittenhouse Square with authentic and artful cuisine.
Mercato – 12th and Spruce
Located in the historic old Camac Food Market Building, this BYOB fuses flavors from Italy and America using fresh ingredients. Located in Philadelphia’s theater district, Mercato is a great spot for a pre- or post-show bite.
Novita Bistro – 16th and South St
Novita Bistro is a casual, BYOB with Mediterranean cuisine influenced by Italian and French dishes.
Pumpkin – Between 17th & 18th on South
Pumpkin is dedicated to the community and using local, seasonal ingredients. The daily changing menu features comforting, New American fare.
Zio’s Brickoven Pizzeria – Corner of 13th and Chestnut
A neighborhood pizza place that offers Brickoven Pizza and more!