60 "BYOB" restaurants in Chicago.
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.
La Esperanza is a Mexican spot in Pilsen with some of the best mole we’ve ever had.
Bloom is a vegan spot in Wicker Park from the team behind Amaru.
Lao Peng You is a busy BYOB spot in Ukrainian Village with great handmade noodles and dumplings.
JJ Thai Street Food is a small BYOB restaurant in West Town with very good Thai food.
Landbirds is a casual BYOB spot in Logan Square serving great Korean chicken wings.
Aroy Thai is a quiet, casual BYOB in Ravenswood with a long menu of Thai staples.
Xi’an Cuisine is a casual restaurant in Chinatown with great hand-pulled noodles.
Ghin Khao Eat Rice is a casual Northern Thai restaurant in Pilsen that’s great for BYOB and eating crispy pork belly.