Local BYOB {Bring Your Own Beverage} Restaurants


A waiter opening a bottle of wine.Bring Your Own Beverage {BYOB} is a great option at a restaurant, and it’s often overlooked when searching for a date night location, or girls night out. It can be a great way to dine out while cutting costs, plus you have your favorite beer or wine with you for a night out. BYOB generally means that you can bring beer or wine {hard liquor usually is not permitted}.

However, restaurants might charge a corkage fee to assist you with uncorking a wine bottle or providing glasses. You might want to call ahead and ask about the fee. Another tip is to bring a bottle opener, just in case the restaurant doesn’t have one {especially if they don’t charge a corkage fee}.

Here is a list of some local BYOB restaurants in Fairfield County to try out on your next date night, or girls night out! 


  • Il Pastaficio: Delicious organic and homemade Italian pasta and sauces. They also sell Italian pastries. If you want to sit down and enjoy a meal at the restaurant, it is BYOB with no corkage fee. There is also a location in Westport.
  • Little Thai Kitchen: Located in the Byram section of Greenwich and Darien. There is a corkage fee.
  • Tengda Asian Bistro: Tengda offers Pan Asian, Sushi, and Sashimi and allows BYOB with a corkage fee.


  • littleBUDDHA: Serves authentic Thai cuisine for lunch and dinner. While the dine in space is small, the BYOB makes it worth it as there is no corkage fee.
  • The Capital Grille: Delicious steakhouse. There is a $25 corkage fee. The key is to bring magnum bottles to make the fee worth it!
  • Paddle Pub: While this isn’t a restaurant, it is a great GNO/Date night that is BYOB while on the water! You can chose to be with a group, or rent the whole boat out for yourself!



  • Bonda: Open Tuesday to Saturday nights from 5:30 p.m. to close. BYOB with a corkage fee.
  • Lilac House: Asian fusion restaurant that is BYOB.
  • Aurora’s: BYOB with a corkage fee and serves Mediterranean dishes. Fresh fish is bought daily. They are closed on Mondays.


  • Heibeck’s Stand: Heibeck’s serves a variety of foods, including burgers, hot dogs, seafood, and tacos. It also has delicious hand-crafted ice cream. This is a great summer spot that allows BYOB on the patio. It is closed on Mondays, and the kitchen is closed by 8pm Tuesday-Sunday.

New Canaan

  • Chef Luis: A restaurant and boquitas bar (small dishes). The restaurant is BYOB, and there is a corkage fee.


  • Rowayton Pizza: Rowayton Pizza has served pizza in Fairfield County for over forty years. There is no corkage fee.
  • Village Gourmet: Village Gourmet has been a Chinese restaurant in business for over 20 years. BYOB and no corkage fee.


  • Tutti’s Restaurant: Tutti’s serves Italian cuisine and is a BYOB restaurant. There is a $15 corking fee, and they are closed on Sundays.

These are just a handful of the BYOB restaurants around Fairfield County. While most restaurants do not advertise that they are BYOB, a simple call ahead will put you in the know!

Have you been to any of these local BYOB restaurants? Do you know of any more to add to our list? Comment below!


  1. An additional spot in Georgetown is Dough & Co. it’s right over the the Weston town line into Redding, on the corner of 57/Georgetown Road and Old Mill Road (Parking is on Old Mill rd). They do breakfast, lunch, Sunday brunch, and light dinners in the warmer months. BYOB with a $10 corkage fee per table, and complimentary mimosas with their Sunday brunch. Food is amazing and the place is really cute!


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