Drinks are expensive when eating out. Thankfully, there are laws in place in New York City that allow restaurants to be BYOB (bring your own booze) establishments - that means you can save money on drinks!

There are quite a few places you can enjoy a meal out with friends while sipping on your own personal favorite wine, beer, or spirits. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the five best places you can BYOB while enjoying a meal in New York City.


If you love French fusion cuisine, the cute and quaint environs of Tartine will be a great spot for an intimate night out.  

While Tartine only accepts cash, the benefit of not spending money on drinks should be more than enough to make up for it. A favorite dish served by Tartine is the “Tunisian Breakfast” - two poached eggs, toasted semolina bread, chickpeas, wilted spinach, roasted red peppers, and Sriracha sauce.

Piccola Strada

A tiny pocket of Italian-style greatness nestled in the East Village, Piccola Strada is a neighborhood favorite for its red sauce dishes.

Along with the red wine you’ve brought, the incredible red sauce and vodka sauce dishes - made with Piccola Strada’s time-tested recipe - will make for an incredible meal at an affordable price.

New York Harbor Tours

That’s right - enjoy the alcohol of your choice on a cruise around New York Harbor! 

Our coolers will keep whatever you bring cold. That means you’ll be able to enjoy dinner, lunch, or otherwise while sipping on that perfect bottle of grenache you’ve grown to enjoy over the years. With up to six people allowed for private tours, you can have a veritable friends’ day out day drinking and soaking in incredible views of the New York Skyline.

Peking Duck House

Do you love Chinese food? Love saving money on drinks? Do not sleep on Peking Duck House.

 Featuring everything American-style Chinese food from lobster places and various rices to orange chicken and simmering egg rolls, you can’t go wrong with this inexpensive and delicious escape while saving a buck.  


Have you ever tried Sri Lankan food? No? What better way than while sipping on your favorite booze? If that sounds good, make a B-line for Sigiri. 

Their BYOB policy allows you to bring whatever you want to drink. They also sell beer downstairs at liquor store prices, so you don’t even have to plan ahead to come here. Their black curry is a favorite among patrons as well!



See the sights from the deck of your own private boat tour with New York Harbor Tours.

We offer boat tours for up to 6 people starting at just $90 per person with pickups available in Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey.  


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