If a restaurant indicates it’s BYOB, that simply means you can bring your own beer, liquor (even pre- made cocktails), or wine to enjoy with your meal. Philadelphia is very familiar with the BYOB restaurant scene and it’s become quite popular. Here are some of our favorite Philly BYOB restaurants for you to try!


2021 Happening List Finalist for BYOB!

1216 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 985-2962

Mercato is a rustic Italian BYOB located in Center City, Philadelphia. Mercato infuses slow cooking traditions of Old World Italy with an experimental style and bold take on new Italian-American cuisine. The menu offers appetizers such as whole grilled artichoke or an antipasti plate to share that includes Italian cured meats, mozzarella, tomato and grilled and marinated vegetables. Entrees change to reflect the season monthly and weekly. Mercato is BYOB.

Cafe Ynez

2025 Washington Ave,  Philadelphia, PA
(215) 278-7579

Cafe Ynez was born out of the desire for great food with healthy options for the Point Breeze and Graduate Hospital neighborhoods. The executive chef, Gabriel Romero brings the flavors of his Mexican home to Philadelphia. The menu consists of soups, salads, cemitas, rotisserie chicken and so much more. Cafe Ynez is a BYOB.

The Farm and Fisherman Tavern

1442 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, NJ
(856) 356-2282

The Farm and Fisherman offers locally sourced fare, served from breakfast through dinner in a modern eatery with a market.

Bistro La Baia BYOB

1700 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA
(267) 687-1561

Bistro La Baia serves Italian comfort food 7 days a week. The restaurant bakes their own bread, makes most of their own pasts and all of their delicious desserts. They serve both classic Italian and American influenced dishes with Mediterranean touches, prepared with love using the freshest, often organic ingredients.


231 S 24th Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 703-2010

Ambrosia Restaurant is located on the corner of 24th St and Locust St. It’s a casual Italian restaurant that provides delicious food and a welcoming atmosphere. Ambrosia is focused on homemade pastas and classic Italian dishes made with the freshest and seasonal ingredients. The restaurant is BYOB.


1608 South Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 790-0330

Entree is a BYOB bistro that offers seasonal American fare crafted from high quality, locally sourced ingredients. The menu is creative, balanced and simple. They specialize in traditional modern dishes that project the true integrity of the food they create. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or spirit to add to one of their virgin cocktails.


2048 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 751-1175

Porcini is known for its house made pasts and focus on authentic products imported from Sicily, Italy and neighboring Mediterranean countries. These items are paramount to the Chef’s family and regional recipes. Bring your own fine wines or spirits.


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