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8 Miami Restaurants Where You Can BYOB

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While other cities welcoming bringing outside booze to the meal, those who have been dining in South Florida long enough know that isn’t exactly the case here in the Magic City. Alas, there are a few diamonds in the rough that allow guests to BYOB (bring your own booze) without any corkage fee. Here are the top picks.

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1. Sawaddee Thai & Sushi Restaurant

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6968 Bay Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 866-8111
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This Normandy Isles Thai eatery boasts classic dishes like Pad Thai and chicken curry on its menu, plus no corkage fee to boot. And for those who bring a white — a fruity chardonnay pairs particularly well with curry dishes — Sawaddee offers an ice-bucket to hold it in for a small fee.

2. Cake Thai Kitchen Biscayne

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7919 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
(786) 534-7906
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The original outpost of this longtime Thai favorite is well-known for being a BYOB, so make sure to grab a dry riesling, gewürztraminer and chenin blanc to counteract the spicy found on the menu.

3. Ironside Kitchen and Pizza

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7580 NE 4th Ct
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 531-5055

Since its debut, this charming Italian eatery and pizzeria has encouraged its guests to bring their own beverage (as it doesn’t sell its own) so bring something hearty like a shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, or merlot that helps cut through dishes heavy on meats and cheeses.

4. Maya's Grill

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809 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-0058
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This longstanding Lincoln Road eatery offers a free corkage fee for Florida residents, all they have to do is show their ID. Finally, being from Florida has some perks.

5. Ahi Sushi Miami

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1527 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
(786) 899-0779
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This small-but-quaint sushi spot on Calle Ocho offers an $80-$110 omakase menu that can be paired with any beverage guests might want to bring in. While it doesn’t serve alcohol, it encourages guests to BYO. Choose a crisp sake or a light beer for the best pairing experience.

6. Hillstone

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201 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 529-0141
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Believe it or not, one of the country’s most popular chains is low-key BYOB. There are a few caveats though, the wine that is brought in cannot be sold at the restaurant and only the first bottle of wine’s corkage fee is waived. After that, the corkage fee ranges from $25 and up depending on location.

7. Sage by Chef's Kitchen

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8345 SW 124th St
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 259-9000
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Casual, simple-fare from all around the globe is on the menu at Sage. Think items grilled New Zealand lamb chops, pear-filled pasta, cheeseburgers and chicken salad sandwiches — so depending on the mood will depend on the drink of choice — but make sure to BYOB as it is the only alcohol option.

8. El Toro Taco Mexican Restaurant

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1 S Krome Ave
Homestead, FL 33030
(305) 245-8182
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Homestead has long been known as Miami’s best area to find Mexican cuisine — and El Toro Taco serves plenty of that, plus it’s BYOB to boot. So fill up a large cooler of beer (or margaritas, if so inclined) to wash down those tacos, enchiladas and chimichangas.

1. Sawaddee Thai & Sushi Restaurant

6968 Bay Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33141

This Normandy Isles Thai eatery boasts classic dishes like Pad Thai and chicken curry on its menu, plus no corkage fee to boot. And for those who bring a white — a fruity chardonnay pairs particularly well with curry dishes — Sawaddee offers an ice-bucket to hold it in for a small fee.

6968 Bay Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33141

2. Cake Thai Kitchen Biscayne

7919 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138

The original outpost of this longtime Thai favorite is well-known for being a BYOB, so make sure to grab a dry riesling, gewürztraminer and chenin blanc to counteract the spicy found on the menu.

7919 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138

3. Ironside Kitchen and Pizza

7580 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33138

Since its debut, this charming Italian eatery and pizzeria has encouraged its guests to bring their own beverage (as it doesn’t sell its own) so bring something hearty like a shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, or merlot that helps cut through dishes heavy on meats and cheeses.

7580 NE 4th Ct
Miami, FL 33138

4. Maya's Grill

809 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

This longstanding Lincoln Road eatery offers a free corkage fee for Florida residents, all they have to do is show their ID. Finally, being from Florida has some perks.

809 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. Ahi Sushi Miami

1527 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

This small-but-quaint sushi spot on Calle Ocho offers an $80-$110 omakase menu that can be paired with any beverage guests might want to bring in. While it doesn’t serve alcohol, it encourages guests to BYO. Choose a crisp sake or a light beer for the best pairing experience.

1527 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135

6. Hillstone

201 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Believe it or not, one of the country’s most popular chains is low-key BYOB. There are a few caveats though, the wine that is brought in cannot be sold at the restaurant and only the first bottle of wine’s corkage fee is waived. After that, the corkage fee ranges from $25 and up depending on location.

201 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134

7. Sage by Chef's Kitchen

8345 SW 124th St, Miami, FL 33156

Casual, simple-fare from all around the globe is on the menu at Sage. Think items grilled New Zealand lamb chops, pear-filled pasta, cheeseburgers and chicken salad sandwiches — so depending on the mood will depend on the drink of choice — but make sure to BYOB as it is the only alcohol option.

8345 SW 124th St
Miami, FL 33156

8. El Toro Taco Mexican Restaurant

1 S Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030

Homestead has long been known as Miami’s best area to find Mexican cuisine — and El Toro Taco serves plenty of that, plus it’s BYOB to boot. So fill up a large cooler of beer (or margaritas, if so inclined) to wash down those tacos, enchiladas and chimichangas.

1 S Krome Ave
Homestead, FL 33030

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