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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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Sawaddee Thai & Sushi Restaurant

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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.

Cake Thai Kitchen Biscayne

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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.

Ironside Kitchen and Pizza

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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.

Maya's Grill

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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.

Ahi Sushi Miami

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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.

Hillstone

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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.

Sage by Chef's Kitchen

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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.

El Toro Taco Mexican Restaurant

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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.

Sawaddee Thai & Sushi Restaurant

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.

Cake Thai Kitchen Biscayne

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.

Ironside Kitchen and Pizza

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.

Maya's Grill

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.

Ahi Sushi Miami

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.

Hillstone

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.

Sage by Chef's Kitchen

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.

El Toro Taco Mexican Restaurant

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.

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