We get it, you enjoy grabbing a bite every now and then. And, you like to wash down your food with an ice cold beer. That’s why you’re here reading an article about BYOB joints in Los Angeles (stop looking around you. They exist!).
Today is one of those days when you need someone else to do the cooking. Because you’ve been microwaving leftovers all week. Hubby forgot to take the mince out of the freezer. Your college buddy is in town. Or, you just need a break because you’ve got 99 problems, and eateries that charge a $50 corkage fee is one of them.
Whatever the reason, we don’t want you to leave the restaurant feeling you’ve dropped your entire paycheck on the drinks bill. We’ve got the lowdown on BYOB spots in LA where you don’t need to feel obliged to shout “next round’s on me!” So grab a pack of Gilly’s Lager from your fridge, and have your designated driver drop you off at these hidden gems.
If you’re in Malibu to get a little wet and sandy, Malibu Seafood Cafe is ready to feed your needs straight from the beach. An epic view of the California coastline, salty fresh air, and laid-back seaside vibes – Malibu is at the center of it all. Kick back on their ocean-facing patio, and pore over their fresh and fuss-free seafood menu. Then crack open a cold one as you wait for your shrimp cocktail to arrive.
This walk-up beach shack just south of the Santa Monica Pier channels some serious island vibes. Think lots of greenery, sunlight, vibrant decor, and exciting Caribbean cuisine. You’ve got yourself a tropical vacation (of sorts) right there without leaving town. So rock up with your cooler because BYOB is a rule rather than an exception at Cha Cha Chicken.
Pizza and beer – a match made in heaven. Sure, you can just rely on your takeout menu collection to get your pizza fix, but why sacrifice that for a chance to see the pizzaiolo in action in the open kitchen while you sip on a beer. Pitfire Pizza serves wood-fired pizzas, pastas, salads, and panini – definitely the place to come hungry and thirsty.
When a night out in WeHo is on the cards, make the most of it with pre-drinks and tacos, burritos, or tortas – we wouldn’t be fussy as long as we can walk in with our own beer. Out of beer? No problem. Gilly’s Lager stockist, Pinkdot, is just down the street from Pinches Tacos if you need to pick up a twelve pack on your way.
With its sophisticated decor and cozy feel, the Mora Italiano, located on the rooftop of Comoncy in West Hollywood, is where you pop in during date night i.e. dinner before a movie. Priding itself on authenticity, the venue’s menu boasts perfectly prepared pizza and pasta. Take advantage of the fact that they don’t have a liquor license yet, and pop those beers in the fridge as soon as you’ve made your reservation.
These restaurants come in all shapes and satisfy many food cravings. But one thing they all have in common is that they’ll give you less time to worry about blowing your budget and more time popping open your beer of choice. Don’t forget to pick up your Gilly’s lager at your nearest store because what’s a BYOB without the beer?