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Jun 1, 2007 11:04 AM

BYOB in San Diego?

I currently live in Chicago where there's an abundance of BYOB restaurants (ethnic, American, fancy, casual...). I'm moving to San Diego soon and wondering if there's any in the area? I tried googling and didn't come up with anything.

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  1. There are a couple I know of off-hand. Dumpling Inn, which is a very good Chinese place on Convoy St., and Bronx Pizza in Hillcrest on Washington St.

    1. Virtually all restaurants in San Diego will let you BYOB. While a handfull are free most charge a corkage fee of $5 to $25. Call ahead for details. (some will not let you bring a wine if that wine is on their list i.e. Thee Bungalow)

      1. No charge at Ba Ren in Clairemont, one of the best Chinese restaurants in town. As well at Thai Village in Pacific Beach, one of my favorites. Mama Mia in Pacific Beach currently does not have a license and will let you bring in tasty beverages…good food too!

        1. it is far more liberal in CA on the legalities of BYOB. there was recently a thread on this involving the French Laundry. generally, it is considered poor form, at best, to bring a bottle on the restaurant's list. other than that, go for it!

          1. Mama's Bakery (Lebanese) is happy to let you bring your own. As ibstatguy mentioned, it is always worth asking.