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Aug 14, 2007 08:53 PM

Best Chicago BYOB (Casual)

I'm starting a dinner club with my friends in Chicago and I'm focusing on BYOB places only. By BYOB I am meaning the casual, no cork fee, places. Anyone have any suggestions? Preferred dining area would be within range of Lakeview/Lincoln Park/Uptown. Thanks!

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  1. A group of us went to Andalous, a Moroccan BYO restaurant in Lakeview, on Saturday night and really enjoyed it. The food was really solid and reasonable as well. While "best" would be an overstatement, it is deserving of a visit considering it meets all of your criteria.

    1. Rick's Cafe, a few doors south of the Sheridan Red Line Stop, is BYOB and I've had great food and experience both times I've been there.

      1. I'm a huge fan of Tango Sur. BYOB at a steak place is just the best thing ever.

        1. My favorite while going to Depaul was Tomato Head pizza. What's better with cold beer than good pizza : ). Sheffield and Webster I believe.

          1. You may want to invest in the BYOB Chicago Guide. It lists BYOB's in Chicago and a few in the suburbs. There are 2 sections - with and without corkage fees. It also has wine and beer suggestions to accompany your meal. I think I picked it up on-line for about $12!!