BYOB in DC?
Saw this asked of Bmore restaurants.
I've never seen a BYOB in D.C. to my knowledge. What's the deal here? Does D.C. law allow BYOB?
Actually, most places will allow you to bring your own wine, though many charge a corkage fee ranging from $10 -$25. Corkage fees greater than $25 are illegal.
I have never seen a restaurant with a BYOB policy that extends to beer or liquor, and I do not know of the regulations with regard to those.
However, HR-57 is a non-profit BYOB Jazz Club between Dupont and Logan Circles, and you can definitely bring a six-pack there. Plus, they'll fix you up with a hot plate of soul food. Check it out.
Sadly, DC does not have a BYOB scene like Philly. DC's liquor laws don't make it any easier to be a BYOB over selling liquor so most places go for full service. I think the City Council & Mayor should change this. Every once in a while we see a place open before it has its full liquor license... but it is rare.
although not in DC it does get a lot of play on this board and does draw from DC and is BYOB and fantastic- Grace Garden Chinese in Odenton, MD. jump in your car and go.