BYOB Restaurants in Buffalo You Need to Know

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Written by Lauren Spoth

Published on August 25, 2017

100 Acres at Hotel Henry

Updated: January 2020

Listen. We all like to ball. But sometimes, we need to ball on a budget. Like, yes I would love a glass of wine while I’m out at dinner but I would also not love to pay $10 for a 6oz pour when I have a whole bottle of wine that costs $11.99 at home. And that’s where BYOB restaurants come in. BYOB restaurants, also known as Bring Your Own Booze restaurants, also known as amazing, are the greatest thing since…booze.
Basically this is how they work: Grab your favorite bottle of wine (some places let you bring beer – call ahead and double check first) and put it in a bag. Go to a BYOB restaurant. Tell them you brought your own booze. They bring you glasses for the booze. You drink the booze. The end. Again, they’re pretty freakin’ great.
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The Step Out Buffalo team at Viking Lobster Co.

BYOB restaurants are a huge thing in lots of cities, and Buffalo is slowly coming around to the trend. Tbh we could use more BYOB restaurants ’round these parts *cough TAKE THE HINT, RESTAURANTS THIS WILL BRING YOU LOTS OF CUSTOMERS cough*, but we’ll take what we can get for now. Also can we give a huge shout out to the restaurants who are doing BYOB?! #thankyou #blessed


The reason BYOB restaurants are so popular is because 1) duh 2) it’s a great affordable option for people who want to check out different restaurants 3) it’s also great for big groups 4) sometimes restaurants don’t carry the brand/flavor ya like 6) maybe you just went to a really cool winery and want to enjoy your new purchase(s) 7) DUH. There’s honestly a zillion reasons we can list as to why BYOB restaurants are great ideas and the best things ever, but let’s get to what you came for shall we.

BYOB Restaurants in Buffalo & WNY

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Photo from New Jewel of India’s Facebook

100 Acres

Address: 444 Forest Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213
Website / Phone: (716) 955-1511
Hours: Sun 10:30 am – 2:00 pm, Mon – Thurs 7:00 am – 9:30 pm, Fri – Sat 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
FYI: BYOB is wine only (as long as you buy dinner!) with a $15 corkage fee

Casa Azul

Address: 128 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14203
Website / Phone: (716) 331-3869
Hours:  Mon – Thu 7:00 am – 9:30 pm,  Fri – Sat 7 am – 10 pm, Sun 10:30 am – 2 pm
FYI: BYOB is wine only, or beer that they don’t sell, with a $10 corking fee

Casa Azul // Photo x Facebook




Frank’s Grille

Address: 5820 Broadway, Lancaster, NY 14086
Website / Phone: (716) 681-3440
Hours: Sun closed, Mon – Sat 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
FYI: Has a *heated* outdoor patio; BYOB is for wine only and happens on Monday’s after 5

Las Puertas

Photo from Las Puertas

Las Puertas

Address: 385 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213

Website / Phone: (716) 807-1141

Hours: Sun – Mon closed, Tue – Sat 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FYI: $15 corkage fee. *On Wednesdays, buy a bottle of wine from Paradise Wine and bring in the receipt for *NO* corkage fee

Ming Cafe

Address: 3268 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214
Website / Phone: (716) 833-6988
Hours: Sun closed, Mon – Sat 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FYI: BYOB is wine only, *NO* corking fee


New Jewel of India

Address: 1264 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 / North Buffalo
WebsitePhone: (716) 877-1264
Hours: Sun 11:30 am – 10:00 pm, Mon 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Tue – Sat 11:30 am – 10:00 pm, Wed – closed
FYI: Has an outdoor patio

Roycroft Inn

Address: 40 S Grove St, East Aurora, New York, South Towns
Website / Phone (716) 652-5552
Hours: Sun 10:00 am – 2::00 pm, Mon – Thur 7:00 am – 9:00 pm, Fri – Sat 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
FYI: BYOB is wine only and there is a  $15/bottle BYOB corkage fee; there is *NO* corkage fee on Wednesdays; has an outdoor patio

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Photo from the Roycroft Inn’s Facebook

Sun Cuisines

Address: 1989 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14207 / 5759 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: 716-447-0202 /  716-313-2211

Hours: Sun 12:00 am – 9:00 pm, Mon – Thurs 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Fri 11:00 am – 10:30 pm, Sat 12:00 am – 10:30 pm
FYI: BYOB (and wine) every night, and *NO* corkage fee (at BOTH locations)

Viking Lobster Co.

Address: 366 Tonawanda St, Buffalo, NY 14207 / Black Rock
Website / Phone: (716) 873-1079
Hours: Sun – Tue CLOSED, Wed – Sat 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
FYI: Make a reservation, this place fills up fast

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 5841 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051
Website / Phone: (716) 688-4479
Hours: Sun 11:30 am- 8:30 pm, Mon – Fri 3:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Sat 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
FYI: BYOB is for wine only with a $15 corkage fee, EXCEPT on Tuesdays (no fee)

 If you know of or own a bar/restaurant that’s BYOB (or you just made your bar/restaurant BYOB because you realized it’s the cool thing to do) let us know!
Written by <a href="" target="_self">Lauren Spoth</a>

Written by Lauren Spoth

Lauren is the Creative Marketing Director at Step Out Buffalo aka the person who posts all those memes on social. A lover of Buffalo, food, travel, and animals, she can usually be found trying different local restaurants while planning her next adventure and asking passersby if she can pet their dog. Follow her dog-petting adventures on Instagram @laurenspoth
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