Peanut butter and jelly, pork chops and applesauce, milk and cookies: all of these are dynamic food pairings, but none quite match up to the ultimate pairing of dinner and wine (or beer — you choose your vice). Luckily, both Hoboken and Jersey City have many BYOB restaurants with the option to “bring your own bottle” to score the perfect combination. Read on for a list of Hoboken and Jersey City restaurants where you can bring your own booze.
Ali Baba | 912 Washington Street
Grab your fave booze and enjoy some Mediterranean fare at this Hoboken-staple that has been around for over 30 years. Wine + fresh hummus — there is nothing better.
Apulia | 1319 Washington Street
Bring your favorite bottle of wine to enjoy as you dine outdoors in Apulia’s quaint + well-lit tented backyard.
Cafe Michelina | 423 Bloomfield Street
A casual go-to for Italian fare, Cafe Michelina offers outdoor seating and delicious Italian dishes for you to enjoy with your own sips.
Dozzino | 534 Adams Street
Head on over to Dozzino for some delicious pizza topped with delicious surprises. Be sure to ask your server for daily specials.
Hudson Table | 1403 Clinton Street
Indulge in wine, beer, and even champagne while enjoying a top-notch cooked meal from well-known chefs.
Johnny Pepperoni | 219 11th Street
Red and white checkered placemats, great food, and a BYOB policy at this uptown Hoboken staple.
La Isla Downtown | 104 Washington Street
Bring your own drinks to compliment the delicious traditional Cuban fare this restaurant has to offer from pressed sandwiches to empanadas and everything in between.
Margherita’s | 740 Washington Street
Enjoy generously-portioned bowls of pasta, chicken parm, + more at this Washington street spot.
Napoli’s | 1118 Washington Street + 133 Clinton Street
The *only* way to pair fresh brick-oven pizza is with a nice bottle of Vino. This Hoboken pizza-staple has two locations for you to enjoy depending on your mood.
Otto Strada | 743 Park Avenue
Hit a local wine shop and head on over to Otta Strada for mouth-watering Italian fare — think grilled octopus, broccoli rabe + sausage, meatballs (polpetta di nonna), and a wide variety of pizzas and pasta dishes.
Panello | 720 Monroe Street
This uptown restaurant is the perfect opportunity to bring a nice bottle of vino to enjoy paired with one of their famous wood-fired artisanal pizzas.
San Giuseppe | 1320 Adams Street
If you are feeling a little more to be had on the menu but craving that same great Italian pizza vibe, check out San Giuseppe. A nice wine with their tiramisu = ideal night out with some vino.
Tenth Street Pasta & Pizza | 1000 Willow Avenue
With a nice-sized outdoor patio to enjoy, Tenth Street is the perfect place to bring your drink of choice and enjoy their well-known dishes such as focaccia with house-made mozzarella + prosciutto, and their delicious square pies (or round if you prefer).
Touch the Heart | 324 Washington Street
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Enjoy Chinese-American style dim sum, fresh blooms + antique knickknacks for purchase, and your drink of choice at this spot.
Trattoria Saporito | 328 Washington Street
This hidden gem on Washington Street receives rave reviews from anyone who dines there. You can reserve an outdoor table and enjoy your own bottle of wine as well as a traditional cappuccino for dessert.
Various Sushi Restaurants in Hoboken:
Perhaps the most traditional BYOB eateries come in the form of sushi lounges. But don’t be bored by sticking to your typical sushi take-out menu. Hoboken has several sushi spots to choose from — you may just try all of them.
Ayame Sushi and Habachi | 526 Washington Street
Illuzion | 337 Washington Street
Okinawa Sushi & Grill | 400 Newark Street
Robongi | 520 Washington Street
Sushi House | 155 1st Street
Ubu | 205 Hudson Street
Yueng II | 1120 Washington Street
15 Fox Place | 15 Fox Place
Named to New Jersey’s best-hidden restaurants (made from a house!), this exclusive dinner club is something reserved for a very special night. By reservation only, your dinner party will experience a one-of-a-kind pre-fixe menu so bring the fancy wine.
Alex’s Italian Restaurant | 346 Grove Street
This BYO spot is known for some tasty brick oven pizza. Indulge in a pie or a classic Italian pasta dish, all while sipping on your own bottle of vino.
BROA | 297 Grove Street
“Where classy meets traditional” is the tagline of this Portuguese restaurant that marries the rich European culture with a New Jersey, Atlantic Ocean spin. While sipping on your own wine (or beer), share the tapas-style plates, and enjoy a little taste of all they have to offer.
The Cliff | 38 Congress Street
Bring your own to this brunch and lunch spot in the heights. Indulge in lobster rolls, tacos, omelets, + more. All while sipping on one of their specialty juices or a bloody mary.
Corto | 507 Palisade Avenue
This authentic Italian cucina located in the Heights is sure not to disappoint. Prepare for a night full (pun intended) of delicious Italian cuisine and some BYO beverages.
The Franklin | 159 New York Avenue
Dine out for brunch or dinner at the Franklin, and don’t forget to BYO for a delicious mimosa with brunch or a glass of wine with dinner.
Mezcal Kitchen | 665 Newark Avenue
If you’re feeling in the mood for Mexican, definitely head over to Mezcal Kitchen to find traditional burritos, tacos, quesadillas, + more. Bring your own beer and they will concoct an authentic michelada (think beer-based, Mexican bloody mary) for you.
Pasta Dal Cuore | 527 Jersey Avenue
If you are in the mood for some housemade pasta, this would be a great spot to get some. This chic BYOB restaurant serves up some classic Italian specialties. Experience the taste of Italy without leaving the city!
Uncle Momo | 289 Grove Street
Bring your own to this French Lebanese bistro, serving up dishes like moussaka, shawarma, + more. Reserve your outdoor dining table by booking on the website.