A List of BYOB Spots in Hoboken + Jersey City

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Peanut butter and jelly, porkchops 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. Keep on reading for a list of Hoboken and Jersey City restaurants where you can bring your own booze, and then thank us later:


Ali Baba {912 Washington Street}

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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.

Anthony David’s {953 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken}

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This spot is fine dining at its absolute, well, finest. A healthy mix of gourmet specialties including lobster gnocchi, wild boar ragu, or pumpkin tortellini make Anthony David’s the perfect dinner date. If you are catching up with your S.O. earlier in the day, brunch is served daily from 9-3pm.

Cafe Michelina {423 Bloomfield Street}

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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, Hoboken}

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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}

Going out to dinner is great but making dinner can be fun too. Especially when cooking with wine is involved. Hudson Table offers up the best in all different styles and types of cooking. Grab your friends, your significant other, or go by yourself to learn how to prepare a delicious meal from some of Hudson County’s elite chefs. Wine, beer, and even champagne is encouraged while cooking.

La Isla Downtown {104 Washington Street}

La Isla’s downtown location is a BYOB spot unlike the rest. 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}

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Enjoy generously-portioned bowls of pasta, chicken parm, + more at this Washington street spot.

Napoli’s Neapolitan Brick Oven Pizza {1118 Washington Street + 133 Clinton Street, Hoboken}

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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— on Washington Street in the middle of all the action or off the beaten-path on Clinton Street.

Otto Strada {743 Park Avenue}

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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.

READ: The Best Wine Spots in Hoboken, Jersey City, + Bayonne

Panello {720 Monroe Street}

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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, Hoboken}

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}

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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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Hoboken’s newest restaurant has appeared on the scene and graced us with another BYO spot to take advantage of. Enjoy Chinese-American style dim sum, fresh blooms + antique knickknacks for purchase, and your drink of choice.

Trattoria Saporito {328 Washington Street}

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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}

See More: The Best Wine Bars {in Hoboken + Jersey City}

Jersey City

15 Fox Place {15 Fox Place, Jersey City}

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 6 course pre-fixe menu crafted with the freshest and finest ingredients by the best chefs in the area. Bring out the fancy wine for this meal.

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, Jersey City}


“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, omelettes, + more. All while sipping on one of their speciality juices or a bloody mary.

Corto {507 Palisade Avenue}

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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}

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Dine out for brunch or dinner at the Franklin, and don’t forget to BYO for a delicious mimosa with brunch or glass of wine with dinner.

La Cote {199 Warren Street}

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Experience classic French Riviera flavors at this JC cafe’s outdoor dining area. Try the clams in white wine sauce, polished off with your BYO beverage of choice, and finish your meal with something sweet like their macarons imported directly from France.

Mezcal Kitchen {665 Newark Avenue}

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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, Jersey City}

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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}

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Bring your own to this French Lebanese bistro, serving up dishes like moussaka, shawarma, + more. Reserve your outdoor dining table by booking on their website.

What’s your favorite local BYOB spot? Share with us in the comments so we can add to our list!




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Jordan and Joelle are true Jersey Girls. Originally hailing from down the shore in Hazlet, NJ, the girls made their "rite of passage" move to Hoboken a few short years after graduating with degrees in Communications from Loyola University. Outside of their 9-5 as senior publishers in NYC, the twins can be found walking their yorkie-poo Chica, working out at the best hot yoga studios, or trying out the best restaurants in town. Like many 20-somethings, Jordan and Joelle are balling on a budget and know how to score the best deals around town!