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A List of BYOB Spots in Hoboken + Jersey City

by Jordan and Joelle Hernandez
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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 food 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 diners can bring their own booze.

Hoboken

Ali Baba | 912 Washington Street

Ali Baba

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.

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Apulia | 1319 Washington Street

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Bring a favorite bottle of wine to enjoy while dining outdoors in Apulia’s quaint + well-lit tented backyard.

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Caffe Buon Gusto | 918 Washington Street

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Enjoy a variety of delicious Italian dishes with a drink of the diner’s choice at this new uptown Hoboken spot. Caffe Buon Gusto is best known for its diverse shapes of pasta, and eleven signature sauces to choose from to mix and match.

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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.

Changó Kitchen | 301 Willow Avenue

Changó Kitchen

Changó Kitchen is a Cuban-Latin restaurant that opened in the same space Zafra used to be, keeping the same menu plus some new dishes. Customers can order items such as mofongo (a classic Puerto Rican dish), Cuban sandwiches, vegetarian options, tres leches, flan, huevos rancheros, tamaleros, enchiladas verdes, churrasquero, and more.

Dozzino | 534 Adams Street

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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.

Flour | 500 Jefferson Street

 

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Flour is a brand-new American restaurant that is the sister concept of The Pizza Shop By Flour, opening up in June 2023. While The Pizza Shop is already known for its unique selection of pizzas (the Post Melòn, the Aloha, etc.) and Flour is an expansion of that menu with an array of new American dishes, from whipped ricotta toast to Mexican street corn and steak tartare.

Hudson Table | 1403 Clinton Street

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Indulge in wine, beer, and even champagne while enjoying a top-notch cooked meal from well-known chefs.

Johnny Pepperoni | 219 11th Street

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Red and white checkered placemats, great food, and a BYOB policy at this uptown Hoboken staple.

La Casa | 54 Newark Street

La Casa

With exposed brick and dim lighting, the dining area is intimate, homey, and dare we say romantic, with a few tables and a countertop for seated guests. La Casa serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and brunch — so you can BYOB any time of day here. Classic apps like relleno de papa, empanadas, and tostones are available as well as other staples like steak churrasco, mofongo, ropa vieja, and bistec sandwiches.

La Isla Downtown | 104 Washington Street

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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 | 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 to enjoy depending on your mood.

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.

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.

Plaka Souvlaki | 62 Newark Street

Plaka Souvlaki serves up traditional Greek food like Athenian souvlaki, meat served on skewers, and artisanal yeero, commonly known as gyros. Customers can choose how they want their meat served — on skewers, in a pita sandwich, or on a platter with healthy sides — and they can also choose which alcohol to pair it with since the spot is BYOB.

San Giuseppe | 1320 Adams Street

San Giuseppe

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 the tiramisu = an ideal night out with some vino.

Satay | 99 Washington Street

Satay serves up Malaysian cuisine, and also offers BYOB. The extensive menu has plenty of options to choose from, from spicy to mild, all-encompassing the unique flavors of Malaysian fare. There are also classic Chinese items on the menu.

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).

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.

Jersey City

15 Fox Place | 15 Fox Place

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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.

Ahri’s Kitchen | 227 7th Street

 

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Known for its cozy ambiance, unwind and enjoy a meal at Ahri’s Kitchen. Located in Downtown Jersey City, Ahri’s Kitchen has been around for years. Vegetable dumplings, noodle rolls, and Korean ramen soup are a must-try to pair with the liquor of your choosing as it is BYOB as well.

Beechwood Cafe | 290 Grove Street

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If looking to get a breakfast or lunch fix, there are many dishes available to satisfy all kinds of cravings. BYOB is available at Beechwood which levels up any kind of brunch menu items. Pair your alcohol with pancakes, waffles, omelets, and more.

Cafe Alyce | 641 Montgomery Street

 

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Whether going out to breakfast, lunch, or dinner, BYOB is available at all times at Cafe Alyce. It is what makes this spot unique for its BYOB option. Your drinks can be accompanied by some of the classic breakfast dishes like burritos or an egg + cheese sandwich. For lunch, burgers or salads are great choices when it comes to accompanying your choice of alcohol.

The Cliff | 38 Congress Street

The Cliff

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 the specialty 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.

East Hana | 103 Montgomery Street

 

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East Hana JC specializes in sushi, sashimi, rolls, and ramen. There is also a sister restaurant located in East Brunswick.

El Gordo | 291 Central Avenue

With a reputation around New Jersey, El Gordo has an establishment right here in Jersey City. Authentic Peruvian dishes like ceviche de camaron or pescado, papa rellena, salchipapa are available to pair with any kind of alcohol diners plan on bringing.

The Franklin | 159 New York Avenue

The Franklin

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.

Freetown Road Project Caribbean Eatery | 640 Newark Avenue

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Bringing a Carribean homage to Jersey City, Freetown Road’s menu brings dishes like wings, cod fish fritters, beef patties, curry chicken, crispy chicken sandwiches, and more. Drinks like mocktails, mixers, and other homemade Carribean drinks are available – Freetown Road is also BYOB. HG pro tip: As it is in fact BYOB, we recommend bringing rum to mix with their juices — making it a delicious rum cocktail.

Gaia + Loki | 346 Grove Street

 

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For those who are vegan + vegetarian, Gaia and Loki is a must-visit spot. House chili, potato leek soup, Mexican soup, pasta, burgers, and more are some of the dishes a part of the menu lineup here. BYOB is available to pair with the classic vegan + vegetarian dishes Gaia and Loki cook up.

Itto Sushi | 239 Barrow Street

 

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This sushi spot specializes in Japanese and Korean cuisine and serves up rolls, teriyaki, and bento boxes, as well as bibimbap bowls, bulgogi, soft tofu soup, and galbi-jjim.

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.

Miso Ramen | 189 Newark Avenue

 

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Known for its wide range of ramen dishes, Miso Ramen welcomes diners to bring their own booze. Choose either wine or beer and enjoy a chill and quiet vibe at this establishment. To accompany the drink of your choosing, try the oxtail, pork, chicken, or beef stew ramen. If looking for something different than ramen, try the crispy chicken or crispy salmon buns.

One Dee Siam | 137 Newark Avenue

 

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BYOB is encouraged at One Dee Siam. This spot serves up delicious Thai dishes such as noodles, curry, salads, and spring rolls. Wine, rum, beer, and more can be up to diners’ choices when it comes to the BYOB option.

Pinwheel Garden Dumpling + Noodle Bar | 318 Communipaw Avenue

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This family-owned restaurant serves a twist on Asian-American cuisine by using ingredients and flavors from Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India, and China, to name a few. It is a BYOB restaurant and also vegan-friendly.

Rustique Pizza | 611 Jersey Avenue

 

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Located in Downtown Jersey City, this family-run pizzeria serves oven pizza, homemade bread, and classic Italian dishes. Have a night with Rustique’s variety of dishes as it is in fact BYOB. Get one of its known oven pizzas with flavors like buffalo chicken, meat lovers, and Margherita, to name a few.

Taqueria Downtown | 236 Grove Street

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Taqueria Downtown is a go-to spot when looking for a Mexican food fix. Besides serving classic Mexican dishes like tacos, flautas, and enchiladas, their drink menu has choices like mimosas + sangria on the weekends for brunch. BYOB is also an option to amp up a night out.

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Taqueria Viva Mexico | 133 Morris Street

There is another Mexican restaurant that has a BYOB option. Taqueria Viva Mexico allows diners to bring their own booze while enjoying tacos, gorditas, tostadas, and enchiladas, among other classic Mexican dishes.

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 the website.

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