Texas law allows BYOB if an establishment only has a beer and wine license. That said we have had great success with restaurants letting us bring our wine, just ask first and be discreet they are going to great financial risk for you by bending the rules.
La Vista ($5 Cork Fee per-bottle) 1936 Fountain View Dr , Houston, TX 77057 Tel: 713 -787-9899
http://www.raiasitalianmarket.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; last week with Gutting. Pretty good food and the pizza looked great. $5 corkage. Probably need to bring your own stems. posted by :Jason Hagen
5 Luigi’s Pizza Midtown I do not believe they have ever charged corkage. Great Pizza nice feel with Gelato for dessert.
Post or PM any reviews or other BYOB’s I will attempt to keep an updated list.
Here’s my fairly up-to-date list of Houston BYOBs. Always good to call ahead as policies seem to change rather often.
Places that I’ve been to recently that had shitty stemware are marked - I’m sure it’s not an all0inclusive list.
Telephone Thai/Kanomwan (Bring stemware)
Fred’s Italian Corner
Bistro des Amis
Dry Creek Cafe (Bring stemware)
Aladdin (Bring stemware)
Jenni’s Noodle House
Mancuso’s Italian Kitchen (Bring stemware)
Jonathan’s The Rub
Fat Bao (Call ahead - Bring stemware)
La Guadalupana (Bring stemware)
Fadi’s (Bring stemware)
Luigi’s Pizzeria (Bring stemware)
Eatsie Boys Cafe (Bring stemware)
These places have not been vetted by me (yet):
Phil and Derek’s
Beck’s Prime (Heights location)
Kraftsmen Bakery Cafe (brunch - BYO bubbles)
Central Texas Style BBQ
Yum Yum Cha
As a young guy, like myself, don’t you feel like a toddler when you dine there? Aside from that, I’ve been there a few times and my meat was always way overcooked. Ordered rare and was given medium well.
Chris Shepherd’s new spot Underbelly is BYOB. They will not be serving liquor, so it should welcome corkage for the foreseeable future. $15 corkage on top of a very low wine markup. The sommelier (also GM) seemed very willing to waive corkage if you share wine or buy from their list as well.
An absolutely stunning meal, really gives Uchi a run for its money.
Great to hear it is up to expectations. I did the 10 course tasting menu with a 98 Mayacamas last Friday the service and food were the best I have had since Aris closed. We will get to underbelly very soon.