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Some of you out there in Web Land have been asking us about BYOB's in the Miami area. We are only aware of a handful of locations that offer this and we will list them here. If you know of some we've missed please email us so we can add them to the list! Don't say we never gave you nuthin'!
20475 Biscayne Blvd. Aventura 305-937-2777
This spots got a $10 corkage fee so if you've got that special bottle you've been saving and are in a lazy day mood and don't feel like cookin' and drinking it at home this is a good spot to go to. Its got a nice atmosphere and the menu consists mostly of fish entrées so you might want to bring a nice Chardonnay or Riesling (yummy!!), the prices are fairly reasonable, not to be overlooked.
Duo Restaurant + Wine Bar
1421 South miami Avenue at SE 14 street 786-497-4386
Not really sure what the deal is here last time we went their was a corkage fee though I can't remember what it was. Very nicely designed restaurant in Brickell, the food is good the prices not so much but still overall a good spot. They've got over 1200 bottles on location so maybe you dont even want to BYOB? (yeah didn't think so)
Grandmas French Café
3354 N.Ocean Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale 954-564-3671
Same deal here as Duo and Pilar, their is a corkage fee here, call to verify what it is. Decent French food here for a decent price though it's a bit out of the way if you know what I mean.
"A" Restaurant or as we like to call it at Miamifoodie, the A train
4520 NE 2nd ave in the design district between 45th and 46th streets , do not know the phone, don't think they have one
You'll know you've found this restaurant when you see the white vespa parked outside where you'll probably see the hip kids hangin' outside sipping their wine and smoking cigarettes. This tiny BYOB café is as cramped as a car on the subway it's named after, populated by a mix of cool easy going Miamians. The plates are small and so are the prices! Meant to be eaten like tapas you'll want to sample everything on the menu. No corkage fee here so bring a bunch of bottles some good friends and enjoy. This place is great and is our favorite BYOB in Miami!
620 NE 78th St. Miami, 305-754-3985
Curries, tikkas, vindaloos, tandoories, lassies, Nan, samosas and all the usual delicious suspects of Indian food are found at Renaisa, on top of wich you also get a chance to sample some Bangledeshi staples which you might not usually find at a typical Indian restaurant. Since its Indian, a lot of the dishes are vegeterian friendly and on top of all that its BYOB as well, so grab your favorite bottle of organic wine and head on over. The prices are a bit high for Indian food but the quality of the food will make up for it.
W Wine Bistro
3622 NE 2nd AveMiami, 305-576-7775
Although not technically a BYOB this little cafe/restaurant in the design district offers great tapas but besides these tasty snacks and more importantly, attached to it is a really great wine shop which makes for a great spot to stop by and pick up a couple of bottles before heading over to the A train.