Best BYO Wine Spots in Louisville

4 suggestions for the best places to bring your own in Kentucky


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Best BYO Wine Spots in Louisville When it comes to wine, everyone has a favorite type. Reasons for bringing your own bottle of wine vary from saving a few dollars to making sure there is a wine you love available during memorable moments. Taking your own wine to outdoor venues allows you to enjoy the beautiful rolling landscape of northern Kentucky and the numerous parks and outdoor recreations that are readily available. You also have the advantage of creating a complete date while still saving money by bringing along a picnic to enjoy. Even if you choose takeout from a favorite restaurant, you’ll save the cost of tipping the server.

Louisville has several spots and events that wine enthusiasts will enjoy and to which you can bring your own bottle. Although these spots are the highlights, there are additional restaurants and venues that are reported to also allow patrons to bring their own wine along with them. If there is an establishment you wish to visit that isn’t on this list, simply phone ahead and inquire about the possibility of bringing your own wine.

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  • If you want fine dining and BYOB without a corkage fee then check out Philadelphia!! The state controls the liquor stores and a combination of governments make it difficult to get a liquor license for many restaurants. The result; you can walk a few blocks to a state liquor store, buy a nice wine, say $25, then have a wonderful dinner with that wine, had it been on a wine list you would have paid $65 to $75. Audrey Claire near Rittenhouse square was our favorite but there are more to be tested.

    Apr 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

  • Head to Tennessee! I have friends who live in Tellico Village (just outside of Knoxville and more often then not we arrive with our wine for dinner at lovely establishments. The small corkage fee is well worth the price and we enjoy amazing wine that compliments our meals paying the retail value versus the insane mark up.

    Apr 30, 2012 at 2:09 PM

  • George's Pastaria (Italian neighborhood favorite) on the west side of Houston. A $10 corking fee on Thursday thru Saturday and NO CORKING FEE Monday - Wednesday. They have a diverse wine list if you don't bring your own wine. Either way, you can enjoy good wine and still not have to cook!

    Apr 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM

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