Best BYO Wine Spots in Louisville

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


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Keep it Festive

Louisville features numerous festivals throughout the year. Since many of these are held on closed off streets, you may be able to take a bottle of wine to enjoy or at least put wine into a glass and carry it around while you browse the festival. From the Kentucky Derby Festival to the Reggae Festival, there is sure to be an event that will interest every taste.

The Saint James Art Festival is one street fair that features artisans, crafts and artists from around the Louisville area. It is set in historic Old Louisville amidst beautiful Victorian homes, sprawling, tree-lined streets and museums. About 750 vendors set up, streets are blocked off and people park and walk in to see the wares for sale.

Take your own wine to the event but keep in mind that you might have to finish it before you enter establishments, such as a museum or small eatery in the area. Still, art and wine just seem to tie in together perfectly and this event is perfect for the wine lover/art enthusiast.

Saint James Court Art Show
P.O. Box 3804
Louisville, KY 40201
(502) 635-1842

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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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