How Much is Corkage Usually?

33093Chris Carpita

I've been to a few restaurants in NYC that allow this, and am accustomed to paying about $15.   I don't have a lot of experience though, so I'm wondering what is typical in other parts of the country, in addition to BYOB experiences in New York.  Does anyone have any good recommendations?


  • I think 15 to 25 bucks is pretty standard in most cities. 

    Houston's (or Hillstones depending on what city you are in) is a chain in a lot of major cities, but with great, fresh food--and they dont have a corkage fee--there is even one in Napa, but it's called the Rutherford Grill there. 

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    Snooth User: Klh

    Jan 23, 2012 at 4:30pm

  • In NJ it really depends on the restaurant. Many that are simply BYOB charge no fee at all. Corkage is more likely to be charged at a restaurant with a bar/winelist. In those cases, what I've experienced is usually around $10-$20, depending on who you talk to. Lots of great BYOB Italian joints in NJ where you can sit and drink your wine for no extra charge at all.

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    Snooth User: Kate Statton

    Jan 23, 2012 at 6:25pm

  • I did BYOB when i went to dinner at BLT Fish. Since it is a more expensive place, they charged me $20, but the sommelier took the time to look at my bottle and tell me interesting facts about it. Overall it was a great experience.

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    Snooth User: Bsberlin22

    Jan 23, 2012 at 4:29pm

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