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8 of the best BYOB restaurants in Dublin

Bringing your own drink makes everything so much better.

BRINGING YOUR OWN booze to dinner is a rare but beautiful thing – and any restaurant that allows you to do it should be celebrated wildly.

So, these places in our capital are BYOB – and serve some wonderful grub:


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This well known joint on Wexford Street specialises in sensational sushi and other Japanese cuisine in a bustling atmosphere at seriously good value. Its BYOB policy is perfect for a boozy date night or pretty much any type of dinner.

The Vintage Kitchen

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Nestled right beside Mulligan’s on Poolbeg Street, The Vintage Kitchen lets you bring your own wine and won’t charge you a corkage fee if you order off the set menu. Ah yes, no corkage fee takes BYOB to the next level. 


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On Capel Street, Musashi serves up fresh and excellent Japanese noodles and sushi with an option to bring your own wine. They also have a full bar – but bringing your own will save you some much-needed cash and raise the craic levels.

Rotana Café

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Serving up Lebanese cuisine on Richmond Street South, this restaurant specialises in charcoal-grilled kebabs and doesn’t charge a corkage fee. What else do you need?

Gallaher and Co Bistro

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With an incredibly central location on D’Olier Street, Gallaher and Co has an extensive set of menus for every occassion. For such a location to have BYOB is always a bonus.


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Dada sits on the busy and lively South William Street and serves up delicious Moroccan food. It’s free corkage on wine from Sunday to Wednesday – and a charge of just €4 between Thursday and Sunday.

Café Bliss

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An unassuming little café on Montague Street – just off Camden Street – Café Bliss is well known for its great value and snappy service. It works well for both lunch and dinner.

Keshk Café

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Serving up a wide variety of fresh Egyptian, Greek and Turkish grub, Keshk doesn’t charge a corkage fee on bringing your own wine. Its variety and value makes this is a gem of a place just off Upper Baggot Street.

Go forth and BYOB.

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