• A List of BYOB Spots in Hoboken + Jersey City

    Peanut butter and jelly, porkchops and applesauce, milk and cookies: all of these are dynamic food pairings, but none quite match up to the ultimate pairing of dinner and wine {or beer — you choose your vice}. Luckily, both Hoboken and Jersey City have many BYOB restaurants with the option to “bring your own bottle” to score the perfect combination. Keep on reading for a list of Hoboken and Jersey City restaurants where you can bring your own booze, and then thank us later:

    Ali Baba {912 Washington Street}

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    Grab your fave booze and enjoy some Mediterranean fare at this Hoboken-staple that has been around for over 30 years. Wine + fresh hummus — there is nothing better.

    Anthony David’s {953 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken}

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    This spot is fine dining at its absolute, well, finest. A healthy mix of gourmet specialties including lobster gnocchi, wild boar ragu, or pumpkin tortellini make Anthony David’s the perfect dinner date. If you are catching up with your S.O. earlier in the day, brunch is served daily from 9-3pm.

    Charrito’s {121 Washington Street + 518 Washington Street}

    BYOB doesn’t always have to mean wine. For a birthday or fun group celebration, it’s time to bring out the margs and sangria — and Charrito’s will do just that for you. While snacking on their signature chips and guac, your server can whip up a traditional Mexican adult beverage with your favorite tequila from home.

    Dozzino {534 Adams Street, Hoboken}

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    Head on over to Dozzino for some delicious pizza topped with delicious surprises.Be sure to ask your server for daily specials.

    Greek Town {86 Garden Street}

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    As if the Greek-fare at Greek Town doesn’t win us over enough, this spot is also BYOB so you can enjoy your favorite bottle with some gyro platters, zucchini chips, pita + tzatziki, or whatever your heart desires.

    Hudson Table {1403 Clinton Street}

    Going out to dinner is great but making dinner can be fun too. Especially when cooking with wine is involved. Hudson Table offers up the best in all different styles and types of cooking. Grab your friends, your significant other, or go by yourself to learn how to prepare a delicious meal from some of Hudson County’s elite chefs. Wine, beer, and even champagne is encouraged while cooking.

    La Isla Downtown {104 Washington Street}

    When family recipes are shared, nothing can go wrong. La Isla Downtown shares an intimate space — true Havana style. Stop in for any meal of the day to enjoy authentic Cuban food.

    Napoli’s Neapolitan Brick Oven Pizza {1118 Washington Street + 133 Clinton Street, Hoboken}

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    The *only* way to pair fresh brick-oven pizza is with a nice bottle of Vino. This Hoboken pizza-staple has two locations for you to enjoy depending on your mood— on Washington Street in the middle of all the action or off the beaten-path on Clinton Street.

    Otto Strada {743 Park Avenue}

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    Hit a local wine shop and head on over to Otta Strada for mouth-watering Italian fare — think grilled octopus, broccoli rabe + sausage, meatballs {polpetta di nonna}, and a wide variety of pizzas and pasta dishes.

    READ: The Best Wine Spots in Hoboken, Jersey City, + Bayonne

    San Giuseppe {1320 Adams Street, Hoboken}

    If you are feeling a little more to be had on the menu but craving that same great Italian pizza vibe, check out San Giuseppe. A nice wine with their tiramisu = ideal night out with some vino.

    Tutta Pesca {155 3rd Street}

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    All fish, all day — if this speaks to you, then Tutta Pesca is a must try. The menu gathers the ocean’s finest creatures from oysters to clams, and shrimp to crabs. Try them raw or in a perfectly paired entrée. Be sure to review the site before heading over as seating times vary and space is limited.

    Various Sushi Restaurants in Hoboken:

    Perhaps the most traditional BYOB eateries come in the form of sushi lounges. But don’t be bored by sticking to your typical sushi take-out menu. Hoboken has several sushi spots to choose from — you may just try all of them.

    Ayame Sushi and Habachi {526 Washington Street}
    Illuzion {337 Washington Street} 
    Okinawa Sushi & Grill {400 Newark Street}
    Robongi {520 Washington Street}
    Sushi House {155 1st Street}
    Ubu {205 Hudson Street}
    Yueng II {1120 Washington Street}

    See More: The Best Wine Bars {in Hoboken + Jersey City}

    BROA {297 Grove Street, Jersey City}

    “Where classy meets traditional” is the tagline of this Portuguese restaurant that marries the rich European culture with a New Jersey, Atlantic Ocean spin. While sipping on your own wine {or beer}, share the tapas style plates and enjoy a little taste of all they have to offer.

    Dolma {270 Grand Street, Jersey City}

    Feel the breeze as if the Mediterranean has come to Jersey City. This authentic cuisine will have you feeling like a tropical vacation san the plane. Choose from shared plates, full entrees, or even a 3-course pre-fixe dinner to be paired with your favorite spirits.

    15 Fox Place {15 Fox Place, Jersey City}

    Named to New Jersey’s best hidden restaurants {made from a house!}, this exclusive dinner club is something reserved for a very special night. By reservation only, your dinner party will experience a one of a kind 6 course pre-fixe menu crafted with the freshest and finest ingredients by the best chefs in the area. Bring out the fancy wine for this meal.

    Just Be Claws {280 1st Street, Jersey City}

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    Ready to get a little messy? Hop on over to Jersey City’s best in crab legs, clams, shrimp, and more. The menu is completely customizable which is a perfect way to be sure your meal pairs well with your drink of choice. Plus, they have the BEST FRIES.

    Pasta Dal Cuore {527 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City}

    If you are in the mood for some housemade pasta, this would be a great spot to get some. This chic BYOB restaurant serves up some classic Italian specialties. Experience the taste of Italy without leaving the city!

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    Taqueria Viva Mexico Kitchen Cafe {133 Morris Street, Jersey City}

    Friendly prices, colorful themed, + homestyle dishes. Bring your own to this Mexican eatery with some tacos, burritos, and even some good company.

    What’s your favorite local BYOB spot? Share with us in the comments so we can add to our list!

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    Written by:

    Jordan and Joelle are true Jersey Girls. Originally hailing from down the shore in Hazlet, NJ, the girls made their "rite of passage" move to Hoboken a few short years after graduating with degrees in Communications from Loyola University. Outside of their 9-5 as senior publishers in NYC, the twins can be found walking their yorkie-poo Chica, working out at the best hot yoga studios, or trying out the best restaurants in town. Like many 20-somethings, Jordan and Joelle are balling on a budget and know how to score the best deals around town!


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