The Best BYO Restaurants in LA
The Stinking Rose
Experts may not recommend eating garlic on a date, but what do they know anyways? The Stinking Rose has been delighting garlic lovers for nearly two decades. Their motto? “We season our garlic with food.” I mean, it doesn’t get more kitsch than that, and we love it. Treat your out-of-town guests to a reeking experience while saving money on the wine – they are BYOB with no corkage fee. That deal doesn’t smell too bad to us.
Pinches Tacos. Credit: lafoodcrazy.blogspot.com
If Chateau Marmont is out of budget (and a little too “Hollywood” for your taste), head across the street to Pinches’s West Hollywood location where the tacos are good and the alcohol is the best kind: your own. It’s a fun spot for a first date or can be the jumping off point for a GNO. Either way, we’ll take all the carnitas, please!
Los Angeles is known for harboring healthy lifestyles and wholesome eating options. So it comes as no shock that we have a vegan restaurant on the list. Go ahead; roll your eyes, but you never know when a friend will suddenly go all health conscious on you. Flore Vegan offers a wide-ranging menu, from burgers and pizza to tacos and burritos. All 100% vegan! And the best part is you can bring in any wine you want, vegan or not.