In the city that never sleeps, a drink with dinner can often mean you’re forgoing lunch the next day. The price of alcohol, like everything in New York, is near criminal, but what’re you going to do? Not get that glass of wine on an awkward first date or say no to bottomless mimosas at brunch? Get real. There may not be too many options when it comes to BYO restaurants, but we’ve scoured Manhattan for the best spots to save the dough by carrying-in your favorite bottle.
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If it’s good enough for Jay Z, it’s good enough for us! The rapper has publicly proclaimed his love for this Brooklyn pizza joint, which exudes an authentic, intimate romance. In addition to being the pizzeria to the stars, it’s also lauded for its calzones and resistance to selling pizza by the slice like all other pizza stops in New York. Grab your best red and pull up a glass. It’s going to be a crusty ride.
Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
More information: www.lucali.com