BYOB restaurants in Dublin: an updated list

By Fiona Frawley

July 21, 2023 at 12:00pm

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Who can resist a good BYO?

During the various lockdowns, our bank accounts grew accustomed to the absence of 2am rounds of jagerbombs, late night taxis and "just the one's" that inevitably turn into just the five and a chipper on the way home. Now that society is alive and thriving, as is the cozzie livs, it can be hard to keep up.

That's why we've compiled a fresh list of the best BYOB spots in Dublin, so you can still enjoy a night out without sweating in anticipation of the bill being delivered.

Rotana Café

Portobello 

This cosy spot in Portobello is home to some of the best Lebanese dishes you'll find in Dublin. You'll get a two course meal (with huge portions) for €26.90 – and you won't have to splash out on pricey marked-up booze. They've also now got a second spot open on Parnell Street, for northside Lebanese lovers.

Corkage: Free

Dada

South William Street 

This vibe-y spot on South William Street will have you feeling like you've stepped straight into Morocco as you chow down on couscous and lamb tagine. You're also invited to bring your own booze for meals before 9:15pm.

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Corkage: Wine €4, Beer €1.50, Champagne €7

Keshk

Mespil Road 

Another Lebanese appearance on the list, Keshk recently moved into their new home on Mespil Road and continue to deliver the goods. The lamb moussaka is a contender for the very best in the city.

Corkage: Free

Jerusalem

Camden Street

Delicious Palestinian food at a superb price, with a very *order one of everything* vibe. At least that's what I'd recommend doing anyway.

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Corkage: Free

Michie Sushi

Various Locations 

Another sushi spot with top-quality fresh rolls, ramen and Okonomiyaki. Choose from one of three locations in Ranelagh, Dun Laoghaire and Sandyford.

Zakura

Various locations 

One of Dublin's most iconic BYOB spots, there's always a great buzz and Zakura's Wexford Street and Baggot Street locations.

Corkage: €6 per person

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Basil

Ringsend

Standing proud as the only BYO pizzeria in Dublin (that we know of) is Basil, offering up wood fired pizzas, homemade pasta and delish desserts.

Corkage: €7.50 per bottle of wine, €1.50 per beer. 

If we've missed out one of your go-to BYOB spots in Dublin, let us know and we'll add it to the list!

Header image via Instagram/basil_pizza

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