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The Best BYOB Spots in Hoboken and Jersey City

Vanessa Vanacore

With the sheer abundance of restaurants in both Jersey City and Hoboken, it can be hard trying to figure out which ones actually offer BYOB and which ones don’t.

So we put together a list of restaurants in Hoboken and Jersey City that offer amazing ambiance, great food, and the option to bring your own booze. Win all around.


  1. Apulia

Located right on Washington Street in Uptown Hoboken, Apulia is an Italian restaurant offering over 15 different wood fired pizza options plus pasta and salads. Their outdoor seating is also prime with sidewalk and back patio seating.
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2. Cafe Michelina

Located in the shade of Bloomfield Street in Downtown Hoboken, Cafe Michelina is a fantastic Italian restaurant that’s been open for almost 30 years.
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3. Tenth Street Pizza

Tenth Street has ample outdoor sidewalk seating plus their pizza has been debated as some of the best in the entire city. The fact that they’re a BYOB restaurant makes this the absolutely perfect spot for a super affordable Friday night out with friends.
10th Street Pizza

4. Zero Otto Uno Cafe

WIth a prime location right on Washington Street in the middle of Hoboken, Zero Otto is, you guessed it, an Italian restaurant offering amazing pizza, pasta, and seafood options, plus one of the most amazing charcuterie boards we may have ever had in our life. They’re conveniently located next to a liquor store so grab a bottle of wine- or 3 and enjoy some amazing food while saving that $$$.
Spaghetti from Zero Otto Uno

5. La Isla Downtown

Serving budget friendly Cuban classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner, La Isla also has an uptown location that isn’t BYOB. Their downtown location has been open for over 20 years and for good reason, their food is amazing.
Food from La Isla

6. Touch The Heart

This Asian restaurant features a tapas inspired menu with options ranging from bao buns to macaroni and cheese. Still on the newer side, this restaurant has an amazing bohemian-esque ambiance and is the perfect date spot.
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Jersey City:

1. 15 Fox Place

A complete hidden gem, yes this restaurant is located in what used to be a house, 15 Fox Place is reservation only making it feel super exclusive. They offer a pre-fixe menu only.
Indoor Dining at 15 Fox Place

2. The Cliff

Located in the Heights, this restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch making it a perfect weekend spot to check out. Their menu ranges from lobster rolls to tacos and everything is super delicious here.
Interior of The Cliff

3. The Franklin

The Franklin offers an amazing brunch and dinner so be sure to bring your own bottle and enjoy all the delicious entree options they have, from eggs benedict to an insane antipasto platter. Yum.
Burger from The Franklin

4. Corto

This Italian restaurant is located in the Heights and has an airy vintage vibe inside. Amazing date night spot.
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5. Mezcal Kitchen

This restaurant will actually make you a michelada when you bring your own beer. Think, beer based bloody mary. And it tastes absolutely delicious.
Chips + Gauc

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