Putting the B Back in BYOB: Four Beers for a Night Out to Eat

Categories: Booze

Photo by Erika Ray
Cooking a meal around your beer is always fun but if you have a night out on the town in mind, here is a short list of great restaurants with generous BYOB policies.

NJoy Thai: Offering comfort food, Thai style, this tiny Montrose spot also has no corkage fee for customers bringing in their own bottles. The inspiration for this article, Avery Salvation, works well with a wide variety of the menu.

Lucio's: Recently called a hidden gem, Lucio's classic menu calls for the classic, all-around beer. Racer 5 will pair well with most of Lucio's fall menu, such as the tuna tartare or vegetable terrine.

Himalaya: This Pakistani favorite offers bold spicy plates that clamor for a good beer to cool the palate. Ommegang would be my choice here. As an alternative, try a boozy barleywine style to cut through the spice, but remember to share with the rest of the table, as these beers pack a high ABV wallop.

Lola: Big, bold sandwiches like The Day After Thanksgiving will stand up to any beer on this list, but the golden sweet Ska Blonde would be my choice, or try an Imperial Pilsner for a clean, light pairing. Lola also won't charge a corking fee for bringing in your beer.

All four beers listed are currently available at the Spec's downtown, Central Market and D&Q Market. Budget an extra half hour to stop in before your reservation and pick out a bottle of your own.

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Location Info

Njoy Thai Restaurant

212 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Lucio's BYOB

905 Taft, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Himalaya Restaurant & Catering

6652 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


1102 Yale, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Spec's Deli

2410 Smith, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Central Market

3815 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: General

D & Q Mini-Mart

806 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: General

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