As Angelenos, we're blessed with a bevy of treasures at our fingertips at any given time: the ocean, never-ending activities, an eternal summer — the list goes on. Sure, it’s a tough life, but we think it’s fair. Although you know what isn't fair? When hunger strikes, the move to satiate almost always involves getting behind the wheel, which is why we make sure all culinary experiences are damn well worth it upon arrival.
With that requirement in mind, we tracked down and sussed out 15 spots where you're not only allowed, but also encouraged to bring your own booze. So, think of it this way: You'll spend on gas and cabs, but save on corkage. Oh, and nothing beats the experience of brown bagging it. From Baja’s best fish tacos to Fairfax’s most beloved Ethiopian joint, these 15 BYOB-friendly establishments mandate a trip to your favorite spirit shop, stat.
This famously pink Mexican go-to holds a dirty little BYOB secret, setting it well above the rest of its overrated neighboring eateries on this stretch of the Sunset strip. Ignore the celebrity gawkers at the Chateau, grab a table street side, and order up a plate of tender Al Pastor tacos. And, if you’re feeling thirsty, a Mexican coke to wash it all down.
Pinches Tacos, 8200 Sunset Boulevard (at Havenhurst Drive); 323-650-0614.
Good Girl Dinette
For kick-ass Vietnamese in a hip, Highland Park enviro, look no further than Good Girl Dinette, serving up killer bánh mì alongside a stridently relaxed BYOB policy. Whether you're on a date or with your BFFs, splurge on the garlic fries — you won’t be sad you did.
Good Girl Dinette, 110 North Avenue 56 (at North Figueroa Street); 323-257-8980.
Pinches Tacos, Photographed by Molly Cranna
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