Ginsberg+Chan Best Places to BYOB 2017


BYOB may be one of the sweetest acronyms around, the idea that there are great ones that allow you to bring your own bottle with little or no corkage fee seems almost too good to be true – especially in a city as expensive as Hong Kong.  Our BYOB 2016 edition was a great success. This year, we’ve put together a new list of list of places where you can show up with your own bottle and be welcomed. In the mood for some rustic Italian street food? No sweat, there’s a BYOB spot for that. How about some exquisite French cuisine in Kennedy Town? Ouais, a BYOB spot for that too. Thank you once again for contributing to this year’s Ginsberg+Chan’s Best Places to BYOB in Hong Kong.
Happy Drinking!

Sabor Spanish Touch Private Kitchen

Rm 601, 6/F, Cheung’s Building, 1-3 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan

上環永樂街1-3號世瑛大廈6樓601室

    2481 8828
  http://www.sabor.com.hk/
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

Spanish | Sheung Wan | FB Favourite

Lin Heung Kui

2-3/F, 46-50 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan

上環德輔道西46-50號2-3樓

 

    2156 9328
  Openrice
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

Guangdong | Rebel Wine | Michelin Guide

“The main menu offers classic Cantonese dishes with specialities such as Lin Heung special duck. The pastry shop below is worth a look on the way out.” -MICHELIN guide inspectors

 

Bistronomique

Shop 1, G/F, 1 Davis Street, Kennedy Town

西環爹核士街1號地下1號舖

    2818 8266
   Openrice
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $100

French | Glassware

Odelice!

Shop 9, 2 Landale Street, Wan Chai
灣仔蘭杜街2號9號舖

 
2520 2311
   Openrice
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $100

French

Old Beijing 

Shop 202, 2/F, Multifield Plaza, 3-7A Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui

尖沙咀寶勒巷3-7A號萬事昌廣場2樓202室

 
2104 6888
   Openrice
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $50

Beijing |

Espuma

17/F, M88, Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central

中環威靈頓街2-8號威靈頓廣場M88 17樓

 
2973 6088
   http://www.espuma.com.hk/
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $150

Spanish |

Le Port Parfumé

Shop C, 6-10 Kau U Fong, Central

中環九如坊6-10號C舖

 
2824 3018
   Openrice
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $200

French |

ABC Kitchen

CF7, 1/f, Queen Street Cooked Food Market, Sheung Wan

上環皇后街1號皇后街熟食市場7號舖

    9278 8227
   http://www.abckitchen.com.hk
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

Cheap & Casual | Sheung Wan | FB Favourite

ABC Kitchen's casual french food in a casual asian market setting was the most popular amongst our Facebook friends.

ABC Kitchen’s casual french food in a casual asian market setting was the most popular amongst our Facebook friends.

 

Petite Oyster

G/F, 44 Sai Street, Sheung Wan

上環 蘇豪西街44號地舖

 
  2549 0808
   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Petite-Oyster/156125821209744
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

 

Oui Private Kitchen

4/F., Cheungs Building, 1-3 Wing Lok Street, Hong Kong

上環永樂街1-3號世瑛大廈4樓

 

    9240 0803
   https://www.facebook.com/OuiLovesFood
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

 

Amuse Bouche 

22/F, The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
灣仔軒尼詩道256號The Hennessy 22樓

    9240 0803
   http://www.amusebouche.com.hk/
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $300/bottle corkage  ORFree corkage if every guest spends $200+ on wine purchased on site

Menu

 

The chicken gravy truffle pasta is to die for at Amuse Bouche. Go there for this dish alone if not to gawk at all the bottles that have been consumed at this wine lover's paradise.

The chicken gravy truffle pasta is to die for at Amuse Bouche. Go there for this dish alone if not to gawk at all the bottles that have been consumed at this wine lover’s paradise.

Tung Po 

2/F Java Road Municipal Services Building, 99 Java Road, North Point
北角渣華道99號渣華道市政大廈2樓

 
2880 5224
   http://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/restaurant/north-point-tung-po/3847
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

 

Ruamjai Thai Restaurant 

G/F,11-13,Tak Ku Ling Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon
九龍城打鼓嶺道11-13號地下

 
2716 4588
   http://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/restaurant/kowloon-city-ruamjai-thai-restaurant/26206
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free corkage

 

Megan’s Hot Pot

5/F, Lucky Centre,165-171 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai
灣仔灣仔道165至171號樂基中心5樓

 
2866 8305
   http://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/restaurant/wan-chai-megans-kitchen/15235
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $100/bottle corkage

 

To be able to have steamy delicious hot pot with your own bottle served in good glassware - well that's Asian Heaven no?

To be able to have steamy delicious hot pot with your own bottle served in good glassware – well that’s Asian Heaven no?

The French Table

23/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

灣仔軒尼詩道239號23樓

    6112 8116
   http://thefrenchtable.com.hk/
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

Menu

French | Glassware |

“Great service, great food and good glassware!”

Crafty Cow

G/F, 3-3A Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan

上環差館上街3-3A地下

    2915 8988
  http://www.craftycow.hk/ 

Openrice

 bottle-icon-for-g+C $50

Beef | Party | Rebel Wine

Piccolo

Shop E, G/F, 1 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Western District
堅尼地城爹核士街1號地下E舖

 
2824 3000
   http://www.piccoloconcepts.com/piccolo
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $100

 

Electric Ave

LG/F, Tak Yik House, 27-29 First Street, Sai Ying Pun

西環西營盤第一街27-29號太益樓地舖

 
2858 8883
   Openrice
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $100

Burger | Rebel Wine

Budaoweng Hotpot Cuisine

Shop 1101, 11/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
銅鑼灣勿地臣街1號時代廣場11樓1101號舖

 
3102 9363
   Openrice
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $100

Hot Pot |

Pizza Max Bistro

G/F, 22 Shanghai Street, Jordan

佐敦上海街22號地下

 
3485 5547
   Openrice
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $100

Italian

“Relaxing & comfortable environment. Excellent service!”

Trattoria Doppio Zero

G/F, The Pemberton, 22 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan

上環文咸東街22號柏廷坊地下

 
2851 0682
  http://www.doppiozero.com.hk/
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $150

Italian |

Collection de Vignobles

No. 71, G/F, Sincere Western House, Cadogan Street, Kennedy Town

西環堅尼地城加多近街71號先施西環大廈地下

 
2817 2112
   Openrice
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $200 (buy one waive one)

 

Bistro du Vin

Shop 1D,1 Davis Street, 852 Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

西環堅尼地城爹核士街地下1D號舖

    2824 3010
   https://www.facebook.com/Bistroduvin.hk/info/?tab=page_info
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

Menu

La Parole

The Pemberton, 3/f, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan

上環文咸東街22-26號柏廷坊3樓

    2436 4099
   http://www.laparole.com.hk/
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

Menu

La Parole

Sijie Sichuan Restaurant 

10/F, Bartlock Centre, 3 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay
銅鑼灣耀華街3號百樂中心10樓

 
2802 2250
   http://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/restaurant/causeway-bay-sijie-sichuan-restaurant/121710
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

 

Umami Concepts Collaborative Kitchen

2/f, 35 Bonham Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong

香港半山35號般咸道2樓

 
 5161 5900
   http://www.umamicollaborative.com/
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

 

Have your wine dinner at Umami Concepts and pretend you're hosting at home without having to cook. On top of that, they have great glassware.

Have your wine dinner at Umami Concepts and pretend you’re hosting at home without having to cook. On top of that, they have great glassware.

Culinart

Room B, 22/F,Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
香港仔黃竹坑道40號貴寶工業大廈22樓B室

 
2580 0919
   http://culinart.com.hk/
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

Menu

AnOther Place 

5/f, Block C, Sea View Estate, 2-8 Watson Road, Hong Kong

北角屈臣道2-8號海景大廈 C 座5樓

 
2979 0064
   http://www.hipcellar.com/
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

 

Chaos Hot Pot 

G/F, 22 Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang
大坑浣紗街22號地下

 
2890 9308
   http://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/restaurant/tai-hang-chaoshotpot/37712
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $100/bottle corkage

 

Chez Moi

11/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay

銅鑼灣開平道1號Cubus 11樓

 
2811 1929
   http://chez-moi.hk/
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

French | Glassware |

“Different glasses for red and white wine. Good quality glassware”

Bonheur

6/F The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan

上環文咸東街22-26號柏廷坊6樓

    2544 6333
   http://bonheur-restaurant.com/ 

Openrice

 bottle-icon-for-g+C $50

French | Glassware

Sing Kee Seafood Restaurant

2/F, Lyndhurst Tower, 1-7 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
中環擺花街1-7號1號廣場2樓

    2970 0988
   Openrice
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $100

Seafood | Michelin Guide

“The second branch of Sing Kee is a bright, tidy spot serving classic Cantonese food – something that’s proving increasingly hard to find in Central.”
-MICHELIN guide inspectors

 

 

Him Kee Hotpot

1-3/F, Workingfield Commercial Building, 408-412 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
銅鑼灣謝斐道408-412號華斐商業大廈1至3字樓

 
2838 6116
   Openrice 
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $100

 

16 Shell

Shop B, G/F, Po Wing Building, 6-16 Shell Street, Fortress Hill, Tin Hau
天后炮台山蜆殼街6-16號寶榮大廈地下B舖

 
3954 5918
  Openrice
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $100

Italian

Townhouse

23/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central

中環蘭桂坊德己立街30-32號加州大廈23樓

 
2344 2366
   http://www.townhouse.com.hk/home.html
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $150

Glassware | City View

“Breath-taking skyline and more importantly, proper glassware.”

Praya Waterside Eatery

New Fortune House, Shop 3, G/F, New Fortune House, 3-, 2-5A New Praya Kennedy Town

西環堅尼地城新海旁街3-5號五福大廈地下3號舖

 
2796 6004
  Openrice
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $200

Comfort Food

BOND Restaurant & Bar

2/F, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang

大坑銅鑼灣道98號2樓

 
2155 1777
   Openrice
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $200

 

Fa Zu Jie

1/F, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Central

中環德己笠街20A號1樓

 
3487 1715
   http://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/restaurant/central-fa-zu-jie/111546
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

 

Fa Zu Jie in Lan Kwai Fong is about location, good food, great service and no corkage.

Fa Zu Jie in Lan Kwai Fong is about location, good food, great service and no corkage.

Yung Kee

32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

中環威靈頓街32-40號

    2522 1624
   http://www.yungkee.com.hk/
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $200/bottle corkage

 

Le Blanc 

6th Floor, 83 Wanchai Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

灣仔灣仔道83號6樓

    3428 5824
  http://www.blanc.com.hk/
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

Menu

Mama Chau’s Sichuan Kitchen

5/F, Winner Building, 37 D’Aguilar Street, Central

中環德已立街37號榮華大廈5樓

    2522 0338
   http://www.timeout.com.hk/restaurants-bars/blog/32427/mama-chaus-sichuan-kitchen.html
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

 

La Maison

Shop B, 1/F, Mountain View Mansion, 2 Swatow Street, Wan Chai
灣仔汕頭街2號廣泰樓1樓B室

    2628 3888
   http://lamaison.hk/
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

Menu

Gitone 

ShopGB-27-28, Block B, Lei King Wan, 45-47 Tai Hong Street , Sai Wan Ho
西灣河太康街45-47號鯉景灣B座GB-27-28號舖

 
2527-3448
   http://gitone.hk/home-en.htm
 bottle-icon-for-g+C Free Corkage

Menu

Soak in the artistic surroundings of Gitone while dining on equally creative fare.

Soak in the artistic surroundings of Gitone while dining on equally creative fare.

Ming Kee

Tai Wan, Po Toi Island, Po Toi Island
蒲苔島大灣

 
2849 7038
   http://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/restaurant/po-toi-island-ming-kee-restaurant/25396
 bottle-icon-for-g+C $30/bottle corkage

 

2 Comments

  1. Ashley May 21, 2017 Reply

    Based on your list, I emailed Mangiare Italian Street Food to confirm whether it is indeed free corkage. Mr Luca Piazza of Mangiare replied with an ambiguous question(not an answer) asking whether I want good food or free corkage. You may want to verify again to avoid customer being insulted in person if they didn’t verify in advance.

    • Mandy May 21, 2017 Reply

      Hi Ashley, Thanks for this feedback. We’ll verify this again (anonymously) and consider taking this listing off. Thanks for letting us know!!

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