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Ten BYOBs With Wine, Beer and Other Bar Options Available


Azie on Main  At this Zen-like Lancaster Avenue standout, chef Kazuyuki Mitsui weaves a rich multicultural tapestry of flavors, with nods to France and Italy, alongside a top-notch sushi bar. Tuesday is BYOB night, when you can dine in with your bottle of choice, minus a corkage fee. Sister restaurant Teikoku has no corkage fee on Sundays for wine and sake. Azie on Main, 789 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova; (610) 527–5700, azieonmain.com. Teikoku, 5492 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square; (610) 644-8270, teikokurestaurant.com.

Blue Pear Bistro  Dilworthtown Inn’s hip younger sister offers a casual, mod-American respite from the historic property’s more refined reputa tion. This pub-like spot offers an afford able wine list, but you can also bring your own. $10 corkage fee. 275 Brintons Bridge Road, West Chester; (610) 399-9812, bluepearbistro.com.

Bistro on the Brandywine  Chadds Ford’s answer to a Parisian bistro offers generous, shareable plates and soul-warming crowd-pleasers (French dip, braised short ribs, moules frites). Aside from a basic, affordable wine list, guests can BYOB. $5 corkage fee. 1623 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford; (610) 388-8090, bistroonthe-brandywine.com.

Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar  With its progressive American fare and striking historic environs, Dettera is a one-of-a-kind wine bar. While the custom-made cellar does its part to impress, Sundays draw the bring-your-own crowd. 129 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; (215) 643-0111, dettera.com.

Firecreek Restaurant + Bar  All rough-hewn edges and warm, neutral colors, Firecreek has designed its New American menu around top-quality meats and fish, along with exceptionally posh bar bites. Wine lovers rejoice over this sophisticated spot along the Brandywine—and not just because the list is excellent. Sunday nights are bring-your-own, with no fee. 20 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown; (610) 269-6000, firecreek-restaurant.com.

High Street Caffe Long recognized as a culinary groundbreaker in downtown West Chester for its funky, mostly fabulous Cajun cuisine and vibrant setting, High Street pays tribute to its BYOB roots by offering bring-your-own nights Sunday-Tuesday. $5 corkage fee. 322 S. High St., West Chester; (610) 696-7435, highstreetcaffe.com.

Isabella  Emphasizing organic and locally sourced ingredients, chef Michael Cappon has livened up the Conshy dining scene with his fresh spins on Mediterranean-style small plates and personal Neapolitan pizzas. Sundays and Mondays are BYOB, sans fee. 382 E. Elm St., Conshohocken; (484) 532-7470, barisabella.com.

Limoncello Ristorante The Mingrinos’ crazy-popular Southern Italian trattoria is always striving to please its ballooning customer base, offering reliable, family-sourced dishes, a lively atmosphere, friendly service and a generous BYOB policy Sunday-Tuesday. $5 corkage fee. 9 N. Walnut St., West Chester, (610) 436-6230; 499 E. Uwchlan Ave., Chester Springs, (610) 524-3112; limoncellowc.com.

The Whip Tavern  K.C. Kulp’s authentic English pub specializes in all the traditional grub—fish and chips, Scotch eggs, bangers and mash. And with more than 50 beer and cider choices, one can expect a perfect pint. Suds not your thing? Feel free to bring your own wine. $2.50 corkage fee per container. 1383 N. Chatham Road, Coatesville; (610) 383-0600, whiptavern.com.

White Dog Café White Dog’s swanky Main Line outpost serves some of the area’s finest bar bites, each small plate beautifully refined and locally sourced. For a change of pace, skip the bar and bring along a bottle or two. $20 corkage fee. 200 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (610) 225-3700, whitedog.com/wayne.


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