The importance of a good wine pairing should never be under estimated. Experiencing a well-prepared meal coupled with a hand picked wine can be one of the most indulgent experiences, blissful even. Unfortunately, not every restaurant has a sommelier, so if you consider yourself a wine connoisseur and want to be sure that your evening out is the best it can be, check out these restaurants that allow you to Bring Your Own Bottle.
For those unfamiliar with the Hamtramck eatery, revolver is a restaurant in which you’re essentially guaranteed to never have the same experience twice. Menus and chefs rotate regularly (like a revolver) creating a unique dining experience every time. On Fridays and Saturdays, you are invited to BYO wine. Be sure to visit revolver’s Facebook page to see which chefs will be coming to the restaurant soon and reserve your seat since tables go fast.
El Asador not only features the beautiful “Deity of Southwest Detroit” mural on its southern wall, but it also offers some of the freshest and most authentic Mexican food in Detroit. With countless Mexican lunch and dinner options, along with fresh guacamole made table side, El Asador is even more appealing with its free BYO beer or wine policy.
If you find yourself hungry and thirsty in downtown Ann Arbor one night, Vinology is guaranteed to satisfy. Their menus are designed to pair perfectly with their extensive wine offerings, but you can also pair a meal with your own favorite bottle of wine. The restaurant’s BYO wine policy asks guests to not bring in wines that Vinology offers (here’s the wine list) and there is a $20 corkage fee.
Looking for an old-fashioned home cooked meal to go along with your favorite bottle of wine? Head down to Christine’s Cuisine in Ferndale for some of the best eastern European food in the area. Daily specials include stuffed cabbage, schnitzel, panini, pita wraps, and of course, pierogies. Their BYO wine policy doesn’t include a corkage fee, which is always a great bonus.
Le Petit Zinc is a quaint french cafe where you can find different pastries, crepes, sandwiches, and other light offerings. The restaurant also allows you to BYO wine to pair with their delicious desserts, but be sure to bring your own bottle opener.
Remember to drink responsibly and plan ahead with a designated driver or take advantage of one of these local designated driving services.