Bring your own beer or wine for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Jam.
3057 W. Logan Blvd. 773-292-6011
During the day, nosh on unique breakfast and lunch dishes such as pork belly eggs benedict and malted custard French toast with pink peppercorns. Once the dinner hour hits, you can order one of the diner-inspired blue plate specials such as meatloaf with tomato jam or venison stroganoff.
2728 W. Armitage Ave. 773-486-7511
Got a special bottle of wine or two saved for a special occasion? Make a dinner reservation and then uncork it over a five- or nine-course feast at this contemporary American restaurant, which sells its own wine but doesn’t charge a corkage fee for diners who bring their own.
2459 W. Armitage Ave. 773-697-4597
The menu at this small but mighty Mexican eatery right under the Blue Line tracks features the flavors of chili peppers with varying degrees of heat—mild, sweet, spicy and everything in between. Tote in your own tequila and they’ll mix up a pitcher of margaritas for the table.
3311 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-292-5040
Bringing your own booze always saves a few bucks, but the especially reasonable prices at this charming little restaurant make BYOB-ing even easier on the wallet. Choices range from simple burgers and ciabatta sandwiches to skirt steak with grilled veggies.
Fonda Del Mar
3749 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-489-3748
This colorful Mexican eatery calls itself a marisqueria (seafood restaurant), but the menu features mole-sauced meats and cheese-covered vegetarian tamales in addition to seasonal specials such as camarones mojo de ajo (shrimp with avocado-olive oil sauce). In the summer months, the patio is the prime spot to enjoy margaritas spiked with your own tequila.