Forget BYO booze, BYO food!
1. ATTICUS FINCH | PADDINGTON
Atticus Finch, self-proclaimed dogo café not only allows you to BYO dogs but also BYO food! This luxury is accommodated on Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm-10pm and Sundays from 2pm-8pm. They’ll plate everything up for you and hook you up with an afternoon sparkling if it so takes your fancy.
2. CARDIGAN BAR | SANDGATE
Cardigan Bar, a true BYO Bar hosts live music Thursday through Sunday. From behind the bar they provide you with quality domestically brewed craft beer, conscientious award-winning wines and quality spirits. And of course you can bring your dinner from home to be plated up while you chill out to live music.
3. THE SCRATCH | MILTON
The Scratch is all about trying new things with a constantly rotating draught and bottled beer menu. They’re rebellious, friendly and all about beer, also being home to the Brewtal Brewers. But don’t forget to bring something from home to pair up with their unique selections, but if you do forget they always have their in-house cheese platters. Check out their website for what they have in rotation!
4. COBBLER | WEST END
If a bar with a stock of 400+ whiskeys and a zero pretentiousness policy sounds like your kind of vibe then Cobbler is the BYO bar for you. They’re all about good chats and great experiences coupled with an abundant knowledge of the whiskeys they’re serving. At Cobbler they only serve drinks but their BYO food policy is all-inclusive. So if you like your whiskey with a bite bring something along!
5. THE BEARDED LADY | WEST END
Another West End fave, The Bearded Lady is a BYO BAR that hosts some amazing live music and a fabulous drinks menu and is known to be a buzzing destination all week long. Being in the heart of West End, you can take advantage of any West End take-away spot that your heart desires.
6. THE GRESHAM | BRISBANE CITY
The Gresham is the only Heritage Bar License in Queensland. Still maintaining the buildings original characteristics, it’s a saloon-style whiskey bar boasting an all-inclusive ideology with no dress code but a definite attitude policy. You’re invited to BYO food over the lunch period till 3pm.
7. BACCHUS BREWING | CAPALABA
If you’re looking for a fun day trip that keeps in Brissie with a side of beer then Bacchus Brewing Co in Capalaba is the place for you. They brew their own unique and experimental beers and have a BYO food policy Monday to Thursday and some amazing food trucks Friday to Sunday.
8. CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET | WOOLLOONGABBA
Shhh this is a place you don’t want everyone to know about. Can You Keep A Secret is a gorgeously kitschy and retro-inspired BYO bar with a history steeped in fashion and records. With a small menu mainly consisting of cheese boards you’re more then welcome to BYO food. Their number one suggestion is to source some delicious pizza from Vespa Pizza next door.
9. MR HENDERSON | SANDGATE
Mr Henderson maintains a homely vibe and impressive beer list not forgetting their wines, sparklings and liquors either. Scattered around the bar are tributes to the namesake Bob Henderson, a boot maker from the 1920s-70s. On the weekend Mr Henderson is often accompanied by the food trucks Pirates Plate, How we Rolls, Koma Sliders and more. With a small selection of snacks on their menu Mr Henderson encourages an any day of the week BYO food policy. Our top tip is ordering a traditional Italian pizza from il Forno on the corner.
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