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BYOB for Free at These 14 SF Restaurants

Where to score free corkage around San Francisco

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It ain't cheap to dine out in San Francisco, and when you add alcohol on top, even casual meals can head into expensive territory. Luckily, there are still a few restaurants around town that offer an antidote to this very first-world problem: free corkage fees.

There's no shame in bringing your own wine to a restaurant, especially ones that encourage it through waiving corkage fees. Every restaurant listed here offers at least one night a week when wine brought in can make your check average go way, way down. All of these spots are places you'd want to sit back and relax, making it the perfect opportunity to catch up over a bottle of vino.

Some recommendations: Since you're saving a lot of money, do be sure to add a little extra gratuity for the work it takes to serve you that bottle. And, consider buying something unique to make the most of the opportunity.

Read on for 14 restaurants in San Francisco with free corkage fees.

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1. Alamo Square Seafood Grill

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803 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 440-2828
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On Wednesday nights, waive the corkage fee on your wine with the purchase of two food courses at this seafood spot.

2. B44 Catalan Bistro

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44 Belden Pl
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 986-6287
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Pair your Catalan-style tapas with unlimited bottles of wine with free corkage on Monday nights.

3. Baby Blues BBQ

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3149 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 896-4250
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There's never a corkage fee at this barbecue joint, but owners ask that you "be reasonable" with the number of bottles you bring.

4. Balboa Cafe

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3199 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 921-3944
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If you buy a bottle of wine from PlumpJack Wine & Spirits across the street from Balboa Cafe (same owners), then the restaurant will waive its $15 corkage fee.

5. Barzotto

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1270 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 285-1200
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Purchase a bottle of wine at Barzotto's separate retail section and skip the corkage fee, any night of the week. It's a nice little sidestep of ordering off the regular wine menu to go along with your fast casual pasta.

6. Belga

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2000 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 872-7350
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Starting December 5, Belga will waive corkage fees on Monday nights in December. It's a part of the new "Monday Lite" menu, which offers two courses from a select menu for $15, as well as $5 glasses of rosé.

7. Burritt Room Tavern

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417 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 400-0561
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Located inside the Mystic Hotel, this Californian bar and restaurant honors local producers on Monday nights when it offers complimentary corkage on Californian wines, with a limit of two bottles.

8. Dirty Water

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1355 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(888) 393-0530
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Head inside the Twitter building on Sunday nights for unlimited free corkage at this meat-heavy, wine-friendly restaurant.

9. feastly

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2948 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Bring-your-own-anything — wine, spirits, or otherwise — to Feastly's regular pop-up meals. The communal spirit of the meals often means neighbors will share.

10. Hillstone

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1800 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 392-9280
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Pair that excellent French dip sandwich with a bottle of wine you bring. The first 750ml bottle is corkage-free, after which it's $20 per bottle.

11. The Perennial

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59 9th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 500-7788
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Tuesday nights in The Perennial's sustainable dining room brings no corkage fees, allowing one bottle per person.

12. The Stinking Rose

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325 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 781-7673
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Get your North Beach kitsch fill at garlic-heavy Italian spot The Stinking Rose, which never has a corkage fee on wine.

13. Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

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3150 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 787-3354
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Order Jewish cuisine at the counter, then sit down and enjoy some housemade pastrami alongside wine with no corkage fee, limited to two bottles.

14. Zazie

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941 Cole St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 564-5332
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This brunch favorite also serves excellent dinner, and on Tuesday nights, there's no limit on the number of wines you can drink with no corkage fee.

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1. Alamo Square Seafood Grill

803 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94117

On Wednesday nights, waive the corkage fee on your wine with the purchase of two food courses at this seafood spot.

803 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94117

2. B44 Catalan Bistro

44 Belden Pl, San Francisco, CA 94104

Pair your Catalan-style tapas with unlimited bottles of wine with free corkage on Monday nights.

44 Belden Pl
San Francisco, CA 94104

3. Baby Blues BBQ

3149 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

There's never a corkage fee at this barbecue joint, but owners ask that you "be reasonable" with the number of bottles you bring.

3149 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

4. Balboa Cafe

3199 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123

If you buy a bottle of wine from PlumpJack Wine & Spirits across the street from Balboa Cafe (same owners), then the restaurant will waive its $15 corkage fee.

3199 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94123

5. Barzotto

1270 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Purchase a bottle of wine at Barzotto's separate retail section and skip the corkage fee, any night of the week. It's a nice little sidestep of ordering off the regular wine menu to go along with your fast casual pasta.

1270 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

6. Belga

2000 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Starting December 5, Belga will waive corkage fees on Monday nights in December. It's a part of the new "Monday Lite" menu, which offers two courses from a select menu for $15, as well as $5 glasses of rosé.

2000 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123

7. Burritt Room Tavern

417 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Located inside the Mystic Hotel, this Californian bar and restaurant honors local producers on Monday nights when it offers complimentary corkage on Californian wines, with a limit of two bottles.

417 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

8. Dirty Water

1355 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Head inside the Twitter building on Sunday nights for unlimited free corkage at this meat-heavy, wine-friendly restaurant.

1355 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

9. feastly

2948 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Bring-your-own-anything — wine, spirits, or otherwise — to Feastly's regular pop-up meals. The communal spirit of the meals often means neighbors will share.

2948 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

10. Hillstone

1800 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Pair that excellent French dip sandwich with a bottle of wine you bring. The first 750ml bottle is corkage-free, after which it's $20 per bottle.

1800 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94111

11. The Perennial

59 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Tuesday nights in The Perennial's sustainable dining room brings no corkage fees, allowing one bottle per person.

59 9th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

12. The Stinking Rose

325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

Get your North Beach kitsch fill at garlic-heavy Italian spot The Stinking Rose, which never has a corkage fee on wine.

325 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

13. Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

3150 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Order Jewish cuisine at the counter, then sit down and enjoy some housemade pastrami alongside wine with no corkage fee, limited to two bottles.

3150 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

14. Zazie

941 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117

This brunch favorite also serves excellent dinner, and on Tuesday nights, there's no limit on the number of wines you can drink with no corkage fee.

941 Cole St
San Francisco, CA 94117

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