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Chicago is the Best BYOB City

Chicago embraces the idea of BYOB, or “bring your own bottle/beer.”  The City has almost 6000 restaurants that allow their customers to bring their favorite wine or beer in with them to drink while they dine, openly and legally. This practice is popular with customers and restaurants alike, as it offers a range of benefits from licensing requirements to cost. Of course, there are a few caveats that diners should keep in mind while indulging.  Despite being a BYOB-friendly city, Chicago does have rules that attempt to keep the practice within acceptable bounds.

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