Brisbane's Best BYO Food Bars

While BYO restaurants in Brisbane are on the wane, a new wave of bars where you can BYO food have been popping up around town. Here are 10 Brisbane bars where customers can bring in food from nearby restaurants and takeaways or from home and the odd one that will even plate it up for you.

The Bench

A brick terrace cottage in a bayside suburb houses this laidback craft beer and small batch spirit bar where drinkers can order in Sri Lankan, Mod Oz, Indian or Mediterranean from nearby eateries...more

The Scratch

This cool indie beer bar has 9 craft beer and ciders on tap as well as boutique wines and spirits, with in-house cheese plates and the option to BYO food from the next door Thai or wherever you fancy...more

Junk Bar

Brisbane's first small bar (a lamplit vintage lounge) has been encouraging drinkers to BYO food since the day they opened and will even plate it up if asked, otherwise they serve basic nibbles...more

Mr Henderson

An historic bootmaker's shop converted into a funky little bar is one of the bayside's best little drinking holes, where food trucks pull up out back on weekends or punters can BYO food...more

Can You Keep a Secret

One of the Gabba's heritage-listed oldest buildings is home to this cosy vintage lounge bar, which serves up all manner of beers, wines, ciders and spirits while patrons bring in pizza from nearby...more

Cardigan Bar

Another cool little bayside bar which has a BYO food option, Cardigan serves up a range of local craft beers, spirits, cider and wine with a side of live music on weekends and bar nibbles or BYO meals...more


A dedicated whisky bar housed in London-style digs with vintage cage lights, Cobbler has over 300 whiskies as well as killer cocktails on the menu and punters can bring what they like to eat...more

The Bearded Lady

A lively little inner city hive of fringe arts, music and out-there entertainment, the Bearded Lady is one of a kind, which is why punters are encouraged to BYO food to munch with the in-house drinks...more


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