Boystown BYOB spots
5 restaurants to bring a bottle in East Lakeview and Boystown
Sushi at Diva Thai and Sushi Bar (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye / June 15, 2012)
Diva Thai and Sushi Bar
3542 N. Halsted St. 773-857-0571
After the bars and clubs on this stretch of Halsted Street shutter for the night, your late-night meal awaits here in the form of signature maki and Thai staples such as pad kee mao.
3023 N. Broadway 773-296-6901
The menu at this garden-level Mexican eatery changes often, but you can always count on plenty of grilled meats, complex sauces and fresh seafood. Bring a bottle of red wine to make your own sangria or tequila to spike the house-made margarita mix.
3422 N. Broadway 773-529-2525
Tote along your own bottle of sake and order the $22 all-you-can-eat sushi deal with a table of fellow fish lovers. The menu also features rice and noodle dishes, bento boxes and Asian-American mash-ups such as a bulgogi burger.
HB Home Bistro
3404 N. Halsted St. 773-661-0299
This bustling neighborhood standby from chef-owner Joncarl Lachman serves hearty European-inspired dishes such as rabbit with spaetzle and mussels with fries. You can’t go wrong bringing along a Belgian-style ale or dry sparkling wine to sip with dinner.
Joy’s Noodles & Rice
3257 N. Broadway 773-327-8330
This noodle house is a neighborhood standby for affordable noodle, rice and curry dishes, plus snackable starters such as fried wontons and chicken satay that, for the most part, ring in at $5 or less.