This week, the Boston Licensing Board paved the way for some Boston restaurants to allow BYOB, reports UHub. (Applications will likely begin in the spring -- the forms have to be designed first.)
The new regulation gives restaurants that (a) don’t already have a liquor license and (b) are located in neighborhoods that don’t have many licenses available the chance to apply for a $400 BYOB license, which would allow customers to bring in wine bottles up to 750 ml, as well as beer bottles and growlers.
Other rules: no cordials or hard liquor, no running out to pick up another bottle in the middle of the meal, no corkage fee, and no BYOB before 5 p.m. or after 11 p.m. UHub notes that a number of neighborhoods remain ineligible under the new regulation, including the North End, South End, Back Bay, Chinatown, and more.
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