Cheers! Here are some restaurants in Ottawa where you can bring your own wine


Can there ever be too much wine?

PHOTO: Can there ever be too much wine? by Justin Van Leeuwen, from the OttawaStart Flickr Group


Ontario has allowed restaurants to offer “bring your own wine” (BYOW) service for nearly ten years now, but there aren’t too many Ottawa restaurants that allow it (or promote it).  We asked our readers on Twitter for their recommendations, and came up with this list.  (We welcome your suggestions and updates – please email

  • Play Food & Wine, 7 days a week, $15 per 750ml corkage
  • NeXT Restaurant (Stittsville), Monday-Wednesdays only, $5 corkage
  • Main Street Cellar (Manotick), Sundays only, $0 corkage
  • The BUZZ (Bank Street)
  • East India Company (Somerset)
  • Il Primo (Preston Street), Sunday-Wednesday, $10 corkage
  • Caffe Mio (Wellington Street) – Sunday-Wednesday, all corkage fees donated to charity
  • MUST wine bar in the Byward Market lets you bring wine on Sunday evenings for $5 per bottle corkage



OttawaStart Staff


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