How good is BYO? Whether you're eating on a budget or itching to try a bottle stashed at home, there's a certain satisfaction in walking through the door and pouring yourself exactly what you want to drink. Here are our favourites.

D.O.C.

The mozzarella bar with the most.

295 Drummond Street
Carlton VIC 3053

Sosta Cucina

Italian that changes with the seasons.

12 Errol Street
North Melbourne VIC

I Love Pho

A Victoria Street staple.

264 Victoria Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Big Boy BBQ

Match your burgers with a $1 BYO drink.

764 Glenhuntly Road
Caulfield South VIC 3162

Laksa King

Mmm, coconut.

6-12 Pin-Oak Crescent
Flemington VIC

Mamak

Fluffy roti and Malaysian satay.

366 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC

Abla's

Homemade Lebanese fare since 1979.

109 Elgin Street
Carlton VIC

China Red

Corkage is $3.50 a head. You know what to do.

Shop 6 206 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC

Scopri

Regional Italian made with local produce.

191 Nicholson Street
Carlton VIC 3053

Tiamo Coffee

More than just pizza.

303 Lygon Street
Carlton VIC

Tiamo 2

Nothing but pizza.

305 Lygon Street
Carlton VIC

HuTong

Some of the best dumplings in town.

14-16 Market Lane
Melbourne VIC