|Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston’s Licensing Board announced that applications for ‘Bring Your Own Bottle’ (BYOB) permits are now available online for restaurants who meet certain eligibility requirements. Applications will be accepted beginning on Monday, February 6.
“For the first time in our city’s history, restaurants are allowed to take advantage of BYOB,” said Mayor Walsh. “This measure will bring increased economic opportunity to Boston’s neighborhood restaurants and help our city’s economic growth overall. I would like to thank the Boston City Council and Boston Licensing Board for their work on this initiative, and look forward to the great results.”
“I’m excited to see Boston officially open license applications for BYOB, creating a new way for neighborhood restaurants to thrive and more options for consumers to dine local. Thank you to Mayor Walsh and the Boston Licensing Board for working with the City Council to make this a reality for our city,” said City Council President Michelle Wu.
A restaurant who wishes to apply must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Patrons dining at a restaurant that obtains a BYOB permit may only bring no more than 750ml per person of wine and 64 oz per person of malt beverages. Distilled spirits, liqueurs and cordials are not permitted.
Once a BYOB application is filed with the Boston Licensing Board, a hearing will be scheduled.