BYOB

BYOB

BYOB is an acronym most commonly meant to stand for "bring your own bottle", "bring your own booze" "bring your own bucket" or "bring your own beer".

BYOB is often placed on an invitation to indicate that the host will not be providing alcohol and that guests are welcome to bring their own. It is also frequently used by regular bars, restaurants, or strip clubs which do not have licenses to serve liquor or alcoholic beverages in general - in some jurisdictions, licenses for strip clubs and liquor licenses are mutually exclusive.

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Etymology

The term is cited by some online sources to have been used first in the early 1970s to mean "bring your own bottle" although in present day it is just as likely to mean "bring your own booze/beer".[1]

Regional variations

In Australia and New Zealand, the term "BYO" (Bring Your Own) emerged to describe establishments that had special alcohol licences allowing guest to bring their own bottle of wine. It is believed that restaurants in Melbourne, in the state of Victoria, were advertising as "BYO" establishments by the 1960s with the concept becoming popular in New Zealand in the late 1970s.

This practice is congruent with corkage, the practice of restaurants where guests are allowed to bring their own bottles by paying a fee to the restaurant.[2] In Australia, many BYO restaurants charge a corkage fee.

In the US state of New York, BYOB is illegal, unless the business already has a liquor license.[3]

Alternative meanings

It may also refer to "Build Your Own Blocks", an advanced offshoot of the MIT Scratch programming language developed at UC Berkeley.[4]

References

  1. ^ "BYOB - Definitions from Dictionary.com". http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/BYOB. Retrieved 2006-12-11. 
  2. ^ J. Robinson (ed) "The Oxford Companion to Wine" Third Edition pg 117 & 200 Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 0198609906
  3. ^ http://www.abc.state.ny.us/bring-your-own-bottle-byob
  4. ^ "BYOB - "Build Your Own Blocks" programming language at UC Berkeley". http://byob.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 

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