DRINK ON DEMAND | OUR FAVOURITE BAR & BOTTLE SHOP DELIVERIES
Drinking in your flat is now the new going out – thanks curfew – but that doesn’t mean you have to drink all the weird and wonderful things lurking at the back of your cabinets (well not just yet anyway) as many bars, bottle shops and breweries are delivering booze direct to your doors, including many for the very first time in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
New Delivery Options
Modal supply some of our favourite wines to some of our favourite restaurants – and now, praise be, they are delivering direct to your house! We couldn’t have been more happy when we saw this and wasted no time in placing our order, which was delivered the next day. Modal specialises in natural, small batch, distinctive wines from independent growers across Europe. Modal will put together a list of recommendations depending on your budget and preferences but you can pretty much guarantee you’ll get great wine whatever you choose.
Lockdown Liquor & Co.
Created to bring some joy in the midst of the pandemic, Lockdown Liquor & Co. delivers small-batch pre-mixed cocktails across the country. The Picante, a chilli margarita, is a real winner and with proceeds going to NHS Charities Together, you’ll be doing a good deed by buying these bevvies.
If you’re ordering in a load of booze, you’ll need some mixers to go with it and that’s where Double Dutch comes in. The award-winning tonics and mixers brand has launched a range of packs to keep you going during lockdown, including a range of mixers, spirits, games and even hand sanitiser. They’re also donating a fiver from every pack to the NHS.
Moore House Cocktail Company
Moore House Cocktail Company
We’re all seeing our neighbours around a hell of a lot more so we love Freedom Lager’s new ‘Love Thy Neighbour Campaign’. For anyone making a purchase through their website you’ll get a free gift pack containing four cans of lager and a tote bag, which you can leave on your chosen neighbour’s doorstep. So whether you’ve got a new found friend you won’t to cheer up, or you need to say sorry for getting a bit too rowdy in your last awkward virtual office catch up with your colleagues, then this is a great way to do it.
Rebellious Goods – this new online store (based in Hackney Downs) has an impeccable selection of wines, beers, ciders and spirits. You won’t find everything under the sun here, but a curated small selection of what the team like to drink themselves – so all the good stuff. There’s beers from Mondo and Braybrooke, spirits from Copenhagen’s ultra-hip Empirical Spirits, and UK natural wines from our favourites, Tillingham, and Bethnal Green’s Renegade. But it gets better – they will deliver to your door (or park bench) within an hour if you order between 12 and 6pm (certain postcodes only, but there’s a lot of Zones 1 and 2 covered).
As with Modal, Tiger Vines was a restaurant wine supplier for the likes of The Fat Duck, Hawksmoor, and Gymkhana (JKS’ Sunaina Sethi is an investor in the company). Founded by ex-Billecart Salmon Ambassador James Thomas in 2018, Tiger Vines has now launched home delivery, and with those restaurants as clients, you know there’s going to be some seriously good bottles on offer. Tiger Vines offers a number of hand picked, six bottle cases (available to purchase directly from their website) including The Essentials (£80) and California Essentials (£140). Each case arrives with information and tips on how to enjoy these wines at home, and if you order again you’ll get a whole different selection of bottles, meaning you will discover lots of new wines along the way.
The Sun Tavern
The Sun Tavern’s Quarantini Kits contain two bottled cocktails (each bottle contains four serves) and you can choose from Old Fashioneds, Negronis and Boulevardiers. If you’re within three miles of the bar you can get them on same-delivery for free, and if not, they’ll go out in the post for the next day.
The batched cocktail company, which is primarily for on-trade and hospitality, is now doing consumer deliveries so you can get premium ready-mixed cocktails like amaretto sours, mojitos, and espresso martinis delivered to your door. They’ve even done a limited edition collab with Mr Lyan to mark the VE Day anniversary and raise money for the NHS.
The Drinks Drop
Highball Brands, a drinks distribution company, has launch a not-for-profit cocktail delivery service named, ‘The Drinks Drop’. The drinks are created in co-lab with some of London’s best bars AND all the money made is shared out evenly to the bars taking part. Warning – these bad boys are punchy.
You can get bottled cocktails from the bar, including the Tea Old Fashioned, Cafe au Lait, Fig Palmetto and Chamomile Gimlet, delivered across Highbury & Islington.
Stokey wine bar and bistro Rubedo is doing wine deliveries at retail prices. Delivery is within a 1.5 mile radius or they’re offering contactless pick-up if you can get to them.
Ladies & Gentlemen
The Kentish Town cocktail bar is delivering gin or vodka Quarantinis, Zombies, classic cocktails like Old Fashioneds, Negronis, and Margaritas or Ayurvedic juices if you’re off the sauce to all you North London peeps.
The cocktail bar is making sure that we don’t all run dry by offering a pick-up and delivery service of their cocktails and other bottled bevvies.
Not only does the Dalston agaveria bottle its signature Mirror Margarita for you to buy from the bar, it’s also now doing a bottled version of the Mezcal Mirror Margarita and offering delivery, with an online purchasing system coming soon too.
Diogenes the Dog
The Elephant & Castle wine bar has opened an online shop delivering their full rotating wine list, a range of beers and spirits, and grocery items like breads, cheeses, meats and snacks, so you can put on a proper spread. They’re also running a home delivery sommelier service. You ring them up and tell them what you’re cooking and the team will give you expert advice on what wines will pair well. You can place an order and get your vino delivered free of charge if you live within a one-mile radius of the bar.
Diogenes the Dog
If you live within a 2-3 mile radius of the Deptford and Farringdon bars, you can get bottles delivered for free. And there’s discounts on mixed cases too, with 5% off 6 bottles and 10% off 12.
You can get same-day deliveries of vino from the Dalston bar if you live within a three-mile radius. If you’re further afield, you just have to wait 2-3 days for your bottles to arrive.
The East London brewery is donating £1 for every bottle of their new Stay at Home lager to the NHS. You can get the new brew as well as old faves delivered. If you’d rather a freshly poured pint, you can get those too courtesy of the Forest Road Beer Unit, aka a van with tap lines for POSH Lager, WORK IPA and EASY Pale Ale. If you’re based within three miles of the taproom in E8 and you wanna get the pints in, Whatsapp/text them on 07507096874
You’ve always been able to order drinks from Square Root but now you can get your soda fix on the regs with their new Doorstep Fizzy Pop subscription service. Currently operating in East London, you can choose the pack you want, from the likes of core flavours, seasonal sodas, tonic and alcohol-free cocktails, and how often you want them, and the team will drop them off at your doorstep. Square Root is also donating £1 from every pack to the Drinks Trust, so you’ll be doing a good deed too.
The Devon brewery is delivering its beers (including Shingle Bay, Seahorse and Devon Amber) and new Ocean Cider nationwide, including luxury beer hampers and four bottle presentation packs – ideal if you’re in need of a lockdown gift.
The award-winning Hampshire winery is delivering its full range of English sparkling vino, so you can get everything from their new STILL Rosé to a case of 2013 Blanc de Blancs. And for every case of wine bought, the winery is donating to Hospitality Action, so drink up!
The Bottle Club
Recreate the bar experience at home with booze, mixers, barware and snacks from The Bottle Club, and you can get 5% off with the code PUBSCLOSED5.
Get your fave Mr Lyan cocktail, including the Mr Lyan Old Fashioned and the Spotless Martini, perfectly mixed, bottled and ready to drink.
Renegade Urban Winery
Renegade does next-day delivery on its wine, for free, with no minimum order. Well it’d be rude not to right?
Whether you need a can or a case, Mother Kelly’s has you covered on the craft beer front. They also have wines and bottled cocktails for all the non-beer drinkers out there.
You may not able to pop into one of the Humble Grape bars but you can still get your hands on their wine by ordering online. There’s 10% off cases of 6+ bottles of wine, with code THANKYOU10 and 20% off cases of 12+ bottles of wine, with check out code THANKYOU20, and they deliver across mainland UK.
Not only can you order beer direct from Pressure Drop, for every order of 15 cans or more, they’ll pay forward £25 of credit to the independent pub, restaurant or retail outfit of your choice, so it’s a double win!
This digital bottle shop is packed with great biodynamic and organic wines, and now they’re helping Four Legs with their fundraising campaign for kitchen staff by donating 10% of all orders using the code ‘LOWLEGS’.