Alcohol delivery startups want to play event planner and help you coordinate your next party. Whether you are planning a big event or a small get-together, these alcohol delivery companies will let you get the necessary supplies for your party, all from the comfort of your own home. Even if you don’t have an event coming up, these companies allow you to discover, learn and try new, local beers, wines and spirits and provide innovative cocktails recipes. Many of these startups also have apps that allow you to order alcohol straight from your smartphone, bringing a whole new meaning to on-demand service. Below we have listed some of the most popular booze delivery services that you can use for your next party.
Drizly is an alcohol delivery service that works with local stores in your area to get you alcohol delivered to your door within an hour of placing an order. You simply enter your address on their website and Drizly will display inventory and prices of beer, wine and liquor that are currently available in stores located in your area. Drizly offers extra items, which includes mixers like soda, Red Bull, orange and cranberry juice, party supplies like cups and ice and even limes and lemons. There are no markups on the prices of any products that they offer. The website also features cocktail recipes, as well as top picks from bloggers and award winning chefs that include recipes of meals that pair well with the type of alcohol they choose. Drizly also allows you to send the gift of alcohol to that someone special. The alcohol service is available in major cities, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Seattle, Washington, D.C and many more. Drizly also has a mobile app available from the App Store or on Google Play
Minibar is similar to Drizly in that the company partners with local retailers to provide and deliver spirits, beer, wine and mixers. The company promises to deliver your order within 30-60 minutes, but it also lets you schedule future deliveries. In addition, Minibar allows users the ability to book a professional mixologist to bartend at an event. They will also help you plan your next event by giving a breakdown of how much of each type of alcohol you will need for your guests. First time customers get $5 off of their order. Delivery is available in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Denver, San Diego, Miami and many more. Minibar also has an app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or on Google Play.
Another on-demand alcohol delivery service that lets you shop your favorite brands of wine, beer and spirits is Thirstie. Just like Drizly and Minibar, Thirstie promises a delivery window of under an hour. Their website provides cocktail recipes and guides on how to cook with alcohol through its platform The Craft. Thirstie also gives recommendations for pairing food with the right type of alcohol. The service even offers tips on how to throw themed parties. `Thirstie delivers to major cities including Austin, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, Toronto, Dallas and New York City. The company also have an app available for iPhone and Android users.
Flaviar exclusively focuses on delivering premium spirits like whisky, bourbon, gin, cognac and rum. Spirit connoisseurs can enjoy an every-changing collection curated from over 15,000 bottles of spirits from around the world. Flaviar is a members’ club that delivers handpicked sample tasting boxes each month and it also allows members to buy individual bottles, as well. You can sign up to be put on their waiting list through their website. Delivery times may vary from a few days to a couple of weeks. Flaviar also has an app for iPhone users that can be download here.
Distiller is similar to Flaviar and offers delivery for spirits like whiskey, tequila, rum and brandy only. The company also provides education, recommendations, ratings and expert reviews. Distiller helps you discover and learn about new spirits and it has a searchable database. The expected delivery time is similar to Flaviar and you may have to wait a few days or a couple of weeks to receive your order. You can get the Distiller app at the App Store or on Google Play.
A few honorable mentions include Saucey, available to consumers in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, BrewDrop, which is now a part of delivery.com and available in select cities and Swill, which is currently in New York City. Lastly, the alcohol delivery startup Klink is your go-to alcohol supply source with delivery available in cities like Ann Arbor, Miami, Orlando and Washington, D.C.