5 Services That Will Deliver Booze Right To Your Doorstep
Cocktails are just a few clicks away!
If leaving your house seems like too much effort on the weekends, don’t worry—Amazon Prime Now will now deliver “Sunday Funday” drinks right to your doorstep.
Just before March Madness started, Amazon announced it was adding alcohol to the one- and two-hour Prime Now delivery services around Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. Customers within the delivery range can order wine and champagne or choose from popular local and domestic beers, like Great Lakes Brewing Company and Rhinegeist. The wine menu features 90 different products, including both boxes and bottles of wine. Two-hour deliveries are free, while the one-hour service costs $7.99.
Amazon first rolled out wine, beer and spirits delivery through Prime Now in Seattle back in 2015. The option is still only available in a limited number of U.S. cities, but the Ohio experiment suggests the company might have more plans for expansion in the future.
Amazon said Prime Now members can enter their zip code to see if the service is available, set a notification to inform them when the service becomes available in their area or log into their primenow.com account for regular updates.
Of course, Amazon isn’t the only player in the booze-delivery game (though it might be the biggest). Here are four of the other services that will save your party when you start running low on mixers or merlot:
One of the first companies to jump on this trend, Minibar’s mobile app connects people with nearby liquor stores and lets them schedule orders. Customers can either place orders for immediate delivery or for future dates (in case you’re the forgetful type). It’s already available in more than 25 cities and metropolitan regions, including Palm Beach, Austin, Nashville and the Twin Cities.
Unlike some of its competitors, Minibar doesn’t consider itself a “delivery” service. Technically, it doesn’t deliver anything, since the deliveries are actually fulfilled by local retailers. There’s no delivery fee on orders, but the company does take a cut of each sale from participating retailers.
Founded by a pair of Boston College grads in 2012, Drizly aims to “transform the way alcohol is shopped, sold and shared.” The company partners with local retailers to offer shoppers quick access to a range of beer, wine, spirits and mixers. Just enter your address into the site or app, then browse the shelves of liquor stores near your location. Once you decide, a delivery driver will bring your order right to your door, usually within 30 to 45 minutes.
Drizly is currently available in 40 cities across the U.S. and Canada, including Tucson, St. Louis, Calgary and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with more cities coming soon.
Like Drizly, Miami-based Klink makes ordering alcohol as easy as a few clicks. This mobile delivery service promises to deliver in less than an hour, no matter what. The company intentionally chose its original sites in areas near big universities, to take advantage of the local market (aka college kids stocking up before house parties). Klink charges the same prices as local liquor stores (plus a flat $3.87 delivery fee). Its hours do vary depending on the liquor laws in your area.
The so-called “Uber for booze,” Saucey delivers wine, beer and spirits to customers in record time. Consumers in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento or Chicago set their locations, place their orders, and present their IDs to their couriers at the time of delivery. There are no additional fees at checkout, and orders generally take between 20 and 40 minutes to arrive. Unlike some of the other alcohol delivery services, though, Saucey actually oversees its own couriers.