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Best alcohol delivery services in Hong Kong

The best alcohol delivery services in Hong Kong

Stocking up on supplies for your home bar? These delivery services are riding to your rescue

By Time Out Hong Kong
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Now that the city's bars, pubs, and clubs are closed until April 23, thirsty Hongkongers will be turning to their homes to drink their favourite tipples. If you're looking for liquor delivery options to stock up on your supply, this roundup of the best alcohol delivery services will let you kick back and wait for the booze to arrive on your doorstep. 

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Best alcohol delivery services in Hong Kong

The Bottle Shop

All-round best – The Bottle Shop

If you’re craving some straightforward suds or a more esoteric beer, you’re can find both at the Bottle Shop. But there’s more to this place than just appreciation for good beers. Wines, spirits, mixers, snacks and even glassware can all be ordered here.

There’s free delivery for orders over $680 (otherwise $80) and your goods should arrive within four days Monday to Saturday. thebottleshop.hk

HK Liquor Store

Best for spirits – HK Liquor Store

One of the biggest retail distributors of booze in Hong Kong, HK Liquor Store has branches across the Island, in Sai Ying Pun, Happy Valley, Wan Chai and Central. If that’s no good to you, delivery for all orders over $800 is free, otherwise, it costs $100. 

Unsurprisingly, the chain focuses on spirits and stocks a wide range of just about everything, including less well-known ones like raicilla. Delivery to Outlying Islands and certain areas, such as Tai O, is restricted, so double check online if you’re not in a major urban area. hkliquorstore.com

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HK Brew Craft

Best for local beers – HK Brew Craft

A yeasty alternative to The Bottle Shop, HK Brew Craft has a wide variety of beers to tempt all hop heads into an order. They have more than 250 from around the world, including an impressive local selection featuring the likes of Gweilo, Heroes, Nine Dragons, Tai Wai Beer and Young Master.

There’s free delivery on all orders over $600. For orders less than that it costs $60. They deliver Monday to Friday and to most parts of Hong Kong. Orders should arrive in two to four working days. hkbrewcraft.com

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The best for whiskies – HK Whisky Store

Are you a whisky buff? Then you'll feel like a kid in a candy shop when you head to HK Whisky Store's online store, an affiliate shop of HK Liquor Store. The website provides a large selection of Scotch, Japanese whisky, and other whiskies from different parts of the world, including independent bottlers like Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Duncan Taylor, Douglas Laing, and That Boutique-y Whisky Co. You will also find whisky aroma tasting kits and various whisky glassware and accessories.  

The shop offers free shipping for orders over $800; otherwise, they charge a $100 delivery fee for lesser amounts. Allow at least three to four days for delivery. hkwhiskystore.com

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Cuvees

Best for fine wines – Cuvees

A self-proclaimed ‘boutique and artisan beverage distributor’, Cuvees stocks all of its inventory – so you don’t need to worry about items being unavailable – and guarantees delivery within 48 hours with no extra charge. Although wine is its primary focus, Cuvees also carries a range of sake from half-a-dozen Japanese prefectures and all sorts of spirits from baijiu to mezcal.

Orders over $1,500 get free shipping. If you don’t order that amount you must pay $90. It delivers to most of Hong Kong and Macau but there are certain restrictions on where. If you’re not sure, check here before you order. cuvees.com

Wine Moment

Best for gift sets – Wine Moments

What sets Wine Moments apart from its competitors is its options for boxing boozy gifts for your friends and family. They’ve got G&T boxes you can buy off the shelf (from $390 up to $740) and boxes of wine that you can personalise for that special someone. 

Free delivery is offered for all orders going to Hong Kong Island or Kowloon, with no minimum purchase required. As for those living out in New Territories or outer islands, there is a delivery charge of $100 for any orders under $1,000. Orders are shipped out typically within one to three days, but if you have an urgent thirst, you can get in touch via hello@winemoments.com and they’ll see what they can do! winemoments.com

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CellarMaster Wines

Best for delivery coverage – CellarMaster Wines

If restrictions on delivery have you down, you don’t need to worry about that with CellarMaster Wines. Unless you live on a remote island, then you should be good with its delivery service which reaches places like Cheung Chau, Tai O, the airport area and all of Lamma. Delivery costs vary depending on what area you live in so, as usual, be sure to check before ordering.

What CMW stocks is a solid range of everything you’d expect – reds, whites, champagne, spirits and beer and cider. Best of all, its bin ends selections allows you to regularly bag some bargains, like bottles of California reds for just $40. If you order before 3pm, you can expect next day delivery to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. cellarmasterwines.com

Bottles XO

Best for immediate delivery – Bottles XO

If you need your libations like right now, download the Bottles XO app. It promises to deliver within 60 minutes (Monday to Friday 3pm-12am, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-12am) and to have your drinks chilled on arrival. There’s no minimum order and no delivery fees, either. The variety isn’t huge – the app currently lists rum and mezcal as spirits options but no vodka or gin, for instance – but there’s a decent range of beers, wines and spirits taken as a whole.

They promise to deliver ‘wherever you are’ but we can’t claim to have tried delivery to any Outlying Islands or the like, so perhaps take that claim with a pinch of salt. Download the app here

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