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The best alcohol delivery services in Hong Kong

Is 7-Eleven just too far to go? These delivery services are riding to your rescue
Best alcohol delivery services in Hong Kong
By Douglas Parkes |
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Our city is famously convenient but sometimes waiting for the lift or trudging up and down the stairs of your walk-up is just too much effort – that’s where the best alcohol delivery services in Hong Kong come in. Whether you’re after a bottle of wine to go with dinner or something stronger for a house party, these nifty 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 $480 (otherwise $50) and your goods should arrive within four days Monday to Saturday. Best of all, cold deliveries can be arranged for an extra $50. Again, delivery to remote areas is restricted, so check if you need to before ordering. thebottleshop.hk

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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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 gift guides already prepared for Christmas, G&T boxes you can buy off the shelf (from $320 up to $820) and boxes of wine that you can personalise for that special someone. 

Orders over $500 are free to all of Hong Kong including all of Lantau (yes, even Tung Chung and the like) but not for other Outlying Islands. Orders placed before midday can be delivered same day (Monday to Saturday), with orders placed later typically delivered the next working day. If you have an urgent thirst, you can call 2111 9291 and they’ll see what they can do. winemoments.com

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

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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

Wine

Best for New World wines – Wine ’N’ Things

If New World wines excite you then Wine ’N’ Things is your babe. Originally, the company focused solely on New Zealand wines – growing to become the largest New Zealand wine importer in Hong Kong – but they now stock an excellent range of wines from Australia, South Africa, the United States and Chile as well. 

Order over $1,000 to wave the standard $120 delivery charge. There’s a weekly schedule for delivery to different parts of Hong Kong, so be sure to check the Wine ’N’ Things website and to plan according. Allow at least two days for delivery. winenthingshk.com

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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 $500 is free, otherwise, it costs $50. 

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

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

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