Don’t even think about running to the store: Some of L.A.’s best restaurants and bars have your back when you need a stiff drink at home, thanks to a new order from Mayor Garcetti. Restaurants and bars can now deliver alcohol to your door—whether it’s craft beer, wine or house-made cocktails—as long as they’re offering food, which means we can finally sip from some of our favorite spots in town from the comfort of our own couches.
Looking for a larger selection? There’s an app for that. A handful of websites and mobile apps devoted to alcohol delivery partner with local liquor stores, so you can shop virtually and build out your home bar—complete with accessories like copper strainers and even CBD tinctures. If you’re looking for a booze brought to you, here’s where to order from in Los Angeles.
Get a bottle or ready-made cocktail from these restaurants and bars
First Jeremy Fox’s Jewish-Midwestern-Californian dining spot flipped to offer pantry and larder items in addition to its takeout menu, and now it's expanding with plenty of alcohol, including cocktails to-go. Find funky wines, bubbly from the Loire Valley, and local craft beer, with most wine bottles arranged by body. Cocktails come $32 for three drinks or $60 for six, in classic-leaning options such as a negroni, a martini, a margarita and their chrysanthemum take on an old-fashioned.
One of the city’s top sandwich shops already sold a handful of low-intervention wines to pair with their Italian-inspired deli goods, and now you can pair them together on your couch. Bottles like rosé pet nats and magnums of Santa Barbara red blends should do the trick, especially with the signature Il Papa sandwich, but if you’re looking for something harder, they’ve got canned cocktails, too.
One of the world’s most famous cocktail names whips up some of the city’s top tipples in West Hollywood, but you can give them a shake in your own home with the same result. Sure, you’ll be missing Employees Only’s sleek, dark, sexy setting, but the drinks—including some of their most renowned—can be poured in your own kitchen now. What’s more, they’ve partnered with street-food hit Elio’s Wood Fire Pizza for a double whammy of pizza and excellent drinks brought straight to you.
L.A.’s breakfast-taco heavyweight champ is also a margarita champ—and you can be one too, at home. Tex-Mex bastion HomeState is now selling its margaritas to-go, a bottled and pre-mixed blend of tequila, Combier triple sec, house-made citrus simple syrup, and plenty of fresh-squeezed juice from both limes and lemons. Don’t skip the side of queso and chips when you place your order.
One of the best mezcal collections in Southern California can now be yours. Palms and Torrance's vibrant Oaxacan restaurant with a serious bottle selection just launched alcohol takeout, so now you can push a button for Madre's massive tlayudas and mezcal offerings alike. While Palms is only offering alcohol pickup, Torrance is keeping delivery boozed up, and both feature bottles and cocktails to-go, plus new menu items like $15 michelada kits and six-packs of beer for $12.
Jessica Koslow and Gabriela Cámara's Mexico City-meets-L.A. collab isn't just offering a pared-down menu of crispy rice salads, masa pancakes, pastries and tlacoyos—it's also delivering wine, beer, cider and cocktails. In fact, Onda's even gone so far as to launch a mystery wine four-pack; just choose your preference of red, white or a mix of both and somms Erin Rolek and Mackenzie Hoffman will curate a box for you. Individual bottles can run as low as $16, and their cocktails (the pear variety, a martini and the house margarita) come with two drinks per order—can't decide? There's even a combo pack of all three.
Big news: Our best new bar of 2019 now brings its stellar sake selection to you. OTOTO, the charming sibling spot to izakaya Tsubaki, approaches the Japanese rice wine the way a wine bar might, so its list is full of intriguing makers, classics, experimental pours and so much more. Just call 213-900-4900 to learn each day’s selection of bottles available for delivery, and you can even ask the staff to pair with your order of delicate small plates, curries, chicken katsu sandos and bento boxes.
Amari cocktails, chianti, rosés and orange wines to sip with some of the best pizza in the game? Oh, most definitely: Husband-and-wife team Daniel and Caitlin Cutler added alcohol delivery to Ronan’s menu, rounding out the rustic-yet-refined small plates, pizzas and one enormous, incredible calzone. There’s a pilsner, a kolsh and plenty of bottles of wine, plus ready-made bottled cocktails that only need to be poured over ice.
Another one of 2019’s best new bars is entering the cocktail delivery ring, and giving us a new way to play “slap the bag.” Thunderbolt’s Southern-inspired cocktails now come bagged and delivered straight to you, with options like the phenomenal P-Town Boxing Club, a Historic Filipino-town inspired, pandan-washed take on the old-fashioned; the breezy clarified piña colada Tropipop; and the bar’s signature drink, the Georgia Peach Thunderbolt, made with Jamaican and agricole rums, peaches and plenty of mint. There’s beer, too, plus bottles of wine, and some killer Southern-inspired BBQ from the restaurant next door, the Park’s Finest.
Order bottles via these apps and websites
Drizly delivers to more than 100 cities in North America, and in L.A., it’s got a stronghold: Sourcing from all over the L.A. area, it has thousands of varieties of beer, liquor and wine available for you to sip at home—and they guarantee delivery within an hour. This service has its own app, and once you enter your address into it, you’ll see which liquor stores and markets are included in your delivery radius; you can peruse these shops individually, or search for something specific by entering the brewery, vintner, product type, etc. They even deliver snacks, ice and other party provisions such as cups and hangover helpers. Delivery minimums vary by store.
As the name suggests, K&L specializes in wine—that doesn’t stop them from dabbling in spirits and beer, though, or accessories like glasses and bottle openers. You can peruse the website or search by regionality, price and appelation, not to mention join a monthly wine club or shop rare vintages reaching as high as nearly $5,000. Most bottles here are affordably priced, and well stocked. There’s an IRL shop you can visit in Hollywood, but for a delivery fee they’ll drive to most L.A. neighborhoods.
Minibar’s motto is “celebrate every day,” and as one of the most prolific alcohol delivery services—with availability in roughly 60 cities across the country—it brings the celebration far and wide. The free app allows you to enter your location, then it will link you with offerings from local liquor stores in your zone. They’ve got ample wine, beer and liquor, and the mixers and accessories from Minibar skew higher-end with options like tinctures, CBD powder, copper mugs, whole-bean coffee and even chocolate truffles. Expect a $5 delivery charge in most locales.
While most delivery services offer booze to your door within an hour, Saucey promises to get you a tipple in hand within 30 minutes. It’s also locally made. The L.A.-based delivery app is now available in most major U.S. cities (like San Francisco, NYC, Chicago and Washington, D.C.), and due to its local roots it also offers deliveries in our sometimes-overlooked neighbors, Orange County and San Diego. In L.A. alone it spans east from Altadena, Alhmabra and East L.A. all the way to South Bay and the Palisades, then up to Woodland Hills and Sylmar. Beer, wine and liquor are all on offer, as are snacks, energy bars and cigs. This app also sports no delivery fees and no minimums, so if you forgot just one ingredient, they’ve still got you covered at a reasonable price.