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Everleigh Bottling Co
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Alcohol delivery services in Melbourne

For when you need the bar to come to you

By Time Out editors
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It's time like these you need a drink, but not just any drink, something that involves the premium ingredients or artistry you can't easily mimic at home.

Which is why we're thanking the entrepreneurial types who came up with the idea of delivering booze straight to our doorstep.

Food delivery services have hopped on board with the idea, making it that much more convenient to have a glass of vino or a beer with your delivery lunch or dinner. With next-day delivery or wait times, we advise you get on to ordering now so you can get on the beers later.

Need something to line your stomach? Check out the best restaurants now doing delivery in Melbourne

Alcohol delivery services in Melbourne

Cocktail at Romeo Lane
Photograph: Nathalie Saldumbide

1. Romeo Lane

Bars Cocktail bars Melbourne

You're a lucky human if you live in the inner city. Romeo Lane is delivering its fine cocktails to your door, sealed in individual portions. All you need is ice and a vessel. Order individually, or treat yourself to the Seven Day Weekend pack with ten of your favourite cocktails. That's right, upon checkout, you get to pick.

Order online. Delivering daily. 

Everleigh Bottling Co cocktails
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2. The Everleigh Bottling Co

Made in the Shade are all about the experience of a fine beverage. Founded by husband-and-wife-team Michael and Zara Madrusan, the group not only owns some of our favourite bars in Melbourne (Heartbreaker and The Everleigh are just a couple of the feathers in their cap), it also offers the Everleigh Bottling Co., which is where you'll find a one-stop shop for all your favourite Everleigh cocktails, including its new range of spritzes.

Order here.

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Wine and Food Solutions bottle shot
Photograph: Liz Carey

3. Vivant Selections

Hospitality veterans Liz Carey and Paul Guiney set up a minimal intervention wine distribution company in their spare time. What underachievers. The wines in the portfolio grace the lists of restaurants like Embla, Anchovy and French Saloon, and now you can get them delivered to your doorstep. If you know what is good for you, you'll sign up to the newsletter which blasts out new bottles and specials on a regular basis.

Order online. Delivering daily. 

Halle Aux Vins
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4. Halle Aux Vins

Halle Aux Vin is another wine distributor going direct to you with its fantastic portfolio of French, Italian and Australian wines. Wines can be delivered nationally on weekdays, and six days a week in the Melbourne metro area. Wine packs are available for specific tastes, but you can also purchase individual bottles.

Order online. Get 10% off your first order with the code FIRSTORDER20

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Pouring cocktails at Black Pearl
Photograph: Graham Denholm

5. Black Pearl

Bars Fitzroy

Melburnians never needed the succession of big international awards to know that the Black Pearl is where you go for a bloody good cocktail – though undoubtedly those accolades benefited the travellers who now flock to the bar as a checklist destination. And now it comes to you once again.

Order online. Delivery is $5 if your order is located within the 5km radius. Australia-wide delivery costs $20. Pick-up is also available. 

whisky in a cut-glass tumbler.
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6. Whisky & Alement

These guys have established themselves as Melbourne's go-to whisky purveyors since 2010, with an ever-changing menu of over 1000 casked creations. They're making sure you won't go without the 'water of life' under isolation by delivering their products to your door.

Order on the website. The 'dram van' does speedy deliveries to select Melbourne CBD suburbs, other orders can be shipped Australia wide. 

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Wines at Atlas Vinifera
Photograph: Graham Denholm

7. Atlas Vinifera

Restaurants Bars Richmond

Richmond's favourite little wine bar is now a wine shop. The entire range of wines, from cheapies you drink on a Monday night, to big-ticket numbers from its 'Pool Room' is up for grabs. The crew are personally delivering the wines themselves, so it's almost like getting the in-store experience, at home. 

Order online. Delivering daily. 

Pouring whisky at The Elysian
Photograph: Graham Denholm

8. The Elysian

Bars Fitzroy

Key to this speciality bar’s success is the immense goodwill banked by owner-bartenders Yao Wong and Kelvin Low among the whisky-loving community. They’ve painstakingly built a 350-strong back bar of rare and independently bottled whiskies. Each bottle has been hand-selected, resulting in an eclectic collection full of one-offs you won’t find elsewhere in the city. Order tasting packs of all the styles of whisky to be delivered to your door.

Order online. Delivering daily. 

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Cocktails at Mr West
Photograph: Graham Denholm

9. Mr West

This Footscray favourite doesn't want the people of Melbourne going without a good tipple while we have to stay home. The contactless 'click and collect' service has you covered. Browse a range of good wines, crafty cans, and cocktail 'bagnums' including a 1.5L bag of Espresso Martini. 

Order on the website. Daily noon-9pm. 

Dilly Delly
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10. Dilly Delly

Dilly Delly is still operating through Melbourne’s lockdown by offering its next-day bottled cocktail delivery service to all of Melbourne metro. There are ten different cocktails to choose from including; Margarita, Honeysuckle Daiquiri, Cosmo, Expresso Martini, White Lady, Dilly Delly Daiquiri, Gin Daisy, Old Fashioned, Boulevardier, and Negroni. All bottles are created fresh on the day they are delivered, priced at $27.50 each and come with two servings per bottle.

Orders can be made here.

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Low Key cocktail
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11. Low Key

Bars Northcote

In Low Key's normal life as a bar, cocktails are usually not the main focus. But, in times like these, it is still functioning as an essential neighbourhood service, and although it can't pour beers, it can certainly sell bottled cocktails. Bottled cocktails come in half litres if you're looking for something a little stronger than wine and beer, and care packages include packets of crisps.

Order online

Pisco sour Pastuso
Photograph: Kristoffer Paulsen

12. Sol Y Vino

The folk at San Telmo group are also importers of Argentinean and other European wines. In its direct-to-consumer store, you'll not only find popular varietals popular to Argentina like malbec and torrontes, but vermouth, pisco, sherry and cava.

Order online

 

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13. The Craft & Co

Restaurants Collingwood

This multi-purpose venue in Collingwood is equal parts delicatessen, boutique food store, restaurant and bar. The multi-level venue hosts an onsite micro-brewery, distillery, cured meats and cheesemaking rooms and a coffee roaster. The natural by-product of all these activities is booze – gin, wine, beer, you name it. The shop is live online and shipping nationally.

Order online. Delivering daily. Please note the store sells full-bottles and not bottled cocktails.     

Meatsmith butcher
Photograph: Harvard Wang

14. Meatsmith

Shopping Delis Fitzroy

Andrew McConnell’s specialty butcher and wine store is a one-stop-shop for dinner in a pinch. The chef opened the butcher with ex-Peter Bouchier butcher Troy Wheeler, who has been a business collaborator with McConnell for a number of years (Wheeler teaches McConnell's staff to butcher meats in-house at his restaurants). Throw in some locally produced wine, beers, and even great non-alcoholic bottles next time you put in a meat order.

Order online. Delivery is available through the Fitzroy, Brighton and St Kilda stores and covers a wide range of postcodes.

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15. Baxter's Lot

Bars Fitzroy

Named for the fearless Captain Baxter who is responsible for the parcel of land that is what we now know and love as Fitzroy, this bar is known for giving you a really good time. Find a range of beers; cheap and cheerful wines; and cocktails in a jar on its online store for takeaway and delivery. 

Order on the website

espresso cocktail kit
Photograph: Supplied/Cocktail Porter

16. Cocktail Porter

This 'online cocktail experience service' will send you everything you need to whip up beverages worthy of the coolest cocktail bars in town. Hankering for a fresh Espresso Martini? What about Rasberry Mint Mojitos, or Whisky four ways? They'll sort you out. If you're feeling a little less hands on, the Cocktail Porter can also hook you up with a range of bottled cocktails.  Maybe the Elderflower Gimlet or Salted Honey Old Fashioned will take your fancy? 

Order via the website. Allow three to five business days. Bottled cocktails from $19, cocktail kits from $69.95.

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Three women cheers cans of craft beer, they are smiling and laughing.
Photograph: Cait Miers/Jetty Road Brewery

17. Jetty Road Brewery

These craft beer legends don't want you going without during isolation, so they're bringing their canned goods from the brewery to your doorstep. You can quench your thirst with their range of classic core varieties as well as bespoke special varieties, so there's no missing out on quirky brews like Pineapple Fritter and Blueberry Gose.

Order on the website.  

Young Henrys beer
Photograph: Anna Kucera

18. Deliveroo

Some participating restaurants with Deliveroo are offering alcoholic beverages, although some will request that you purchase food as well as those beers you're ordering.

Order online or through the Deliveroo app. Within delivery hours only. No minimum fee.

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Jimmy Brings home
Photograph: Leslie Haworth

19. Jimmy Brings

Shopping Bottle shops

Jimmy Brings is an alcohol delivery service that promises the delivery of beer, wine and spirits within just 30 minutes. What’s more, Jimmy brings only the good stuff from a curated list. We’re talking your favourite beers and fine wines (plus Dom Perignon and Moët for extra special celebrations) and event extras. 

Order through the Jimmy Brings app. Daily 11.30am to 11pm (last orders 10.30pm). Sundays until 10pm (last orders 9.30pm).

A wine glass with some red wine in it
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20. Menulog

Menulog's bicycle army could be whizzing past with more than a pad thai on board. Some restaurants are also offering tipples with their nibbles, and there's some local bottle shops are also jumping in on the deliveries.

Order through the Menulog app. Within delivery hours only. Minimum orders vary. 

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21. Tipple

This liquor delivery service has it all. Tipple promises to deliver wine, a six-pack or a case of beer and cider, or spirits to your door within 60 minutes. The beers feature a nice selection of classics (VB, Coopers, Carlton Draught) and craft numbers (4 Pines, Mountain Goat, Stone and Wood); while you can go from cheap drop to mid-range bottles with the wine range. The service really shines when it comes to cocktails – they stock The Everleigh’s range of classic bottled cocktails and Melbourne Martini’s Espresso Martini in a jar. Prefer to mix your own cocktail? They’ll deliver cocktail packs like the Margarita, Negroni, or Old Fashioned sets with enough mixers and spirits to get you started.

Order through the Tipple app. Daily noon-11pm. Minimum order $30.

Cocktail at Byrdi
Photograph: Ben Moynihan

22. Byrdi

Bars Cocktail bars Melbourne

You can now get this bar's forward-thinking mixology bottled and delivered to your door. There are ready mixed cocktails as well as bottles of their seasonal, house-made spirits such as a gin infused with Victorian strawberries and foraged fig leaves. Can't decide between the wattleseed negroni and fennel-pollen sazerac? Get a tasting flight of all their offerings in 100ml or 500ml sizes.

Order online.

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23. Bright Brewery

Bars Bright

Since you're unlikely to be heading down the Great Alpine Road within the next few days, Bright Brewery is bringing its craft beer to you. Purchase them by the single brew or in mixed cases. 

Order online

The Ugly Duckling interior
Photograph: Graham Denholm

24. Ugly Duckling

Bars Cocktail bars Richmond

Bottled cocktails from Ugly Duckling's At Home series are available for takeaway and delivery, along with cheese and charcuterie for a tinge of that cocktail bar experience. Tipples include a lavender gin spritz, jalapeño margarita, salted caramel old fashioned, guava cosmo, dry gin martini and a bread and butter hot toddy.

Order online.

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at Bellarine Distillery
Photograph: Chris McConville photography

25. Bellarine and Geelong wineries

Bars Breweries Drysdale

Many wineries around Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula continue to offer wine direct to your door. In response to the lack of visitors, they're shipping directly to customers, and offering great value deals to boot. There's a full list of wineries offering delivery here, including Basils FarmMt Duneed EstateJack Rabbit Vineyard, Scotchmans Hill and Curlewis Winery. Not a wine drinker? Check out other producers such as The Whiskery, BrewiColo Brewing Co. and Flying Brick Cider. 

Order online.

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