Look, we all have those days when even a trip to the shops or the bottle-o is just that little bit too much to handle. 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. And if you sign up to a subscription service, you won't be caught without something to pour your dinner guests. Just remember to have your ID with you.
Alcohol delivery services in Melbourne
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.
If you’re ordering dinner in, chances are you won’t be too keen on popping out to the bottle-o. Good thing UberEats is now offering an alcohol home delivery service. Customers can now add a bottle of wine or up to six bottles of beer to their order if you order a meal from one of the more than 30 current participating restaurants. The kicker however, is that you can only order beer and wine, and license restrictions mean that you have to order food with your booze. UberEats have made this a little easier for the initial roll-out by offering ‘Footy Feast’ packs through participating eateries.
Order through the UberEats app. Daily noon-9pm. No minimum order.
Culinary Carton is for the kind of person who won’t be caught without a good bottle at the ready around the house (because who knows when you might have guests around?). Every month, subscribers to Culinary Carton will be sent three or six bottles of wine from around the world.
Order through the Culinary Carton site. Monthly delivery. $70-$140.
Those delivery people in pink might be carrying a bit more than a serving of pad thai from a local restaurant. Some restaurants are offering beer and wine that you can order with or without some food to go along with your order. If you live near Richmond, online bottle shop The Cellar Room is also on Foodora and they’ve got slabs of ice cold Hawkers Pale Ale to an Il Posto Prosecco.
Order online or through the Foodora app. Within delivery hours only. No minimum order.
The best cheap eats in Melbourne
With so many cheap eats options in Melbourne it's not hard to eat out without breaking the bank. We've got lunch and dinner sorted if you're after a budget feed, so you can save up to go to Melbourne's best restaurants. Pro tip: you can also save a few bucks at some of our favourite BYO restaurants.