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The 10 best options for alcohol delivery in NYC

Looking for a last-minute bottle delivery? We've got you covered

Shaye Weaver

If you're looking for the best alcohol delivery in NYC, we have so many to choose from. New Yorkers order so many things direct to their homes that 'the city that never sleeps' might as well be renamed 'the city that never schleps'. Seriously, there’s no end to what you can get dropped off at your door: groceries, flowers and even cleaning services in NYC are all readily available at the click of a mouse or tap of an app. Even alcohol: why carry around cases of beer and bottles of wine to your fourth-floor walkup when there are so many delivery services that can do it for you? You'll still have to show your ID to the delivery person and chill your champagne, but the last thing you'll have to worry about is running out of booze.

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NYC alcohol delivery

1. Minibar

Much like the other services on this list, Minibar works with local suppliers to deliver beer, wine and liquor to your home within an hour of your order. Minibar does offer a few fun extras that its competitors lack, such as an event planning calculator that helps you predict the type and amount of booze to buy for your party. You can even book a bartender to work an upcoming event!

2. Saucey

Get 30-minute delivery with no order minimum — hallmarks of this alcohol delivery app — and shop from a wide range of beer, wine, spirits, mixers, even tobacco and snacks. The app, available for both iOs and Android, partners with local retailers in your zip code to ensure that your couriered booze arrives as quickly as possible, so you'll never have to wait to get the party started. Just meet the delivery person with your ID.


3. Vivino

Looking for the best wine money can buy, delivered to your door? You’ll probably find it here, alongside a whole host of other drops curated and rated by experts and aficionados. The range is huge, with most of the wines we’ve wanted available to buy. The only downside is that the top-enders tend to be available in crates, but really, the breadth of wines available means there’s still a remarkable selection available by the bottle. Recommended whether you’re an expert or a novice. 

4. Drizly

This service offers quick-and-easy delivery of beer, wine and spirits from local liquor stores around the city, usually in less than an hour. It won't cost you an arm and a leg either: Drizly never charges price mark-ups and many stores don’t charge delivery fees, although some do have a minimum order threshold. You can even schedule deliveries up to two weeks in advance, if you’re planning a party.


5. Fresh Direct

Whether or not you already use NYC home delivery stalwart Fresh Direct, you’re bound to have heard of them. After all, they’ve been bringing groceries direct to the doors of New Yorkers for years. Adding a bottle or six-pack to your grocery order is a cinch with Fresh Direct, which offers a variety of beer, cider, wine and spirits.

6. Instacart

You're already ordering some chicken for that meal prep later this week, so you might as well throw in an order for a bottle of Chablis. More than a dozen retaliersin NYC have partnered with Instacart and you can order from some of your favorite shops like Beekman Liquor.


7. Astor Wines

This Greenwich Village wine and liquor store has been a fixture in the community since it opened in 1946, so it’s only natural that the company took its business online after the dotcom boom. Orders over $150 ship for free to Manhattan or Brooklyn, but you have to meet a threshold of $199 to get free shipping elsewhere in New York state. You can even get same-day delivery in Manhattan below 125th street for a flat fee of $35 (up to four cases).



This website and app aggregates stores that offer alcohol delivery from all over the city—last we checked, that included more than 70 different options. A handy label under each store reveals the delivery minimum and address. And it's not just for booze, either: also covers groceries, food and even laundry.


Got a budding mixologist in your household? Born in the East Village, this bar-nerd delivery service ships cocktail kits with everything they'll need (ingredients, instructutions and, most importantly, the booze) to shake up pro-level drinks from the comfort of your own home. It beats running around for all the ingredients!


10. Postmates

One of the handiest delivery services on offer comes courtesy of Postmates. These guys will nip through the city to any store you like to pick up the item(s) you want and can get them to you in under an hour. Delivery fees start at $3.99 for partner merchants and $5.99-$9.99 for others or, for one $99.99 payment, you can have free unlimited delivery for the year. There's a free seven-day trial for free delivery too, so you can cancel post-haste if you change your mind. Naturally, any booze bundles will need to be met with an eligible ID on delivery.


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