The best options for alcohol delivery in NYC

No need to stop the party when you run out of beer—just order alcohol delivery in NYC from one of these handy services

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Why bother carrying a cases of beer or bottles of wine back to your apartment when you can just order alcohol delivery in NYC? New Yorkers order so many things delivered 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: Grocery delivery, flower delivery and cleaning services in NYC are all readily available at the click of a mouse or tap of an app. Your dreams of coming home to a chilled bottle of champagne on your doorstep might be a ways off, though: You still have to show your ID to the delivery person, after all. Still, it’s a lot better than lugging a keg around by yourself!

Alcohol delivery in NYC

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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.

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FreshDirect

If you already order groceries from FreshDirect, it’s easy to throw a bottle of wine or six-pack of beer into your digital shopping cart. Any alcohol you order will come inside your regular grocery order and someone 21 or older will need to be there to accept the package. FreshDirect’s highly curated sister service Foodkick also offers delivery of wine, beer and spirits.

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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!

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HelloFresh Wine

Don’t know how to pick out a good bottle of wine? Let HelloFresh do it for you. The meal kit company now offers monthly boxes of six wines for customers who hate going to the store. Just pick whether or not you’d like reds, whites or a mixture of both and wait for your booze to arrive. 

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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 $99 ship for free to Manhattan or Brooklyn, but you have to meet a threshold of $150 to get free shipping elsewhere in New York state. You can even get same-day delivery in Manhattan for a flat fee of $25.

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Delivery.com

This website and app aggregates stores that offer alcohol delivery from all over the city—last we checked, that included 78 different options. A handy label under each store reveals the delivery minimum and address. And it's not just for booze, either: Delivery.com also covers groceries, food and even laundry.

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Swill

Swill matches up thirsty New Yorkers with nearby liquor stores for delivery within the hour. Wine, beer, spirits and mixers are all on offer—you can even order kegs if you schedule the delivery ahead of time and put down a small deposit.

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Postmates

You can use Postmates to get just about anything delivered—including alcohol. The popular service will drop off a wide variety of wine and spirits at your apartment, office or wherever else you like, as long as you can provide photo ID when they arrive.

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New York Grocery

Hop heads might want to take advantage of this delivery service with a wide selection of beer by the case or keg. In addition to crowd-pleasing brews like Blue Moon and Pabst Blue Ribbon, New York Grocery also carries specialty suds like Chimay and Evil Twin. You can even have kegs of craft beer sent to your apartment—just note that the delivery guys won’t carry it up the stairs for you.

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