14 places to buy alcohol online - from general online liquor stores to monthly wine delivery services
- Buying a cool craft beer, nice bottle of wine, or party-ready handle of liquor no longer requires going to your local liquor or grocery store.
- Online delivery services make it less stressful, more convenient, and more fun to buy the alcohol you want. But, depending on what you're specifically looking for, some online alcohol companies will be better than others.
- We categorized 14 delivery services into three sections: general online shop, discovery-based, and cocktail kits.
For something that's supposed to make your night more fun or relaxing, alcohol isn't the easiest drink to shop for.
You realize once you step into a liquor store or grocery store aisle that there is an overwhelming number of alcohol types and brands (and of course, the one you're actually looking for is hiding in an unreachable corner), and that you'll have to keep your purchases safe and secure through the bumpy car ride. Or worse, you don't own a car and have a long, strenuous walk home, including five flights of stairs, to look forward to.Online delivery services are making the stressful ordeal of buying alcohol much more convenient and enjoyable, as they do for most things (see: buying mattresses, gourmet foods, even large house plants). You won't have to figure out how to lug five bottles of wine home or make a rushed dash for the store 15 minutes before your party is set to start.
Companies that sell alcohol online also help you discover new varieties. With the help of personalization algorithms, their recommendations are often scarily accurate. You'll waste less time and money by taking advantage of these online guides.
If you want to buy your alcohol online, we've rounded up our favorites below and divided them into these categories:
- General online shop: For when you know exactly what you're looking for
- Discovery-based: For when you're not sure what you like
- Kits and mixers: For cocktail cravings
Just remember to have your ID on hand when your delivery arrives. These services require an ID check and/or scan.
These are the 14 best places to buy alcohol online:
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