Delivery Time: Both orders were at the door in under an hour. Drizly’s order did get delayed because they neglected to reflect a delivery minimum on one of the stores that my order was sourced from. In the end, I had to cancel my delivery and start over.
User-Friendliness: Drizly’s interface is a little like Friendster: blue and gray, no fancy graphics. Only some of the products are accompanied by photos. Minibar has a sleeker look, and each item has a picture. So, if you know that you like “the one in the blue bottle”, Minibar is more your style. Also, Minibar’s one simple minimum is much easier to wrap your head around than multiple minimums. Math is hard on Saturdays.
Extras: Minibar provides an email and phone number for you to call if you need advice on how much booze to purchase for an event.
Both apps delivered adult beverages in a timely fashion. Both served their purpose: allowing me to stay by the pool, worried only about whether I wanted to start my evening with a margarita or a beer. Prettier to look at with a less brain-teasing minimum policy, and a more seamless feel, Minibar will be the object of my Summer affections. Hey, I’m a sucker for pretty.