Everywhere You Can Order Alcohol Delivery RIght Now in Los Angeles
Including cocktails made by actual bartenders.
The bad news is COVID is still a thing and you’re still stuck inside your apartment. The good news is your booze-at-home options are better than ever, especially in a city like LA with an increasingly impressive cocktail scene backed by lots of talent behind its many, many bars. Thanks to the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control letting up on restrictions, it’s easier than ever to get alcohol via takeout or delivery from restaurants.
Eating establishments are now allowed to sell manufacturer-sealed containers (think cans and bottles of beer, wine, and liquor) to go, even if it’s all you’re buying. Everything else -- from custom cocktails shaken up by staff bartenders to a single glass of wine poured at the restaurant -- must be sold in conjunction with food. Turns out drinking (responsibly) can help support local business right now.
Most operating restaurants with liquor licenses will sell you beer or bottles of wine to go right now, so it should be easy to add some alcohol to your order, but plenty of other places are getting creative with house cocktails, DIY kits, discounts, deals, and more. Let’s hope this is over before we get through all of ‘em.
Make-Your-Own Cocktail Kits, Batched Cocktails, and Single Servings
Wabi on Rose
The longtime Abbot Kinney sushi spot that shuttered its original location after a fire in late 2018 has reopened in the former Makani space on Rose, where -- in addition to doing curbside pickup of its signature rolls, sushi, and sashimi – it’s offering attractive bottled cocktails including a Sriracha and Fresno chili-infused spicy-rita and the vodka-based Lychee on Rose, complete with mesh bags of dehydrated garnishes for styled-out presentation.
Cost: $19 for a 375-ml bottle that serves two. Order by phone 310.494.2678 or via Grubhub for pickup or delivery.
Pick up a collection of cocktails from the restaurant’s pickup window or get them delivered. The regular menu is stocked with single-servings and carafes of Bloody Marys, the Mai Tai-esque Quarantikiis, and a Nat Kidder vodka-based lavender sage martini. Conservatory’s Cinco de Mayo drink menu (offered May 2-5) includes a trio of one-off cocktails including the Flor de la Vida, a tequila, grapefruit and hibiscus concoction.
Cost: $8 for single-serving cocktails, $20-$30 for carafes. Order online or via Grubhub or Postmates.
Oh man, we really miss Scopa. And, sadly, watching it take center stage in episode 6 of the latest season of Curb Your Enthusiasm just isn’t the same as being there. Until you can get back inside the always-packed (well except for right now) modern Italian restaurant and bar, you can order from its daily dinner menu, grab wine, pasta and sauce from its makeshift market and, most importantly, pick up many of its magnificent cocktails that each come with ciabatta bread. (Because we’re not eating enough of it right now.) There are classics like a Negroni, Old-Fashioned, and Manhattan in addition to some Scopa custom creations like the vodka-cucumber West Side, and the Latin Lady mixed with tequila, cachaça, and pineapple.
Cost: $22-$30 for 2-serving 12-ounce bottled cocktails and a half loaf of ciabatta. Order for pickup or delivery through Caviar, Seamless, Grubhub, or UberEats.
The newish cocktail lounge hidden within 5 Line Tavern is doing a daily menu of pre-batched cocktails that range from familiar faves with a twist like a kaffir lime-laced Gimlet or Rye Manhattan shaken with a house sherry to the whimsical Pierre Cardin Dresses Widow Pompidou made with a wild combo of White Dog Brandy, house amari, thyme liqueur, satsuma, and blackberry. Each order comes with a little cocktail snack, usually olives.
Cost: $56-$60 for 4 servings. Order through Tock.
The glam rooftop restaurant and lounge is notably full of uber-attractive people sipping cocktails when it’s open, so it’s no surprise the spot is doing an array of its drinks for pickup and delivery. Look for 16-ounce mason jars of its Negroni, Bloody Mary, and signature Elephante made with passionfruit, lemon, Calabrian chilis and choice of either tequila or vodka. Smaller 12-ounce offerings including its Aperol Spritz and Westside mule, along with the venue’s own elderflower-citrus “Grey Claw” hard seltzer. And while you’re at it, make a donation to Elephante’s Empty Your Purse to Feed a Nurse program to help the crew feed frontline workers.
Cost: $14-$30 for 2-4 servings, $6 for Grey Claw. Order through Caviar for pickup or delivery.
In addition to offering Emergency Kits to help you whip up the Arts District joint’s fabled taco offerings at home, the restaurant is selling cocktail kits including the Papa Juice Kit, which comes with Don Papa Rum, tonic water, and lime for mixing up a simple refresher, and a cognac-and-vodka Emergency Pina Colada kit.
Cost: $26-$31 for 3-4 servings; order via Caviar for pickup or delivery.
Melrose Umbrella Co.
The speakeasy-inspired cocktail den is selling more than a dozen of its bottled tipples complete with proper garnishes. Look for a Grey Goose-blood orange mule with cinnamon brown sugar; a proper Penicillin; and a house bourbon blend Old Fashioned with gomme syrup. Oh, and the Mai Tai even comes with those little paper umbrellas.
Cost: $12-$55 for 1.5 to 9 servings. Order via Postmates.
Sourced Craft Cocktails
To help give out-of-work bartenders a temporary gig, this cocktail delivery service usually focused on events and festivals just began offering home delivery in multiple cities including LA. Kits (delivered by the bartenders themselves) come with freshly batched mixers made up of house-made syrups, shrubs, and fresh-squeezed juices, as well as a 750-ml bottle of booze and a jigger to create one of its custom cocktails. Offerings include the spicy margarita which comes with Avión Tequila, and a mix of orange cordial, lime juice, honey syrup and a jalapeño tincture; and the Brown Derby, done with Glenlivet Founder's Reserve, fresh squeezed grapefruit and lemon juice, homemade honey simple syrup, and Angostura bitters. You can also make it a Bartender’s Choice and see what shows up. Bonus: A portion of the proceeds go towards the Bartenders Guild’s Bartender Emergency Assistance Program.
Cost: $80-90 for 12 servings; order online.
The sprawling Arts District spot is mixing up five pre-batched cocktails for home enjoyment including a classic Old Fashioned with Evan Williams Bourbon, and a Whiskey Pimms done with Monkey Shoulder scotch, housemade Pimm’s, and lemon, all available in cute little containers with food to-go or delivery orders.
Cost: $24 for 2-3 servings ($12 for 1-2 servings of the Old Fashioned); order online.
Sang Yoon’s legendary burger restaurant has four of its signature cocktails by the jar for sale, including a Michter’s Rye Manhattan, Martini, Old Fashioned and Tequila Collins. And yes, fancy garnishes are provided. Note these are offered out of the Culver location only.
Cost: $10 for single servings; order by phone 310.736.2224 or via Doordash.
101 Coffee Shop
This retro diner is hawking cocktails crafted by barkeeps at the adjacent Mini Bar including the Melvin, a play on a Rye Manhattan made with the place’s very own Manischewitz vermouth; and something called the Regal Beagle Twinkle Toes, which you should probably order for the name alone. You can also throw in some shots, single cocktails, and bottles of liquor while you’re at it.
Cost: $50 for five servings; order by 5pm for 8pm delivery via Caviar.
Palms and Torrance
To complement its taco kit offering, the two Oaxacan restaurant locations are selling several of their signature cocktails – including a smoky margarita and the prickly pear liqueur-tequila-and-cucumber-based Chapo and Kate -- in batches and as single servings. You can also grab their Michelada mix and a six-pack of beer for the next day.
Cost: Cocktail kits, $6, $20, and $38, for 1,3, and 6 servings. Michelada mix, $12; order by phone or via delivery apps.
Koreatown and Downtown
At these prices (five bucks each!), you might want to double up… or triple up… or buy the place out. In addition to Cassell’s classic burgers, sandwiches, fries, and pies, you can get some of those really reasonably priced drinks from their short-and-sweet cocktail menu including an Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule, and margarita. One-ounce shots of whiskey, mezcal, and more are available, too... just in case.
Cost: $5 for each cocktail or shot; order via Grubhub.
101 North Eatery & Bar
The eatery within the Shoppes at Westlake Village is offering six cocktail kits to get you through sheltering-in-place, each of which includes a full-size 750ml bottle of liquor and housemade mix. Options include margaritas, mojitos, and a Bloody Good Thyme custom cocktail with a bottle of Smooch vodka and mix of blood orange, elderflower, and its namesake herb.
Cost: $40 for 3-14 servings; order by text or phone or through Grubhub.
Ray Garcia’s modern Mexican restaurant is offering its Broken Spanish margarita and mezcal-based El Zocalo by the three-serving batch for pick-up, which you can use to wash down those platters of seriously good tamales. You can also grab bottles of El Silencio mezcal and wine while you’re swinging by, too
Cost: $18-19 for three servings; order by phone or though Grubhub
To go along with all of its takeout offerings, ranging from family-style meals to containers of soups and sauces, Rustic Canyon Group’s newest venue at Bergamot Station just added some cool cocktails to the mix. Offerings include the prickly pear brandy-and-tequila Golden Rule, and a classic gin martini that shakes things up with orange bitters.
Cost: $32 for 3 servings, $60 for servings; order online or through Postmates.
Here and Now
In addition to its food menu and wine by the bottle, the Arts District watering hole is making a handful of single-serving cocktails available to-go. That includes those oh-so-popular gin or vodka Quarantinis, along with a few beers by the bottle/can including Miller High-Life and Dogfish Head IPA. You can also add a roll of TP to your order for $2.50. Check out the new cocktail kits with options like the Manhattan, that comes with a liter of Old Forester Rye (1L), a 750ml bottle of specialty vermouth, Angostura Bitters, and brandied cherries. You can also order up some gorgeous glassware. God knows you’ll get a lot of use out of it.
Cost: Cocktails are $10, and beer is $4-7. Cocktail kits $59-$165. Order or online for pickup free local delivery on orders over $50 or through Postmates
Discounted Wine and Beer
Santa Monica and West Hollywood
The duo of swanky steakhouses is touting 50% off all of the bottles from its impressive roster of vino if you’re doing their white-glove curbside pickup. If you spend $50, you’ll get a $20 gift card you can use at the venue when they reopen.
How to order: Order by phone, 310-899-4466 (Santa Monica) and 310.278-2050 (West Hollywood) or through Postmates
Meet in Paris
The French bistro is offering 30% off its entire menu, including its list of mainly Californian and French wines by the glass, carafe, or bottle, if you go directly through the restaurant and opt for pickup.
How to order: By phone, 858-344-1628 or through Postmates
The 3rd Street Promenade food hall rolled out a half-off wine and $4 beer promo for anyone who orders food from any and all of its resident restaurants, which include David Cheng fried chicken stand Fuku, and Voltaggio Brothers’ seafood sando spot STRFISH, and noodle shop Street Noods, plus free delivery within Santa Monica.
How to order: Order online and use promo code 50%WINE.
Same Same Thai
This Thai restaurant/wine bar is offering a 20% discount on bottles of wine when ordered for pickup (food takeout is 10% off, too, so go ahead and order up some Pad Thai just to have), plus extra markdowns if you order from the restaurant directly.
How to order: By phone, 213-273-8424, from 4-10pm or through Postmates, Grubhub, Caviar
The Westside wine bar is offering 25% off all wine and free delivery on orders or over $100 within a five-mile radius. You can browse their seriously long list here.
How to order: By phone, 310-899-6900 Tuesday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm or through Caviar or Postmates
Virtual Tastings and Cocktail Classes
Neal Fraser’s Downtown gem has been offering bottled cocktails for weeks now – including classics like an Old Fashioned and house creations like the gin-absinthe-maraschino Turf Club – but recently added a cocktail kit + live happy hour to its offering. Purchase the Wish You Were Here Happy Hour Cocktail Kit – with includes everything you need to two servings of two of its bar program’s creations – then pick it up curbside, and tune in for happy hour at the Redbird bar with bar director Tobin Shea on Friday eves for a mixology lesson with a master. He’s even uploaded a Redbird at Home happy hour mix to Spotify to set the mood.
Cost: $45 for cocktail kit. Order through Tock.
Stanley’s Wet Goods
The wine bar and shop has been offering Friday evening “Stanley’s Wine Trust” tastings on Instagram Live led by staffers that touch on six different picks from the store each week. You order the selected six-pack, Stanley’s delivers it for free to pretty much anywhere in LA and then you tune in for the guided tasting, dig into six bottles of wine on a Friday night, and start thinking that maybe this whole quarantine thing isn’t so bad after all.
Cost: $150 for six bottles. Order online.
Screw mansplaining. The ladies behind the female-owned wine shop (which also focuses on offerings by women winemakers) have launched much-more-informative weekly Winesplaining sessions, an online tasting series taking place Sunday afternoons. Each tasting is led by a somm and winemaker and focuses on two bottles you can order from the shop (which also has its full inventory, along with beer, cider, cheese, charcuterie and snacks for sale right now) at a discount and then get access to the Zoom link. The first sesh, which took place last Sunday, featured Zwann Grays from Brooklyn’s backyard garden-driven restaurant Olmstead with Megan Bell of Santa-Cruz-based wine project Margin Wines, tasting a Sauvignon Blanc and Pet-Nat. It looked fun.
Cost: Approximately $50 for two bottles. Order online for pickup or local delivery.
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