What is an alcohol delivery service?

Have you ever run out of alcohol in the middle of a party? Have you ever realized you’re about to have friends over and you have no beer? Ever come home from a long day at work and realized you’re out of wine? 

An alcohol delivery service is a way for you to get alcohol delivered right to your door. Typically these services have a website or a mobile application where you can enter your address, shop for your products, checkout, and have the products delivered. Most alcohol delivery services offer on-demand delivery (delivery in as little as 30-60 minutes), scheduled deliveries (delivered at a specific time up to two weeks an advance), and shipping (delivered in 2-3 business days).

How does alcohol delivery work?

There are several ways to get wine, liquor, and beer delivered right to your door, depending on where you’re located. Meaning each state, city, and sometimes county, have its laws and regulations around alcohol delivery services.

Over the last few years, on-demand alcohol delivery services have gained popularity but before these companies popped up, most people could only have wine shipped within a few days from vineyards or have large orders from wine shops delivered. If you need a couple of bottles of wine for the evening, you would typically just pop into a liquor store. 

Now you can have alcohol delivered right to your door in as little as 30-60 minutes. On-demand alcohol delivery services like Minibar Delivery offer customers access to wine, liquor, and beer, all available for delivery. Minibar Delivery also offers  wine directly from vineyards. These orders are shipped and delivered within 2-3 business days.

Most on-demand alcohol delivery services work with local liquor stores in your area. You’re able to see all of the products that can be shipped or delivered to your address in a certain amount of time. You can browse for wine, liquor, beer, and in some cases, ice, mixers, glassware, and flowers. These services are now a one-stop-shop for all things related to alcohol and gifting.

Where can I get alcohol delivered?

There are several alcohol delivery services in the United States including Minibar Delivery. Minibar Delivery offers on-demand delivery to major US cities including New York City, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington D.C, Chicago, and Los Angeles. A full list of cities where Minibar Delivery offers on-demand delivery can be found here.

Minibar Delivery offers 2-3 day shipping of wine and liquor to customers in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, and New York.

Also, Minibar Delivery has a service called Vineyard Select. Customers in 42 states can have wine shipped within 2-3 business days from smaller vineyards in the United States. These vineyards are typically not mass-produced or mass-distributed. Through Vineyard Select customers can shop from more than 15 vineyards including Chateau Bu-De Winery, Gruet Winery, and Vampire Vineyards.

When should I use an alcohol delivery service?

Hosting a happy hour

You can buy alcohol online and have it delivered right to your office. When hosting a happy hour, the last thing you want to do is carry all of the beer and wine from the liquor store to the office. Buy all of the wine, liquor, beer, and ice, online and schedule it for delivery up to two weeks in advance. Throwing a last-minute event? Order everything you need and have it delivered in as little as 30-60 minutes!

Sending a gift

Wouldn’t you rather receive a bottle of champagne instead of a box of chocolate? Alcohol delivery services like Minibar Delivery offer on-demand delivery to more than 60 cities in the United States, meaning you can send a last-minute gift to any friends, coworkers, or clients. 

Throwing a party

Minibar Delivery offers a party planning tool to help you figure out exactly what to order and how much of it. Just enter the expected number of guests, the time of day of the event, and which products you’re looking to purchase. You can even book a bartender to set up for the event, serve and mix drinks, and clean up after.


Whether you need a bottle of wine that night or you’re having an impromptu get together, use an alcohol delivery service, like Minibar Delivery to get everything you need delivered right to your door.

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