What is life without love? And what is lockdown without alcohol? Hopefully we never have to find out…
Londoners drank more alcohol than the rest of the UK during the first lockdown, and it looks like history may repeat itself over the next few weeks. When you’re past the banana bread phase and simply want to whip up a cocktail, these pubs, bars and breweries will deliver booze straight to your door. Whether you’re after beer, wine, spirits or pre-mixed cocktails, we’ve got you covered. So sit back, relax, put through your orders and get ready for happy hour!
London Beer Deliveries
40 Ft Brewery
This independent Dalston brewery has plenty of lagers and ales on their webstore to see us through lockdown. If you’re craving that pub experience, why not opt for one of their mini kegs and pour a fresh beer in the comfort of your own home? They’ll also be donating £5 from each keg sold to a neighbouring pub in order to help local businesses. Need I say more? Head to their website for more info.
Beer 52 offers a monthly craft beer subscription service featuring beers from all over the world. You can order up to ten beers a month and each delivery comes with a magazine and a snack! If you’re thirsty for more, you can join their online beer festival where they host interviews with the brewers and send out beers for you to try. Their subscription starts at £24 a month and you’ll find more info on their website.
Beavertown Brewery have created the perfect care packages (filled with beer of course) to help us survive the month ahead. All of their beers can be ordered straight to your door via their website, including the limited edition Staycation pale ale that punters rave about.
Beer Bods deliver eight beers every eight weeks, which works out around £3 a beer (bargain if you ask me). If one beer a week is enough to keep you happy, this may be the subscription for you. Plus, they host an online tasting every Thursday where you can meet new people and bond over your mutual love of beer! For more information, head to their website.
All of Brixton Brewery’s unfiltered and unpasteurised beers can now be delivered straight to your door. Choose between their five signature beverages, or better yet order one of their mixed cases and try them all. You can also add some of their iconic merch and art pieces to your order if you want to drink your beer in style. More info on their website.
Camden Town Brewery
Camden Town is one of London’s most famous breweries and for good reason. Their wide selection of Camden Hells lagers, ales, and flavoured beers attracts Londoners all year round and they are now also available online! You can order single cans, multi-packs, or opt for their subscription that will bring twelve Arsenal Hells Lagers to your door every month. You can view their full selection and put through an order on their website.
Craft Metropolis is a Jack of all trades. They have a taproom, a bottle store. and an online beer shop that delivers fresh and exclusive craft beers all over the UK. Their extensive collection boasts over 400 beers, as well as gift boxes that each are handpicked by their team. And you can browse through their range here.
This canalside pub may not be open for the next month but don’t fear, you can enjoy all of their beers from the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re partial to IPA or even sticky toffee stout, Crate does it all. In addition, in honour of lockdown, they are offering 20% off their IPA and lager cans! More information of their website.
Five Points Brewing Company
This Hackney pub and taproom knows a thing or two about beer and fortunately, their famous lagers and ales are all available for delivery through their website. Where you’re after a twelve-pack, a mini cask or even some stylish merch, they’ve got you covered. And NHS staff get 20% off!
Gypsy Hill Brewing Company
Gypsy Hill Brewing Company has been ‘brewing a better life’ in South London for over five years. They now have a wonderful webstore that features their core range as well as new additions and mixed multipacks. You can also purchase one of their ‘Buy the NHS a Pint’ IPAs, which will pay a pint forward to an NHS worker post-lockdown!
This specialty beer service delivers craft beer from all over the world, including plenty of IPA, DIPA, pale ale, sour, lager and stout. Why not treat yourself to their beer advent calendar which features 24 beers from across Europe or their ‘Best of British’ mixed case for something a little closer to home? Click here to see their full collection.
East London’s Signature Brew has made lemonade out of lemons this lockdown and they are making sure that we don’t go without. They are bringing the pub to us this month with their ‘Pub in a Box’ collection. Inside you’ll find beers, a beer glass, snacks, beer mats, a playlist and even a pub quiz! Check their website to see what else is in store.
Anyone watching their weight this lockdown will love this service. Skinny Booze does exactly what it says on the tin and offers delivery on low-calorie beers (as well as wines and spirits). Their range also includes vegan and gluten-free beers, so everyone can enjoy their selection. There will be no beer bellies on their watch! More info here.
Two Tribes Brewery
The Two Tribes Brewery does it all – beers, fizzy drinks, coffee and even hot sauce. They offer dozens of beers for delivery including Mexican lager, blueberry stout, and gluten-free beer. They’ve also created the legendary Lockdown Box – this ultimate care package comes with up to 48 beers of your choosing and will definitely ease the next four weeks. Head to their website to order yours.
London Wine Deliveries
Bar Douro has won several awards for their wine list and you can enjoy a glass (or twelve) from their collection at home this month. Alternatively, join their Wine Club and you’ll receive six exceptional Portuguese wines every three months for £120! Head to their website for more information.
Diogenes The Dog
This Elephant and Castle boutique wine bar and café has an equally impressive online shop. Wine lovers across the UK will be able to order their exclusive selection of wines, charcuterie and roast coffee for delivery. They’ve also launched a gift box which may just be the perfect lockdown pick-me-up. It includes four carefully selected bottles of wine, a bottle of Diogenes extra virgin olive oil and one of their state of the art tote bags. More info here.
The team behind The 10 Cases wine bar in Covent Garden really saved the day during the first lockdown with their wine delivery app. This time round, there is even more wine on offer and they are also reasonably priced – not all heroes wear capes. Simply download the Drop Wine Delivery app from the App Store to browse their collection.
This Hampshire winery features a range of delicious wines that you can order straight to your door. They specialise in premium English sparkling wine, aiming to add a little sparkle to your month indoors! Whether you’re partial to white, red or rosé, and fancy something bitter, sweet or fruity, they have it all. Head to their website to view their full range.
Hedonism is one of Central London’s most famous wine shops, boasting an enviable range of 6500 wines. No matter how obscure or niche your wine preference is, you can guarantee they’ll be able to accommodate. If you’re one of the lucky ones that lives in West or South West London, you’ll be eligible for same day delivery and if not, they deliver to the rest of the UK in just one to three days. You can order here.
If fine wine is your go to, Marlo Wine may be the right delivery service for you. Over the years, they have curated a stellar selection of vintage and world-renowned wines, all made using 100% sustainable materials. What’s not to love? You can also expect your bottles to arrive beautifully wrapped and with an endearing hand-written note. More info here.
Forget the Quality Chop House, it’s all about the Quality Wines bottle shop this lockdown. They offer individual bottles as well as cases of premium wine that’ll definitely keep you occupied this lockdown. They are delivering to zones 1 and 2 exclusively, and you can see what they have on offer on their website.
Rebellious Goods are providing guilt-free alcohol to those indoors this month. And the best part is their natural wines and craft beers won’t cost you an arm and a leg. You’ll find some creatively named wines such as ‘Bitches Brew’ and ‘Gone Forever’ on their website, and if you’re in need of some Dutch courage asap, they even offer same day delivery!
Salon Wine Store
This Brixton restaurant and wine bar is bringing natural, organic and artisan wine from their home to yours this month. Their wine boxes include six bottles and you can place an order here. They currently have seven boxes on offer, including the Off the Charts box, Juicy Bangers box and the Complete Xmas Day Bangers box.
Little Wine Club subscription may just be the answer to all of our lockdown prayers. They deliver organic and naturally made wines to your doorstep every month. Fortunately, their subscription packages are flexible, meaning you can tailor them to your taste and budget. Their membership starts from £50 a month and this planet-friendly company only uses materials that are made from recycled or compostable materials! Find the subscription for you here.
The Laughing Heart
During lockdown chapter one, this Hackney restaurant began delivering wine to keep everyone’s spirits high. And they’re back at it again this November, offering organic and sustainable wines from all over the world to those indoors. They only deliver within a three miles radius of the venue, but if you’re one of the lucky ones that lives near, you’ll have plenty of vino to choose from. Head to their website for more info.
The Sampler wine merchant is a crowd favourite for many reasons, one being that you can try several wines before taking your favourite home. Lockdown has made that process temporarily impossible, but it’s not all bad news. Their online store offers a wide range of wines that can be delivered across London and they also have a Wine Club that sends out tasting bottles every month, if you want to experience more of their collection.
Unwined’s online shop features plenty of specially curated wine boxes that will see you through the rest of the year. Their Seasonal Stock Up box is ideal for those chilly nights in and if you want to celebrate, the Bang Crackle Fizz box is second to none. More importantly, whoever named this wine shop deserves a raise…
London Cocktail Deliveries
The Asterley Brothers distillers has created a wonderful selection of cocktails to see us through lockdown. They offer plenty of options including pink negroni, rhubarb negroni, and highball DIY kits! And if you just can’t get enough, they have a subscription service that will send you different beverages every month. You can also purchase the utensils to professionally prepare your cocktails from their website.
Bao may be known for their incredible bao buns and delicious fillings, but there’s no doubt that their cocktail rescue range will be the talk of the town this month. Their cocktail pouches contain five portions each and they can be placed in the freezer before drinking for an extra cold kick. You’ll have to choose between their old fashioned, negroni, or highball cocktails, or better still – order them all… Head to their website to order yours.
This stylish Shoreditch bar now boasts an online delivery service that’ll bring their most popular cocktails to you. They deliver anywhere within the M25 and have a wonderful selection of drinks to choose from including their winter rum punch, old fashioned, and blood orange margaritas. Check their website for more info.
Carluccio’s has conquered the Italian restaurant market and are now taking the online delivery world by storm. Pick your favourites from their spirits, liqueurs and aperitif collection on their website to recreate their cocktails at home. Better yet, treat yourself to one of their boozy hampers. It may not be December just yet but their Merry Spritzmas hamper with spritz pannettone, Aperol, prosecco and fancy glasses, sounds like a great lockdown addition to me.
Coupette’s cocktail menu is both extensive and innovative. With cocktails named Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy, French Toast and Cheeky for a Reason, you can imagine the creativity that goes into their recipes! The bar’s signature cocktails are all available for delivery via Deliveroo and you can also order from their tasty food menu.
If you’re in need of some tequila or mezcal, look no further. Hacha delivers their ready to drink bottled cocktails nationwide, within 48 hours of ordering. Their best seller is their famous Mirror Margarita which is a crystal clear twist on the classic cocktail. What looks like an innocent glass of water will actually be your margarita! Check their website for their full range.
Everyone’s favourite steakhouse is bringing the drinks to you this lockdown. Hawksmoor’s Cocktails at Home collection is now available for delivery throughout the UK and many of their classic cocktails can be yours this month. Expect plenty of bottled cocktails, cans and spirits, as well as a hamper containing some of Hawkmoor’s most popular bites. You can order yours here.
Micro Bar Box
This cocktail delivery service is just what we need this month. Micro Bar Box specialises in gift boxes that are categorised by spirit to make matters easier. You can bag yourself a tequila, vodka, rum or even a pink gin cocktail box, if that’s what tickles your fancy. And you’ll be able to make a number of different beverages from the ingredients in each! More info here.
Moore House Cocktails
You know what they say, the Moore the merrier… The Moore House cocktails are all pre-batched, beautifully packaged and use only the best quality ingredients. You’ll have eight handcrafted beverages to choose from including a traditional Manhattan, spicy margarita, caramel espresso martini, and more. They’re available in a range of sizes to suit every occasion and you can even personalise the bottles for a neat gift. For more information, head to their website.
Nightjar is one of London’s most sought after speakeasies. While they aren’t operating during lockdown, they have ensured that Londoners can enjoy their iconic cocktails at home. You can have their bespoke cocktails, champagne and spirits delivered straight to you and you’ll even get 10% off your first order! More info here.
For those wondering, NIO stands for Needs Ice Only. In other words, they will provide everything you could possibly need for the cocktail of a lifetime. NIO offers 14 pre-batched cocktails and they arrive in the most unassuming flat packages. You can opt for a box of three, six or nine, and include as many different beverages as you like. Expect classics cocktails, as well as their own creations such as the Ghost of Mary Tudor cocktail. Head to their website for more information.
The Albion Rooms
Legendary rock band The Libertines created Gunga Gin, which has been available at The Albion Rooms boutique hotel exclusively. However, their online store is now open so anyone craving a cheeky G&T can order a bottle. For those wondering, Gunga Gin ‘is a spicy tipple with hints of black pepper and cardamom’ and each bottle retails at £42. Check their website for more info.
The Sun Tavern
This Irish whiskey tavern is making sure we don’t go without this lockdown by delivering their finest beverages to anyone within a three mile radius of the venue (E2 0AN). You’ll find cocktails, sprits and even a ‘Quarantini Kit’ designed to see anyone through these uncertain times on their website.
The Cocktail Man
If anyone knows a thing or two about cocktails, it’s the Cocktail Man. This delivery service boasts pre-mixed bottled beverages as well as DIY cocktail kits. Raspberry rose gin, rhubarb and ginger nergroni, and blueberry and lavender sour are just a few of their fabulously fruity cocktail kits to look forward to. Fortunately, they deliver nationwide and if you like the sound of these drinks, you can also opt for their three, six or twelve month subscriptions that will keep the drinks coming all year round. Head to their website for more info.