A GUIDE WHERE TO ORDER
BOOZE TO GO IN L.A.
Because it will only take you so long to watch every episode of Tiger King on Netflix, there is a real need to live a well-balanced life during our ‘Stay at Home’ quarantine. And that definitely includes enjoying cocktails, beer and wine just like we did before when “normal” was, well, normal.
And thanks to the lovely folks at Thrillist, check out their handy dandy guide of where to order booze for pick-up or delivery in L.A. below.
And just as an added FYI, as the list didn’t include Melrose Umbrella, Co., The Raymond 1886 in Pasadena, Pink Taco, and Farmhouse at Roger’s Garden in Corona del Mar, see our previous post about ordering ready-made cocktails to go.
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 custom cocktail called the Pear Necessity that comes with a bottle of vodka and mix of lemon juice, pear puree, and freshly pressed ginger syrup. There’s a Sangria kit too.
Cost: $40 ($30 for sangria) 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.
Cost: Cocktails are $10, and beer is $4-7; order 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, Uber Eats, Postmates