As Bob Dylan once warned us, the times they are a-changin’. In the wake of devastating COVID-19 closures, the hospitality industry is doing everything they can to adapt and stay afloat. Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s emergency declarations, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has temporarily allowed the sale of alcoholic beverages to-go. As such, we’ve seen a surge of never-before-seen offers that bring spirited relief right to your door. From hard kombucha to cocktails, you’ll find everything you need and more below:
Adapting to the times, L.A. favorite HomeState has a new general store, offering ready-to-eat and pantry items alongside that quarantine staple: booze. While their Playa Vista location had to temporarily close due to coronavirus restrictions, their Hollywood and Highland Park locations are ready to serve. Highland Park is offering their full menu with the addition of margaritas, beer and wine to-go. Their Hollywood location is home to the General Store, and while they are still serving a limited menu, Angelenos should take advantage of other offerings like whole eggs, dry beans, flour, coffee, toilet paper, and, of course, margaritas, beer and wine. Order for curbside pick-up or free delivery via their app.
Héritage Beverly Hills’ brick and mortar may be closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, but they’re still delivering delicious vintages right to your door. You can order via Postmates from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., or you can email beloved resident sommelier Charles Denois at email@example.com and he’ll deliver you a bottle himself. As they say, may we never run out of wine.
If you live in Santa Monica you’re in luck: SocialEats is offering free local delivery with every $10 minimum order. Choose from — or combine orders from — any of the eight restaurants located inside SocialEats and The Gallery Food Hall for a smorgasbord feast. Delivery includes alcohol, so be sure to take advantage of their $4 beers and 50 percent off wine with promo code 50%WINE.
Jar is making everyone’s stay-at-home order a little easier by offering cocktail kits and booze to-go. Available for pick-up, curbside takeaway and free delivery within 10 miles of their 8225 Beverly Blvd. location, you can quench your thirst with one of their three kits: margarita, Serengeti and Jar’s Naughty Martini. Only want a bottle? Grab some vodka, whiskey or/and tequila along with a boxed dinner and hunker down to binge more Netflix.
Need a drink? Just text Bev! This Text For Delivery service is easy to use and fast to deliver — just text your order to (323) 289-6964 and get your drinks delivered to your doorstep within two hours. A female-first beverage brand, Bev brings delicious canned wines straight to you. We’re obsessed with their California blend rosé with its summer-y notes of white peach and watermelon reminding us of warm days in the sun. Hate hangovers? Every serving of Bev has 11.9 percent ABV yet 0 grams of sugar, helping you to avoid the headaches caused by sugary drinks.
Carbon Beach Club is one of the few restaurants in Malibu still offering takeout. The eatery is now serving a locally-sourced, fresh menu curbside — including beer, wine and cocktails. From an impressive wine list to craft cocktails, you can order a Bacon Apple Manhattan or Clear and Dirty Martini of your very own to enjoy on the couch at your leisure. Orders are accepted by calling (310) 651-7777, available daily between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Do something for your spirit and your health and order JuneShine 6 percent ABV hard kombucha straight to your door. This alcoholic kombucha beverage is a better-for-you drink — organic, gluten-free, probiotic, non-GMO, with antioxidants and vitamins — that’s perfect for a virtual happy hour with friends or by yourself while dreaming of all the adventures you’ll have when this quarantine is over. Available in 12-packs and 24-packs, we’ve been sipping on their sampler 24-pack because we like trying all the flavors! Shipping is $4.99 with next-day delivery, or free with a subscription. Looking to save a little money? Use the discount code “Drink_For_Tomorrow” at checkout for 30 percent off your first subscription order. Even better? They’re donating a dollar from every order to the U.S. Bartenders Guild Emergency Assistance Program to help the service workers that have found themselves unemployed due to coronavirus closures.
Now with pickup and delivery, Santa Monica’s Élephante is offering an all day menu, cocktails, beer, wine and family-style grocery along with produce boxes to all those who order. Available through caviar (remember: free first delivery), we will never say no to their burrata pizza and a bottle of AMASS Botanics Dry Gin. Also worth noting is their delivery offering of Old Fashioned x 4.
Silver Lake Thai food staple Same Same is offering 10 percent off your entire takeout order when you call (213) 273-842 to place an order. For those of us looking for a drink, the restaurant is also offering 20 percent off bottles of wine to those ordering for pick-up. While delivery is also available through GrubHub, Uber Eats, Caviar and Postmates, the restaurant prefers you order through them, thus all the discounts. Bottles of wine start at just $21.
Thanks to California’s new regulations, Madre in Torrance and Palms is offering alcohol delivery and takeout with a purchase of food. We can’t wait to get our hands on their $15 beer kit with michelada mix that serves six or you know, just one. You and your “roommates” can also get margaritas, palomas, a 6-pack of beer for $12 and wine. Throw in their $25 taco kit and you’ve got a party. You can order pick-up at Palms location by calling (310) 559-4732 and at Torrance by calling (310) 974-8005, delivery is available at both locations through Chownow, Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, Caviar, Delivery.com and UberEats.
Want to support the Los Angeles restaurant industry but having a hard time staying in budget? La Cabaña is offering free delivery through Uber Eats to help lessen the financial impact of your household. By offering their famous house margaritas (oh the stories we could tell about these margs), beer and wine to-go, there has never been a better time than now to take them up on their offer. Hunker down with some Albondigas and a giant margarita and ride this isolation through.
Available on caviar, Severance Wine Bar is serving up all your favorite bottles — white, red, sparkling, you name it — alongside the charcuterie boards and accouterments of your dreams. Grab a baguette sandwich, one of their daily wine deals and head over to a window to pretend you’re having the spring picnic of a lifetime. Your first delivery is free, so there’s really no excuse to not bring this kind of breezy joy into your life.
Craving something special? Tired of having to pick cocktails off a pre-made menu? As much as we love beer and wine, times like these definitely necessitate a fun bar, which is why we’re recommending The Semi Tropic for their full bar menu delivery and pickup. From bottles to cocktails, pick your favorite and get ready to enjoy it from the comfort (and safety) of your own home.
Another budget-friendly option, BG Beverly Hills is giving customers 50 percent off wine and pre-batched cocktail jars to-go via take-out. If you join their loyalty program you’ll earn points towards a gift card for every $100 you spend. Go big and get yourself their Filetto di Manzo — an 8 oz. prime filet mignon with brown butter sage suace — with a Tahitian vanilla panna cotta to finish and a 32 oz. Vesper Martini with AMASS Gin, Tito’s Vodka, Italicut Bergamot and Lillet Blanc to wash it all down.
Pasadena’s favorite Craftsman Cottage is offering a 10 percent discount on all curbside pickup orders when you call the restaurant directly at (626) 441-3136. Also available via delivery through GrubHub, DoorDash and Postmates, you can score wine, beer and pre-made cocktails from their menu. Their handcrafted cocktails to go come in servings of four, created by the 1886 Bar Team and served in reusable Mason Jars.
Located inside the 5 Line Tavern in Eagle Rock, Pretty Dirty is known for their rotating menu of signature cocktails. Changing to accommodate these weird times we are in, they’re now serving these cocktails to-go, ordered online and enjoyed through contact-less pick up between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Options include their Manhattan, negroni, margarita and daiquiri.