Alcohol on call


When you’re in the mood to booze, it’s helpful to know that you don’t even have to step out of your house to grab it. Much like popular food delivery services, alcohol delivery, via apps and websites, is now on the up-and-up in San Diego.

Like a regular bar, alcohol delivery services require age verification with a valid ID, and they won’t deliver to someone who is already intoxicated. So, dude, maintain, and choose from any of these solid alcohol delivery options.

Amazon Prime

In addition to all the perks an Amazon Prime account will get you, Amazon Prime Now offers alcohol delivery via grocery stores - like Sprouts and Whole Foods - and liquor stores like Keg N Bottle. If used often enough (which, let’s face it, you will use it often just for booze), the $99 Amazon Prime annual membership fee practically pays for itself.

App: Android, iPhone

Amazon Prime. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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If beer is the preferred alcoholic beverage for delivery, Crafthounds is a great option. The company allows you to search its database of more than 4,000 beers to find exactly what’s desired, in addition to providing the real-time prices that are offered at stores near you. This service is a go-to for craft beer lovers that can’t make it to the store to browse bottles of their favorite brews. To receive free delivery, use code “PACIFICSANDIEGO”.


Add DoorDash to the list of companies delivering both food and booze straight to your door. Stores like Servall Liquor in Hillcrest, Del Mesa Liquor and Deli in Mission Valley and The Bottle House in South Park all offer liquor delivery service through DoorDash.

App: Android, iPhone


Launched in May 2016, Drizly is another popular go-to option for alcohol brought straight to your doorstep. The company delivers to a wide variety of neighborhoods in San Diego. You can look up specific beer options (though not from breweries directly) by style and by brand name, and the same goes for wine and alcohol.

App: Android, iPhone


Hopsy, a craft beer delivery startup, launched in San Francisco in early 2016 and made its way to San Diego towards the end of last year. Current brewery offerings include Coronado Brewing Company, Belching Beaver Brewing, Mike Hess Brewing and more. Hopsy supplies craft beer lovers with freshly filled growlers and TORPs, which can be used with home tap systems. In addition to delivery, a retail store where customers can purchase growlers and TORPs is located at 5296 Linda Vista Rd.


San Diegans who loathe shopping in actual stores can use Instacart to pick up groceries from stores like Whole Foods, Costco, Aldi and Smart & Final. And yes, Instacart’s grocery delivery service also includes alcohol. What an amazing time to be alive.

App: Android, iPhone


Get $10 off your first order and your choice of booze, wine or beer delivered to your home or business. Sold. Minibar partners with local liquor stores in San Diego to make sure the goods are delivered with care straight to the front door. Shop a selection of popular alcohol, wine and beer brands available, or search for exactly what you’re looking for.

App: Android, iPhone


As mentioned, Postmates is a popular delivery service that users can utilize for food, groceries and personal items, so it only makes sense that alcohol has now been added to their portfolio. Customers can choose from wine, beer and liquors of all kinds on the app or website.

App: Android, iPhone


Saucey is one of the original alcohol delivery services in San Diego that promises delivery within 20 to 40 minutes of placing an order. The alcohol prices on Saucey include delivery, so they may look a little steep while browsing on the app. One of the most unique features on this service is the ability to order a mixologist to come to your home for a party. That’s an expert party host move, for sure.

App: Android, iPhone


Residents of neighborhoods like La Jolla, Little Italy, Pacific Beach and Point Loma can order alcohol delivery from Swill, which delivers wine, beer, liquor and even mixers in as little as an hour or at a scheduled time.

App: Android, iPhone

Managing editor Jennifer Ianni contributed to this story