D.C.’s online booze delivery services got off to a rocky start this summer when the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board issued a cease and desist to some vendors for illegally selling alcohol in the District without a license. But the liquor board created new guidelines in August that allow these service to operate in D.C. That means drinking at home just got lazier. So if you forget to buy wine for dinner or run out of tequila in the middle of a party and are too drunk to walk to the liquor store, these services can help you out.
In addition to ordering for yourself, the website allows you to gift deliveries throughout D.C. and Silver Spring.
Delivery fee: $5
Delivery minimum: $50
Estimated delivery time: 30 to 60 minutes
Delivery hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays.
Bud Light (24-pack): $21.99
Smirnoff Vodka (1.75 L): $26.99
Bonus deliveries: Mixers, cigarettes, cigars, wine openers
This service recently expanded to D.C. from Orlando, Fla., and Ann Arbor, Mich. Its website gives tips on drinking games.
Delivery fee: $3.87
Estimated delivery time: No longer than 1 hour
Delivery hours: Varies depending on location. The earliest deliveries begin at 10 a.m. and the latest deliveries go until 10 p.m. Later hours may be coming soon.
Bud Light (24-pack): $16.99
Smirnoff Vodka (1.75 L): $19.99
Bonus deliveries: Mixers
The newest of the delivery apps already has a national presence in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, and beyond.
Delivery fee: $5 (free for first order with promo code WELCOMEDC before Sept. 31)
Delivery minimum: It varies, but usually between $20 and $30
Estimate delivery time: 20 to 40 minutes
Delivery hours: 10 a.m to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Bud Light (24-pack): $18.99
Smirnoff Vodka (1.75 L): $21.99
Bonus deliveries: Mixers, bitters, chocolate, maraschino cherries