There’s only one place you can drink right now: Your home. But if you’re anything like us, the only drinks in your apartment include a six-pack of Stella someone brought to your housewarming party last January, and a bottle of peach Schnapps whose origin story is unknown.
So here are wine shops and breweries with delivery options. Even though you can’t go drink at these places, you can still support them (and drink something great) by ordering from them. We’ll keep updating this guide with more information - so stay tuned, and stay well.
Got a wine store or brewery offering delivery? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Violette Wine in Cambridge is doing local deliveries in Watertown, Cambridge, and Somerville. Email them at info@violettewines or call the store (617) 876-4125 for available wines.
Ball Square Fine Wines in Somerville is still open from 12-7pm daily, offering cheese, charcuterie, beer, wine, and liquor for pickup and delivery within 10 miles of the store. They’re also collaborating with a food service company to make fresh produce boxes with fruit and vegetables. Place your order on their website, or by emailing them at email@example.com.
The grocery store section of Dave’s is closed to the public, but pickup and local delivery orders (within two miles) can still be placed over the phone at (617) 623-0867 for wine, beer, and fresh pasta. Hours are changing daily, so follow along on Instagram for updates.
Wine Press in Brookline and Fenway are open for curbside pickup, and delivery all over the Boston area with any purchase over $35. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 277-7020 to place an order.
The Wine Bottega Downtown is offering to-go bottles Tues-Sun from 11am-7pm. You can order ahead on their website. In-state delivery is also available for free on orders over $200.
American Provisions in Southie and Dorchester has cheese, charcuterie, and wine available to-go and for local delivery. You can place an order by calling the respective locations, or basic boxes can also be ordered online through their website. The survival mixed case wine box, which comes with 12 bottles, is currently in our cart.
Pickup and local delivery is available from this Back Bay store from 10am-7pm Mon-Sat, and from 12-6pm on Sundays. Naturally, there’s wine and cheese, but there’s also a good liquor selection too. Call the store at (617) 574-1751 to place an order.
JP’s local wine store Street Car is currently open for delivery only, with free shipping on orders over $30 to JP, Roslindale, West Roxbury, and Brookline. Orders can be placed online, or by calling (617) 522-6416, from 11am-5pm, Tues-Sat.
The Wine & Cheese Cask is also open for deliveries only, from Mon-Sat between the hours of 12-4pm. For now, orders can only be placed by email, and you can find more specific information on their website.
The Urban Grape in Back Bay has a rather unique “progressive scale,” where every bottle in their store is ranked from 1-10 in terms of a wine’s body. Whether such objectification is ethical is beyond the scope of this short blurb, but you can still place a delivery order on their website. There’s a 15% discount on mixed case orders.
Back Bay Wine store Bauer is open and delivering wine and liquor for free, depending on where you live and your order total (have a look here for more info). They have some rare bottles available too if you’re into that kind of thing.
Gordon’s has been open since 1934 - a year best known for being the one right after Prohibition ended. We have a lot of questions for the founders of Gordon’s (“Where did you hide all the alcohol?” for instance), but those will probably have to wait. For now, you can get wine, beer, and liquor shipped to your home at varying rates. Visit their website for more information.
Charles Street Liquors is offering free one-hour deliveries to residents in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the Financial District from 10am-8pm, Mon-Fri, and 12-6pm, Sat-Sun. There’s also $5 delivery for those in the South End and Kendall Square. We can only assume those ordering at 10am just want to be ready for their evenings.
Trillium in Canton is open for curbside pickup, but both Fort Point and Fenway locations are currently closed. However, the brewery has a new online ordering system where you can place delivery orders and not miss out on your favorite beer. Delivery routes change throughout the week, so go to their website for up-to-date information.
Lamplighter in Cambridge has set up a retail window for take-out orders from 12-7:30pm daily, but they’re also delivering beer within the state through UPS. Delivery orders must be placed on their website.
Cans and growlers are available to-go at Bone Up Brewing from 12-8pm daily, and delivery is also an option within 10 miles of the brewery. Check out their Instagram to see whic beers are available.
Night Shift in Everett is delivering to certain sections of Boston for orders over $30. Since our fine state has some archaic rules - such as the one where no alcohol can come without food - every order will also have a lovely bag of potato chips. Yes, in case you’re wondering, you’ll be charged for said bag. Go to their [website] (https://nightshiftbrewing.com/) to place an order.
Essentially every brewery in Boston is now delivering, so Aeronaut’s joined the party too. They’re delivering from Tues-Sun, 12-7pm, to certain eligible zip codes. For to-go orders, check out their website to see if you’re lucky enough to be in range.
For the first time ever, Remnant is offering 4-packs for delivery. All orders must be $30 and over to be eligible, and they’re delivering on Wed-Fri on varying routes at the moment. Check out their website for additional information.