It’s safe to say that there’s a huge pub-shaped hole in our hearts right now. From the bustling beer gardens to the friendly locals and oh-so-tasty tipples, the misery is very real. Luckily, Birmingham's finest bars, pubs and restaurants are coming to the rescue, now delivering their most popular booze to your door. Cocktail craving? Hankering for a half? Or maybe you're dreaming of a bottle of Bordeaux. Whatever your poison, we’ve created a guide to the best drink delivery services in Birmingham. You’re welcome.
Purecraft has transformed from a classic Brummie boozer to a pop-up bottle shop in recent times. Satisfying those pangs for a frothy pint, their takeaway menu is jam-packed with cans of IPA, Pilsner and lagers, with single 500ml bottles starting at just £1.95. Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoon, it’s the perfect pitstop on the way home from your weekly shop.
City centre-based wine bar Loki have been busy bees indeed during lockdown. Pivoting their services entirely, they’re now offering remote sommelier consultations (sort of like the NHS's 111 but for wine) as well as virtual tasting events and same-day delivery on all their bottles within the Birmingham area. Head to their online shop to browse over 600 wines, ranging in price from £8.99 to £299.
Keen for thirsty Brummies not to miss out on any of their top-notch bottles, Arch 13 have launched a shiny new at-home service, delivering wine, cheese and Champagne directly to your door. Promising to seriously upgrade your weekend plans, their online range of packages start at £20 and go all the way up to £175 for a gift-wrapped bottle of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne delivered alongside a mouthwatering cheese board - the perfect social-distancing-style present.
The Vanguard is one of Birmingham’s quirkiest drinking holes. This teeny-tiny spot is hidden away in a loft in the centre of the Jewellery Quarter and serves some of the city’s most creative cocktails. And while they’ve sadly closed their doors recently, they're still offering their same unique tipples - just in bottle form. Boasting a weekly changing menu, all the libations here are priced at a fiver and stay fresh in your fridge for two weeks (if you can resist them that is).
The Paper Duck
Based in Harborne The Paper Duck is a craft beer bar and bottle shop specialising in all things local. Delivering their ice-cold cocktails and unique pints to the wider Birmingham area, this place has got a drinks menu to rival any, with caramel fudge stout, raspberry ripple cider and strawberry and elderflower ale all on offer.
Bottled beer not quite hitting the spot? Head to 1000 Trades where they’re pouring pints that are available to take away in cups. The beer brands on offer include Fixed Wheel, Purity and Lost and Grounded amongst others, with natural wine on tap also available in 1-litre reusable bottles. Get yourself one of these candles while you sip away and you might as well be in your fave local.
When in doubt? Stay safe in the knowledge that BrewDog has got your back. While the brand's nationwide bars may not be open for business, their website well and truly is. Head there to fill your boots with cans of craft beer, virtual quizzes, beer tasting events and more. They’re even selling their glassware to ensure you get that full BrewDog experience.
Digbeth’s coolest spot, Dig Brew Co is a contemporary taproom and pizzeria. Known to showcase some of Birmingham’s most creative hops, malt and yeast, these guys are bottling up their much sought-after concoctions and sending them off to the city’s thirsty beer-lovers. Available to buy singularly, or as a multipack bundle, these babies promise to banish any of the lockdown blues.
Sorting out your Friday nights for the foreseeable, Pint Shop have just launched a brand new at-home section to their site. Going live every week there is a full menu jam-packed with DIY burger kits, gourmet bar snacks and vegan meals, washed down with litres of their most popular pints. With the menu available both as click and collect or delivery, and regularly selling out, be sure to be quick off the mark to ensure that you don’t miss out.
The Cocktail Bros
Cocktail delivery in Birmingham? The Cocktail Bros are your go-to guys. Usually travelling around the UK to offer their at-home cocktail masterclasses, they’ve recently created a tasty line-up of tipples for you to enjoy in the comfort of your living room. Packaged up in an Insta-ready parcel, these libations promise to keep your thirst quenched until normality resumes.
While better known for their Latin American-inspired food offering, Las Iguanas just also happen to be delivering litres of fruit-laden sangria too. Available to order via the UberEats app, the sangria package includes a bottle of red wine, oranges, lemon, Sprite and orange juice - perfect for mixing up your very own summertime sip.
Fancy yourself an Argentinian-inspired steak night? Gaucho’s online wine shop should be your first port of call. Selling a huge selection of wine from all over the world, the guys have got a bottle to suit every taste and budget. Not sure where to start? We’d recommend the Vina Patricia Malbec, which was created exclusively for Gaucho by one of Argentina’s biggest winemakers.
Usually reserved for the experts, TAILS are now delivering their bottled libations all over the UK. Super easy to prepare, these cocktails merely need to be shaken, stirred and poured over ice for the full experience. Choose from classics such as the pornstar martini, espresso martini, berry mojito, negroni and more - all available as 1-litre bottles with free delivery when you spend over £30.
Bootlegged booze delivered directly to your door? That’ll be where Cassidy’s Pharmacy comes in. Offering a full-blown immersive experience, an order of one of these prohibited cocktails comes with a secret video message as well as some exclusive video content surrounding the Moonshine’s illicit journey to your door.
Looking for more at-home inspo? Check out our guide to all things delivered to your door and virtual fun at DeliverMyNight.