Is it just us or does five o'clock hit different in lockdown? Without the excitement of after-work drinks or trips to cool watering holes, the WFH novelty has well and truly worn off. However, while we're staying still, this city's boozers are definitely not. Distilleries, breweries and mixologists have all been hard at work creating bottled cocktails, craft beer bundles and wine packs to add some excitement back to your weekday evenings. Discover all these and more in our guide to the Sydney bars offering drinks deliveries and takeaways.
Mr Wong: As well as preparing a stellar selection of Chinese dishes to takeaway, this gem is also plying you with bottled martinis and negronis, because they're good like that.
Stitch Bar: Get your fill of amaretto sours and elderflower serves from this York Street drinking den. Choose between 200ml, 330ml or 500ml sized aperitifs.
Tequila Mockingbird: Specialists in South American cuisine, these guys have switched seamlessly to takeaway and delivery, mixing up passionfruit and coconut margs, espresso martinis and more.
Sammy Junior: Undoubtedly one of Sydney's best cocktail deliveries, the award-winning pros behind Maybe Sammy are sending world-class concoctions to houses around Australia.
PS40: Order in your evening drinks with a same day alcohol delivery from this basement cocktail bar. Buy before 1pm and you'll receive them to your door in a few short hours.
Old Mate's Place: The CBD bar has a massive menu of signature and classic drinks available for delivery around Sydney, along with cocktail packages.
Foreign Return: Bottled old fashioneds, six-packs of beer and international wines are all up for grabs with a drinks delivery from this Indian restaurant.
Bastardo: The Italian restaurant is coming in strong for places delivering drinks around Sydney. Add some limoncello to your pasta order and make your lockdown date nights extra special.
The Wild Rover: Fill your boots on a quirky range of exquisitely crafted bottled cocktails with a takeaway from this Surry Hills drinking den.
Chin Chin: An Australian spot with a Southeast Asian injection, Chin Chin is making your evenings at home that little bit better with their array of takeaway wines, beers and cocktails.
Tokyo Bird: These aren't any bog-standard cocktails. Rather, you'll be enjoying libations made using the likes of pineapple rum, five spice red wine and yuzu.
Brix Distillers: Take your mixology skills up a notch with an order from these guys. A cool urban distillery, Brix has got everything from syrups and rums to pre-made libations and T-shirts.
Speakeasy: Settle in for a night of heady cocktails and mulled wine with a booze delivery from these guys. Pale ale, cider and lager can also be yours.
North Bondi Nami: The Japanese-inspired bar and restaurant is shaking up lychee martinis, passionfruit margaritas and yuzu sips throughout lockdown.
Bondi Hardware: This cocktail bar is spicing things up - literally - with the delivery of its signature margarita, made using jalapeno-infused tequila and habaneros.
The Pacific Club: Located just a hop, skip and a jump from Bondi beach, The Pacific Club is serving its tasty food and bottles of wine for takeaway.
Lankan Filling Station: Wander to Riley Street where this Sri Lankan beauty will be offering bottles of fine wines, bubbles and various soft drinks for takeaway, alongside its usual tasty grub.
Big Poppa's: Purveyors of fine wines and Italian bites, this restaurant and bar has a massive menu of vinos. Swing by the Oxford Street hangout and grab yourself a bottle or two.
The Taphouse: As the most awarded craft beer bar in the city, you can be sure that you're getting some of the best brews available for takeaway and delivery in Sydney here.
Sonora: This Mexican restaurant and bar is providing you with sunshine sips throughout lockdown. Pick between 500ml and 1 litre mixes of margarita and get slurping.
Dear Sainte Eloise: A wine bar with teeth, Dear Sainte Eloise is bringing you a weekly changing selection of reds, whites, sparklings and rosés to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa.
Dulcie's Kings Cross: Satisfy your spirit-fuelled fancies with a takeaway sazerac, daiquiri and paloma. Alternatively, grab yourself a survival kit that comes with a trio of meats or cheeses.
Young Henrys: Stock up on craft IPAs, lager and other hoppy delights with an order from Young Henrys. The Southern suburb brewery has got you covered for alcohol delivery in Sydney.
Jacoby's Tiki Bar: Trade in your homemade cocktail attempts for tasty tinned tipples with an online order from Jacoby's Tiki Bar, selling pre-shaken pina coladas, coffee concotions and fruity mixes.
Continental Delicatessen: This bistro in Newtown and the CBD is upgrading your drinks night at home. Enjoy a boozy spread of wittily named and charmingly packaged tin can cocktails.
Earl's Juke Joint: The neighbourhood favourite has a number of quirky homemade cocktails available to buy. Sips include spicy mandarin margarita and watermelon gimlets, as well as combo packs.
Poor Toms Gin Hall: Get yourself some G&T tinnies and cool merch at Poor Toms. Check out their online shop where you'll also find flavoured bottles of gin.
4 Pines Truck Bar: From barrel-aged beers to boozy seltzers and their signature range of brews, these hoppy connoisseurs are keeping you fuelled up. Get your alcohol delivery online and take a load off.
Park House: Hit up Park House's drive-thru bottle shop for your fix of international and local craft brews. Better yet, bring along your growler and they'll fill it up with draught beer.
Stowaway Bar: Open seven days a week, this little number is pouring up a select menu of cocktails for you to take home.
Donny's Bar: If you're in the neighbourhood of this Manly bar then be sure to get a boozy pick-me-up in the form of banana bread old fashioneds, apple crumble concoctions et al.
Finders Distilley: This distillery is delivering its award-winning spirits straight to your door. Perfect for gin and vodka lovers, options include classics sips and citrus infusions.
The North Spoon: Take a break from the lockdown norm with an Italian Nights At Home delivery kit from this McMahons Point cafe. Along with authentic ragus and lamb shanks, there's also tasty wines.
The Oaks Hotel: Just because we're stuck inside it doesn't mean you have to settle for supermarket brews. Take your growler to The Oaks Hotel and sip on freshly-poured draught beer.
Small Bar: Whether you fancy a classic sip or are up for trying something a little more out there, these guys have got you sorted for takeaway alcohol in Sydney.
The Buena: With a trio of cocktails, a few beers and numerous wines available, this North Sydney bar has got something for everyone.
Looking for more takeaway inspiration? Check out our guide to the Sydney restaurants offering delivery and takeaway here.