You'll never find yourself looking at an empty liquor cabinet again with this helpful list of online alcohol delivery services in Singapore
As much as we love going out – you know, bar-hopping, surveying the latest restaurants, shopping – there are days, like public holidays and special occasions, when the thought of jostling with the crowd feels a little nauseating. Then, all we want to do is to stay in with our jammies, put on a movie, pig out on a pizza, and nurse a glass of wine… only to find that – gasp! – we’ve run out of booze.
Wait, no need to make that much-dreaded last-minute supermarket run yet. We’ve found more than a handful of alcohol delivery services in Singapore that will send your nightcap of choice to your door.
Summon everything from liquor, beer and wine to mixers and cups to your doorstep with a call or a click at this booze-filled delivery site. You’ll find all the familiar labels here, including Erdinger, Chivas, Martell, Absolut, Jacob’s Creek and Veuve Clicquot, so there’s no guessing involved. Most importantly, Alcohol Delivery promises to send you your goods within an hour of placing your order (last order at 1am), and orders above $50 are delivered free.
Get access to over 600 bottles of wine, spirits, and beer at this webstore, which also has retail outlets around the island if you prefer to buy them off the shelves. With this much to “pour” over, there’s bound to be something that pleases both your tastebuds and your pocket. Be sure to check out its promotion tab – Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut is now at $68, and Penfolds’ Chardonnay is priced at only $20. How can anyone resist cheap booze?
E Wine Asia
Welcome to your dream candy shop, oenophiles. This online wine store caters to educated and novice palates with its wide selection of vinos, categorised into everyday, budget, high-rated, party and connoisseur types for easy navigation. E Wine Asia also holds wine tastings, dinners and festivals every month, so sign up for its monthly newsletter to be in the know.
Home bartenders, you’ll want to have Liquor Bar on your speed dial. Its library of spirits, which boasts both mainstream brands (Johnnie Walker, 42 Below) and obscure, boutique labels (Bulldog Gin, Corralejo Tequila) is impressive, plus there are aromatic bitters, syrups and bar tools to help you make the perfect drink. The minimum order is $100, and delivery charge is $10 – not much considering some of its bottles are pretty hard to find elsewhere in the city.
Want a fridge with a limitless supply of beers? Mabuk Monkey’s your answer. It delivers cold brews within an hour, and there’s heaps of the craft variety to be had, from labels like Brew Dog, Brewerkz, and St. Bernadus. Spirits and are available, too, and prices start from only $27 for a 750-ml bottle. Add on your order with some munchies, and you’re all set for a no-frills night.
We hate to admit but our knowledge of wine is limited to cheap convenience store bottles. Any fancier, we get confuse on flavours and pairings. If you’re hosting a dinner party and desperately need to impress your guests, we suggest shopping with Wanderwine. This online wine specialist only supplies wine that are carefully curated by talented sommeliers. It is also real helpful that the website has plenty of information, ranging from taste notes to ageing potential, for each and every bottle.
Buying a bottle of wine online doesn’t have to be a gamble – not at Nuevo Vino at least. The thoughtful online wine specialist takes away all the fuss that typically comes with wine, helping the casual drinker pick out a bottle with minimal effort: just choose a type (red, white, sparkling, or sweet), the occasion (date night, at the beach), and a preferred flavour (woody, spicy, fruity). The details provided for each bottle is pretty comprehensive, breaking down the wine to its look, scent and flavour so you have a better idea of the contents. Nuevo Vino delivers within two to three working days, and shipping is free with no minimum purchase.
Ring to Drink
You’re down to the last drop, but the party doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Instead of ambling to the nearest 7-Eleven, pick up the phone and call the guys at Ring to Drink to replenish your bar within an hour. The only one on the list that delivers around the clock, it offers your standard spirits by the bottle, or bundled in a party package with mixers, a bag of munchies, disposable cups and ice cubes – how convenient.
Thirsty The Beer Shop
The folks behind Thirsty are real serious about craft beer, and its e-shop is proof that they are passionate about non-generic cult brews. You probably find names you’ve never heard of (unless you’re already a regular, or a high-level beer geek), but that’s exactly what makes shopping at Thirsty so interesting – there’s always something new to discover each time, amongst its 60-odd brand list. For the uninitiated, there’s “Craft Beer 101” for a crash course on artisanal brews, and you can shop by style and country. If you still feel like you’re buying blind online, head to one of its retail outlets for some sound suggestions.