April 18, 2021

9 places to buy alcohol online now and get it delivered right to your door

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This content is intended for readers 21+. Please drink responsibly. If you or anyone you know is dealing with alcohol abuse, get help. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) provides a free, confidential, 24/7, treatment referral, and information service.

Trying to carry two bottles of wine, a handle of whiskey, a six-pack of beer, and some bitters to stock our bar cart might as well be an Olympic sport. But when the gold medal is a long sip of vino — worth it. 

For anyone who doesn’t want to participate, there’s always alcohol delivery. We’ve broken down how to buy alcohol online and the best places to order from whether you’re into spirits, wine, or beer. 

One thing to keep in mind with any alcohol delivery service is that each state has its own laws. 

Alabama, Oklahoma, and Utah have outright bans on booze deliveries to private citizens. In almost all other states, wine deliveries are perfectly legal, though they will require a signature from an adult who’s 21 or older in most places. Check the National Conference of State Legislatures‘ Direct Shipment of Alcohol Statutes page for the most updated information.

Here are the best places to buy alcohol online:

Prices and links are updated as of 10/5/2020. We’ve added Tippsy for anyone who wants to buy sake online.