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Many Calgary liquor stores are encouraging social distancing by cutting down their store hours, offering pick-up for online orders and/or closing their doors and offering delivery instead. There are also several online services offering alcohol delivery in the city. Don’t forget that you will be asked to provide valid government I.D. upon delivery or pick-up.
This list may change as Calgary’s Covid-19 situation evolves. We will do our best to keep it as up-to-date as possible and will continue to add to it. If you’re a local liquor store or online service offering alcohol delivery right now, please let us know by emailing SupportLocal@redpointmedia.ca.
Order online, call or text to get same-day alcohol delivery from noon until 2 a.m. Delivery fees vary and additional stops are $1.99 per stop if you want to send a boozy gift to friend.
11407 Braniff Rd. S.W., 403-966-5929, bottleknows.ca
Order online to get beer, wine or liquor delivered in under one hour to Calgary or Chestermere. The minimum order is $20. Delivery fees start at $4.
2418A Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-276-6228, buzzbuddy.ca
If you don’t want to commit to a six-pack, Canada Craft Club offers monthly craft beer subscriptions ranging from $44 to $175. The packs all come with large-format beers (500-ml to 1 litre bottles) and also make a great gift.
Order online from a nearby location for delivery or in-store pickup. Co-op also offers a 10 per cent discount when you purchase six bottles of wine. Delivery fees vary.
Multiple locations, coopwinespiritsbeer.com
Order online or on the Foodora app for same-day delivery. There are several local liquor stores you can order from through Foodora, including 17th Ave Liquor Boutique, Liquor Wellz, Riverfront Wine & Spirits and more. Delivery fees vary. If you want contact-less delivery, make a request in the notes when you place your order.
Online orders are delivered with a $10 fee or for free if your order is more than $100. Highlander is currently offering 20 to 30 per cent off regular-priced wine and spirits and 10 to 15 per cent off regular-priced beer for Alberta Health Services employees in-store.
Multiple locations, highlanderwine.com
J. Webb Wine Merchant offers a wide variety of wines and they’re all available for free delivery and in-store/curbside pickup at its two locations. If you’re not sure which wines to get, you can always sign up for the store’s wine club, which gets you a curated selection of six bottles of wine each month.
C157, 1600 90 Ave. S.W., 403-253-9463; 2507 17 Ave. S.W., 403-685-5218; jwebb.net
Call or order online for city-wide delivery or curbside pick-up, which is $10 or free when you spend more than $50. Deliveries usually happen within 72 hours or less. You can even get a growler fill — it just has to be in a growler from the store instead of your own. Luckily growlers are free right now (usually $7 to $10). Kensington Wine Market is also offering isolation 6-packs of wine for $120 with $10 of that money being donated to the Calgary Food Bank.
1257 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-283-8000, kensingtonwinemarket.com
Customers can order online or call the store to order beer, wine and spirits for free delivery or contact-less pickup with no minimum purchase. If you need same-day delivery, you need to order before noon. Orders made in the afternoon will be delivered the next day. Pickup orders are Tuesdays through Sundays. Call when you pull up and a staff member will load your order into your trunk. Market Wines is also selling “Wine Survival 6-packs” that include six bottles for $99 to $165.
Calgary Farmers’ Market, 520 77 Ave. S.E., 403-475-9463, marketwines.ca
This Beltline shop makes it easy to get wine, liquor or spirits thanks to its contactless, curbside pickup and delivery options. Buy online or make payments over the phone, and don’t forget that delivery is free when you spend $100 or more. You’ll also find Metrovino on Skip the Dishes.
722 11 Ave. S.W., 403-205-3356, metrovino.com
Call the Inglewood location for free same-day delivery in Inglewood and Ramsay. Oak and Vine will eventually offer Calgary-wide delivery on Foodora so check the app for updates.
1139 9 Ave. S.E., 403-455-6333, oakandvine.ca
Skip The Dishes has more than a dozen local liquor stores, breweries and distilleries you can order from through the app or online including Urban Cellars, Olympia Liquor, Liquor Wellz and more. Delivery fees vary.
Call the 1 St. S.W. location or order online before 10 a.m. for same-day delivery, otherwise your order will arrive the next day. Delivery is $10 or free if your order is more than $100. Both locations are also doing free curbside pickup daily.
101, 932 17 Ave. S.W., 403-454-1106; 1310 1 St. S.W., 403-290-0700, vinearts.ca
Order online or call and ask for Kate (403-296-1640 ext. 235) to get delivery for $8. You can also do in-store pickup at either of its locations for free.
10801 Bonaventure Dr. S.E., 403-296-1640; 162, 200 Barclay Parade S.W., 403-262-9463, willowpark.net
If you’re big on wine or want to use this time of self-isolation to try new wines or learn more, then Alberta-based Wine Collective might be for you. A subscription is between $57 and $156 per month (including shipping) depending on how many bottles you choose.