Sometimes, making a beer run is the last thing you want to do.
Say you’re putting together the final touches on your big game party. You have plenty of pretzels, chips, guacamole, and those little cocktail wieners. But just when you’re going to order the pizza, you look in the fridge and realize there’s no more beer. What do you do? Simple.
Pick one of the options below for beer delivery and the suds will show up at your door.
10.) You could just get a buddy to run to the store
Clearly the lamest of your options, but what are friends for, right? You are hosting the party, after all. Getting a sober buddy to make a beer run is a lot better than driving drunk, but not everyone has that luxury and not every friend is as on top of it as someone who is getting paid to run your errands, like the rest of this list…
9.) Call the Party Barn
Party Barn is a time-honored ATX biz that lets you pick up booze without getting out of your car. That’s great, but few people know that they also deliver. You just need to be placing a large order, and you have to call them. But if you ever need keg service or a few 24-packs, these guys can handle it.
8.) Burpy can handle more than a beer run
Burpy is a grocery delivery service where you put in your shopping list, and they deliver it. Don’t want to fight the weekend crowds at the grocery store? Burpy can do it for you.
7.) Drizly is pretty great too
Drizly has the alcohol delivery business down. So far, they’re in 17 cities. In Austin, they deliver to just about the entire city north of St. Edward’s University.
6.) TopShelf connects you to local liquor stores
TopShelf delivers to a dozen or so central and east Austin zip codes. The app connects you to local liquor stores who deliver to your house for a small fee. They are also set up in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.
5.) Couch Potato ATX will help you stay lazy
Want your beer to come with snacks? Couch Potato ATX has you covered! They deliver beer, wine, groceries, and gift baskets to most parts of Austin. You can get your beer for the evening and cereal for the morning — all without leaving your house.
4.) Minibar Delivery helps the novice party planner
Minibar Delivery covers a big swath of Austin, and they’ll even help you figure out how much alcohol you need for your party! When your guests expect the hard stuff, you can’t run out. Party foul averted!
3.) Smitty’s has the kegs for your next tailgate party
If you’re planning a tailgate, Smitty’s Delivery could be your new best friend. They do high-volume deliveries, so definitely talk to them if you need a keg. They’ll also do 6-packs, 12-packs, and 24-packs of beer to keep your tailgate party stocked. One nice extra: They even have bottled water to keep you and your friends hydrated. Those early season tailgates can be nasty hot, so remember to drink at least one water for every two beers.
2.) BrewDrop is like a booze-delivery ninja
So you’re sitting on the couch, and you want more beer, but the whole getting up and going outside thing isn’t going to happen. No worries; BrewDrop it. They’ll let you order right from an app on your phone. Just make sure to check their delivery areas first. If you’re within range, they’ll deliver within an hour. But, you still have to be presentable enough to answer your door.
1.) Ask Mama Fu’s to bring some beer with your meal
All the services already listed are awesome and unique, but this one’s particularly special, so we’ve got to give it up for Mama Fu’s. The Austin-based chain recently started delivering beer with their amazing Asian-style cuisine. Mama Fu has 6-packs of Bud Light, Miller Light, Shiner, Dos Equis, Kirin Ichiban, and Tsing Tao. Sounds like the perfect way to wash down some spicy noodles!
Feature photo: Flickr user Andrew Rose, creative commons licensed.