Pub and bar closures doesn’t mean you have to miss out.
Nights at the pub or bar could not come back sooner, but luckily we can still get our favourite boozes suppliers at home. Glasgow pubs, bars and breweries are still bringing us their alcohol-infused delights via online shops and delivery to our doors in order to fill that pub-shaped hole in our social lives. Here are the best local breweries, bars and distilleries in Glasgow offering an alcohol delivery service during lockdown.
1. Drygate Brewing Co.
A local gem in the heart of Glasgow, right by the Necropolis, Drygate Brewing Co is continuing to offer up their innovative brews during the pandemic, with a whole host of new beers available to try. Some brews have limited stock, such as their recent Circuit Breaker box of 16 cans for 16 days, and some of their small brew Sprectrum series like the Crimson Corsair which was recently added to the site. The brewery is well known for its innovative flavours and is currently concocting a beer to complement a breakfast roll. For more unusual brews check them out here.
2. The Good Spirits Co
If you’re looking to support a local business, The Good Spirits Co. are offering free delivery within six miles of their shop on Bath Street. Check out their site and you’ll be able to order every type of alcohol you could possibly need, stocking local, national and international brands. Whether you’re planning on doing shots of tequila with your Zoom crew or setting up an elegant wine and cheese night with your partner, head here. The Good Spirits Co are also hosting a number of virtual tasting events this year, with tickets being sold for £30 and you will receive six samples of your chosen spirit to sip on from the comfort of your home.
3. Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom
While they can’t pour pints in their taproom, Innis & Gunn are accepting craft beer orders in Glasgow via their website. To make the deal even sweeter, they’re throwing in free delivery when you spend over £49, so you might as well go the whole hog and stock up for winter. Nothing really beats the classic award-winning lager, with its zesty aromatic hops and naked golden oats is pretty unbeatable, however Innis & Gunn have just launched a Quarter Cask Edition with hints of vanilla, pear and spice alongside a mellow, malty backbone. You can also order alcohol delivery via Deliveroo and the Glasgow Cocktail Collective, mentioned below.
4. Glasgow Cocktail Collective
The Glasgow Cocktail Collective (GCC) launched in May 2020 bringing establishments such as Vodka Wodka, Blue Dog, the Kelvingrove Cafe, Redmonds, Phillies of Shawlands and more together to offer an alcohol delivery service for their brilliant-tasting drinks. The service was designed to support local businesses and keep us in ‘high spirits’ throughout the lockdown period, helping to bring a taste of our former lives straight to our door. Perfect for your next Zoom quiz night with your mates or for boujee night in bevs on the sofa. There is an app you can download or you can order them on Deliveroo or here.
5. Tonic At Home
Originally from Edinburgh, Tonic At Home launched an alcohol delivery service in Glasgow last month to help get us through the 16-day circuit breaker but you can still get mixing from home. Cocktails include the classics such as the espresso martini, strawberry daiquiri and the team’s very own ‘there’s no place like tonic’. Each are delivered in ‘cocktail pouches’ meaning they stay fresh in your fridge for up to three weeks. You can even order gift boxes to treat a family member or friend to a quarantini, as well festive-themed gift boxes as Christmas is not far around the corner.
6. The Gate
The Gate on Gallowgate has taken to creating cocktails that you can enjoy from home. On an Instagram post, the bar said: “We may not be able to give you our hospitality in The Gate but we can head online to Create My Cocktail for home delivery or pick up. You can enjoy classics as well as The Gate’s on unique cocktails such as Evergreen, a fluffy and fruity mix, or Wanderlust, a fresh, tangy and mystical pink coloured mix.
7. Bottle Drop
Bottle Drop is an online off-sale offering a home (and office) delivery service of a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic products, many of which are not available in your local store. Where possible the company likes to support local businesses, so they supply as many products as possible from small independent brands that are local to Glasgow and the West of Scotland. The also have a sustainable ethos by allowing bottles to be returned through their bottle deposits scheme, using recyclable packaging, not wasting fruit by using them for syrups and garnishes, plus they will use bicycle delivery drop-offs where possible. They also do a perfect at home box with 6 cocktails and 6 craft beers inside. That’s our weekend sorted.