Happy Hour at Home! Where To Pickup Adult Beverages in Quarantine
After a long week (or day) of parenting in quarantine, many of us could use a drink (or two).
We feel wistful when we think that in an alternate timeline this weekend, we would be hanging out with friends, sipping a craft beverage at Parks on Tap while our kids played lawn games and enjoyed the view of the skyline over the river. Or maybe while our kids played in the pirate ship playground at Craft Hall! We had it so good, people.
After a long week (or day) of parenting in quarantine, many of us could use a drink (or two). And while bars and dine-in restaurants are closed for the foreseeable future, Philly is nothing if not innovative. We are the city that turned a closed-down school into a rooftop bar—surely we can make this work.
While Pennsylvania state stores have opened back up for curbside pickup, and select supermarkets have been selling wine and beer all along, there’s even more good news on the way. This week, Pennsylvania approved the legal sale of cocktails to-go from restaurants. So whether your beverage of choice is wine, beer, or cocktails, you can treat yourself and toast to surviving another week of lockdown in style!
Craft Concepts Group: Tradesman’s, Blume, and more
1322 Chestnut St.
Under the Tradesman’s venue, Craft Concepts Group will feature food, drinks, and beer from BRU, Blume, Uptown Beer Garden, Finn McCool’s, and even Tinsel (the pop-up Christmas bar). Selections from Tradesman’s itself include the bacon-starring Tradesmarked! Look for more multi-serving cocktails to make their debut in coming weeks. Meanwhile, Blume’s fun little juice pouches and an alcoholic “freeze pop” will be available at the pickup window as well!
223 S. Sydenham St.
Four-serving, $36 cocktails will sell online (link in title) to be picked up at Vesper. Classics like Old Fashioned and Manhattan are offered alongside more adventurous creations like the Lilith (tequila and beet shrub are involved) and the spicy Trobairitz (includes Grey Goose, sparkling wine, pink peppercorn syrup, and yuzu bergamot tincture).
1506 South St.
Of course, a place called Wine Dive has got you covered. You’ll find unique wines here that you won’t find anywhere else, all available to order for pickup! There’s even a box of Malbec if that’s how you roll—no judgment here. And with the new to-go cocktail law, they’re ready to party. Offered from 3 pm-8 pm (for now) on Wednesdays through Sundays, you can get single serve (8 oz) or 32-ounce concoctions like Everything’s Coming Up Rosé (ingredients include the titular wine, hibiscus tea, and aperol!) and Strawberry Wine Punch.
227 S. 18th St.
If you’ve been noticing lines around the corner of 18th and Locust recently, it’s because Parc has opened a sidewalk sensation with fresh bread, cheese, and wine (call ahead to order) from 11 am—8 pm every day. Their regular menu is also available for pickup—order via Caviar.
627 S. Third St
Along with their fantastic Italian food and DIY meal kits, you can add on bottles (and even some cans) of wine to make your makeshift Bella Notte complete. They are open from Tuesdays through Sundays, so do yourself a favor and order extra on the weekend if you think you’ll be craving some Cacio e Pepe on Monday. And you will be.
123 S. 18th St.
When you order for pickup you can add wine by the glass or bottle, as well as selections of bottled beer. And now they’ve added Cocktails by the Pint! With cheeky quarantine-themed names like “Netflix & ‘Hattan,” these new creations contain four servings. Even better, the “Thyme to Help” honors local distilleries, like Boardroom, that are helping fight COVID-19 by making hand sanitizer. Round out your order with fancy cheeseboards, toasts, and other small plates.
1730 Chestnut St.; and 834 Chestnut St.
Place your order between 10 am—5 pm, seven days a week for curbside pickup in Philly. In addition to DiBruno’s wide selection of prepared meals, gourmet groceries, baked goods, and treats, you can even add wine (and beer and canned cocktails) to your curbside order. Of course, if you don’t know exactly what you want, the stores are still open, so you can browse around, pick out all your goodies, and even grab an arrangement of flowers by checkout for good measure!
22nd and Washington; and 701 S. 50th St.
Order and pay online for curbside takeout beer and DIY Pizza Kits—how fun is that? In addition to a delicious meal, you get a fun activity! And you can relax with their microbrews with six-packs, cases, and even growlers. Dock Street South is also offering bottles of wine for pickup.
738 S. 11th St.
Choose from wine by the bottle; or beer by the growler, six-pack, four-pack, or even individual can! And now you can also pickup 12-ounce cocktails like Bourbon Pear Smash, and cocktail kits like the perfect-for-brunch Mimosa and Bloody Mary kits. Add on actual brunch while you’re at it, their brunch is one of our favorites in the city.
1727 Front Street
Evil Genius Beer Company offers curbside pickup only from The Lab. Call ahead at 215-425-6820 or order online. Cans, bottles, crowlers, and growlers are available. This includes the limited exclusive selection of the Tiger King-themed “Felt Cute, Might Feed My Husband to a Tiger Later IDK.” You can also pickup Evil Genius hard seltzers and a selection of ciders.
Rosy’s Taco Bar (and Harper’s Garden!)
2220 Walnut St.
In addition to their currently available takeout beer selection and add-your-own-liquor cocktail kits, Rosy’s is getting ready to serve margaritas and also offer a full bar of standard bar drinks that will be added to the website soon. Look out for classic and flavored margarita pints (and quarts!), as well as Sangria.
Get excited because this location will also be the pickup spot for cocktails from Harper’s Garden! Liquid Persuasion, Blackberry Smash, and of course Bloody Marys will all be available in five-serving containers (with your choice of liquor when you order).
120 S. 13th St.
Order pickup from our favorite sushi place in town, and add on wine, beer, or even sake! P.S.: During quarantine, they have created a kids’ menu in addition to their sushi and small plates.
Barbuzzo, Lolita, Bud & Marilyn’s, and more
We can’t get enough of Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s 13th Street empire of Barbuzzo, Lolita, and Bud & Marilyn’s. All three spots (plus their nearby Little Nonna’s) have to-go cocktails… including Frosé!!! Yes, the rosé wine slushie is part of the Bud & Marilyn’s lineup! Plus, get margaritas (or add-your-own-liquor margarita mix) at Lolita’s, sangria from Barbuzzo, and much more.
915 Spring Garden St.
Build your Joy Box from vendors like Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Càphê Roasters, Third Wheel Cheese, and more partners! Plus, you can build your own variety pack from Triple Bottom Brewery’s offerings. Pick any or all vendors and they’ll build your box for delivery to any Philly address, or curbside pickup (use promo code PICKUP so you don’t get charged for delivery).
25 E. Allen Street
Place your order online and select pickup for contactless liquor and cocktail kits! We love Bluecoat Gin, and you can select kits like Elderflower Spritz, Moscow Mule, and more. Then, pickup daily between noon and 8 pm—stay in your car and give them your ID and order number, then drive home with your goodies. They also ship for a flat $10 fee.
16 S. Second St.
We’ve given you so many fancy options, but sometimes you just need a whole bunch of comfort food and beer. Get “Nick’s Famous” hand-carved roast beef sandwich, some chicken fingers and mac & cheese bites for the kids, and add on a six-pack of cold beer. Nick’s is planning to add to-go cocktails their menu soon, too, so stay tuned.
131 S 13th St.
Coming soon, get $13 single cocktails, $55 cocktails for five, and $95 cocktails for ten! Favorites like the Eastside, Hemmingway Daiquiri, and the might-as-well-be-dessert Done and Dusted will all be available from this vegan spot. They will also have wine by the bottle and beer by the six-pack or can.
Lead photograph courtesy of Craft Concepts Group.