Updated: 2 April
Not everyone wants to make their own drinks when they're relaxing at home, and why not support small businesses where you can? NSW Government recently lifted licensing restrictions to allow small bars to do home deliveries which will potentially go some distance to save a few owner-operators. This is just a small selection of the operators we love. We'll continue to update this list, so check back regularly for more juice.
Act of Wine
No need to panic-buy, when deliveries of rare-breed wines have been amped up to four days a week, free within Melbourne metro.
The OG take-home cocktail choice for booze-fiends is available online. Award-winning bartender Matt Bax is offering Americanos, Brooklyns, Negronis, specialised glassware and more.
Blackhearts and Sparrows Wine Store
Missing the cocktails from Byrdi? You can buy them online along with local and boutique spirits and more wine than you'll ever need to become a high (or low) functioning alcoholic.
Bibo Wine Bar
Missing your dose of this Double Bay local? Bibo has teamed up with Enoteca Sydney to offer a mixed dozen of the wines you've come to know and love, chosen by the bar's sommelier.
The Borough Box
Sydney and Melbourne
Sommeliers James Audas (Noma and Silvereye) and Tom Sheer (Love Tilly Devine and Oscillate Wildly) have launched a new monthly natural wine subscription, delivering to both.
Continental Deli's Mar-tinny. Photo: Hollie Adams
Cans! Cans! Cans! The bar and deli behind the mar-tinny and the can-hattan are delivering these as well as a series of very delicious looking tinned soups.
With an ongoing series of craft beer offers, suds fans will never get bored - even when they're drinking in quarantine. Every pack comes with glass suggestions and tasting notes, just so you can feel that little bit more human.
This Sydney-based online wine shop is getting the out-of-work hospitality community on the road, delivering a world of wine, sake, beer, merch, and pantry goods with same day service for some areas of Sydney.
DRNKS delivering the juice door to door, Australia-wide. Photo: Nikki To
Good news, inner easties - you can get your favourite cocktails from this Kings Cross small bar delivered straight to your door. Each cocktail comes with drinking and serving instructions as well as a coaster to maker cocktail hour feel a little less ooky.
Fix St James
This pioneer CBD wine bar is offering wine packs hand-picked by owner-sommelier Stuart Knox as well as meal packs from the Fix kitchen and produce boxes from Nicholson and Saville.
Everything you could possibly need to make a gin-based party at home from merch to barware, glassware, jams, pre-batched cocktails and, of course, gin in its many guises.
Sydney and Melbourne
Australian-Italian sommelier (121BC, Cafe Paci), Giorgio de Maria is delivering Italian juice with free shipping on orders over $150.
Marion's eternally sexy wine list. Photo: Kristoffer Paulsen
Gauge x Maker
This well-loved Brisbane one hatter has teamed up with ace cocktail bar Maker to provide everything you need to feel a little less cooped and a little more sauced. Order an apple, honey and fennel gin sour with your jerk chicken, and level out.
Nothing is more welcoming when you're stuck at home by yourself than a couple of wedges of good cheese, some prosciutto and a bottle of pinot noir from the Handpicked cellar door. It's like someone saying 'I see you, I hope this helps' through the language of dairy and booze. And if you live within 25km of Chippendale, they offer same day delivery.
Heritage Wine Bar
While their restaurant doors are closed, their online shop is backed with plenty of treats including lots of wine and plenty of snacks. And delivery is free!
Jetty Road Brewing, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Supplied
Jetty Road Brewery
You may not be able to drink on site right now at this picturesque Mornington Peninsula brewery, but there's silver in that lining - they're delivering tinnies across the nation, with same day delivery if you're a local.
Order the Deadman's Dozen - staff picks from one of Melbourne's most beloved wine bars. They also offer a six month wine subscription that includes free delivery within Melbourne metro.
Pour one out at home for Australian hospitality. Photo: Kristoffer Paulsen
Made in the Shade
The Melbourne based cocktail company from the team behind The Everleigh, Heartbreaker and Bar Margaux ship their award winning cocktails straight to your door. Their motto is "people before drinks" and offer free delivery with Melbourne metro.
The door to door craft beer service you need, for refreshment in times of trouble.
One of Sydney's best bottle shops delivers their incredible range of spirits and hard-to-find wines.
Prince of York
Order bottled cocktails, and wine from this Sydney small bar, as well as their full menu and they'll deliver it straight to your door, contactless styles. Party for one!
Sydney-based wine shop specialising in all things crafty, funky and fizzing as well as rare spirits, sake, beer, glassware and snacks. Check out their subscription packs, too.
Hard-to-find organic and biodynamic natural wine, delivered from P&V. Photo: Supplied
Northern Rivers, NSW
Everyone's favourite natural wine bar might have temporarily shut up shop but they'll still deliver wine straight to your door if you're a local.
Darlinghurst and Potts Point, NSW
The classic cocktail bar famous for its nitro martinis now delivers bottled cocktails and will even loan out a cocktail kit for a $20 deposit if you don't have one of your own.
Once upon a time we were allowed to browse in wine shops like Samuel Pepys for hours. Photo: Supplied
Sydney and Melbourne
Live and very much local, this cult Melbourne favourite specialises in all things organic, crunchy and natural as well as some rare-breed internationals.
A small Central Coast-based operation delivering reasonably priced, idiosyncratic wines from around the world straight to your door.
Their motto is "beer for the people" and that's exactly what they're bringing, with free delivery of all their beers, plus merch to keep you cozy during COVID.
Young Henrys' latest creation. Photo: Supplied
The Weekly Drop
One white, one red, chosen by sommelier Josh Renshaw, delivered to your door each week. If you like a particular wine, order more. Or throw caution to the wind and get a new 'chosen two' the next week. Each delivery is 100% carbon neutral and for every subscription purchased, they'll plant a tree in partnership with Greenfleet.
If there was ever a time to support your favourite local craft brewery, now is that time. Stock up, and keep those brewers in business.