Drizly, a New Drink Delivery App, Arrives in Baltimore

by Jennifer Waldera on Feb 23, 2015 in Liquor

We don’t know about you, but we’re big fans of Sweatpants Sunday, and the advent of Drizly, the new drink delivery app, has the potential to make it even easier for us to be a little lazy on our day of rest.

We heard about this newest delivery service to descend on Charm City when it started up in early February. Curious to see if it lives up to the hype, we saw our empty Bota Box as an opportunity to take the service for a spin. 

Getting started on Drizly is fast and easy with a quick age verification and entry of address. After that, the only thing keeping you from swilling cerveza is how long it takes you to peruse the hefty inventory. Drizly essentially connects users with a local liquor store (employees within the store deliver the booze to your doorstep), so the online inventory matches that of the specific store that is closest to your address. Ours was Canton Crossing Wine and Spirits. Others in the area that have paired with the app are Dulaney Liquors and Wine Underground.
 
Looking for something specific? Use the search function to find it quickly. Want to peruse your options? You can certainly scan all 315 beers, 625 liquors and hundreds of bottles of wine, or narrow options by type, brand or country of origin.
 
Since we frequent Canton Crossing Wine and Spirits, we could tell that not only does the online inventory match the options on Drizly, the prices do too. We ordered the Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout 4 pack ($9.99), Casal Garcia Vinho Verde ($9.99) and that replacement Bota Box of Malbec we needed ($19.99). We wanted to slip in a bottle of the Balvenie 21 Year Old Portwood but didn’t have the spare $224 laying around. Maybe next time. It’s nice to know it’s an option, right?
 
After quickly entering credit card information to pay the total (which included tax, a pre-filled tip for the driver that can be modified and the $5 delivery charge) we were, allegedly, within 40 minutes of receiving our order.
 
Sure enough, in about 20 minutes, delivery driver, Rasheed, hopped out of his vehicle with our bags of booze. Not only was he speedy, but he also followed our directions in the “delivery notes” to call when he arrived so we could meet him outside. We realized, though, that we didn’t need to leave that note - the app features a live map (like Uber and Lyft) that shows the progress of your vino, liquor and beer en route.
 
Rasheed says wine and Fireball are probably some of the most popular items being ordered for delivery. However, users can order anything from Bud Lime Mango-Ritas ($5.99) or 30 cans of Coors ($23.99) to Joseph Phelps red blend, Insignia ($219.99) or a bottle of Booker’s Bourbon ($62.99). Crafting cocktails? Get your Angostura bitters (and a handful of other unique varieties of bitters), ginger beer, mixers, vermouth and even ice with your order in the “Extras” section.
 
The icing on the cake (or the Luxardo cherry in the cocktail) is the gift delivery option. Need to thank someone, say you’re sorry or just surprise a friend? Choose the option to send your choices as a gift and even determine the timeframe (within 24 hours was the availability when we checked it out) in which you want your potable present delivered.
 
We like big reds and bourbon. Hint, hint.

Excited by this? Keep your eye out for upcoming Baltimore based start up Brewber
, another app for drinks delivery.

Photo via Drizly


Tags: Beer, Cocktails, Spirits, Wine
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
A Twin Peaks Themed Bar is Opening in California

A Twin Peaks Themed Bar is Opening in California

TV show themed bars are nothing new at this point, but that doesn't make this one any less exciting, especially for David Lynch fans, as Eater LA repo...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Dec 12, 2017
Ring The Alarm! A Brooklyn Brewery Just Released Bieryonce, A Beer Dedicated to Queen B

Ring The Alarm! A Brooklyn Brewery Just Released Bieryonce, A Beer Dedicated to Queen B

The female owned and operated Lineup Brewery has released Bieryonce, a German pilsner named after and dedicate...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Dec 5, 2017
Diamondback Beer Has Partnered with Order + Chaos Coffee for a New Brew

Diamondback Beer Has Partnered with Order + Chaos Coffee for a New Brew

Diamondback Brewery and Order + Chaos Coffee have created a new beer perfect for the winter season....read more ›

by Jennifer Waldera Dec 5, 2017
SPONSORED
Visit Drink Baltimore on Your Phone
This Winemaker is Releasing A 'Saturday Night Live' Line

This Winemaker is Releasing A 'Saturday Night Live' Line

Live from New York, it's Saturday Night Wine! Your late-night Saturday drinking choices just got more thematic, as winemaker Lot18, in collaboration w...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 30, 2017
Remnants of the World's Oldest Wine Found in Georgia

Remnants of the World's Oldest Wine Found in Georgia

Researchers have found 8000-year-old pottery in Georgia that contains remnants of wine compounds, making it the earliest evidence found thus far of wi...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Nov 28, 2017
Where to Toast to Repeal Day 2017 in Baltimore

Where to Toast to Repeal Day 2017 in Baltimore

There are a number of speakeasy style spots in Baltimore to raise a glass (or moreā€¦) to the freedom to imbibe on December 5....read more ›

by Jennifer Waldera Nov 28, 2017
Do You Realize The Flaming Lips are Teaming Up with Dogfish Head?

Do You Realize The Flaming Lips are Teaming Up with Dogfish Head?

In early 2018, the Flaming Lips will take a break from battling pink robots and crowd-surfing in giant balloon...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 28, 2017
Things No One Asked For: The SIXOVERONE, A Multi-Bottle Opener

Things No One Asked For: The SIXOVERONE, A Multi-Bottle Opener

SIXOVERONE is making a six-bottle opener, just in case you don't have time to open each bottle individually....read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Nov 27, 2017
You Can Now Get Whisky in Pouches

You Can Now Get Whisky in Pouches

Those who long for the days of drinking Capri Suns but also enjoy tasting new Scotch whiskies every month are in for a treat, as there is now a servic...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 27, 2017
Join the Ugly Sweater Party at Howl at the Moon

Join the Ugly Sweater Party at Howl at the Moon

Enjoy live music, drinks and an awesome holiday party....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Nov 27, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close