I don’t know about you, but I could use a drink right now.
With pubs, bars and restaurants now shut for at least four weeks, it’s time to get planning your at-home booze deliveries. But just because you’re in lockdown, it doesn’t mean you need to lower your standards.
We’re lucky in Manchester to have a cracking array of local breweries, and of course some fantastic pubs and bars.
Read on for some of the best places to order your lockdown booze for delivery or collection.
With impossibly perfect timing, Hawskmoor have just launched their range of at-home cocktails.
A mixture of new and much-loved favourites including Ultimate Dry Martini, Sour Cherry Negroni, Fuller Fat Old Fashioned and Hepple Gimlet.
Delivery cost is £8.50 under £50 or free delivery over £50.
Petersgate Tap, Stockport
The small Stockport pub, Petersgate Tap offers a wide range of craft beers.
Delivery is free to local postcodes (SK1-5, SK8) and for £2 for other local deliveries, SK6,7,9-17, SK22-23, with minimum orders of £20. Outside of that, the minimum order is £50 and delivery costs £6.99.
Having recently opened their Chorlton bar over the summer, Fell has now set up as a bottle shop for sales over lockdown. They sell cans and 750ml bottles of beer, as well as mixed cases of the two.
More info here.
This Northern Quarter specialist craft beer shop offers free local delivery on orders over £20. Orders under £20 can be collected from their store 11am to 6:30pm Tuesday to Sunday and 11am to 4pm Monday.
Deliveries are on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. This covers all M postcodes, as well as OL9, SK1, SK3, SK4, SK5, SK8 and Altrincham.
Runaway’s selection of unfiltered and unpasteurised beers are available to order in bottle, case and mini kegs for home delivery and click and collect.
Order online for home delivery (normally next day) or collect from the Runaway Brewery Tap Room, Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm. Over the weekend, pre-arranged orders can be collected from neighbours Grub by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blackjack are delivering cans, bottles and mini kegs to your door, as well as 5 and 10L cask ale boxes which last seven to nine days in the fridge once opened.
There’s free delivery inside the M60 as well as Sale, Altrincham and SK1-12.
You can now order Frozen Margarita by the litre from Crazy Pedros.
Available to order on Deliveroo or for collection from the Northern Quarter restaurant.
Ask nicely and they’ll even flavour it up for you.
Track Brewing Co
The Track web shop is packed with lots of great beers by the can or mini keg with delivery to all M postcodes, as well as SK1-12, SK14-16, OL5-10 and WA14-15. Order before midday for next day delivery.
Plus, get 15% off your order using code TIER3… What’s a tier again?
Shindigger Brewing Co
Shindigger’s award-winning beer delivery service still promises to get orders to their door in under three hours.
Delivering Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday 2pm to 8pm, and until 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Free delivery. Minimum orders are £25 with 15% discount on orders over £75.
The Hillary Step, Chorlton
The Hillary Step has transformed into a liquor store for lockdown offering craft beer, cider, wine and gin for home delivery or takeaway.
There’s free local delivery on orders over £20 or you can collect it from their shop in Whalley Range.
Alphabet Brewing Co
Alphabet Brewing Co’s web shop is packed full of lovely beers and merchandise.
Local deliveries are £3 or free for orders over £30 with code MCROVER30 at the checkout. Same day delivery for orders place by 2pm within the M60. Or pop into the brewery on Northern Western Street Saturdays from 12pm to 2pm for free collection.
Alongside deliveries of their Bavarian-inspired classics like kebabs, wursts, burgers and schnitzels, Albert’s Schloss is also delivering booze to your door this lockdown via Deliveroo.
Enjoy a selection of bottled beers, 1 litre growlers of Paulaner Munich and cocktails like Apple Strudel and Black Cherry Kaiser. Plus, wines and homemade schnapps.
Available Thursday & Fridays from 5pm till 9:30pm and 12pm till 9:30pm on Saturday & Sundays.
The Green Quarter based brewery is providing home deliveries on their selection of cans. They also have mixed cases including Pale Ale, Sour, and the Hops, Hops & More Hops case.
Order before 12 noon for next day delivery and after 12 noon for deliveries in two working days.
Minimum orders £20, £5.95 standard delivery but free over £60 and included in mixed case orders.
Crown and Kettle
Northern Quarter pub, Crown and Kettle had only just reopened after a stunning refurb before being asked to close again under Tier 3 restrictions.
But now, they have opened a new takeaway shop, where you can order a selection of kegs beer, cask ale, ciders and craft cans. Plus, there’s 20% off for a limited time only.
Containers are included or you can bring your own. Open 2pm-8pm.
Cloudwater Brewing Co
Delivered across Manchester in refrigerated vans, Cloudwater’s beers are cold and ready to enjoy as soon as they arrive.
Orders over £30 will be delivered from 11am until 8pm daily. On Saturday and Sundays, there are additional delivery windows from 10am until 2pm and 2pm until 6pm available.
Currently delivering to postcodes: M1-9, M11-23, M25, M27-28, M30, M32-35, M40-41, M43, M45, M50 SK1, SK2, SK3, SK4, SK5, SK8.
Marble delivers bottles, cans and mini kegs from their Salford brewery.
There’s free local delivery from Monday to Friday to all Manchester postcodes and Stockport postcodes SK1-9 and SK12. Orders placed before Midday will have next day delivery.
Run by seven actual brothers from Salford who love beer, Se7en Brothers are delivering individual cans and mixed cases.
There is free delivery on all orders over £50. Order before 2pm for next day delivery from Monday to Saturday. Orders made on a Friday after 2pm and on Saturday and Sunday will be dispatched on the Monday.
Collections can be made from the brewery, Monday to Friday 11-4pm.
Wander Beyond Brewing Co are delivering their beer in individual cans and a mixed 12 pack.
They also offer free shipping on orders over £59.95.
Manchester Union Brewery
Manchester’s first and only dedicated craft lager brewery located in Ardwick, Manchester Union Brewery are delivering their central European-style lager.
Available in cases of 12 or 24 cans, or as a 2 litre growler refill (growler must be bought first). Delivery to M postcodes only which is free for cases and £2 for growlers. Order by 10am on Thursday for delivery on Friday.