These are indeed challenging and uncertain times. While we continue to stay home to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 spread and ponder if the circuit breaker measures will extend beyond 4 May, let’s at least do so with a good drink in hand.
Apart from trusty online drink retail platforms, many bars across the local Food and Beverage industry are stepping up to offer drinks delivery islandwide. Some of these are even complemented with virtual masterclasses so you can still raise your glasses with like-minded folk.
You might not be able to head down to this popular craft beer bar on Boon Tat Street during the Circuit Breaker, but it can sure come to you. With their newly rolled-out Room Service, you can enjoy draft beers freshly tapped from the bar’s 16 taps, straight to your home. Their 640ml bomber bottles are purged with CO2 and sanitised before filling with fresh beers, and sealed with a crown cap. You’ll get a 20% off with minimum purchase of six draft bottles and free delivery for orders above $99; there’s a $10 delivery fee for orders below $99.
Thirsty Beer Shop
As its name suggests, Thirsty Beer Shop is a great craft beer online shop to turn to whenever you’re feeling parched and in need of hops. While they specialise in beers from American craft breweries, you can get brews from Australia and Belgium. They offer free delivery for a one-time purchase (to a single location) that is equal to or more than $49. For orders less than $49, a $10 delivery charge will apply. For orders made before 2pm, you’ll enjoy same-day delivery.
Craving the elegant and delicious cocktails by the swanky Manhattan Bar at Regent Singapore hotel? Fret not as they are offering bottled formats of their signature tipples that can be delivered to the comfort of you home. In large 350ml ($118 nett) bottles are the signature Manhattan, and deeply delicious Chocolate Negroni. Other cocktails like the barrel-aged Solera-aged Negroni, Corpse Reviver, Rusty Nail, El Presidente, Monochrome, Seneca are available in 100ml bottles ($24 nett). Base rate for delivery is $10 plus $0.30 for every kilometre. Delivery charges are waived for orders above $100 and charged only at 50% for orders above $50.
Recreate the ATLAS bar experience at home with their online store offerings: home cocktail sets, handcrafted bottled cocktails and a range of gin, including the exclusive St. George ATLAS Orange Gin. There will be new additions to the site each week, so check back in from time to time. An extensive selection of gin, wine and Champagne is also available for purchase directly through ATLAS’ WhatsApp or email, where the team will share the full product brochure and instructions for placing an order. All orders over $100 will enjoy free delivery.
Brass Lion Distillery
Local micro distillery Brass Lion is extending a hand to the local bar industry, letting them make use of their licensed manufacturing and bottling facility to bottle their cocktails, as well as their online shop platform to sell these bottle cocktails. Each bottle retails from $32 to $45 and contains two servings; 100% of profits are passed on to the participating bars. In addition, Brass Lion Distillery has also launched a Circuit Breaker Survival Kit, a home DIY cocktail kit that includes bar tools as well as recipes and ingredients for cocktails. For this limited time, enjoy free delivery for every bottle of gin or three bottled cocktails purchased.
This intimate wine lounge at Regent Singapore is known for the amazing selection of fine wines and while it’s now impossible to swirl your glasses there in person, they’ve launched Park90@Home so you can still get to enjoy the top notch curation from their sommelier. Wines from their menu are available for purchase and delivered straight to your doorstep. There is complimentary delivery purchases of 6 bottles and above. Alongside, Park90@Home is scheduling regular virtual masterclasses with their award-winning sommeliers.
The online wine retail platform of wine distributor Alfa International, ewineasia.com boasts a wide range of fine and rare wines from across the globe. The search filters allows you to look for wines by producer, style, grape variety, vintage, price, region, bottle size or a combination of any of these attributes, so you can be sure to find something to your palate. During this period, it pays to order more as ewineasia.com is offering free delivery with purchases over $100; with a minimum purchase of six bottles, enjoy an additional 5% discount; and for orders of 12 bottles or more, you get 5% off as well as a complimentary pair of wine glasses.
From gin and mescal to rum and whisky EC Proof carries hundreds of bottles and provides customers with an end-to-end offering including bar tools, cordials, bitters and cocktail books. They are currently offering free delivery with orders above $50 and same day delivery for orders made before 2pm. There’s no better time than now to polish your bartending skills and up your cocktail making repertoire. Order up a Salon Social (Distancing) set—consisting of spirits and optional mixers—and you’ll get access to a complimentary virtual spirit tasting and cocktail making session.
La Maison du Whisky
The folks behind the ever-popular annual Whisky Live event, La Maison Du Whisky is home to over 500 whiskies and 300 spirits in its portfolio, including many collectible items from independent bottlers as well as special cake selections bottled exclusively for La Maison du Whisky by distillery owners. And because they are out to spread good cheer in these uncertain times, they are offering free island-wide delivery until April 30 2020.
Specially for this Circuit Breaker period, beloved sake bar in Robertson Quay Orihara Shoten has launched a delivery menu that offers 15% discount on sake bottle purchases. Get some bites from their neighbour yakitori joint Tori-Tama to ride on your order; there’s even an option for a set of three kinds of otsumami (snacks) with a 720ml sake of the day ranging S$70 to S$80. Enjoy free delivery with orders above $200 or three bottles of sake.
Inter Rice Asia
A firm favourite among sake lovers, Inter Rice Asia’s carries a wide range of high quality sake from craft breweries across Japan and their helpful website not only lets you choose sake by type, brand and flavour styles, but also provides sommelier notes and a sweetness meter to aid in your selection. Orders above $250 enjoy free next-day delivery.
A BIT OF EVERYTHING
At this one-stop-bottle shop located in UE Square, you can find a comprehensive selection of craft beers and ciders, premium sakes, minimal-intervention wines, and artisanal spirits. During this Circuit Breaker period, they’re also helping out the industry by retailing bottled cocktails from local bars such as Native and Operation Dagger, with 100% proceeds passed back to the bars. There is free one hour islandwide delivery for orders above $150; and free next day delivery for orders above $99.
Launched just this 14 April, Selects is an evolving collective of alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) beverage brands. Their current curation encompasses spirits from Tanglin Gin, The Orientalist Spirits, Sunday Spirits and Fernet Hunter, wines from Artisan Cellars, and beer from folks like The 1925 Brewing Co and BrewDog. There’s also sake and even non alcoholic distilled Seedlip for order. We’ll be staying at home to flatten the curve quite a while more so we recommend varying your drinking options! Enjoy free delivery for orders above $180.