Alcohol Delivery in Manchester has become increasingly important this year. The city’s excellent beer and wine vendors have made the necessary steps toward home delivery in recent months, meaning you can enjoy your favourite alcoholic drink from the comfort of your front room. And now the November lockdown has put paid to some of life’s greatest pleasures, such as heading out to a wine tasting event or drinking locally-brewed ale with friends at one of the city’s many taprooms, but now we can still sip our favourite beverages – as well as some new faves you won’t have tried yet.
Manchester’s most adored drinks vendors have shifted toward home delivery for all you beer and wine lovers
With the UK bar and pub scene up in the air, it’s time to be flexible about how we relax, unwind and socialise, and having a crate full of booze delivered to your door is a fair substitution, for now at least. Get your drinking buddies together on Zoom, uncork a bottle of red or crack open an ice-cold can of beer, and have a pow-wow with your pals. It’s not quite the real thing, but it’s not far off. Tidy up first though, no one wants to see last night’s takeaway in the background.
In this guide to Alcohol Delivery in Manchester, we pick out some of Manchester’s most adored drinks vendors, whether they’re intimate out-of-town wine bars, or behemoths (or indeed, Beermoths) on the independent craft ale scene. They’re all offering home delivery, some even on the same day if you truly cannot wait to get your liquid fix, and they’re all shining stars on the city’s drinks stage. Simply go to their websites (linked at the bottom of each venue page) and fritter away your furlough funds. After all, it’ll work out cheaper than a typical night out and you can justify it as a vital mood enhancement.
Here are our picks
The Spirit of Manchester Distillery, 15 Watson St, Manchester, M3 4LP - Visit now
The Spirit of Manchester Distillery, based next door to Three Little Words and home to Manchester Gin, has released its first limited edition festive-inspired tipple, Winter Spiced Gin. It’s a full-strength spirit, at 40% ABV, and the first of Manchester Gin’s award-winning range to have both a hot and cold serve recommendation. Now available from their website (click through for link).
Cloudwater Brew Co, 7-8, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester, M1 2NP - Visit now
One of the major players when it comes to UK beer, Cloudwater have an excellent range of beers available for home delivery, including a beer-perry hybrid along with an imperial stout barrel-aged with vanilla and Workshop coffee. As part of Cloudwater’s soda range you can enjoy wonderful creations such as green tea and simcoe, and pineapple and yuzu.
Isca Wines, 825 Stockport Rd, Levenshulme, M19 3PN - Visit now
This Levenshulme bar is one of the finest out-of-town gems we can think of, offering up a vast array of wines (including the lesser spotted orange wine – well worth a glass) in a charming little space in South Manchester. The next best thing, and a fine way to support them until they return, is to order from their online shop. Here you’ll find a spring wine box, individual bottles, and even an array of cheeses and other wine-suitable snacks.
Beermoth, 70 Tib Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 1LG - Visit now
Specialists in all things beers, Beermoth has been a vital fixture in Manchester since 2013, stocking a near-endless and always-evolving range of beers from breweries all over the world. During this temporary closure, you can order your favourite cans from their online shop to relive the full Beermoth experience on your sofa.
ABC Taproom, 99 North Western St, Manchester, M12 6JL - Visit now
Founded in 2014, the Alphabet Brewing Company focus on hop-forward, fruit-led session beers that appeal to all palates. A popular destination for Manchester beer-lovers, you can now buy a range of beautifully designed cans from their online store.
Evuna Deansgate, 277-279 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EW - Visit now
With four venues across Manchester, this Spanish restaurant and wine importer is a must-visit for Mediterranean wine buffs. Now you can buy a selection of wines through their site to be dropped off at your door, including reds, whites, rosés, sherry and more.
ShinDigger Brewing Co, Unit 11 Springfield Lane, Salford, M3 7JQ - Visit now
A truly independent brewery, based in Salford, ShinDigger are offering same-day beer delivery to Manchester postcodes, even including late nights and weekends for those ale fans who like their drinking spontaneous and last-minute.
Salut Wines, 11 Cooper St, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 2FW - Visit now
With hundreds of wines in stock, Salut know their way around the grape more than most. Arguably the most popular independent wine vendor in Manchester, the news that you can buy online from their vast selection came as a delight to the city’s wine buffs (who object to being called winos, for some reason).
Higher Ground, Ducie Street Warehouse, Manchester, M1 2TP - Visit now
This fantastic pop-up restaurant brought forward-thinking cuisine to Ducie Street Warehouse, and now they’re offering a stunning range of natural wines through their online shop. Not to mention some excellent food kits to go alongside them.
Seven Bro7hers Beerhouse, The Ice Plant, 39 Blossom Street, Manchester, M4 5AF - Visit now
A popular destination for beer fans, thanks to their packed schedule of events, Seven Bro7hers have pivoted towards online delivery for the time being. You’ll find a huge range of wheat beers and pale ale, with some of the most eye-catching packaging design this side of a Grace Jones album cover.