There’s A Smartphone App That Will Let You Order Booze And Have It Delivered


There is now a smartphone app that will allow you to get alcohol delivered to you, but it currently only works in Los Angeles:

Enter Drizly. “The smartphone app for fast, convenient alcohol delivery” just launched in Los Angeles following its debut in Boston and New York. The first neighborhoods to launch include Silverlake, Venice, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica, Culver City and Koreatown, with more to come.

The question is, is it worth the $3 flat fee plus 10% automatic gratuity?

Here’s how it works: “Consumers of legal drinking age simply download the app to their smartphone and with a few taps of the finger, the consumer’s favorite beer, wine or liquor is on its way, in just 20 to 40 minutes. Delivery drivers then authenticate and validate IDs using Drizly technology.”

From the review, selection appears to be a bit limited and it can get expensive. But, still, isn’t technology great?

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  1. grumpy realist says:

    Unless I can get Laphraoig delivered, forget it.

  2. DrDaveT says:

    @grumpy realist:

    Unless I can get Laphraoig delivered, forget it.

    You wouldn’t occasionally settle for Lagavulin? Talisker? Even Caol Ila on a slow night?

  3. al-Ameda says:

    I’m surprised the NRA hasn’t brought forward a commercial app for gun purchases. A Second Amendment app. They could name it “Grizly” or that’s a bit negative, maybe “FamilyFun” works?