The District Lockdown Index: Booze

Words: Katie Gartland

Image: George Voronov

Words: Katie Gartland

Lockdown Part Deux: Cruise Control is going to be tough for everyone, especially businesses. That’s why at District we’re making a special effort this winter to support Irish businesses and shop local. We have been working on our Lockdown Index of businesses you can support throughout this extra miserable November. No doubt we’re all dying for a crisp pint, bougie cocktail or glass of red with our friends. Fear not, we’ve put together a list of Irish pubs and businesses that are offering pints, cans, cocktails, kits, glasses and bottles of your favourite booze to enjoy at home. This list will be constantly updated so check back in for new additions.

Mostly Cocktails

The guys at Craft Cocktails are coming correct just in time for Christmas with their range of pre-made cocktails. These delectable libations are hand mixed and bottled in Dublin 7 by Bar1661 using 100% natural ingredients, premium spirits and some serious bartender know-how. 

Craft Cocktails Raspberry Negroni

Antisocial are doing a wide range of well loved pre-made cocktails. Order for click and collect from their website or from Deliveroo for the local area of the Francis Street Bar.

Photo: Antisocial on Instagram

The Blind Pig Speakeasy are doing some gorge cocktail deliveries with bespoke boxes and kits. Give them an email to make an order.

Photo: The Blind Pig Speakeasy on Instagram

Treat yourself to a boujjie cocktail from Fourth Corner on Patrick Street. They offer a lovely range of cocktail favourites to order from Deliveroo or their website.

Photo: The Fourth Corner on Instagram

Bar 1661 have teamed up with Craft Cocktails to offer some absolutely delicious looking cocktails delivered to your door.

Photo: Bar 1661 on Instagram

Vintage Cocktail Club in Temple Bar are doing collection or delivery of their very fancy cocktails. Email them for collection or order from Just Eat, Deliveroo or Uber Eats.

Photo: Vintage Cocktail Club on Instagram

Not only are Asador on Haddington Road doing gorgeous meal kit boxes, they are also offering a range of homemade cocktails as well as wines. Pop onto their website and treat yourself to their delicious menu. 

Photo: Asador on Instagram

Proof pizza on Francis Street are offering a their usual gorge pizzas alongside cocktails and cans. Visit their website to order!

Photo: Proof Pizza on Instagram

Drink Botanicals Ireland are giving you the opportunity to become your very own mixologist to create your own cocktails at home. They offer a range of kits and equipment on their website.

Photo: Drink Botanicals Dublin on Instagram

Mostly Wine

Wine Lab are doing lovely wine boxes with a collection of different wines as well as First Look Club subscription boxes for a sneak peak at their brand new stock.

Photo: Wine Lab on Instagram

The Bernard Shaw’s partner in crime, Eatyard, are going down a slightly classier route. You can order a cheese and wine box with lots of snacks for click and collect or local delivery. The cheese is supplied by Sheridan’s mmmmmmmm

Photo: Eatyard on Instagram

Wine Upstairs are a new pop-up wine shop upstairs in the Sussex Terrace Restaurant Forest Avenue. Wine Upstairs is for true wine lovers, they have a range of organic and biodynamic wines as well as some limited and rare bottles. Pop into them if you’re in the area or order for delivery within a 5km distance of the shop.

Photo: Wine Upstairs on Instagram

Natty Wine are an online wine shop linked with Drury Street’s beloved Loose Cannon. They’re doing free delivery on their dynamic range of wines to all of Ireland for purchases over €15 or collection from Loose Cannon.

Photo: Natty Wines on Instagram

Mostly Beer

The Big Romance on Parnell Street have been setting us up with their growlers since the first lockdown. Order online from their website before 2pm for same day delivery. If you’ve got a hankering for a freshly pulled pint (like all of us are), grab a few of their growlers.

Photo: The Big Romance on Instagram

The Virgin Mary on Capel Street are an alcohol free bar that are offering a range of beer and wine boxes if you’re off the booze, perfect for drivers or expectant mothers.

Photo: The Virgin Mary on Instagram

Thank heavens The Bernard Shaw are sorting us out with a few takeaway pints. There’s honestly nothing like a fresh one. Order a pint to your home from their website.

Photo: The Bernard Shaw on Instagram

The Decent Drinks Club are doing delivery within a 5km radius via Lucky’s on Meath street and The Circular in Rialto. They offer a lovely range of cans, cocktails and pints as well as totes.

Photo: The Decent Drinks Club on Instagram

Nassau’s Streets The Porterhouse have opened up a craft beer haven in place of their bar- now called the Bottle House. They offer a huge range of craft beer so pop in for a couple of cans if you’re around town.

PhotoL The Porterhouse on Instagram

Rascal’s Brewery are offering a mixed box of their classic beers as well as mini cans to order from their home in Inchicore, order from their website for delivery.

Photo: Rascal’s Brewery on Instagram

Harry Byrnes in Clontarf are doing takeaway pints and cocktails for collection or delivery to the local area.

Photo: Harry Byrne’s on Instagram

Walsh’s have been serving lovely takeaway Irish coffees from their lovely spot in Stoneybatter. They are also doing takeaway pints and local deliveries!

Photo: Walsh’s on Instagram

The White Hag Brewery are doing a lovely range of their cans. Head over to their website to get yourself some delicious cans delivered to your door.

Photo: The White Hag Brewery on Instagram

The Beer Club are doing a host of beer kegs, boxes and subscriptions to buy for yourself or as a present. Their carefully chosen boxes are full of new and delicious beers to try. Have a look at their website for more details.

Photo: The Beer Club on Instagram

Hopfully Brewing Co. are another Irish brewery offering delicious beers made in uniquely designed cans. Hop onto their website to order a few for yourself.

Photo: Hopfully Brewing Co. on Instagram

To check out all of our Lockdown Business Indices, please click here.