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PSA: New Texas Waiver Allows Austin Restaurants & Bars To Deliver Cocktails

March 19, 2020

Austin Restaurant Cocktails To-go

photo via El Arroyo

PSA – as of March 18, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott has issued a new waiver that allows restaurants and bars to deliver alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, and mixed drinks) along with food purchases! Here’s my updated list of the best to-go cocktails in Austin.

SEE ALSO: Austin Restaurants Offering Curbside & Takeout Food

You must be 21+ and present valid ID upon pickup or delivery, sign, and order some amount of food.  


Austin Restaurants With Cocktails To-Go & Delivery

NORTH AUSTIN

  • Baby Acapulco – infamous purple margaritas are now available for to-go by ordering online or calling (512) 670-9111
  • The Salt Lick – full menu is available for takeout. Bottled and canned non-alcoholic beverages are also available.
    Wine, beer, and margaritas are also available with takeout orders.

 

Rosedale Restaurant in Austin Texas

Rosedale

CENTRAL AUSTIN

  • Rosedale Kitchen and Bar – bottled wine with curbside meals only (beer coming soon!). Call 512-729-0052 for today’s selection.
  • 34th Street – beer and wine
  • L’Oca d’Oro – (Sunday-Thursday 5pm – 8pm & Friday-Saturday 5pm – 9pm) beer & wine and now cocktails to go! Pre-Pay & Pick Up outside for contactless takeout. Call (737) 212-1876
  • Santa Rita Cantina – liquor, beer, and wine
  • Vamonos – (everyday from 11am-8pm) frozen, on the rocks or a cold Mexican beer for curbside pickup and delivery is available. To place a to-go order, visit the Vamonos website or call 512.474.2029
  • Olive & June – (every day from 12pm – 8pm) sparkling, red and white wines for $20 and premium wines for $25 along with beer and a full bar menu. Olive & June curbside pickup and delivery is available by ordering online.
  • Torchy’s – brews and premium wines, now available to-go on pickup orders. Call your local Torchy’s to check out the selection and place your order. Margarita Kits will be available for to-go soon too – includes a 375mL bottle of Tequila, house-made sweet and sour, lime wedges and a Torchy’s shaker. Tequila options may vary by location.
  • Jeffrey’s – beer and wine available curbside and cocktail kits coming soon by calling 512-477-5584
  • Meridian Hive – open for curbside pickup on Tuesday and Thursday 11-2 pm as well as by appointment at www.meridianhive.com/buy

 

Purple Juice at Drop Kick in Austin Texas

Purple Juice at Drop Kick

EAST AUSTIN

  • Grizzelda’s – curbside pick up for all the Tex-Mex food & Grizz Mizz, rocks margaritas, Paloma and more!! Deliveries are available to downtown Austin and 100% of delivery fees go back to the staff. Order here!
  • The Brewer’s Table – offering food takeout as well as beer to-go. The menu includes multiple options as well as family-style dining – all good for groups! Call (512) 520-8199 or online order Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates.
  • Central Machine Works – GROWLERS (64 oz.) of their signature beers, kolsch & citra pale ale available pick up at only $24 by calling 512-220-2340
  • Drop Kick – beer by the can for $3, wine by the bottle for $15 to $25, as well as margaritas, a VLC cocktail, their Pimmlet cocktail with aviation, pimm’s no. 1, cucumber and mint plus a rotating drink available by placing an order online at their website, texting in at (915) 867-4090 or ordering through Favor.
  • Nickel City – Nickel City has several different DIY cocktails every day like the paloma, famous frozen Irish coffee, and Bees Knees. All proceeds go to staff! Check their Instagram for the daily drink specials.
  • Reunión 19 – wine delivery and margarita slush boxes available for delivery by calling 512.455.TACO (8226) or order via info@reunion19atx.com. Full Menu, TacoLovers Meal, Slush Boxes and more. Curbside pick up available, too. Diners can enjoy the full menu or choose the TacoLover Meal for 44.88 which includes: Choice of 2 Proteins (two pounds-ish) Choice of Street Corn or Black Beans; 8 fresh, house-made corn tortillas.
  • Old Thousand – in addition to food takeout & delivery, now offering signature cocktails for delivery!
  • Revelry Kitchen + Bar – in addition to food takeout & delivery, now offering large format cocktails for delivery! 
  • Lou’s – beer and wine available curbside and cocktail kits coming soon by calling 512-660-5171

 

El Arroyo in Austin Texas

photo via El Arroyo

DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

  • TenTen – (11:30a – 10pm) full bottles of wine, sake, and beer. Little cocktail kits coming soon – it’s basically a build-your-own TenTen signature cocktail kit! Beginning Saturday, Ten Ten’s Nova Kitchen – will be giving 100% of profits back to their out-of-work staff.
  • Second Bar + Kitchen Downtown – cocktail kits, wine by the bottle, ades and iced teas by the quart, beer and other non-alcoholic beverages available by calling 512-827-2750.
  • Wu Chow – now offers 6-packs of beer and bottled wine options for curbside only. Call 512.476.2469 for today’s selections to add to your order.
  • CRÚ Food & Wine Bar – free delivery up to 2 blocks from the store + they’re extending a 20% discount for AMLI residents on all food orders and all bottles of wine to go are 50% off! Takeout and curbside pick-up are available DAILY from 4pm—9pm and all you have to do is call 512-472-9463 (WINE). 
  • El Arroyo – margaritas delivered by Austin’s favorite marquee by calling (512) 474-1222. FREE delivery within a 5-mile radius – check their website
  • El Alma – margarita kits, mango mimosa kits, and family-sized meals along with taco and enchilada plates by ordering online or calling (512) 609-8923
  • Walton’s – beer and wine
  • Juliet – wine, beer, Aperol Spritz kit, and cocktails are now available for takeout and delivery. You can view the To-Go menus here.
  • Parkside – (everyday from 12pm – 8pm) wines, beers and all of the fixing to make your favorite cocktails at home to go with your family meal! Curbside pickup and delivery is available by visiting the Parkside website or calling 512.474.9898
  • Lambert’s – (11am – 8pm) beer and wine available curbside and cocktail kits coming soon by call 512-494-1500
  • Joann’s – beer and wine available curbside and cocktail kits coming soon by calling 512-358-6054
  • Swedish Hill – beer and wine available curbside and cocktail kits coming soon by calling 512-472-1347

 

Best margaritas in Austin at Guero's

SOUTH CONGRESS

  • Güero’s Taco Bar – (12pm – 8pm every day) food to-go as well as a margarita kit! Offerings include guacamole, queso, tamales, fajitas, tacos, etc. Two margarita kit options that include either tequila or Tito’s vodka, orange liqueur, and fresh-squeezed lime juice. A margarita kit with tequila can serve 2 ($12), 4 ($24), or 8 ($45) people. The Tito’s margarita kit serves either 2 ($12) or 4 ($24) people. Customers can order food and a margarita kit to-go by phone at 512-447-7688 between 12-8 p.m. every day of the week and pick up at the to-go window. This kit must be accompanied with a food item.  All details can be found on this flyer.
  • Mattie’s – cocktail kits and iced teas, cold brew lattes and lemonades by the quart available by calling 512-444-1888.

 

Garrison Brothers

The Wayback

WEST AUSTIN

  • The Grove – pick up a freshly prepared meal and a bottle or case of wine – order online here
  • The Salt Lick – full menu is available for takeout with the exception of fountain drinks, tea, blackberry cobbler, and ice cream. Bottled and canned non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Various wine and beer options are available for takeout from Salt Lick Cellars, including several signature offerings from The Salt Lick. Click HERE to see the full Salt Lick Cellars drink menu.
  • Ski Shores Café – Ski Shores is now delivering a little bit of that lakeside vibe directly to your home. Our neighbors have supported us since 1954, and now we want to return the favor. Each Saturday and Sunday from 12-2 pm and 5-7 pm we are providing home delivery of our full menu, beer, wine and canned cocktails to the Riverplace, Ski Shores and Greenshores neighborhoods. Of course we order dockside and curbside carryout all day. Just call in your order ahead of time, (512) 394-7511.
  • The Wayback Cafe – The Wayback Cafe & Cottages has partnered with Garrison Brothers Bourbon to provide exclusive cocktail kits that may be purchased with takeout orders. The kit is $35 – includes one 375 ML bottle of Garrison Brothers’ Small Batch Texas bourbon, two limited-edition highball glasses, bitters, and a bar spoon. Simply ask for a Garrison Brothers cocktail kit when you place your to-go food order to comply with the current TABC laws. Customers can place orders by calling (512) 520-9584. 

 

LORO-Curbside DIY Cocktail Kits

Loro

SOUTH AUSTIN

  • Doc’s Bar & Grill – $1 frozen margaritas to-go
  • Taco Ranch – Taco Ranch has always offered beers and sangria-based margaritas through the drive-thru
  • Pluckers Wing Bar – offering select bottles of beer, White Claw and Truly via curbside pickup or delivery. They’re also working quickly to find a way to bottle their specialty drinks for sale as well. All orders must be placed online* at order.pluckers.com or through the Pluckers app (available for free download on iTunes and GooglePlay).
  • Torchy’s – brews and premium wines, now available to-go on pickup orders. Call your local Torchy’s to check out the selection and place your order. Margarita Kits will be available for to-go soon too – includes a 375mL bottle of Tequila, house-made sweet and sour, lime wedges and a Torchy’s shaker. Tequila options may vary by location.
  • Elizabeth St Cafe – beer and wine available curbside and cocktail kits coming soon by call 512-291-2881
  • Pool Burger – beer and wine available curbside and cocktail kits coming soon by calling 512-334-9747
  • LORO Asian Smokehouse & Bar – (11:30am – 8:30pm) enhanced menus* for curbside pick-up with delivery via DoorDash and Favor; Menu includes popular Happy Hour items Loro Cheeseburger, new Crispy Smoked Chicken Sandwich, and Brisket (available at 4pm).  Also serving restaurant’s must-have Frozen Gin & Tonic Boozy Slushee (available with food orders ONLY) and DIY Cocktail Kits (8 servings) for new Peach Palmer and Ginger Old Fashioned. Rib Dinner for Two (available 4 – 8:30 pm Sundays & Mondays ONLY), includes 1 Rack of Smoked Baby Back Durac Pork Ribs, Coconut Scented Rice, Choice of 2 sides, and 2 Cookies with optional 6-pack with two beers from three local breweries.

Cocktail delivery

Sourced Craft Cocktails

Sourced Craft Cocktail made 3.5 million cocktails to large scale gatherings including offices and events over the last 4 years and they’re still delivering cocktails to your home. Sourced is currently hiring bartenders to deliver cocktails and earn a livable wage. Additionally, to help the broader bartending community, Sourced Craft Cocktails will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each bottled cocktail to the United States Bartenders Guild’s Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. Book here.


Wineries with delivery

  • The Austin Winery – Available for wine pickup AND delivery – 20% OFF wine when you pickup OR Free delivery in the Austin area. Go to THE AUSTIN WINERY  to order your quarantine juice! 
  • Fall Creek Vineyards – shipping included with the purchase of 6+ bottles, purchase online or call (512) 858-4050
  • Pedernales Cellars – $59.95 Spring white wine trio, shipping included, order directly online or call the tasting room to add bottles to your white wine bundle, (830) 644-2037
  • Slate Mill Wine Collective – 12+ bottle case discounts, shipping included on 12+ bottles, order online or call the tasting room to bundle/customize your order including wines from Austin brands C.L. Butaud and Dandy Pink, (830) 391-8510

WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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