In Miami, restaurants have closed their dining rooms under government order, relying on takeout and delivery orders to stay in business.
On Friday, March 20, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order declaring a Public Health Emergency and a state of emergency for all of Florida as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The order loosened restrictions on restaurant sales of wine, beer, and alcohol, allowing them to sell sealed containers if the purchase includes food.
Though the order did not follow the lead of California, Texas, and New York and permit the sale of individual mixed drinks, many Miami restaurateurs consider the reference to "a sealed container" a sufficient loophole to sell cocktails to go.
Below is a list of establishments offering orders by the drink (or pitcher!).
Please note: Delivery zones and charges may vary, so check with delivery services or consult restaurants directly. We'll try to keep this list updated, but the situation remains in flux. If you know of a bar or restaurant selling cocktails to go, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 Sons Brewing Co. Order beer and bar bites to go from 3 Sons Brewing Company's taproom and kitchen. Its operating hours are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. 236 N. Federal Hwy., Dania Beach; 954-601-3833; 3sonsbrewingco.com.
Abaco Wines & Wine Bar. The wine bar has launched live Virtual Wine Tastings with Abaco’s winemaker and sommelier, Ben Disea. For $100, you’ll receive three wine bottles (sparkling, red, and white) delivered to your door, along with a one hour virtual consultation. Their online store is also available for delivery. Email email@example.com or call to place an order. 140 NE 39th St., Miami; 603-978-5710; abacowine.com.
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. Offering beer, wine, liquor, and bar accessories, the chain is providing contactless curbside pickup services from select locations, as well as delivery through Drizly, Shipt, and Instacart. Their modified hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 9721 NW 41 St., Doral; 305-470-0039; 14025 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Beach; 305-944-6525; 12620 SW 120th St., Miami; 786-242-7184; abcfws.com.
Ariete. Beverage director Bobby Gilardi is mixing up batched drinks for pickup, from 3 to 8 p.m. daily. Wines by the bottle are for sale at a 50 to 70 percent discount. Fifteen percent of sales, as well as all tips, go to Ariete's staff members who are unable to work at this time. 3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 305-640-5862; arietecoconutgrove.com.
The Alley at the Betsy Hotel. Prebatched cocktails, as well as fresh pasta, pizzas, to-go beer, and wine. Cocktail menu changes; call for specifics. 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-673-0044; thebetsyhotel.com.
Aubi and Ramsa. The 21+ ice cream vendors are now delivering their unique ice cream made with alcoholic beverages and spirits to customers stuck at home. Order through their website before 5 p.m. and receive same-day delivery from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 172 NE 41 St., Miami; 305-946-9072; aubiramsa.com.
Bar Nancy. Large-format cocktails are the bill of fare at this nautical-themed bar. A 750-milliliter bottle, priced at $75, equates to about seven cocktails. Buy three bottles for only $200. Cocktails include palomas, daiquiris, margaritas, Walk the Planks, and Mutiny Milk Punch. Wine and beer by the bottle are offered at half off. To schedule a pickup, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 2007 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-397-8971; nancy305.com.
Bar Lab. You can now order Bar Lab's greatest hits in the form of prebatched at-home cocktail kits. The at-home packages include four non-alcoholic cocktail mixes, which each yield two drinks. Unfortunately, by law, the batches will not contain liquor, so make sure to have the suggested alcohol for your cocktail of choice, on hand. Place your order on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bartaco. The Taco spot is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for pickup and delivery. Its to-go menu includes beer, wine, and prebatched Margaritas. All alcoholic beverages must be purchased with a minimum order of one food item. 2906 NE 207th St., Aventura; 305-614-8226; bartaco.com.
Beat Culture Brewery & Kitchen. The craft brewery is open for curbside pickup and delivery. As well as its menu of small plates and burgers, its selection of in house and locally imported beers are available for purchase. Order Monday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Seamless, Grubhub, or Uber Eats or call the restaurant directly to place an order. 7250 NW 11th St., Miami; 786-431-5413; beatculture.com.
Big Daddy's. The South Florida staple that shares a parent company with Flanigan's Seafood Bar and Grill, is open for pickup and delivery via their website. Available at various locations across Miami; bigdaddysliquors.com.
Biscayne Bay Brewing. The craft brewery's favorite beers and new beer cocktail, the Biscayne Bay La Colada Beer, are available for delivery through Instacart, Seamless, Grubhub, and DoorDash. 8000 NW 25th St., Doral; 305-381-5718; biscaynebaybrewing.com.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila. Order beer, wine, and classic and signature house cocktails from its South Beach Location. 1220 16th St., Miami Beach; 305-704-2145; bodegataqueria.com.
Cancun Grill. Along with food, Cancun Grill is selling frozen or rocks margaritas in a variety of sizes. Delivery is available through Uber Eats and Postmates. 7835 NW 107th Ave., Building 3, Doral; 305-307-7003; 15406 NW 77th Ct., Miami Lakes; 305-826-8571; cancungrillmiamilakes.com.
Chandi Liquors. The liquor store, with locations in downtown Miami, Brickell, and Buena Vista, is offering contact-free takeout and curbside pickup Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call ahead for contact-free pickup. 207 E. Flagler St., Miami, 786-425-2669; 14 SW Eighth St., Miami, 305-373-7710; and 5142 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-751-5775; yelp.com/biz/chandi.
The Citadel. The main bar at the Little River food hall has pre-batched cocktails, beer, wine and liquor available for pickup and delivery. 8300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-908-3849; thecitadelmiami.com.
Corbett's Sports Bar & Grill. The longtime Pinecrest hangout has beer and liquor for curbside pickup. Corbett's hours depend on the briskness of business, but doors generally open around 11:30 a.m. 12721 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest; 305-238-0823; facebook.com/corbetts.bar.
El Gato Tuerto. Choose from a wide selection of beer, liquor, and wine and order for pickup or delivery. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Place an order for delivery via their website or call the store. 476 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-854-8576; elgatotuerto.com.
Finka Table & Tap. Choose from a variety of prebatched cocktail mixes for $20. Each batch makes up to 20 cocktails. If customers are within the restaurant's delivery zone, call to order for free delivery. Deliveries can also be made through Uber Eats. 14690 SW 26th St., Miami; 305-227-8818; finkarestaurant.com.
Grails Miami/Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar + Kitchen. Spanglish and its sister restaurant, Grails, offer cocktails to go along with takeout and cantina menus. Curated by the Cocktail Cartel, the drink selections come in two sizes: The eight-ounce version ($20) serves two; a one-liter bottle ($80) serves nine. Cocktails are available 4 to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. 2808 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-870-4313; spanglishmiami.com.
Gramps. The Wynwood favorite is open for pickup. Bottled cocktails are available for purchase from the bar, and customers can also order a full selection of liquor, beer, wine, and pizza from the onsite Brooklyn-style slice outlet, Pizza Tropical. Order through Gramps' website. 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com.
Hometown Barbecue. Local beer growlers and prebatched cocktails are available for pickup and delivery. Orders can be placed by calling the restaurant or visiting its website, as well as through all major delivery apps. KYU. KYU is now offering wine, sake, spirits, and some large format cocktail bundles along with its limited takeout menu. While food items are available for delivery, alcoholic beverages are only available for pickup. All offerings can be found on the website. The operating hours are Monday through Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 251 NW 25th St., Miami; 786-577-0150; kyurestaurants.com. 1200 NW 22nd St., Miami; 305-396-4551; hometownbbqmiami.com.
KYU. KYU is now offering wine, sake, spirits, and some large format cocktail bundles along with its limited takeout menu. While food items are available for delivery, alcoholic beverages are only available for pickup. All offerings can be found on the website. The operating hours are Monday through Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 251 NW 25th St., Miami; 786-577-0150; kyurestaurants.com.
Miami Beach Liquors. Known for carrying rare and specialty items, Miami Beach Liquor offers a selection of spirits, beer, wine, and tobacco products available for pickup or delivery. Their hours of operation are from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Weekends. 814 Alton Rd, Miami Beach; 305-532-8300; miami-beach-liquors.business.site.
Phuc Yea. Order batched cocktails to go, including the Basic B*tch, Phuongs Den, and Tom Who? Each bottle yields four cocktails and costs $30. 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-602-3710; phucyea.com.
Pink Taco Miami. Pink Taco is open for pickup and delivery through Postmates, Uber Eats, and Grubhub, including its full cocktail menu, prebatched, and ready for customers to enjoy. 1200 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-507-8980; pinktaco.com.
Planta. Along with serving its gourmet vegan bites, Planta is offering a selection of wine, beer, and even kombucha mojito by the gallon for delivery via Uber Eats and DoorDash Tuesday through Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. Pickup is available by ordering on the restaurant's website. 850 Commerce St., Miami Beach; 305-397-8513; plantarestaurants.com.
The Rusty Pelican/Whiskey Joe's. The Key Biscayne mainstay is selling alcoholic beverages and wine by the bottle, along with a limited menu for takeout and curbside pickup, courtesy of Whiskey Joe's next door. Noon to 8 p.m. daily; click here to see the menu. 3301 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne; 305-361-3818; therustypelican.com.
RWSB at the W South Beach Hotel. RWSB offers a selection of to-go beers, wine, and batched cocktails. The selection changes; call to inquire. Curbside pickup is available. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3112; rwsbmiami.com.
Sobe Liquors. The South Beach liquor store stocks a variety of wine, beer, and spirits and is open for pickup and delivery daily from 9:30 a.m. to midnight. Sobe Liquors delivers to multiple zip codes in Miami for a small delivery fee. Call ahead to place an order. 1609 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 305-674-1212; sobe-liquors.business.site.
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill. The Midtown bar and eatery offers a vast array of beer, wine, champagne, and sake at 50 percent off. Curbside pickup is available Thursday through Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. 3252 NE First Ave., Miami; 786-369-0353; sugarcanerawbargrill.com.
Taquiza. Along with its full takeout menu, customers can order margaritas, sangria (passion fruit and hibiscus), and full bottles of liquor to go with their Mexican fare. Call the restaurant from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. to place your order, or you can order via Uber Eats. 7450 Ocean Terr., Miami Beach; 786-588-4755; taquizatacos.com
Vintage Liquors. Shop for your favorite liquors and wines and get your orders delivered to your door or prepared for pickup. Both the Brickell and Pinecrest locations are open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 11753 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami; 305-235-4302; 3301 NE 1st Ave., Miami; 305-514-0307; vintageliquor.com.
Wet Willie's. Order curbside takeout or delivery from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, then pretend you're having a beach day on your balcony. 760 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-532-5650; wetwillies.com.
Yard House. The restaurant is offering takeout for guests, including growlers, beer, wine, liquor, and cocktails, along with its family takeout meal options. To view the menu and place an order, visit the restaurant’s website. 1681 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach; 305-535-5660; yardhouse.com