You’re in the mood for a cocktail. The problem is, your bar cart has been empty since the moment you bought it, and you’re not going back to a grocery store for three weeks. But that doesn’t mean you need to start Googling “How to make homemade hooch,” because there are plenty of LA bars and restaurants serving all kinds of cocktails. From batch margaritas and bottled martinis to Mules of every variety, here are 33 spots where you can order mixed drinks straight to your door.
Westlake’s 101 North is offering a great deal for batch cocktails - $40 for a bottle of liquor, plus all the mix you need to make cocktails with it. There are seven kits in all, including bottles of Redemption bourbon with homemade bitters and simple syrup for Old Fashioneds, or El Jimador tequila with house-made sour mix for margaritas. They’ve also got some more involved ones, like the Sweet Ignition - vodka, lemon, ginger syrup, and candied ginger. Wine and beer available, too.
Downtown LA watering hole Barcito has a whole bunch of pre-made cocktails to-go, in servings of either four or eight. Some are as simple as palomas and sangria, others are as complex as fat-washed brandy Old Fashioneds, and make-your-own Aperol spritzes. And if you need ice, they’ve also $1 servings of Hoshizaki ice cubes. They’re basically the Ferraris of ice cubes, which is apparently a thing.
Echo Park’s Bar Henry - one of our favorite bars on the Eastside - has got a big line-up of cocktails available in servings for four or five. Our favorite (and the signature drink here) is the Flattened Priest, a tamarind mezcal margarita that even comes with Tajin for the rim. We also like The Stranger - it’s their version of a negroni, made with mezcal and jalapeño-infused Campari. They’re all $56, and come pre-mixed.
A good neighborhood spot in Brentwood, Bar Toscana has a bunch of different batch cocktails for three or four served in 16 oz. Mason jars. They’re all variations on classic drinks - a negroni, a Manhattan (with 10-year Whistlepig), and their take on a spicy mezcal margarita - for $15-$24. Call 310-826-0028 to order - pick-up only.
Sherman Oaks’ Boneyard Bistro has a wide variety of cocktails available in portions for (roughly) two, four, or eight. Our favorite is the Sympathy For The Devil - a smoky, spicy, and sweet drink with habañero-infused mezcal - but if you’re getting things started early in the day, they’ve also got a killer Bloody Mary. They require that you order food with your cocktails, so get some brisket tacos on the side. Delivery and curbside pick-up available.
Broken Spanish in Downtown LA has opened up La Ventana - a window serving takeout tamales and cocktails. They’ve got a few different margarita options here, from pre-mixed ones for three, to mix-your-own versions that include a bottle of tequila or mezcal and all the fixings. We recommend the El Zócalo - it’s our favorite cocktail on the regular dine-in menu, and it involves mezcal, passionfruit, Campari, yellow chartreuse, and habañero tincture, and it’ll have you falling off your chair in your Zoom Happy Hour.
Santa Monica’s Buffalo Club is offering curbside pick-up and delivery for their comfort-food menu and old-school cocktails, as well as bottles of liquor. They’ve got four cocktail options, like the Deshler (bourbon, Lillet, Grand Marnier), and the Hemingway Daiquiri (rum, grapefruit, Luxardo), as well as beer and wine. Call (310) 450-8600, ext. 1 to order.
A locals’ bar on Burbank Blvd., Burbank Pub is offering 20% off if you buy four of any cocktail. Which, realistically, is a night’s-worth in these dark days. They’ve also got a gin and tonic set, that includes a bottle of craft gin, four cans of tonic, and some limes for $25.
Quarantine seems like a great opportunity to pretend you’re Audrey Hepburn and sit at home drinking fancy cocktails in your bathrobe. So Silver Lake’s Cafe Stella has you covered. This little spot on Sunset is offering $45 batch cocktails that serve four for pick-up. From a negroni with Mulholland gin, to a Black Cow vodka martini with blue cheese olives, there are a bunch of upscale options here.
Chances are, if you live in Malibu, you’ve downed a few drinks at Malibu Beach Inn’s Carbon Beach Club. And they’re here for you during quarantine, too, with $6 margaritas, negronis, and Boulevardiers, all served curbside. Plus, if you buy a Swell cocktail canteen there, you can come back and fill it up again for $4.
Koreatown burger and patty melt specialist Cassell’s is another spot offering super-affordable cocktails. For $5, you can get a single serving of negroni, Moscow mule, Old Fashioned, or Gold Rush (bourbon and honey) - or even a shot, if, say, you just sort of feel like you need a shot when you leave the house to pick food up. There’s also a Downtown LA location - both are doing pick-up and delivery via apps.
Employees Only, the NYC-transplant bar behind a fortune teller in Weho, is offering delivery and curbside pick-up for their excellent cocktails. And while $12 is on the expensive end for to-go cocktails, to be fair, there’s no way you could make these things at home. They involve ingredients like chai vermouth, absinthe bitters, and house-made grenadine. Our go-to is the Better Margarita, a super-strong classic margarita with chile verde. $5 delivery within five miles, or curbside pick-up available.
A new package store in Burbank, Fancy Free Liquor is offering free next-day delivery for all of LA County on orders over $50. They’ve got cocktail kits including margaritas, Moscow Mules, mojitos, and more - they include a full bottle of liquor, plus mixers and garnishes like freeze-dried lime or candied ginger. Order on their website by midnight for next-day delivery, open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.
One of the most affordable cocktail options in town, this classic dive in Little Tokyo has four different two-serving cocktails for $10 each - an Old Fashioned, a mezcal Penicillin, a Moscow Mule, and a margarita. And if you’re more interested in straight liquor (or just want take the express train to inebriation city), they’ve also got a bunch of bottles for $20-$30.
You probably know Father’s Office for their tremendous beer selection (and The Burger), but the Culver City location has some great cocktails, too. Those classic cocktails (like gin martinis, Old Fashioneds, negronis, and Manhattans) are available for pick-up or delivery for $11 each, $40 for four, or $55 for six. Obviously, you’ll want to get a burger while you’re at it.
North Hollywood hotel restaurant The Front Yard has two different batch cocktails available. Both the Strawberry Fields - vodka, strawberry, basil, and balsamic honey - and the Cucumber Press - gin, lime juice, cucumber, St. Germaine - are $15 each for 12 oz. servings. They’ve also got wines by the bottle. Call (818) 255-7285 for delivery. App delivery is also available.
Historic Filipinotown’s Genever has a bunch of high-end batch cocktails for pick-up, like vespers, spicy tequila negronis, and gin-strawberry spritzes. Plus, every cocktail set comes with a pimento sandwich, so while you drink, you can pretend you’re at the Masters (without the institutional racism).
In addition to offering some pretty great taco and nacho kits, Guerrilla Tacos in the Arts District has got “Emergency Margarita Kits,” which are their house margaritas, bottled for three or four. Just add ice and shake. It’ll last about a week in your fridge, if you’re not trying to drink three margaritas in a night.
Culver City’s Hatchet Hall (and attached Old Man Bar) are well-known for their tremendous whiskey cocktails and bottle selections. And right now, they’ve got batch Old Fashioneds (made with excellent Traverse City rye) that serve ten for $55. They’ve also got a bunch of those hard-to-find bottles for sale, from a house-selected Woodford Reserve single barrel bourbon ($45) to E.H. Taylor “Grain Of The Gods” bourbon ($895). Daily pick-up only via their website.
Few cocktails in town have better names than the ones at Hippo, the Italian-ish spot in Highland Park. And they’re as well-made as they are named. The Back On Our Bullsh*t, for example, is a light, herbal drink with vermouth, fino sherry, and citrus cordial, and the Goodyear Blimp has a tequila base with pomegranate and orange. They’re $9 each, and available for delivery or pick-up. They’ve also got larger formats, including $29 martinis for four, or curated packages like the Italian Date Night (two negronis, a bottle of wine, and an espresso martini), or the (Imaginary) Vacation Getaway (two each of three fruity cocktails).
Los Feliz neighborhood spot Little Dom’s is a great place for a weeknight drink on the Eastside, and they’ve got you covered for that during quarantine, too. They’re offering 16 oz. jars of their martinis, negronis, margaritas, and Penicillins to-go, along with a bunch of wine and beer. We also recommend checking out their nightly $25 three-course supper, too - there aren’t many better deals for prix-fixe dinners in town. App delivery and pick-up available.
The newest restaurant at Row DTLA, M. Georgina recently reopened for groceries, baked goods, and cocktails. Those cocktails are all favorites from their dine-in menu - The Perennial Spring (gin, fennel, thyme), Rye Latte (rye, Chartreuse, walnuts), and Caribbean Soma (overproof rum, mezcal, burnt orange) - and each serves six. Order by Thursday for Friday-only pick-up, 12-7pm.
Madre!, the fantastic Oaxacan spot with locations in Torrance and Culver City, has a bunch of their tremendous mezcal cocktails available for $6 each, or in $38 batches. This place is also especially known for their unmatched mezcal selection. And, luckily, they’re offering many of their rare bottles at heavy discounts during quarantine, like the super-rare Amormata, a bottle made with wild-grown castilla agave.
Pasadena’s great upscale Mexican spot Maestro has a good selection of mezcal, tequila, and barrel-aged cocktails available for delivery and pick-up. They’ve got all the greatest hits from that cocktail menu available to-go, including the sweet, aromatic, and boozy Campfire (mezcal, chartreuse, luxardo maraschino), and their classic margarita with hibiscus syrup.
All-purpose Arts District spot Manuela has got five different pre-batched cocktails available, ranging from the peaty Whiskey Pimm’s (Scotch, house-made Pimm’s, lemon), to the beet-y Archie (beet-rested vodka, oro blanco). They’re $24, and serve two or three. Call ahead for curbside pick-up, or delivery available within ten miles.
Santa Monica’s local French/Italian spot Massilia has got a big menu of 16 oz. cocktails, from classics like white or red negronis and Boulevardiers, to originals like La Fumante (mezcal and elixir combier) and La Francaise (vodka, St. German, passionfruit). They range from $26-$32. They’re also offering a dinner special with two pizzas and any bottle of cocktail for $49. App delivery and curbside pick-up available.
This popular Weho bar always has a great, seasonal menu of craft cocktails. So it makes sense that they’ve got one of the largest selections of to-go options during quarantine - 12, in total. That includes single(ish) servings, like the 1.5x-sized gin martini, batch cocktails, like the $32 mai tai for four, and straight liquor (like the house “Fireball” that’s actually made with High West and real cinnamon). All are available for delivery via apps, or curbside pick-up.
This fantastic Arts District dive bar always has what we need after a long day. And that hasn’t changed in quarantine, when they’re offering three slushies and punches for takeaway. Their options are a rum-based Tropical Slushie, an Irish Breakfast Slushie with whiskey, coffee, and heavy cream, and a Tropical Rum Punch. They’ve got “big gulps” of beer and bottles of wine, too. Available for pick-up and delivery via apps.
Eagle Rock’s Relentless Brewing and Spirits is an excellent, affordable bar in a quiet part of town. That last part doesn’t really matter right now, but here’s what does: In addition to a whole bunch of beers, they’ve got cocktails to-go that include three-serving Moscow Mules, margaritas, Old Fashioneds, and more for $15-$25. Pick-up only.
If you’re in the South Bay looking for cocktails, Playa Provisions has you covered. This Playa del Rey spot has three kinds of margaritas, big-batch Moscow mules, and their fantastic barrel-aged Old Fashioned for curbside pick-up or delivery via apps.
Pretty Dirty, an upscale, omakase-style cocktail bar in Eagle Rock, is serving batch cocktails ideal for a special occasion when you can’t actually leave the house. The options rotate regularly, but might include a daiquiri with house-blended dark rum, a Manhattan with single-barrel rye, or any number of original drinks like the Destroy All Tiki with multiple rums, gin, and Cherry Heering. All are sold in servings of four, for $58-$68. Curbside pick-up.
If you’re on the Eastside and need a drink, like, right now, you should probably order from The Semi-Tropic. This coffee shop/restaurant/cocktail bar in Echo Park is serving all their standard cocktails for $8-$10, plus a name-your-well-drink option for $8, conveniently served in a sippy cup with a straw. Delivery is free, usually very fast, and there’s no minimum for it.
Santa Monica pizza spot Stella Barra is offering a bunch of build-your-own cocktail options, and they’re all completely foolproof. They range from simple (a 16-serving Aperol Spritz kit for $75), to even simpler (1-liter of Tito’s, 4 Topo Chicos, and some lemons for $55). Regardless of your pick, you should also add in some $1 chocolate chip cookie dough balls, and eat them as soon as you get them.