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You can order alcohol online from these retailers and restaurants

Cyril Ramaphosa in his last address announced that the whole country would be moving over to level 3 lockdown which means that as of Monday the 1st of June, Alcohol will be sold by licensed traders after a two-month ban.

Co-operative governance & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced last week that alcohol will be sold from Monday to Thursday between 9 am and 5 pm but only for home consumption.

Trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel said taverns, restaurants and shebeens are prohibited from allowing on-site consumption. This means people are only allowed to drink alcohol in their homes.

Only businesses with valid liquor licences will be allowed to sell alcohol and no special liquor licences will be issued for events.

South Africans can order alcohol online from the following retailers and restaurants:

1. Takealot

The online store announced that it will be selling liquor as of the 1st of June. Deliveries are restricted to Mondays to Thursdays, between 9 am and 5 pm. 

Takealot has a variety of options such as Beer, Ciders, Wine, Gin, Whiskey and Bourbon. 

2. UberEats

To discover alcohol restaurants near you that offer food delivery with Uber Eats, enter your delivery address. Next, you can browse restaurant menus and order food online from alcohol places to eat near you.

1. Download the Uber Eats app and enter your delivery address to check availability
2. Browse and order alcohol from select restaurants and stores in your city
3. Place your order and follow along as your order is prepared and delivered

You must be 18 or older and have a valid government-issued photo ID verifying your name and age, and not be intoxicated, to receive alcohol.

3. Mr D

Need some cold beers? Celebrating with champagne? Looking for some wine to go with that meal? Mr D will deliver wherever you are.

 Mr D Food and Checkers have announced a partnership where customers can now order and have alcohol delivered to their doorstep.

4. Tigers Milk

South Africans can place all alcohol orders during allowed delivery times at the store closest to you as it announced that it will launch its alcohol delivery option on the 1st of June. 

All orders paid upfront by Card, Snapscan or Zapper. All after-hour orders placed during times not allowed for delivery by the government legislation should be paid for in advance and will be delivered on the next available allowed date.

All alcohol sales and deliveries powered by Norman Goodfellows – Fine wine & spirit merchants.

5. The Shack, Cape Town

Located in Zonnebloem, Cape Town, the pub announced that it will be selling alcohol but for collection only. 

It noted that it can't compete with the prices of the bigger liquor stores, but they've tried to keep prices as affordable as possible. All orders will need to be collected from the Shack during the allocated 9-5, Monday to Thursday time slots.
 
Card or Snapscan payment upon collection of the order. No cash, unfortunately. Orders can be placed via Whatsapp on 060 419 1624. For reference purposes please include your name and surname when placing your order.
 
6. Pick n Pay

Pick n Pay on Friday the 29th of May allowed customers to pre-order liquor from its online shop and all orders will be delivered from 1 June 2020.

Pick n Pay’s full liquor range – beers, ciders, wine and spirits – can be placed into online baskets for delivery from 1 June 2020. Limits will be applied and these are communicated on the website.

Pick n Pay’s same-day delivery service in partnership Bottles – an on-demand alcohol delivery app –  will resume liquor deliveries from Monday, but all orders placed during the first week will be delivered the next day as per the Level 3 regulations.

Customers will be notified on the Bottles app when they can expect delivery of their order. The Bottles app has been delivering Grocery Essentials during lockdown after alcohol was banned and this service will continue.

7. Bottles

Alcohol and grocery delivery app Bottles announced that it will now be allowed to sell alcohol.

The app offers users access to 2,000 products and promises delivery straight to their door within 60 minutes.

It now serves over 50,000 people across the country, with delivery areas including most of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town and Bloemfontein. 

Order drinks, for next day delivery between 1 - 3 June. Same day delivery will resume on the 8th of June.
 
This is how it will work:
 
1. You will be able to shop groceries as per usual between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm daily
 
2. You will be able to shop a limited range of alcohol (only) at in-store prices, between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm from this Monday to Wednesday (1- 3 June).
 
3. Your drinks will be delivered the next day.
 
4. Product limits will apply, please do not panic shop.
 
From Monday 8 June 2020, you will be able to shop both your groceries and drinks together on bottles with same-day delivery.

8. Quench

Quench, a start-up based in Stellenbosch announced that it will be expanding its app availability to other regions in South Africa and it also expanded to offer grocery deliveries.

How the app works is that it allows customers can order beer, wine and spirits and have it delivered to their door within an hour, for an R30 delivery charge.

 Place your liquor pre-orders and deliveries will be executed from Monday at 9 am.

The on-demand alcohol delivery platform was launched in the Western Cape in 2017, expanded to Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in 2019 and will now be available in Bloemfontein, George, Port Elizabeth and East London.

9. Makro

In line with level 3 regulations, Makro liquor stores are set to reopen and trade responsibly from 1 June 2020 - Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm. Buy everything in-store, limited ranges and quantities available online. 

10. Cape Town Fish Market 

Pre-order your Liquor online at Cape Town Fish Market - Waterfront Bottleshop for home delivery or collection. Up to 50% off on selected wines.

Written by: Gabriella Steyn.

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