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Cocktails To-Go (and Delivery) Now Legal in California

With the state’s new rules, now the cocktails & booze can come to you
By - posted 3/21/2020 No Comment

Thanks to Eater and the Chronicle for tipping us that to-go cocktails are now legal in the state of California… but with some important caveats.

The ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) relaxed its rules around alcohol delivery to make it much easier for restaurants to offer beer, wine and pre-mixed cocktails for pick-up and delivery.

Who’s Slinging To-Go Booze & Beer?

This list is sure to grow rapidly, but here’s some of the early birds – as of 3/21/20 at 3:06pm

  • Seven Stills is serving cocktails by the individual drink or by 750ml to share (for now it’s just pickup at 100 Hooper in SF – but delivery will be coming soon).
  • Kon-Tiki is delivering burgers, tiki drinks and beer to Oakland.
  • Fieldwork has limited delivery of crowlers and cans to Berkeley, Corte Madera, Monterey, Sacramento, San Mateo and San Ramon (Napa is Curbside Pickup Only).
  • Black Hammer beer is now only a click away, and you’ll be enjoying it in less than 35 minutes (in most of San Francisco), from noon to 8pm, 7 days a week. We’re now offering delivery of fresh 32 oz. Crowlers and 16 oz. cans of gluten-reduced Nectar of Life via Caviar, or you can pick it up in person at Willkommen, 2198 Market Street, at Sanchez..
  • Elixir (3200 16th St. SF) Starting Tonight – Delivery is scheduled to launch the afternoon of 3/21. Full list will come, but initially order by emailing Elixirsfdelivery@gmail.com.

What’s New with To-Go Cocktails

  • All bars and restaurants that are legally allowed to sell alcohol are now allowed to sell pre-packaged alcohol to go.
    • Type 47 restaurant may sell beer, wine, and distilled spirits for off-sale consumption.
    • Type 41 beer and wine licensed restaurant may sell beer and wine, but not distilled spirits, for consumption off the premises.
  • Cocktails may now be sold to go as long as they’re with take-out or delivery food orders. – it’s not clear if this rule applies only to restaurants, or if applies to bars, breweries and distilleries as well. The situation is still developing.
  • Any to go cocktail must have secure lid or cap (with no sipping holes for straws)
  • Any alcohol must be transported in the trunk (or an area not normally occupied)
  • Breweries and Distilleries can over pick-up and delivery
  • California limits orders to 2.25 liters per consumer per day.
  • Alcohol can be picked up at drive-thru windows
  • No deliveries or pick up between 2am to 6pm


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Hello friends! Thank you all so much for being so receptive yesterday to our roll out of Curbside/Delivery Crowlers! The Fieldwork Team delivered lots of Crowlers yesterday and are ready to do it again today! 1. Order your Crowlers using www.fieldworkbrewing.com/pre-order. 2. Choose the Taproom location closest to you and choose your Beers. 3. Enter your order information including your address and zip code. 4. Choose the pickup or delivery option. Delivery is available within a 3 mile radius of your chosen Taproom and availability is based on the zip code you enter. 5. If you choose delivery, please add any delivery instructions that may help us locate your address. 6. Please consider leaving a gratuity for our Taproom team during this difficult time. Specifics to Home Delivery: – Berkeley, Corte Madera, Monterey, Sacramento, San Mateo and San Ramon (Napa is Curbside Pickup Only). – Two Crowler minimum order for delivery. – $2.50 delivery fee. – Deliveries are made by Fieldwork Team Members. – We will ask to see valid ID and are required to snap a photo to ensure we’re not selling beer to minors. Specifics to Curbside Pickup: – Please call the Taproom when you arrive and we will bring your order to you. Berkeley: (510) 898-1203 Corte Madera: (415) 891-8273 Monterey: (831) 324-0658 Napa: (707) 266-1582 Sacramento: (916) 329-8367 San Mateo: (650) 242-1280 San Ramon: (925) 359-6961 Cheers! The Fieldwork Team #craftbeer #fieldworkbrewing #sanmateo #sanramon #napa #berkeley #sanmateo #sacramento

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What a time to be alive. If you are feeling thirsty we’ve got you covered. Cocktails are available to-go by the individual drink or by the 750ml. All beers are available to go. All food available to go. All whiskeys available to go. Check out the link in the profile for more info! #coronavirus Disclaimer Alcoholic beverages that are packaged by this establishment are open containers and may not be transported in a motor vehicle except in the vehicle’s trunk; or, if there is no trunk, the container may be kept in some other area of the vehicle that is not normally occupied by the driver or passengers (which does not include a utility compartment or glove compartment (Vehicle Code Section 23225)). Further, such beverages may not be consumed in public or in any other area where open containers are prohibited by law.

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