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Alcohol Delivery App Drizly Prepares for DC Launch

Your favorite booze is just a screen tap away.
Alcohol delivery apps, an excuse to never leave the party for refills again. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Another alcohol delivery service is set to launch in DC, thanks to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration. Drizly, a smartphone app that sends liquor, beer, and wine to your doorstep, was just approved by ABRA for operations in the District. Service is slated to commence in the coming days, with an advertised delivery window of 20 to 40 minutes. 

Drizly, which also serves at-home drinkers in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and more, isn’t the first booze app in Washington. Klink also delivers, and offers daily deals and a “party summons” feature for users in search of drinking buddies. Both use scanning devices similar to what you’d find in liquor stores to verify 21-and-up identification.

ABRA’s ruling may open the door to a number of new alcohol delivery apps—if they follow the proper guidelines. Hate last-minute beer runs? You may never have to make one again.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.