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Stable’s lineup of hard-to-import Swiss beers, now in to-go form.
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Carryout Cocktail Kits and Delivery Booze to Try During D.C.’s Dine-In Ban

Drown self-quarantined sorrows with jumbo-sized margaritas, boxed wine, Negronis, and DIY mixers

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Stable’s lineup of hard-to-import Swiss beers, now in to-go form.
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Thanks to an emergency relief bill, D.C. bars and restaurants now have an unprecedented green light to serve wine, beer, and spirits with takeout and delivery orders while the city works to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

With individual glasses of French wine at Shaw’s Convivial to Negronis at Stellina Pizzeria and 32-ounce “Quarantine Quarts” at Brightwood Park watering hole Jackie Lee’s, everyone’s apartment can double as a personal bar scene. All takeout orders must include at least one prepared food item. Businesses that are already licensed by ABRA can quickly register for takeout and delivery approval here.

Here’s a look at several sources for hard drinks to-go.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Jackie Lee's

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116 Kennedy St NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 882-4000
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This Northwest dive bar offers delivery from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on orders of 32-ounce, $32 “Quarantine Quarts” full of party punch, mule kits ($75) that come with two copper mugs, and $40 boxed wines. All D.C.-made beer and cider is $2 off. At-home essentials in the mix also include condoms and ice.

2. Napoli Pasta Bar

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2737 Sherman Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 588-8752
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Bottles of to-go Italian wines and bubbly are 30 percent off when paired with items from a carryout menu of pastas, sandwiches, and soups. A 2015 Chianti Classico, normally $108, is $70. Stock up on prosecco for DIY mimosas at $25 a pop (normally $36).

3. Seven Reasons

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2208 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 417-8563
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Starting at 5 p.m, wine and cocktails will join Seven Reasons’s new takeout menu. Batched cocktail mixes will come with instructions on how to become a bartender at home.

4. Service Bar DC

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926-928 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 462-7232
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Shaw’s small cocktail bar is sending out massive 32-oz. portions of its destination drinks like Rosé All Day and Saffron Gin & Tonic (built for four to six, starting at $40). The priciest of the pack ($60) is a potent Zombie Punch filled with rums, absinthe, and green chartreuse. Comfort food accoutrements include mac and cheese and fried chicken. Call for carryout or delivery, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays (except Monday), and starting 2 p.m. on weekends.

5. McClellan's Retreat

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2031 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-6270
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The Dupont Circle’s hotspot for Tinder dates encourages customers to pick up a pared-down lineup of its boozy elixirs and snuggle up at home ($12-$18). To meet the food quota, there’s $2 popcorn in various flavors.

6. Chaplin's Restaurant

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1501 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 644-8806
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Shaw’s resident ramen bar is packing up half- and full-sized quarts ($25) of its draft spirits and frozen cocktails, available noon to 9 p.m. for takeout or delivery via Caviar. Its lengthy list of wines and bubbly by the bottle is also 50-percent off. Peruse menu here.

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7. Convivial

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801 O St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 525-2870
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This neighborhood mainstay in Shaw ships out its famed burgers and quiches with individual portions of wine ($10). There’s a 10 percent discount on wine bottles, beers for $6, and $10 select cocktails starting Wednesday. Available via delivery apps, online ordering, and curbside pickup.

8. Maxwell Park - Shaw

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1336 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 792-9522
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Sommelier Brent Kroll’s well-stocked wine bar is offering a 30 percent discount on bottles from a “Distance Discount” catalog. Email orders to hello@maxwellparkdc.com. Orders of $40 or more come with free delivery.

9. Nina May

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1337 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 518-3609
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Starting Thursday, March 19, Shaw’s new American restaurant adds alcohol to its delivery and curbside menus. Batched cocktails from co-owner and beverage director Danilo Simic include the mezcal-filled From Oaxaca with Love, a Beet Cocktail, and a Nina May Old Fashioned.

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10. Stellina Pizzeria

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399 Morse St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 851-3995
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The Bib Gourmand-designated newcomer near Union Market now delivers bottled beer, wine, batched Negronis, and other amaro-forward cocktails. Along with its core carbs and decadent desserts from sibling spot Annaré, there are DIY kits of fresh pastas, sauces, pizza dough, and toppings available to purchase online and pick up. Open for carryout and delivery seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

An octopus and burrata panino from Stellina Pizzeria. Stellina [official]

11. Espita

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1250 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 621-9695
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Shaw’s Oaxacan-themed Espita pairs tacos with bottled margaritas (including its best-selling Mayahuels), wine, and beer through Caviar or by takeaway through their website

The kitchen space at Espita Mezcaleria
Espita Mezcaleria
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12. Tiger Fork

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922 Blagden Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 733-1152
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Portable adult juice boxes, half-priced wines, and cheap sake are ready to roll alongside Tiger Fork’s cold dan dan noodles. First invented by Blagden Alley sibling Calico, single-serve pouch cocktails ($8) include the Fight Club (whiskey, ginger, lime) and Blagden Rose (vodka and fruit juice). Four-packs are $28. Tiger Fork’s own pouched products include an 8 O’Clock Light Show ($12) with rum, yuzu, mandarin, and natural caffeine, or four for $40.

U Street sister spot Fainting Goat is also pouching its margaritas and whiskey sours. It’s offering growlers of beer ($24, with $20 refills) and discounted six-packs, too. Available noon to 9 p.m. every day expect Monday via delivery partners and pick-up service.

Travel-friendly pouched cocktails.
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13. Columbia Room

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124 Blagden Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 316-9396
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Blagden Alley’s award-winning cocktail den now exports a pared-down menu of its elixirs and snacks. Carryout or delivery (within a two-mile radius) is available from Wednesday to Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Place orders here.

14. Morris American Bar

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1020 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(833) 366-7747
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Shaw’s glamorous cocktail lair’s shaken and stirred lineup can now be delivered (via Postmates) or picked up, Wednesday to Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Gentleman’s Buck to-go cocktail with bourbon, OJ, lime, ginger, and bitters.
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15. Poca Madre

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777 I Street NW, Techworld Plaza
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 838-5300
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A new carryout and delivery menu ($50 minimum) pairs upscale Mexican fare like wagyu-and-lobster burritos with 32-ounce batched cocktails for five (mezcal or tequila margaritas and sangria) ready to pour over ice. Available daily from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Take Poca Madre’s bar home.
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16. Stable DC

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1324 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 733-4604
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Along with Swiss and Austrian beers and wines at a 25 percent discount, the Alpine spot on H Street will deliver an elaborate fondue and raclette spread, equipment included (email silvank@stabledc.com with at least two hours notice).

17. Fare Well

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406 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 367-9600
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H Street’s vegan diner has breakfast items all day and bottled beer, wine, and batched cocktails. Open for pick-up and delivery from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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18. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

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750 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 489-0140
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In addition to its regular carryout, curbside pickup, and delivery, the old-school seafood house downtown offers $2 beers and half-off bottles of to-go wine. The super low prices are its best attempt at translating it’s crowded happy hour to regulars’ homes.

19. Daikaya Ramen Shop 1F

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705 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 589-1600
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Chinatown’s go-to ramen shop is delivering sake and Sapporo, Hitachino, and Orion beers. Available via online ordering and through delivery partners. Also turn to sibling spots Hatoba (Navy Yard) and Tonari or Bantam King nearby for more options.

20. RASA

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1247 First St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 804-5678
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Navy Yard’s fast-casual Indian counter delivers a nice price on tamarind margaritas ($8). There’s also a mango lassi spiked with Cotton & Reed rum ($9), 250-milliliter cans of rose ($7.50), local beers, and Taj Mahal Premium Lager. Growlers will eventually be available, too. Available via delivery partners and online pickup.

21. Bluejacket

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300 Tingey St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 524-4862
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The Navy Yard brewery just started sending cans to customers within a 5-mile radius from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily ($30 minimum, with a $3 delivery fee). Four-packs, which start at $12, include double IPAs, pilsners, and sour ales.

Bluejacket’s on-the-go Citra IPA.
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1. Jackie Lee's

116 Kennedy St NW, Washington, DC 20011

This Northwest dive bar offers delivery from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on orders of 32-ounce, $32 “Quarantine Quarts” full of party punch, mule kits ($75) that come with two copper mugs, and $40 boxed wines. All D.C.-made beer and cider is $2 off. At-home essentials in the mix also include condoms and ice.

116 Kennedy St NW
Washington, DC 20011

2. Napoli Pasta Bar

2737 Sherman Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Bottles of to-go Italian wines and bubbly are 30 percent off when paired with items from a carryout menu of pastas, sandwiches, and soups. A 2015 Chianti Classico, normally $108, is $70. Stock up on prosecco for DIY mimosas at $25 a pop (normally $36).

2737 Sherman Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

3. Seven Reasons

2208 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Starting at 5 p.m, wine and cocktails will join Seven Reasons’s new takeout menu. Batched cocktail mixes will come with instructions on how to become a bartender at home.

2208 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. Service Bar DC

926-928 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Shaw’s small cocktail bar is sending out massive 32-oz. portions of its destination drinks like Rosé All Day and Saffron Gin & Tonic (built for four to six, starting at $40). The priciest of the pack ($60) is a potent Zombie Punch filled with rums, absinthe, and green chartreuse. Comfort food accoutrements include mac and cheese and fried chicken. Call for carryout or delivery, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays (except Monday), and starting 2 p.m. on weekends.

926-928 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. McClellan's Retreat

2031 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

The Dupont Circle’s hotspot for Tinder dates encourages customers to pick up a pared-down lineup of its boozy elixirs and snuggle up at home ($12-$18). To meet the food quota, there’s $2 popcorn in various flavors.

2031 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. Chaplin's Restaurant

1501 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Shaw’s resident ramen bar is packing up half- and full-sized quarts ($25) of its draft spirits and frozen cocktails, available noon to 9 p.m. for takeout or delivery via Caviar. Its lengthy list of wines and bubbly by the bottle is also 50-percent off. Peruse menu here.

1501 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

7. Convivial

801 O St NW, Washington, DC 20001

This neighborhood mainstay in Shaw ships out its famed burgers and quiches with individual portions of wine ($10). There’s a 10 percent discount on wine bottles, beers for $6, and $10 select cocktails starting Wednesday. Available via delivery apps, online ordering, and curbside pickup.

801 O St NW
Washington, DC 20001

8. Maxwell Park - Shaw

1336 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Sommelier Brent Kroll’s well-stocked wine bar is offering a 30 percent discount on bottles from a “Distance Discount” catalog. Email orders to hello@maxwellparkdc.com. Orders of $40 or more come with free delivery.

1336 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. Nina May

1337 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Nina May/official photo

Starting Thursday, March 19, Shaw’s new American restaurant adds alcohol to its delivery and curbside menus. Batched cocktails from co-owner and beverage director Danilo Simic include the mezcal-filled From Oaxaca with Love, a Beet Cocktail, and a Nina May Old Fashioned.

1337 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

10. Stellina Pizzeria

399 Morse St NE, Washington, DC 20002
An octopus and burrata panino from Stellina Pizzeria. Stellina [official]

The Bib Gourmand-designated newcomer near Union Market now delivers bottled beer, wine, batched Negronis, and other amaro-forward cocktails. Along with its core carbs and decadent desserts from sibling spot Annaré, there are DIY kits of fresh pastas, sauces, pizza dough, and toppings available to purchase online and pick up. Open for carryout and delivery seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

399 Morse St NE
Washington, DC 20002

11. Espita

1250 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
The kitchen space at Espita Mezcaleria
Espita Mezcaleria
R. Lopez/Eater DC

Shaw’s Oaxacan-themed Espita pairs tacos with bottled margaritas (including its best-selling Mayahuels), wine, and beer through Caviar or by takeaway through their website

1250 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

12. Tiger Fork

922 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001
Travel-friendly pouched cocktails.
Calico/official photo

Portable adult juice boxes, half-priced wines, and cheap sake are ready to roll alongside Tiger Fork’s cold dan dan noodles. First invented by Blagden Alley sibling Calico, single-serve pouch cocktails ($8) include the Fight Club (whiskey, ginger, lime) and Blagden Rose (vodka and fruit juice). Four-packs are $28. Tiger Fork’s own pouched products include an 8 O’Clock Light Show ($12) with rum, yuzu, mandarin, and natural caffeine, or four for $40.

U Street sister spot Fainting Goat is also pouching its margaritas and whiskey sours. It’s offering growlers of beer ($24, with $20 refills) and discounted six-packs, too. Available noon to 9 p.m. every day expect Monday via delivery partners and pick-up service.

922 Blagden Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001

13. Columbia Room

124 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001

Blagden Alley’s award-winning cocktail den now exports a pared-down menu of its elixirs and snacks. Carryout or delivery (within a two-mile radius) is available from Wednesday to Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Place orders here.

124 Blagden Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001

14. Morris American Bar

1020 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Gentleman’s Buck to-go cocktail with bourbon, OJ, lime, ginger, and bitters.
Morris/official photo

Shaw’s glamorous cocktail lair’s shaken and stirred lineup can now be delivered (via Postmates) or picked up, Wednesday to Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

1020 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

15. Poca Madre

777 I Street NW, Techworld Plaza, Washington, DC 20001
Take Poca Madre’s bar home.
Greg Powers/Greg Powers Photography

A new carryout and delivery menu ($50 minimum) pairs upscale Mexican fare like wagyu-and-lobster burritos with 32-ounce batched cocktails for five (mezcal or tequila margaritas and sangria) ready to pour over ice. Available daily from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

777 I Street NW, Techworld Plaza
Washington, DC 20001

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16. Stable DC

1324 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Along with Swiss and Austrian beers and wines at a 25 percent discount, the Alpine spot on H Street will deliver an elaborate fondue and raclette spread, equipment included (email silvank@stabledc.com with at least two hours notice).

1324 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

17. Fare Well

406 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Fare Well/official photo

H Street’s vegan diner has breakfast items all day and bottled beer, wine, and batched cocktails. Open for pick-up and delivery from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

406 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

18. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

750 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

In addition to its regular carryout, curbside pickup, and delivery, the old-school seafood house downtown offers $2 beers and half-off bottles of to-go wine. The super low prices are its best attempt at translating it’s crowded happy hour to regulars’ homes.

750 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

19. Daikaya Ramen Shop 1F

705 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Chinatown’s go-to ramen shop is delivering sake and Sapporo, Hitachino, and Orion beers. Available via online ordering and through delivery partners. Also turn to sibling spots Hatoba (Navy Yard) and Tonari or Bantam King nearby for more options.

705 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

20. RASA

1247 First St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Navy Yard’s fast-casual Indian counter delivers a nice price on tamarind margaritas ($8). There’s also a mango lassi spiked with Cotton & Reed rum ($9), 250-milliliter cans of rose ($7.50), local beers, and Taj Mahal Premium Lager. Growlers will eventually be available, too. Available via delivery partners and online pickup.

1247 First St SE
Washington, DC 20003

21. Bluejacket

300 Tingey St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Bluejacket’s on-the-go Citra IPA.
Bluejacket/official photo

The Navy Yard brewery just started sending cans to customers within a 5-mile radius from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily ($30 minimum, with a $3 delivery fee). Four-packs, which start at $12, include double IPAs, pilsners, and sour ales.

300 Tingey St SE
Washington, DC 20003

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