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Where to Find Liquor in Philly While State Stores Are Closed

The liquor stores are shuttered but there are still options for bottles of alcohol in Philadelphia

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| Quaker City Mercantile

On March 17, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board temporarily closed all locations of its Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores and shut down online ordering. For consumers, this St. Patrick’s Day reckoning came as a blow, since the state-run liquor board was turning off the tap for almost all of the places where Pennsylvanians can buy bottles of spirits.

Online ordering through FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com did start up again in early April and curbside pickup was added a few weeks later, but capacity is limited. Chances are good a visit to the website will only produce a “the online store is not available at this time” message.

Even with state stores closed, there is a bright side to the seemingly dark and dry situation. Distilleries are selling bottles to go via pickup and home delivery, and by stocking up on handcrafted gin and whiskey, the people of Philadelphia are able to continue drinking well while supporting local businesses.

The catch: It’s much easier to find inexpensive alcohol at the state stores, so expect to pay more.

In need of a bottle of wine? Find those options here.

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1. Manatawny Still Works

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1603 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 687-8772
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This Pottstown-based whiskey specialist offers classic and naturally flavored mashes alongside affordably priced gin, rum, and vodka. Order bottles online and pick up at Manatawny’s East Passyunk Avenue tasting room.

bottle of whiskey made in pennsylvania Manatawny Still Works [official photo]

2. Art in the Age

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116 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-2600
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Those looking to spice up the bar cart will enjoy out-there spirits like ancho chile liqueur and mountain berry cordial from Old City’s Art in the Age. Order online for home delivery or curbside pickup.

bottle of cherry liqueur Art in the Age [official photo]

3. Philadelphia Distilling

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25 E Allen St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 671-0346
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Locally made gins, vodkas, absinthe, and amaro are available at a “no-touch” drive-through bottle shop set up at this Fishtown distillery known for its Bluecoat gin. Home delivery is also available for a $10 flat fee.

4. Federal Distilling

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1700 N Hancock St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 425-4200
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With handles of Tito’s currently unavailable, Federal Distilling is banking on its flagship Stateside Vodka. There’s a three-bottle minimum for home delivery orders, which arrive within 48 hours via no-contact delivery.

clear cocktail with lime and lemon garnish with sign in background that says stateside urbancraft vodka Cole Quigley

5. New Liberty Distillery

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1431 North Cadwallader Street Enter through courtyard on, N American St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(267) 928-4650
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Local distillery New Liberty is selling its bourbon, rye, and liqueurs for delivery or for pickup at its South Kensington building. For something a little different, go for the Shane Confectionery Cacao Whiskey: It’s an Irish malt whiskey infused with cacao nibs from Old City’s chocolate experts.

6. Bluebird Distilling

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100 Bridge St
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-7827
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Phoenixville’s pioneering distillery is keeping home bars stocked with options like a spin on a single malt and an agave spirit made in the style of tequila. It’s online orders only at Bluebird, with free home delivery on purchases over $100.

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7. Boardroom Spirits

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575 W 3rd St
Lansdale, PA 19446
(267) 642-9961
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Lansdale’s Boardroom Spirits is delivering its lineup of bottles along with a selection of pre-batched cocktails including negronis, Manhattans, and barrel-aged mojitos. A flat fee of $5 covers delivery within 25 miles of the distillery and all orders come with a bottle of hand sanitizer.

8. Revivalist Spirits

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350 Warwick Rd
Elverson, PA 19520
(610) 901-3668
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Chester County’s Revivalist Spirits isn’t charging for delivery within Philly and the surrounding counties (Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, and Chester). Along with the gin Revivalist is known for, there’s whiskey, a rosé, and bottled cocktails, including a spicy margarita that uses a jalapeño-infused gin.

1. Manatawny Still Works

1603 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
bottle of whiskey made in pennsylvania Manatawny Still Works [official photo]

This Pottstown-based whiskey specialist offers classic and naturally flavored mashes alongside affordably priced gin, rum, and vodka. Order bottles online and pick up at Manatawny’s East Passyunk Avenue tasting room.

1603 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

2. Art in the Age

116 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
bottle of cherry liqueur Art in the Age [official photo]

Those looking to spice up the bar cart will enjoy out-there spirits like ancho chile liqueur and mountain berry cordial from Old City’s Art in the Age. Order online for home delivery or curbside pickup.

116 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

3. Philadelphia Distilling

25 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Locally made gins, vodkas, absinthe, and amaro are available at a “no-touch” drive-through bottle shop set up at this Fishtown distillery known for its Bluecoat gin. Home delivery is also available for a $10 flat fee.

25 E Allen St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

4. Federal Distilling

1700 N Hancock St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
clear cocktail with lime and lemon garnish with sign in background that says stateside urbancraft vodka Cole Quigley

With handles of Tito’s currently unavailable, Federal Distilling is banking on its flagship Stateside Vodka. There’s a three-bottle minimum for home delivery orders, which arrive within 48 hours via no-contact delivery.

1700 N Hancock St
Philadelphia, PA 19122

5. New Liberty Distillery

1431 North Cadwallader Street Enter through courtyard on, N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Local distillery New Liberty is selling its bourbon, rye, and liqueurs for delivery or for pickup at its South Kensington building. For something a little different, go for the Shane Confectionery Cacao Whiskey: It’s an Irish malt whiskey infused with cacao nibs from Old City’s chocolate experts.

1431 North Cadwallader Street Enter through courtyard on, N American St
Philadelphia, PA 19122

6. Bluebird Distilling

100 Bridge St, Phoenixville, PA 19460
two bottles of whiskey Bluebird Distilling [official photo]

Phoenixville’s pioneering distillery is keeping home bars stocked with options like a spin on a single malt and an agave spirit made in the style of tequila. It’s online orders only at Bluebird, with free home delivery on purchases over $100.

100 Bridge St
Phoenixville, PA 19460

7. Boardroom Spirits

575 W 3rd St, Lansdale, PA 19446

Lansdale’s Boardroom Spirits is delivering its lineup of bottles along with a selection of pre-batched cocktails including negronis, Manhattans, and barrel-aged mojitos. A flat fee of $5 covers delivery within 25 miles of the distillery and all orders come with a bottle of hand sanitizer.

575 W 3rd St
Lansdale, PA 19446

8. Revivalist Spirits

350 Warwick Rd, Elverson, PA 19520

Chester County’s Revivalist Spirits isn’t charging for delivery within Philly and the surrounding counties (Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, and Chester). Along with the gin Revivalist is known for, there’s whiskey, a rosé, and bottled cocktails, including a spicy margarita that uses a jalapeño-infused gin.

350 Warwick Rd
Elverson, PA 19520

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