As going out to the pubs and partying has become quite a distant dream now, New York has come up with an uber-cool idea. The New York State Liquor Authority has recently announced that bars and taverns can offer alcoholic beverages for takeout, as long as it is served with food. This decision has also been a boon for the restaurants and cafes who were already facing huge losses in the wake of the shutdown.
How Is It Happening?
From a wide range of tangy cocktails to beers and wines, the restaurants are giving a slew of options to the buyers to keep them sorted amid the bad times. This chic restaurant-cum-bar in 150 Nassau St, New York is now offering mules, Spicy Mango Margaritas, Lychee Martinis, beers and wines with dumplings, steaks and other delish grubs. Another food hub, Anejo is giving out bottles of Corona beer, cans of Tecate and various types of margaritas along with guac, tacos, quesadillas and more. Or take the Route 66 Smoke House for example. Boozy sweet tea, frozen margaritas, southern-inspired cocktails or beer paired with BBQ! This is what this restaurant in Stone Street is delivering to let the gourmands have a heavenly experience at home.
Through these delivery options, the restaurants are rolling out a ‘dine out while dine in’ experience. In other words, they are trying to give their customers the feel of dining in a restaurant with a bottle of plush wine from the comfort of their homes. Also, social distancing norms have been underlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and all the delivery partners of the outlets are strictly adhering to them.
When everyone is looking for some respite from the quarantine blues, these cocktail take-out services are posing as a sigh of relief. Kudos to the liquor authority for coming up with such a quirky idea at the hour of crisis.