Because one cannot live on takeout pizza alone, never fear: Changes in local laws prompted by COVID-19 have allowed restaurants and bars in Texas to sell wine and beer via takeout and delivery. (You may need to order food as well, depending on the establishment.) And Austin’s restaurants have come through; many are offering very, very good deals.
Here’s our guide to some of the top Austin-area restaurants offering wine for sale.
This long-time North Austin favorite is offering their entire Italian natural wine list at 5% of list price for bottles and 10% off list price by the case. Order online for free delivery or curbside pick-up.
The wine bar is selling their full bottle list; a daily selection is available online while their full wine list (PDF) is available at 30% off via call or text. They’re also offering virtual wine classes. Call (737) 333-0780 for details.
Bryan Gilmore’s eclectic Texas spot is offering bottles of “parent juice” along with its family meals, which feed two to four. Order online for the weekend starting Wednesdays at 3 p.m., until sold out.
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The Argentine restaurant is offering an appropriately Argentine wine list for sale, with a large selection of reds. There are also several bottles of vintage champagne available, in case you’re looking to really splash out. Order online for pick-up or delivery.
The Anderson Lane location of District is selling mix-and-match two packs of wine for $55; choose from a small list of reds and whites. Slaughter has a more extensive by-the-bottle selection. Order online.
Its new meal kit delivery service Assembly Kitchen offers a small but mighty selection of wines, including Austin’s own Dandy rosé. Wines are located in the Assembly Pizza section of their website; order online before 3 p.m. for same-day delivery.
In addition to selling individual bottles to go with your takeout or grocery order, Hestia has partnered with sommelier Craig Collins to offer a 6-bottle selection of wines to keep your company during quarantine. The half-case comes with a video of Collins talking you through the wines. Order here.
In addition to their amazing pasta dinner-for-two deal—to which you can add a bottle of wine for a mere $6—Italic is selling their all-Italian wine list for 50% off. Call (512) 660-5390 to place an order.
Dreaming of Lenoir’s back patio wine bar? So are we. You can at least have the wine: They’re offering a fun mix of pét-nat, naural rosé, a few Texas favorites, and more for pick-up curbside. Order here.
The wine list at this popular Mexican spot offers an eclectic combo of small-production French, Mexican, and Texan wines to go with your suadero taco meal kits, should you be lucky enough to reserve one before they sell out. Order here.
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This campus-area favorite is offering a selection of their largely natural wine list to go with a small to-go menu, grocery items, and of course, fresh baked bread. Order ahead here.
Wayback’s entire wine list is available for curbside pick-up for 30% off list price. The list is largely French and Italian, with some Texas bottles available as well. Call (512) 520-9584 to order.