Bottoms App!



A new generation of alcohol delivery services is offering lazy lushes a chance to order wine, beer, and liquor directly from their smartphones or Web browsers. At reason's D.C. office in January, we tested a few.

The best of the Uber-but-for-booze bunch is Klink, a slick app-based delivery service that whisked a nice selection of beers to the office in a neat 25 minutes. One disappointment: Klink's logo is a parachute, and at least one reason staffer thought we'd be getting our draughts by drone. No such luckā€”at least not until the Federal Aviation Administration gets around to clarifying the rules about the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles. For now, drivers pick up booze from a local (licensed) liquor-store partner and drop it off in less than an hour at no markup.

Competitors in the one-hour booze delivery space include Ultra, which has a creaky browser-based interface, and glitchy Drizly, which wasn't accepting orders on the day of the test.