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Office drinks delivered to your door ice cold, in an hour
Bar Keeper’s seamless service. Order 1 special drink or enough for a whole party
Corporate cocktails, office Friday drinks, and even hump day Wine Wednesday (yes it’s a thing) doesn’t have to be a schlep to organise. Because Bar Keeper, Cape Town’s seamless service liquor store, delivers ice cold within an hour (within a 6km radius).
And because they have a van for deliveries (not just a scooter), you can get anything from a few specialty bottles of wine to boxes of booze.
Bar Keeper is open everyday of the year (besides Christmas and New Year's Day). Image: Bar Keeper
BROWSE FOR MIXERS AND MOCKTAILS
Not everyone drinks, so it helps that Bar Keeper has a variety of non-alcoholic beers, like And Union craft or classics like Heineken; alcohol-free gins, including The Duchess; plus a variety of non-alcoholic wines.
There’s cocktail mixers too, like El Burro cordials and a range of tonic waters. Add life to your cocktails with El Burro Chipotle & Lime Salt (or on top of tortilla chips, which they sell too).
HOW TO ORDER FROM YOUR BAR KEEPER
Browse the online store and select your items to add to your cart (if they are out of stock you can place an order), checkout, and pay via card, Snapscan or Peach Payment. Once your order is ready for delivery, you're contacted via SMS.
Your orders will be packed and ready for you to collect in store if you don’t have time to shop youself. Image: Bar Keeper
You can track the driver via SMS, who delivers in the branded Bar Keeper van. You should receive your order within an hour, if you are within a 6km radius. Please note cut off times for same-day delivery is 15 minutes before closing time.
Deliveries to the northern and southern suburbs of Cape Town arrive between 1 to 2 working days and cost R70, while national deliveries take up to 5 working days at R130 delivery fee.
You can’t miss the personalised Bar Keeper design on the boxes, as well as the delivery van. Image: Bar Keeper
ORDER IN, OR GO TO THE STORE – IT’S AN EXPERIENCE
The convenience of Bar Keeper is the winner, but, if you are close, you should know that buying from the store is quite the experience. Also there’s a large, secured, parking bay opposite the entrance (that’s free for the first 15 minutes)
Each display in the store, categorised with metallic gold signage above each shelf, is impeccably organised by themes. This is so you can meander through the spacey aisles.
The aisles are spacious and organised per category, look for the metallic gold signage above the shelves. Image: Bar Keeper
Along the far sides are walk-in fridges, one stocked from floor-to-ceiling with craft beers. Another, with copper lighting hanging above a display table with a bright bouquet of flowers, has a range of Champagne, bubbly and wine from the Cape Winelands and abroad.
Bar Keeper is located next door to popular Marco’s African Place. Image: Bar Keeper Image: Bar Keeper
PICK UP CUPS + PAPER PLATES FOR OFFICE PARTY
There also is a selection of party items in the store, like plastic cups, paper plates and ice. And Bar keeper’s nifty gifting section will give you ideas for your next celebration.
You can even gift someone something special wrapped by a Bar Keeper in store, in gold, black or silver paper, and delivered with a sparkler at no extra cost.
Specify when you buy online if you’d like to send your order as a gift. Image: Bar Keeper
WHEN + WHERE TO GO
Bar Keeper is open: daily (except Christmas and New Year's Day)
Monday to Saturdays, 9am – 7pm
Sundays, 11am – 6pm
Public Holidays, 10am – 6pm
Find Bar Keeper bottle store: 103 Strand Street | Cape Town City Centre | Near Fritz Doggy Hotel
Or order online: barkeeper.co.za
Contact them on: +27 21 422 1024, +27 82 339 1079, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://barkeeper.co.za/shop/
Note: No alcohol sold under 18 years, but everyone is welcome inside.
By Sarah Jarvis
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