Bars and Restaurants Are Reopening, but Americans Still Want Their To-Go Cocktail Options

Overall, alcohol delivery and online sales remain uncommon—but high-income consumers are most likely to use it

According to studies, overall alcohol consumption went up by as much as 14% during the pandemic even as bars and restaurants struggled to stay afloat amid Covid-19 lockdowns. In some states, laws were suspended or rewritten to allow establishments to serve drinks to customers via delivery services—something often still illegal due to Prohibition era legislation.