New liquor delivery app goes live and delivers to Vestavia Hills

A new delivery app in Birmingham seeks to change the game of liquor delivery in Alabama.

BUZD, a new Birmingham-based alcohol delivery service, has announced the launch of its new app on May 31.

All the alcohol BUZD delivers is in-house, selling inventory from Dave’s Pub, a bar in Five Points South, instead of sending drivers to buy goods from supermarkets or liquor stores, Preston Hooten said. , Chief Operating Officer at BUZD.

Dave’s Pub uses a special on-premises and take-out liquor license so they can sell their own inventory as long as the warehouse is in the same building as the bar, allowing them to get products to the consumer faster and sell alcohol at a cheaper price, Hooten said.

BUZD sells all types of alcohol, including beer, wine and spirits as well as CBD, Delta-8 products and paraphernalia provided by Near to Me, a Five Points South dispensary owned by the owner of Dave’s Pub , John Parker.

Customers save money, Hooten said, because they don’t have to pay the extra cost of a delivery driver getting out of their car to buy a product and then delivering it to the consumer, in addition to giving a tip the driver.

“One of our key characteristics that will differentiate us in the market is our speed,” Hooten said. “The way this was all put together is also for the convenience of drivers, so we don’t have to put them in a situation of, ‘Hey, go to Publix and get a 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet called this. “

“I think we can all agree that an alcohol delivery app will be inevitable here. [in Alabama]said Kim Stone, CEO of BUZD and Near to Me. Dave’s – it’s thanks to this special license.”

BUZD currently delivers to Vestavia Hills, Homewood, West Hoover, Birmingham, Irondale and Mountain Brook. The service delivers Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from noon to 2 a.m.

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