Who Remembers Dial a Dop? Gotta Love E-Booze Delivery!

[2019 Update] If you’re looking for a booze delivery service to have a few drinks at home, but didn’t manage to get to the bottle store in time then don’t fret – Deeliver is here! Deeliver will deliver liquor to your door, along with any other general groceries you may need. Read the review blog post on Deeliver and get more information 🙂

Original Post 2012

Who remembers Dial a Dop from back in the day? It was the best number I was ever given!

Back in 2000 when I was Matric, some how, some where along the way, I was given the telephone number for the most epic service ever – Dial a Dop. Midnight and run out of booze? Sunday and run out of booze? 4am and run out of booze? No sweat! Just ring Dial a Dop and Bob’s Your Uncle: booze delivered to your door, any time, any where. Was it legal? Probably not! Which is probably why they seem to have dropped off the radar!

BUT there’s a good solution. Welcome e-Booze! Whilst attending an album launch last year, the bar was supplied by e-Booze – a delivery, bar service that is legit and convenient. Although the event was held at a house, eBooze had a liquor license and we were able to drink all night without any worries of complications.

Liquor To Your Front Door

Two months ago, I approached them to find out more and they offered to send me a voucher instead of a press release – my kinda business! So on Saturday I popped of to the Burlesque show in town and decided to catch up with friends later. Did we have booze? Nope! So I figured, I’d give e-Booze a go.

I took out my phone, registered on the site, placed my order and filled in my address. It was about 7:15pm and they wouldn’t accept my address in the Southern Suburbs because they only deliver until 8pm. That was my one hiccup, I thought it would be open far later than 8pm. None the less, I put my friends’ address in in Obz. I sent them a screen shot of my voucher and they delivered with the hour!

Tech Delay

I wasn’t exactly sure where to insert the voucher number on the site, but then I saw the voucher had details that required the info to be placed under the additional notes on the order page.

I didn’t do this but they gave us our order discounted anyway as my friend had the screen shot of my voucher. Now THIS is my kind of service!

Companies always want you to support them, but then they make it as difficult as possible to receive the goods. If I can sit in my car, register and order on my phone, 10 suburbs from my house to deliver to a friend’s house (aka edit the address) and they deliver, then that’s a top business!

What Does It Cost?

Of course the prices are slightly more expensive than the bottle store, but if you’re ordering after hours and getting it delivered then it’s to be expected. A 6 pack of Hunters was just under R50 and the Black Labels were just over R40 – slightly more expensive but TOTALLY reasonable!!!

I give 10 points to e-Booze for servicing Cape Town. With road blocks cracking down HARD, the house party is coming back into fashion, making eBooze a win! My only question is – will they be delivering after 8pm any time soon? I hope so! Because house parties usually go all night long! 😉 Follow e-Booze on Twitter to keep in touch…

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  1. says: Wild Frank

    Not much point, then. Might as well pop across the road to a real bottle store with a wider range of wines and spirits. Where they do really well, though, is with their range of craft beers and craft ciders. They have a wider range of those than any bottle store, so it’s worth using them if craft brew is what you’re after.

  2. Thanks for taking the time to review us!

    We’re thrilled that you had an all round positive experience, albeit by proxy. 🙂

    With regard to our trading hours, unlike Dial-a-Dop, we are regulated by our liquor licence which only allows trade up until 20h00. Monday – Saturday. With liquor laws becoming more and more stringent and prohibitive daily, it’s unlikely that we’ll be able to have those hours extended.

    Dial-a-Dop was targeted to the “been partying hard, running out of booze and there is no where else to get some” student market, whereas //eBooze is about convenience, service delivery and setting a new ‘click and drink’ trend. We’re very committed to becoming the first choice for people wanting to make bottle store purchases as opposed to reluctantly having to buy over-priced products because it’s too late to get to a regular bottle store.

    Thanks again for the support!