How HipBar Bengaluru’s digital agenda to home deliver liquor suffered a setback with Karnataka HC verdict
As the first liquor home delivery vendor in Bengaluru, HipBar set lofty compliance standards with regard to delivery timing and possession limits. When the Excise Department ‘arbitrarily’ withdrew its Letter of Authority, the company challenged it. However, the Karnataka High Court’s judgement has gone against the company and is a significant setback in its endeavour to digitally transform the industry.
Pipped as “the bar on the cloud”, HipBar is a mobile wallet and is India’s first digital currency exclusively meant for transacting adult beverages.