Your favorite barista might soon become your new favorite bartender too.
After five years of experimentation, Starbucks rolled out a new “evenings menu” at two dozen locations—including the North 7th Street Starbucks in Williamsburg, New York—on August 19.
In 2010, Seattle’s Olive Way Starbucks began to serve wine, craft beer and small plates every day after 4PM. In the following years, the new post–morning joe menu popped up at locations in Washington state, Oregon, Los Angeles, Chicago, Florida, and Atlanta.
Today, the coffee company serves wine and beer at over 70 locations in the U.S., thanks to its latest Evenings program push,which turned baristas into bartenders at new Starbucks locations in New York, Denver, Miami, Orlando and Northern California.
Each location serving drinks with an ABV features 10 wines, several craft beers and small plate pairings like truffle mac and cheese or bacon-wrapped dates. The wine and beer selection varies by region and is subject to seasonal rotation—guests can expect suds from Brooklyn Brewery at the Williamsburg spot.
However, Rachel Antalek,Starbucks’ vice president of Concept Innovation and “in-house sommelier” told DNAinfo that the coffee chain does not have plans to start offering up Pinot at Williamsburg’s other location just yet.
Want to check out a Starbucks Evenings near you? Find the closest location on the Starbucks website.