It is now possible to tie on more than a caffeine buzz at Starbucks. The Seattle-based coffee chain today launched a special Starbucks Reserve Roastery in New York City, this one equipped with Starbucks’ first-ever cocktail bar.
The new roastery, which debuted in New York City on Friday, spans 23,000 square feet, and includes a “scoop shop” of globally sourced coffee beans, an in-house bakery, and a cocktail bar complete with mixologists (in bow ties). The cocktails and drinks will feature Starbucks coffee and tea, Nation’s Restaurant News reports. It will be the largest coffee roasting plant in Manhattan, according to the company. The space will also feature a terrarium and a 10-foot, 2,000-pound copper sculpture of the iconic Starbucks siren, designed by Max Steiner, a Brooklyn-based artist.
Starbucks’ NYC Reserve Roastery is located in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, an ideal spot to catch locals and tourists “coming out of the subway or off the High Line or out of the Chelsea Market,” Liz Muller, Starbucks chief design officer and senior vice president, said.
Starbucks also has Roastery locations in Seattle, Shanghai, and Milan, and plans to open new locations in Tokyo and Chicago next year; but for now, you’ll have to get your simultaneous coffee and cocktail buzz in NYC.