Starbucks' evening store concept is coming to the chain's Surfside location, bringing a menu of beer, wine, and small plates along with it.
According to CNN Money, the chain is ramping up locations, adding Brooklyn, Denver, Orlando, and Miami to its growing list of cities where beer and wine will be available, making a total of 70 stores offering booze. The Seattle-based coffee chain has already been testing the wine and beer concept for years out west, and hopes to add it onto menus at 2,000 of their 12,000 shops currently in the U.S. in the near future.
So far, only one Miami location will offer this evening program. The Surfside Starbucks, at 9560 Harding Ave., is the lucky recipient of the beer and wine menu starting today, August 18. The location is open until 10:30 p.m. daily, with evening service starting at 4 p.m. (Technically, the beer and wine is available starting at 11 a.m. if you ask nicely.)
Although items may change, a sample menu available on the Starbucks website offers a rotating selection of craft beers and about a dozen wines by the glass including Erath pinot gris from Oregon; Villa Maria sauvignon blanc from New Zealand; Ferrari-Carano chardonnay from Sonoma, California; an Italian moscato and prosecco; Lange Estate Winery pinot noir from Willamette Valley; Almos malbec from Argentina; and Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington state.
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Small dishes include truffle mac 'n' cheese, chicken sausage and goat cheese flatbread, meatballs with tomato basil sauce, bacon-wrapped dates, chicken skewers, truffle popcorn, and cheese and salumi plates.
Coupled with its familiar setting and free Wi-Fi, this could just make Starbucks the new cool place to meet someone for a drink.
In addition to the Surfside store, Starbucks Evenings will be offered at select locations in Broward and Palm Beach including 9700 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; 101 NW 126 Ave., Sunrise; 3349 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach; 6111 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek; 226 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; and 10925 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach.