So, you may have heard that Starbucks is trying to drum up some business and excitement by serving up beer & wine. They first started doing so in their two stealth-like coffee shops called 15th Avenue Coffee & Tea and Roy Street Coffee & Tea. They have now decided to offer alcohol in a bona fide “Starbucks” store. The revamped store on Olive Way in Capitol Hill is the first location and I decided to check it out.
As a beer drinker, I was sorely disappointed (I know, shocking). While wine drinkers might be happy with the eight wine choices, beer drinkers will be left holding their $%&@ in their hand. There are no beers on draft and instead we have three choices in bottles: Peroni Nastro Assuro, Deschutes Mirror Pond & Pyramid Haywire Hefeweizen. To add insult to injury, alcohol is only served after 4pm. It’s definitely a nicely designed coffee shop but personally, my 1pm visit was a waste of time. Oh well, at least all you beer drinkers won’t have to waste yours.
Peace out, Russ