Starbucks opens 7th bar in China & largest Reserve Roastery in Chicago

Starbucks has added a Bar Mixato to the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai. This is the seventh at Starbucks Reserve stores across Beijing, Tianjin and Shenzhen since the concept was first introduced in China in May.

Starbucks unique interpretation of the modern cafe and bar experience, Bar Mixato brings together the craftsmanship of specialty coffee and the artistry of cocktail concoctions to offer a novel nighttime experience that will enthrall coffee lovers and bar-goers alike.

It features a full bar menu, which includes the global debut of 11 innovative coffee- and tea-based cocktails, specially created and available only at the Shanghai Roastery.

Starbucks is also set to launch its largest Reserve Roastery in Chicago on 5 November, joining existing locations in Milan, New York, Seattle, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

The 43,000-square feet site is spread across four storeys and is located on the Magnificent Mile on the former Crate and Barrel site (646 N. Michigan Ave., corner of N. Michigan Avenue and Erie Street).

The site will be opening from 7am until 11pm Monday to Thursday, 7am till midnight on Friday, 8am till midnight Saturday, and 8am till 10pm on Sunday.

The question remains for the UK market, will Starbucks be bringing its Reserve Roastery and Bar Mixato here?