The Empire State Building Is Now Home to NYC's Newest Starbucks Reserve — See Inside

The 3-floor location is complete with its own coffee blend, a bar, and decor paying tribute to the iconic building.

The Concourse Floor Innovation Bar at the Sbux Reserve Empire State Building

Matthew Glac/Courtesy of Starbucks Reserve

Though Starbucks Coffee shops may be on nearly every corner in New York City, a new location may bring a bit more buzz as it's not only a Starbucks Reserve, but its housed in one of the most iconic landmarks in the world.

Coffee Lovers can now head to the Empire State Building to the massive location — designed to spotlight Starbucks Reserve coffee — complete with an expanded menu of drinks and food. Even better, the location will have its own Starbucks Reserve Empire State Building Microblend along with immersive art, hand-painted murals produced by NYC-based artists, and an art-deco inspired interior design that echos a throwback to the building’s roots.

In fact, the new store is one of the only places in the building besides the Observatory where visitors can see the original riveted columns within the building.

And though there are Starbucks Reserves all over the world, and one in New York City’s Meatpacking neighborhood already, this one is on a different level — well, three actually.

The first floor is arguably the most familiar looking as customers can order Starbucks classic beverages as well as sample food from Princi, its boutique bakery and café. Customers can also shop for a huge range of Starbucks Reserve merchandise and, of course, whole bean coffee bags. 

The Espresso Martini Class at the Sbux Reserve Empire State Building

Sarah Flotard/Courtesy of Starbucks Reserve

Take the stairs or elevator to the third floor to be transported to a bar out of the 1930s and have a sit down lunch or enjoy a cocktail like the Empire Negroni. Honoring Starbucks tradition, every meal will start with a complimentary first sip tasting of the Starbucks Reserve Empire State Building Microblend.

And finally heading down to the concourse level, coffee lovers are welcome to participate in a Starbucks Reserve Coffee Workshop. These first-of-their-kind workshops include Whiskey Barrel-Aged 10 and Espresso Martini Flight Fundamentals. Visitors can also make a reservation for the Cold Pressed Espresso Tasting Experience. With a stunning mural of the siren, the Starbucks symbol since 1987, guests can also book conference rooms for work or celebrations. ​​

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