Have you ever been sitting at a Starbucks and wished that you could order a big old glass of vino? Or, perhaps, a plate of truffle mac 'n' cheese or bacon-wrapped dates?
Well, you're in luck. According to SF Gate, 15 Bay Area Starbucks locations have applied for a liquor license. If the licenses are granted, these will be among 37 locations in the U.S. to participate in an in-store wine night of sorts, called "Starbucks Evenings."
While the program currently includes a small-plates menu, as well as wine and beer after 4 p.m., we’re hoping the big-box coffee house will eventually include other forms of alcohol, too. Spiked Gingerbread Latte, anyone?
If the permits are passed, the Seattle-based company might just regain its edge in the city, which is a tough task considering the number of artisanal coffee houses taking over S.F. Who knows, when you consider the convenience factor, the casual atmosphere, and the crowds at more traditional hotspots, Starbucks might just become your new favorite bar.