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Washington, D.C., Starbucks Locations to Begin Serving Alcohol — Just in Time for the Election


"Now we’re bringing a little delight to your evenings too."

Beverage cups featuring the logo of Starbucks Coffee are seen in the new flagship store on 42nd Street August 5, 2003 in New York City. The Seattle-based coffee company has emerged as the largest food chain in the Manhattan borough of New York with 150 outlets. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

As partisan politics continue to heat up, Starbucks may be offering the perfect remedy: Five of the coffee chain's Washington, D.C., locations began serving alcohol Tuesday.

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Starbucks began serving wine, craft beer and "savory small plates" at 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to a new Evenings Menu posted to the company's website.

"We've always been your neighborhood morning stop," the statement reads. "Now we’re bringing a little delight to your evenings too."

According to WJLA-TV, the new Starbucks menu is part of a nationwide effort to better compete with other coffee shops that close their doors earlier and have few evening drink and food options.

Here are the five D.C. locations:

1. Wisconsin and Idaho Avenues NW

2. Grand Hyatt, 11th and H Street NW

3. 237 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

4. 1801 Columbia Road NW

5. 815 O Street NW

The Evening Menu will be available starting at 2 p.m. on weekdays and at noon on weekends. Additionally, Starbucks will serve alcohol until 11 p.m. each night.

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