Atlanta Starbucks to Sell Beer & Wine

Starbucks has long been the destination for a morning pick me up but soon it could be a happy hour spot as well.

The Seattle-based coffee company announced that it will be adding beer and wine to four to six of its Atlanta locations in 2012, according to the Reuters article published today. Atlanta will be among the first cities in the country to get the adult beverages added to its menu, along with a handful of Southern California and Chicago locations.

Seattle was the test market for beer and wine sales at Starbucks; in October 2010 the coffee chain introduced them to one of its locations. Currently there are five Starbucks in Seattle and one in Portland, Oregon that sell beer and wine.

Beyond beer and wine the extended menu will include cheese plates and hot flatbreads.

The Atlanta Starbucks locations that will offer the new items have not yet been announced.

Starbucks has nearly 11,000 cafes in the United States but does not expect to sell beer and wine in all locations.