Did you know there are two 24-hour Starbucks in NYC? Though the number of coffee shops in this city is staggering—whether you want to pay top dollar for an iced coffee or a buck for a street-cart cup—there aren’t a ton of places open at, say, 3am. Here are the two places where you can get brews (and more) 24/7. The only thing better would be if they served Irish coffees.
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24-hour Starbucks in NYC
While it’s not as flashy as the 47th Street location a few blocks away (which has Broadway-themed decor, an in-store photo booth and flat-screens showing real-time Tweets and Instagrams), this one is lit up 24 hours a day from the neon American flag across the street. There’s plentiful seating, a huge waiting area and all the Starbucks fare you can get during normal business hours, plus free Wi-Fi and mobile payments—all great things to have when you need coffee and food in the middle of the night. 1500 Broadway (212-221-7515, starbucks.com)
The coolest thing about this location is that it doesn’t scream Starbucks: That’s because it’s actually a drive-through! It’s perfect for fueling up before weekend getaways or for caffeine addicts on the go, and don’t worry if you’re feeling indecisive about what to get: The drive-up window has pictures of all of the food you’d get if you walked in. While it doesn’t stop selling any items at a specific time, you’ll want to get there early for the best selection: It often runs out of breakfast sandwiches by lunchtime. Be warned. 3035 Cropsey Ave, Brooklyn (718-372-3573, starbucks.com)