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NYC Starbucks: 23rd & 8th

4 May

23rdand8th

Starbucks is having another Frapuccino Happy Hour from May 3rd-12th. This basically gives anyone with a midday sweet tooth the benefit of enjoying any of their blended frapps for 1/2 from 3pm to 5pm. They started doing these a few years ago, and have periodically brought them back because — obviously — we just can’t get enough.

While I never drink their frappuccinos on a day-to-day basis, I always get at least one whenever a happy hour rolls around. SO despite the fact that swimsuit season is right around the corner, here I am sipping down a Java Chip Frapp. I may tell myself that this is for blogging purposes solely or that I’m being fiscally responsible, but honestly this is just an excuse to enjoy an old guilt pleasure. Never tried a frapp? You have until May 12th to sample one for 1/2 off.

While I thoroughly enjoyed my frappuccino, the Starbucks on 23rd and 8th was a little less impressive. A smaller than average location, this Starbucks’ only uniqueness factor is a wall morale across from the barista bar. Other than that, we have ourselves a few small tables and the typical unisex restroom. Usually most Starbucks above a train station are “strictly business” but this one seems to be more bland than most.

The Good:

The Location… In Chelsea right above the C/E trains.

The Line… I’m listing this in the good category because it stayed low throughout the Frappuccino Happy Hour.

The Bad:

The Seating… Just a few small tables crammed into the corner.

The Crowd… All those little seats are stuffed with people.

The Restroom… One.

Barista Friendliness:

They totally handled the long lines that these Happy Hours tend to bring.

4cups

Drink of Choice: 

Grande Java Chip Frappuccino… oh the guilt!

4cups

Overall Starbucks Rating:

A great location to run in for a quick frapp, but too small to want to linger.

2cups

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