One thing that’s never constant during the holidays is the opening and closing hours of many of our favorite stores, and Starbucks is no different. We’re past the mystery of the Christmas hours, but many people are now wondering whether Starbucks will be open on New Year’s Eve.
Starbucks Hours for New Year’s Eve
Almost all stores and restaurants will be open on New Year’s Eve, but they will all have reduced hours. Starbucks’ hours of operations will vary from store to store, but most Starbucks locations will be open for some part of the day on New Year’s Eve. We can only provide a guideline, so the best thing to do to get the confirmed holiday hours for your favorite coffee shop is to call the shop in question.
Some Starbucks coffee shops may be open later than normal while others may close earlier; on the other hand, certain Starbucks locations may open earlier or later than their usual hours for New Year’s Eve. Again, the best way to avoid walking all the way to a Starbucks coffee shop on New Year’s Eve only to find it closed is to call the store and confirm the holiday hours of operation ahead of time.
Because there is no company-wide guideline regarding hours of operations for Starbucks locations and many locations are franchises,the hours of operation are dictated by the individual owners. They often set opening and closing times based on their locations and the social life of the neighborhood, but many are open as early as 5:00 a.m. to serve the earliest risers.
Generally, Starbucks locations remain open as late as 10:00 p.m. or 10:30 p.m., with hours extended to as late as 11:30 p.m. on weekends. For holidays, like New Year’s Eve, stores can operate on reduced hours and may close as early as 8:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. in major cities as early as 6:00 p.m. in cities with a smaller population. Again, these hours vary from location to location, so the holiday hours for New Year’s Eve will depend on each individual store, and calling ahead of time is the best way to avoid wasting time or gas trekking to a location that may not be open when you think it is.
It’s important to note that some Starbucks coffee shops that are located inside major shopping malls may adhere to the operating hours of the mall itself. Most restaurants are open a little bit later than the mall itself but, once again, these timings all vary from location to location.
So, if you’re planning on hitting up your local Starbucks coffee shop for a tasty treat on New Year’s Eve, be sure to call ahead to verify if the location is open and what exactly its holiday hours are.
“Starbucks Hours for Opening & Holiday Schedule [UPDATED],” Secret Menus; http://secretmenus.com/starbucks/hours/, last accessed December 28, 2016.