World’s Largest Starbucks in Chicago – Take a Look Inside

World's Largest Starbucks


Started in 1971, Starbucks opened its first shop in Seatle. From there the aroma of coffee has been spread all over the world and warmly accepted by coffee lovers.

Today Starbucks is one of the largest coffee outlet in the entire world. Their Hot coffees, Teas, Beverages, Iced Coffee & Tea, Cold Drinks and many varieties have succeeded in satisfying the tastebuds of millions of people across the world.

After 40+ years Starbucks has decided to provide ALL-IN-ONE experience. They wanted to build one roof to provide everything they offer to the Starbucks fans.

Hence they made an announcement in January 2019 about opening World’s largest reservatory in Chicago. Wind city, known for its lakes, skyline and snowfall, was excitedly waiting to welcome another stunning arcitecture.

In February, Starbucks succeeded in delivering what has been promised. The world’ largest Starbucks opened its door to coffee lovers.

Spread across 35,000 and five floors, Starbucks held it’s head high at the corner of Michigan and Erie. On the very first day itself, there was a huge waiting line. People were eagerly waiting to peek inside these five-floor building and explore the coffee wonderland.

We visited this Starbucks with the same excitement and curiosity.  When we reached the place it was afternoon around 2 pm and there was a huge waiting line.


World's Largest Starbucks


From outside the building was looking glassy and attractive. We could see people sitting on the second floor and enjoying their coffee.

Two guards were managing the crowd and it took almost an hour to enter the building.


Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Chicago


Since it was Sunday the place was crowded and there were people everywhere on the floor. Nice aroma of coffee hugged us giving a warm welcome.

Each and every floor has Cafe and Bar making it an extraordinary place.

Starbucks Roastery is one of the classic buildings in Michigan avenue. The newly built building shines like a new bride in the entire street.


There are lots of minute details sculpted inside the building about Coffee!


56-foot cask


World's Largest Starbucks


The first thing that attracts the eyes is 56-foot cask standing at the centre of the roastery. Coated in Gold, this cask spirals around the escalator and covers all five floors.


Display Beans

Green beans arrived from all over the world are kept in the display window. These will stay in the display until they are taken for brewing and new bags will replace the empty place.


Conveyer Belt


There is a conveyer belt to transport the fresh-baked food from second floor Princi Bakery to the main level. The conveyer will be always moving with fresh foods enclosed with glass.


Artistic Walls

If you take stairs instead of the spiral elevator, you can see the art on walls created by Eulojio Ortega. The coffee growing regions, farmers, coffee culture, history and everything is beautifully portrayed.



There is always new innovations, experiments happening in the world of Starbucks. As you take the elevator to the fourth floor you can see Silos kept to infuse coffee beans overnight to produce cold brew. It gives immense pleasure to see how modern experiments have been blended with the traditional system.


Card Collection


World's Largest Starbucks


In every floor, there is a card collection arranged brilliantly on the wall. Each of these cards is designed for every Starbucks coffee type.

Also, you can hear the rattling noise on every floor. If you observe carefully on the top of every floor pipes are jammed up where coffee beans travel. Every time the coffee beans pass through these pipes sound will be heard. Sample beans are kept in a few floors.


1st Floor





This is where the picture starts to unfold. There is a coffee bar at the left corner of the floor. As soon as we enter the place there is a big Welcome board. The display letters start appearing and disappearing in a fancy way.

Here we can witness the coffee roasting right in front of our eyes. The floor has souvenirs representing Starbucks Reserve and Chicago.


2nd Floor


World's Largest Starbucks


World's Largest Starbucks



In this floor, there is bakery hence instead of coffee we can enjoy Pastries, Pizza, Salad, Pasta and Dessert. This Italian bakery serves the freshly prepared food in Italian flavours for the entire day.

We sat here for almost an hour enjoying the food and view across the street.


3rd Floor


World's Largest Starbucks


Coffee Floor where we can get varieties of Starbucks Coffee delights. Usually, there will be a long queue for the coffee hence make sure you acquire it whenever there are fewer people around.

Along with bar coffee experience, you can notice a few people standing in the corner providing free coffee for tasting. The specially brewed coffee will be served to people.


4th Floor


This is the world of Cocktail and Coffee creations. In the cocktail bar, every drink is an alchemy of precision and innovation. During good old days, wine and spirits were stored in barrels for the ageing process. The same concept has been combined for the coffee calling it barrel-aged coffee to provide innovative experience.


5th Floor



This is the open roof deck provides stunning views of Michigan Avenue. The coffee or food purchased from below floors can be bought here and enjoyed with delightful view.

However, depending on the weather changes the roof access will be closed. During our visit it was closed hence we couldn’t experience the roof deck.


Overall, it is a beautiful aromatic world inside the building. Every coffee lover should experience this coffee wonderland.

31 thoughts on “World’s Largest Starbucks in Chicago – Take a Look Inside

  1. Pr@Gun says:

    Wow that was a coffee full post, thanks for giving a glimpse of largest Starbucks. Loved it, wanna go there.

    1. Hackytips says:

      You should 🙂

  2. mydreamality says:

    Wow! Really enjoyed this! Even more reason for me to look forward to visiting Chicago ?

    1. Hackytips says:

      Glad you liked it 🙂

  3. Megan says:

    Cool – I was wondering what they would have in such a big Starbucks! My daughter would love it there!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Every floor has something special to offer!

  4. Oh snap, this is my version of heaven on Earth

    1. Hackytips says:

      Haha 😀

  5. Luna S says:

    Wow it really is pretty massive! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one anywhere close to the size of this one. What a neat post!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you 🙂

  6. aisasami says:

    There is a Reserve Roastery in Tokyo but it is a buit smaller, I think. I need to check it out.

    1. Hackytips says:

      This is the largest so far.

  7. Joanna says:

    This is pretty amazing! I don’t go to Starbucks because I like to support small independent coffee shops, but I would love to come here just to explore the building. It’s quite something!

    1. Hackytips says:

      That’s a good thought 🙂

  8. Holy moly! My husband wouldn’t leave this place 😂 big Starbucks fan! Just sent this article to him 🙂

    1. Hackytips says:

      Haha 😀 I’m sure he will love the place.

  9. Alessia Marciano says:

    Simply my dream I could literally leave there ahaha

  10. faecelinee says:

    I would love to go to Chicago for the biggest starbucks.

  11. Neil Alvin Nicerio says:

    Nice! This is a very interesting article
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. I saw a video of this place once. I couldn’t believe it how massive it is. While I’m not particularly a fan of Starbucks, I am a huge fan of coffee… hihi! So I will definitely visit this place when I go to Chicago.

    1. Hackytips says:

      It is very massive! 🙂

  13. bee says:

    That’s a huge Startbucks. It’s almost like a hotel 🙂 When in Chicago, I have to visit it.

    1. Hackytips says:

      I highly recommend it 🙂

  14. advent14 says:

    That’s the largest starbucks I have ever seen!

    1. Hackytips says:

      It is the Largets Starbucks 😀

  15. Wow, thank you for this blog post. I love coffee and Starbucks is one of my favourite commercial coffee chains. Another thing to add to my bucket list.

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome 🙂

  16. Lori Gerrits says:

    Very cool concept! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome 🙂

  17. poojagarg477gmailcom says:

    Wow,very excited to visit here..

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