It's been almost a year and a half since Travis and Tida Radevski opened a hip new coffee shop and bar in Old Town Scottsdale called Sip Beer & Coffee House. Now, they're ready to expand.
If "all goes as planned," Travis Radevski says, Sip Beer & Coffee Garage will open its doors just west of 36th Street and Indian School on October 1. Like its predecessor, the second location will offer coffee roasted by Cartel Coffee, as well as beer, wine, cocktails, and a small food menu.
However, the second location won't just be a replica of the first. If the 800-square-foot Scottsdale Sip is a "coffee shop that serves beer," Radevski says the Phoenix location will be more like a bar that also serves coffee.
That's in part due to the fact that the new Sip offers equal amount of space for coffee and beer. The 900-square-foot location includes a 20-foot bar for coffee and a 20-foot bar for beer — with 30 beers on tap.
And while Radevski says the menu will mostly stay the same, Sip does plan to expand the food options at the second location, which (unlike Scottsdale) will feature a full-size kitchen. Initially, the owners tapped local chef Payton Curry of Brat Haus to help with the menu at Sip in Scottsdale. But Radevski says they've mostly brought food operations in-house since then and plan to continue to do as they move forward.
Perhaps most the most exciting feature about the new Sip is the drive-thru. The coffee and beer house takes over a defunct oil-change spot and Radevski says they're transforming one of the bays into a covered drive-thru window. Customers will be able to get coffee without getting out of the car, as well as some limited food options to start.
"We're super-stoked for that," he says.
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Taking advantage of the building roots, Sip also has installed garage-style glass doors that face Indian School Road. The design inside the space will include some midcentury modern touches, but you can still expect the eclectic attitude that's partially responsible for Sip Scottsdale's charm. As at the Scottsdale location, Sip in Phoenix will offer live music several nights a week, Sunday morning yoga, and other events.
"We just hope to kind of add to the area," Radevski says.