Comedian to Open Coffee Bar and Speakeasy Venue in North Phoenix

Article originally posted on Phoenix Business Journal on July 17, 2019

Comedian and entrepreneur Rick Bronson is set to open a combination coffee bar and vintage-style speakeasy in north Phoenix.

The Stir Coffee Bar and Gin and Reel will be Bronson’s second concept in the High Street development north of Loop 101. He also owns Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy at the dining and shopping center.

The business, expected to open in September, will offer coffee, cocktails and extravagant ice cream dishes — all under one roof.

The Stir will be a cafe serving breakfast, lunch and will offer a full-service coffee bar. It will feature select caffeinated cocktails, such as the Kick in the Pants, made with cold brew coffee. Boozy milkshakes will also be a menu staple, along with ice cream desserts available without alcohol.