WeWork will be phasing out its infamous free beer and wine across its North American locations by the end of February.
While the company does not have kegs set up at its over 600 locations, they were staples at its earlier, more successful locations.
“Data from an expanded member satisfaction survey we conducted last year indicated many of our members wanted a greater variety of beverage options, and we are pleased to roll out these expanded offerings, including a selection of cold brew, kombucha, seltzer and cold teas, in response,” WeWork said in a statement.
This move is claimed to be prompted by the member survey, rather than a cost-cutting move. Alcohol will still be served at WeWork happy hours and various events.
The company faced a lawsuit in 2018 by a former executive who claimed to have been sexually assaulted twice at WeWork events and described them as parties that reflected “the frat-boy culture that starts at the top.”