August 6 marks National Root Beer Float Day. Ring in this sweet day with one of the Valley’s top spots for root beer floats.
If you can somehow make it to Churn in Phoenix without ordering a heaping chocolate scoop on a pretzel cone, try the How Now, Brown Cow with Madagascar ice cream, topped with Sprecher’s root beer. www.churnaz.com.
What a better way to cap off amazing steak dinner at Stockyard’s Steakhouse than with a frosty Sonoran draft root beer float–with or without Jack Daniels? www.stockyardssteakhouse.com.
Using housemade root beer, the float at Relish Burger Bistro at The Phoenician offers a refreshing treat after a day on the course. Get it spiked or not. www.thephoenician.com/relish-burger-bistro.
Sugar Bowl in Old Town Scottsdale is a cherished local landmark–and the root beer float is a tasty example of why families love the old-fashioned ice cream parlor so much. www.sugarbowlscottsdale.com.
To complement its arsenal of comfort foods, Texaz Grill in Phoenix features craft-brewed Louisiana Abita Root Beer and Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream for a mere $2.50. www.texazgrill.com.
Grassroots Kitchen & Tap’s (in Scottsdale and Phoenix) Dad’s Root Beer float includes scoops of vanilla ice cream, root beer, and 360 all-natural vanilla vodka with–of course–a cherry on top. www.grassrootsaz.com.
For a decidedly adult version of this childhood fave, head to HiFi in Old Town for a concoction of root beer vodka, root beer, chocolate Pop Rocks, whipped with vanilla soft serve. www.hifibars.com.