Root beer floats are about as American as apple pie. Traditionally made with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream into root beer, local L.A. restaurants are serving up delicious versions of the classic. If you’re in the mood for a treat, look no further than these top spots across the city to get a root beer float.
17000 Ventura Boulevard,
Encino, CA 91316
With locations across the city, including Encino, Century City, and Woodland Hills, The Stand offers delicious American classics like a wide range of burgers, hot dogs, fries, sausages, and of course, root beer floats. Along with their tasty comfort foot, the root beer float here is under their dessert menu and is a must if you stop by this eatery. The 20 oz drink comes with Virgil’s Draft Root Beer, and is topped off with hand scooped creamy vanilla ice cream.
213 Arizona Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Burger Lounge has taken Southern California by storm over the past several years. Today, there are locations throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and in Las Vegas. In Los Angeles, you can find Burger Lounge’s delicious burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, fries, shakes and floats at locations in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Culver City, West Hollywood, Larchmont, Marina Del Rey, and Brentwood. In addition to great burgers, veggie burgers, fries, gluten free items and other American comfort food, Burger Lounge offers up a tasty Batch Craft Soda Root Beer. The float gets rave reviews from anyone who’s tasted it and is a must-order if you visit this spot.
800 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
At downtown LA’s Yard House at L.A. Live, you can expect great food, along with a wide variety of bottled and draught beer. From cider to a huge selection of beers, there is something for anyone here. If you’re looking for a root beer float, you’re in for a treat. The root beer here is their Mission Hard Root Beer wth 7.5% alcohol, and is an adult twist on the classic soda. Creamy, and smooth, it has traditional root beer notes of sarsaparilla and vanilla. If you want some vanilla ice cream in it, this spot has a full restaurant, so ask the bartender and you should be able to get a scoop or two to throw in there!
2005 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
The Oinkster, with locations in Hollywood and Eagle Rock, serves up tasty gourmet burgers, specialty sandwiches, and craft beer in a hip and fun restaurant with retro decor. As you’re biting into your tasty BBQ pulled pork sandwich, or classic hamburger with their piggy fries, sip on their incredible root beer float with Fosselman’s ice cream. The root beer, from Boylan Bottling Co, is very tasty, but once you mix it with their vanilla ice cream, it’s becomes a real treat. It’s easily one of the best root beer floats in the city. Have it with your meal, or as a dessert!
61 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
Slater’s 50/50 is a hugely popular eatery known for their American fare, including inventive burgers, beer cheese chili fries, pulled pork sliders, and other tasty eats. If you’re a fan of root beer floats to go along with your burgers, you’re in luck. Slater’s 50/50 offers up not just one root beer float, but two. Their Abita Root Beer Float comes with Abita root beer and is topped off with scoops of creamy vanilla ice cream. Or, for all adults, the Best Damn Root Beer Float is made up of delicious vanilla ice cream floating inside of an alcoholic root beer.