via Brooklyn Farmacy's Blog

Let's face it; a root beer float is not the most difficult of drinks to concoct. It lacks the subtly of an egg cream, or the infinite variables of a milkshake. Ambiance, however, is everything. To honor National Root Beer Float Day, here are five places to get your root beer float fix at a (more or less) traditional soda fountain. It's not too late!

Located at 513 Henry Street in Carroll Gardens is the Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, a relatively recently restored 1920s soda fountain. There you can get a seasonal, housemade, and local root beer float with Sprecher's root beer for $6.50.

513 Henry St. // (718) 522-6260

Established in 1925, the Lexington Candy Shop on the Upper East Side hasn't changed much. Step back in time and enjoy your root beer float surrounded by decades of collected pop paraphernalia.

1226 Lexington Avenue // (212) 288-0057

There's nowhere to sit at the little East Village newsstand Gem Spa but what it lacks in seating it makes up for in nostalgia and product. Gem Spa has been a regular in the NYC sweet scene for years and although it is often lauded for its egg creams, it doesn't do too bad with the egg cream's close cousin, either.

131 2nd Ave // (212) 995-1866

Sit at the counter and enjoy 5 delicious dollars worth of root beer float at Bay Ridge mainstay Hinsch's. It's recently undergone a change in management that comes with a more focused menu and an interior facelift, but the food's still got it.

8518 5th Ave., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn // (855) 446-7247

If you're really looking for that old timey New York feel, Eddie's Sweet Shop in Queens is the ticket. This place has been standing for a century and will make a root beer float to rival the best of them with their own old-fashioned homemade ice cream.

105-29 Metropolitan Ave. // (718) 520-8514

And if you're in no mood to venture out of your comfort zone, here's a tantalizing root beer float recipe that involves bourbon.