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May 20, 2009 12:23 AM

Best root beer in NY?

Who has it? Where can I get it?

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  1. I like the root beer varieties served at Momofuku Ssam.

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    1. re: LeahBaila

      They serve Sprecher which is one of my favorite root beers ever.

      The NYT did a taste test of root beers last year and Sprecher was in the top:

      Here is a similar CH discussion last year on where to buy high quality root beers:

      1. re: kathryn

        A friend of mine reports that he found Sprecher Root Beer for sale at the Fairway in Brooklyn! Has anybody seen it at the UWS branches?

      2. re: LeahBaila

        What varieties do they offer? Different flavors? Cream soda?

        1. re: steakrules85

          IIRC three root beers and two ginger beers. The root beers are Fitz's, Sprecher, and Abita.

      3. all i know is that the root beer float at the shake shack is my new obsession. i get it everytime i go now.

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        1. re: jon

          I've only had it sans float, but 2nd for Shake Shack

          1. re: jon

            When the UWS location first opened, they said that they would be changing the root beer tap regularly to all sorts of different brands. Do you know if they are doing that? The two times I've remembered to look, it was Abita (I think) both times.

            1. re: LNG212

              I've probably been 5-6 times to UWS and always been Abita...but still great!

          2. shack shack uws - abita root beet on tap

            1. Kettle of Fish (by Sheridan Square) has an awesome root beer by the bottle. Like a lot of things there, it's shipped in from Wisconsin. I forget the name, but it's all natural and gooooood.

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                1. re: moosiest

                  what a place to find rootbeer -- now there is a tip, thx!

                  ahh if only we had dog 'n suds or a&w rootbeers in frosty mugs too......!

                  1. re: mrnyc

                    I got some Sphechers at Fairway on the UWS tonight, near the express check out with the specialty sodas.