10 Favorite Chocolate Milkshakes in Metro Phoenix

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All photos by Valerie Hoke
Chocolate shakes at Bertie's Vintage

Here's a great thing about Phoenix: It's never too cold for a chocolate milkshake. We don't need to tell you that they can instantly make a summer day more bearable, and the rest of the time, well, they're just good.

The Valley is full of frosty treats, so we've compiled a list of ten must-taste milkshakes. We'll give you the scoop (pun intended) on the three most important details: the shake, the straw, and the spot.

See also:
Nostalgic Milkshake Matchup: Bertie's Vintage vs. MacAlpine's Soda Fountain
Ice Cream Sandwich Battle: Sweet Republic vs. Churn

The shake: Chocolate milkshake -- sounds simple, but it's far from the truth. Chocolate ice cream or vanilla with chocolate sauce? Thick or thin? Toppings?
The straw: Milkshake straws are serious business. It can make or break a shake experience. Thin straw with thick shake = no good.
The spot: What better way to enjoy a chocolate milkshake than in an inviting atmosphere that's enjoyable both on your own and with friends?

Bertie's Vintage -- Arcadia

The shake: Chocolate lovers, this is your destination. We were told our shake was made with several different kinds of chocolate, complete with a chocolate sauce heart drizzled on top.
The straw: Just right.
The spot: Bertie's serves as both a retro soda fountain and a store full of all things vintage. It's easy enough to just sip your shake at the counter, but stick around and poke through the candy and racks of clothes and accessories to get the full effect.

Location Info

Bertie's Vintage

4041 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

MacAlpine's Soda Fountain and Espresso Bar

2303 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Sweet Republic

9160 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant


5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor

4005 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant


2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Chloe's Corner

15215 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant


2014 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Pink Spot - CLOSED

49 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Mary Coyle Ol' Fashion Ice Cream Parlor - CLOSED

5521 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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