Sugar Factory is a renowned restaurant in the United States, most known for its crazy cocktails, goblets, and milkshakes.  I went to their DC/Arlington location at the Pentagon City Mall for a Caramel Sugar Daddy Cheesecake Insane Milkshake.  Of course, Sugar Factory Pentagon City serves more than just drinks-they also have ice cream sandwiches, cake slices, and even sweet pizza, as well as rainbow burgers and pasta if you’re in a salty mood.  This location has both indoor and outdoor seating; typically the indoor area, which is fancier, requires reservation, but a kind lady was able to get me a seat.

It was, without a doubt, an experience like no other, and, although I’m not sure if I want to return, I did enjoy my milkshake.  Below are 3 questions to help you decide if you should or shouldn’t go.

Are you claustrophobic?

When I say every table is filled by the time I got my milkshake, I am not exaggerating.   It is extremely crowded between the 10 people waiting outside the door for a seat, the waiters bustling around the room, and the kids jumping about.

Do you mind loud noises?

The music is already pretty loud, but the staff have a special birthday celebration where they turn the music up 10 times more and sing happy birthday.  In addition to that, they have a video playing on the mega-TV.  If you’re a party person, you’ll probably love this, but if not, it may be overwhelming.

Are you okay with spending $16 on a milkshake?

The prices are probably the same at all locations, but at Sugar Factory Pentagon City, the insane milkshakes are $16, and a goblet is $36.  Though it was a hard decision, I was willing to pay the high price because I had been really looking forward to trying this milkshake (plus mine came with an entire cheesecake slice on top), but you should definitely come expecting to pay above $10 for any item but their plainest cup of coffee.

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Outside of restaurant/outdoor seating area
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Indoor area
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The candy shop section of the restaurant
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Me with my “Insane” milkshake
Sugar Factory Pentagon City
The “Caramel Sugar Daddy Cheesecake” Milkshake

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