email: roadarch@outlook.com

Weber's Root Beer

(hit "refresh" to get the most recent version of this page; click on photos for larger images)

The Weber's Root Beer chain was founded in Tulsa in 1933. The company expanded to 67 locations with most of them built in the Midwest. The only ones left are the one in Tulsa and three locations in New Jersey. The New Jersey locations are all independently operated now. They feature car hops and root beer in take-out gallon containers. For more, see this website.

Weber's Root Beer
Tulsa, OK
The Weber's Root Beer in Tulsa is the original location. For more, see this website. [map]

former Weber's Root Beer
Brooklawn, NJ
The Brooklawn location opened in the early 1950s, making it the oldest of the New Jersey survivors. This stand features a rooftop ball sign with flashing lights. Sputnik, the Russian satellite, was launched in 1957 and may have been the inspiration for these signs. This stand also has a spinning ball sign like the one in Pennsauken described below. This location also featured a mini golf course which was built when the place opened. In 2004 when the photos in the top row were taken, there was a pile of orange and white corrugated steel metal behind the building. I assume that at least part of the canopy was replaced or removed at that time. It was pouring rain during my 2010 visit (bottom row of photos). When I was there in 2012, the stand was either closed for the season or permanently. In 2014, this location officially closed and was put up for auction. The place was still vacant in 2016. [map]

Weber's Root Beer
Pennsauken, NJ

2003:

2012:
This location opened in 1951. Sometime between 2008 and 2010, the flashing bulb sign on the roof was replaced with a solid orange ball. The other sign is a motorized, spinning sign like this one in Budd Lake, NJ. [map]

Weber's Root Beer
Stratford, NJ
This location opened in 1959. I believe it closed around 2016. I don't know if it will be reopening. For more, see this website. [map]

Eateries Main Page