Triple XXX Root Beer
Issaquah, WA Photo courtesy Steve Felder
Here is a Triple XXX Root Beer stand located in Issaquah, Washington (honorary Roadside Peek "East" member). This
is a mandatory stop for all of you in the Washington area, if only to
marvel at the stand built around a huge root beer barrel exterior. This Triple XXX is one of the last two locations still in existence. The other Triple XXX Root Beer drive-in is located in West Lafayette, IN.
Dog n' Suds
Whitehall MI Photo courtesy Steve Felder
Root beer locations are still prevalent in the Eastern states. After
the "influential" Jeff's recommendations soaked in, this Dog
n' Suds Root beer stand was spotted in Whitehall, Michigan. This is
the only one left in Michigan, so if you're fortunate enough to be in
the area, grab a root beer for yourself and a few more to take home.
Here's another classic Dog n' Suds sign from Charleston, IL. This
dog looks as friendly as ever.
Dog n' Suds stands still exist in Illinois and Indiana. Also found is this location in Paragould, AR.
Frostop Root Beer
Chrisman, IL Photo courtesy Don Gardner
Over in Chrisman, IL stands a huge mug of Frostop
Root Beer for all to see. This roadside treat is very similar to
the mug seen below.
Drive-in Photo courtesy Andy Tarr
Here's a shot of Mac's
Drive-in in Waterloo, NY. This is a good place to enjoy a frosty
mug of creamy RICHardson Root Beer!
Root beer Stand
Wadsworth, OH Photo courtesy Steve Felder
Wadsworth, Ohio is home to this Root Beer Stand. The parking area
looks like an inverted picnic table among other
Hannon's Root Beer (Gone)
Valparaiso, IN Photo courtesy Steve Felder
What's this? It's a... a... giant MUG! No, it's Hannon's Root Beer,
a local favorite in Valparaiso, Indiana. Sporting an enormous root beer
mug, this is a roadside attraction at its best. Need some cool suds on
a hot summer day? Grab a cold one at Hannon's.
UPDATE 11/09 : Hannon's Root Beer Stand in Valparaiso, IN is no longer in existence. It has been replaced by a Mercantile Bank. The old root beer mug sign was purchased and erected at a new location by a new "Frost-Top" drive-in on the other side of town. It too is now closed, and sadly, was very short-lived. The mug remains at that location, which has since been turned into a First Source Bank. At least Valparaiso still has the trademark mug to remember the old Hannon's by. Many thanks to Lee Nevills for update. 11-09