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Full Throttle Saloon

South 34, Sturgis, SD 57785
+1 605-423-4584
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Great Place for Beer & Snacks

Never been to Sturgis before.... don't ride a motorcycle. But it was a lot of fun to visit and see... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
IverJohnson
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Full Throttle Saloon - A relaxed watering hole

We were travelling across the USA with our children and stopped in for a look and a quick beer. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
T G
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Maitland, Australia
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World's Largest Biker Bar is the number one blue collar biker bar in the United States. Everyone is welcome, but it's well known that factory workers, construction workers and any kind of guy who busts his butt and saves his money all year is gonna be welcome at the Throttle. We get about 15,000 people a night. They go through a lot of beer. We get two tractor trailers full of beer delivered every night of the rally. The beer companies know by now that there are so many motorcycles clogging the roads, they can't send trucks during the day, so they come after 3:00 AM, when the bars have closed.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“tv show” (10 reviews)
“bike week” (9 reviews)
“biker bar” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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South 34, Sturgis, SD 57785
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+1 605-423-4584
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Never been to Sturgis before.... don't ride a motorcycle. But it was a lot of fun to visit and see all of the places that have been shown on television. We stopped in to the Full Throttle Saloon to relax for a few minutes and...More

Thank IverJohnson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were travelling across the USA with our children and stopped in for a look and a quick beer. It was quite but the people were very welcoming and let the kids look through.

Thank T G
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We stopped in here on our way back home. It currently had the burned remains of the old bar. There was a T-shirt shop and bar set up on the property. Kim the lady behind the counter was awesome. She showed us pictures of the...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Big shoes to fill after the old one burnt out. Kinda a suck location,seriously needs some trees for shade. Watch out for the ever changing speed limits!,the cops are out in big force lookin for speeders along this road. Inside the building it still feels...More

Thank classic_creators
Reviewed 29 October 2016

While in Sturgis we decided to check out the new Full Throttle Saloon, it is quite a distance off the highway and from where the old Throttle was, you pass by the old site and can see the charred remains. Once you get to the...More

Thank butch447
Reviewed 12 October 2016

My StepFather and I had to at least stop while we were out there. I'm glad we did. We sat at a bar made of OSB and plywood as the sun went down over what was once the biggest biker bar ever. We still had...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 10 October 2016

You can still grab a beer on a makeshift patio area and plenty of SWAG inside a temporary building. The have certain parts of the old bar from the fire accessible. Crazy how big this fire was. Made for some interesting pictures though! Gave it...More

1  Thank Bill85210
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to stop by and see what was left of the saloon. We would always see it on TV and now that we were so close (Mt. Rushmore) why not see the new and old place. At the old place we...More

Thank mxnprinsis07
Reviewed 28 September 2016

seen the one that burned down so sad but was able t speak will one of the workers great person, went and looked at the new one they are building and wow

Thank blueman66
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went to the original site of the Full Throttle. A small bar is set up and a t-shirt shop. You are welcome to look at the remnants of the old bar and grounds. We didn't travel to the new site because of time restraints.

Thank Troy M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Virginia G
Does the Full Throttle Saloon operates year round?
20 October 2016|
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Response from crbarbe | Reviewed this property |
No it is only open a couple of weeks before the rally and then through the rally.
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Joy L
I was wondering if since it's a bar and grill if children are allowed as long as they are present with their parents? We are looking to passing through before the rally even starts. Thanks for any info.
12 July 2016|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
Joy, sorry for the late reply but I'll be blunt. FTS about the last place to take children, period. This is a mature atmosphere with activities that are not child friendly. I would hesitate taking a teenager, let alone... More
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Ronnie1996
Hi i am looking to travel from the UK to the full throttle Next year. What is the closest airport and can you rent the cabins for the whole time.
20 August 2015|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
Ronnie, about the best and closest airport to use is Rapid City South Dakota. It puts you within an hour of Sturgis and the whole are is great to visit. I am sure there are cabins in the Deadwood area and closer if you start... More
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