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Address: South 34, Sturgis, SD 57785
Phone Number:
+1 605-423-4584
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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.

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Not to bad for a 1st year rebuild

Nice new bars, but lots left to do at this point!!! No trees at this time to shade campers & no rock or anything in front of main stage!!! Lots of mud from ran last night!

Reviewed 8 August 2016
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Nice new bars, but lots left to do at this point!!! No trees at this time to shade campers & no rock or anything in front of main stage!!! Lots of mud from ran last night!

Thank Buford-Gs
Fort Collins
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Went out to the new Full Throttle Saloon on Friday Aug. 5th, not everything is done and up and running but they're welcoming guests into the new location. Don't know if they will have the new building finished for this rally or not. But should be something to check out next year.

Thank Chuck M
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351 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Easy to find off main road and there was a lady who had some t-shirts for sale in a work type trailer who greeted us when we pulled into the parking lot. There was a crew working on rebuilding when we visited and the staff filled us in there had been a bad fire last fall and it had been... More 

1 Thank tanyasm
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Free pics! This is an outside Bar under a tent. I just took some pictures and kept moving. They have alcohol if you want it. I was riding safe :)

1 Thank Lashonda O
Seymour, Tennessee
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209 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

As you approach Sturgis on I-90 you see the signs for Full Throttle and you are excited to finally see the place in person, get a beer and a burger and maybe a shirt to commemorate the event. Please Note: the ORIGINAL Full Throttle Saloon burned to the ground sometime last year (2015?). They move to a different location but... More 

2 Thank Gene H
Fort Worth, Texas
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106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

They are in the process of rebuilding after the fire. Should be an amazing experience. Bar is still open. nothing major going on there at the present time.

2 Thank George T
Willis, Texas
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We wanted to see the saloon but, found out it had burned down. They had a tent set up, one lady, I think her name was Emily, she told us what had happened. So sad to see the destruction. We bought a few beers and a t-shirt. But the good news is, they are rebuilding just up the road, bigger... More 

2 Thank cleitk0
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253 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We were just there 3 weeks ago, and they appear to be going "full throttle" (I know, I know ;) with the rebuilding efforts (from all accounts, the owner had no insurance, so it is truly a herculean effort). While they may not have everything operational in time for the rally in August 2016, I think they'll have camping and... More 

2 Thank nyackgirl47
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I worked a rally one year at Full Throttle and it was quite the experience. A must see if you're adventurous and not bothered by big crowds, nudity, and noise. I have only been here during the large Sturgis rallies, so I can't necessarily recommend it during off season, as I hear it's pretty much a ghost town then. However,... More 

1 Thank jmelou21
Grove City, Minnesota
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62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We were there shortly after the fire so I don't know how great this place was but it was a sad sight to see.

Thank jimbev2015

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