Who knew riding a motorcycle could open up a whole culture of people, places, and events? This is what bike culture is all about. From Sturgis to Biketoberfest, there are many ways for bikers to connect and ride.
One of the most common ways for bikers to meet and have a good time is meeting at biker bars.
These bars serve cheap drinks, have great food, and even offer entertainment. With so many biker bars in the United States, only a few can make the cut as the best.
If you’re traveling around the U.S., be sure to visit the 10 biker bars the country.
1. Full Throttle Saloon – Sturgis, South Dakota
Sturgis is the biggest bike fest in the country. Every August, bikers from all over the country gather in the small South Dakota town to have fun, look at bikes, and even ride with the mayor throughout the beautiful countryside.
It’s no surprise that Sturgis offers some of the best saloons. Whether you’re attending Sturgis or are just passing by on an off-season, you have to go to Full Throttle Saloon.
This saloon is completely historical. It’s the first biker bar ever in the country.
Every biker makes their way to Full Throttle Saloon some time in their life. Full Throttle Saloon offers more than just drinks. They always have live shows and even motorcycle stunt shows.
2. Pat’s Roadhouse – Muskegon, Michigan
Pat’s Roadhouse isn’t the traditional biker bar. But many bikers still flock here because it’s awesome!
This place is actually more of a restaurant than a bar. They’re known for menu favorites such as breaded chicken salad wraps, inferno wings, and catfish and chips. They even offer breakfast from 7 AM to 11 AM.
For entertainment, Pat’s Roadhouse offers billiards and even keno. For cold nights, go on their patio where they host bonfires.
But what makes Pat’s a motorcycle hangout? Even though they also offer food, they have a full bar and bikers constantly meet on their patio and party.
3. The Hideaway Grill – Cave Creek, Arizona
If you’re a Harley rider, there’s no better place to party than The Hideaway Grill.
This is a bar favorite among motorcycle enthusiasts. Their tagline is even “there are no strangers here, just friends you haven’t met.”
Their logo even looks similar to the Harley logo, if that tells you anything about this place.
Hideaway Grill is more than just a biker hangout. This place attracts some of the most famous names in the motorcycle industry. This includes famous biker personalities and custom motorcycle builders.
The Hideaway Grill has everything you need. They have drinks, good people, and an awesome menu.
They own a second location called Roadhouse that offers food. Menu favorites include hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. But they’re known for their incredible pizza.
Hideaway Grill also hosts biker events and giveaways.
4. The Broken Spoke Saloon
Are you planning on going to Sturgis and want more bars to check out? Do you like bike rallies, sunshine and the beach? Or do you live in New Hampshire and are looking for a new biker bar hangout?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, check out the Broken Spoke Saloon.
This is a world famous biker bar with three locations: Sturgis, South Dakota; Daytona Beach, Florida; and Laconia, New Hampshire.
You can choose to go in and have some drinks. This saloon is also unique because it offers a campground where you can party with friends all night and watch some quality entertainment.
But be sure you leave the kids at home. This is one of the rowdiest and craziest biker bars in the world.
5. The Busted Shovel Sports Pub – Meridian, Idaho
If you want a good ol’ classic biker bar, The Busted Shovel Sports Pub should be your pick.
There’s no family-friendly nonsense. You don’t go here to relax, have some food and a couple of overpriced beers. This is the classic example of a biker bar and they stay devoted to it.
This is why The Busted Shovel attracts their regulars. They offer cheap drinks, happy hour specials, and some appetizers for grubbing.
But The Busted Shovel offers more than your neighborhood biker bar. They offer fun events such as karaoke, billiards, and even bowling tournaments. If you’re a wine aficionado, they even offer plenty of wine tasting events.
If you’re more on the religious side, you can attend church every Sunday at The Busted Shovel. They host Common Ground Biker Church to get your weekly fix of faith.
6. One-Eyed Jack’s Saloon -Sturgis, South Dakota
Sturgis is popular amongst this list, and for good reason. When mentioning biker bars at Sturgis, you can’t go without mentioning One-Eyed Jack’s Saloon. One-Eyed Jack’s goes crazy with many events and specials during Sturgis.
But this doesn’t mean you can’t attend One-Eyed Jack’s on a normal day. They have an awesome bar, plenty of food, and a friendly staff that’s ready to serve you.
7. The Cabooze – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Would you rather your biker bar come with music and other events? If you’re in Minneapolis, there’s no better place than The Cabooze.
This venue and bar hosts a variety of music, everywhere from classic rock to hip-hop.
But what makes The Cabooze so appealing to bikers? It’s the general vibe the venue gives. Even though the venue tailors to all genres of music, it’s a very hard rock and bluesy kind of place.
8. Crook’s Corner – Trabuco Canyon, California
When you get far away from the California glamour in Orange County, you come across a town called Trabuco Canyon. This is a small town deep in the California forest.
And in this town lies an awesome biker community with an awesome bar and restaurant called Crook’s Corner.
This place offers everything. You can wake up early and go in for breakfast. You can also go back later for some killer drinks.
9. Double Down Saloon – New York, New York
When you think of a biker bar, what do you think of? Today, many biker bars changed their vision to appear to a family-friendly environment, much like the modern baby boomer bikers.
But there are biker bars that never lost their edge. Double Down Saloon in New York City is one of them.
This bar only has one rule: if you puke, you clean it up. If that tells you anything about this bar.
In addition to bikers, this saloon attracts punk bands and other underground entertainment.
10. Poopy’s – Savana, Illinois
Even though this place has a funny name, Poopy’s is no joke. It’s most famous for being the biggest biker bar in Illinois. In general, it’s a famous destination for bikers. Poopy’s offers an awesome bar, good food, and plenty of entertainment.
They also offer plenty of events. Biker Fridays is a popular one. Every Friday night, they offer a campground with live entertainment.
11. The Knuckle Saloon – Sturgis, South Dakota
Another Sturgis biker bar that deserves praise is The Knuckle Saloon. This bar is a hybrid restaurant and bar. They’ve been voted to have some of the best food in Sturgis year after year.
The Knuckle Saloon is famous for its Knuckle Sandwich. This is one of the biggest burgers you’ll ever eat!
In addition to food, Knuckle Saloon is also a brewing company and offers some fresh beers on tap.
12. Shady Jack’s Saloon – St. Louis, Missouri
If you’re a biker exploring downtown St. Louis, make a stop inside Shady Jack’s Saloon.
This is a popular bar and restaurant but local enough to give you an idea of the local biker scene in St. Louis. They’re popular because they offer many drink and food specials, and even breakfast.
When you enter Shady Jack’s, you can tell they accommodate to bikers. They offer plenty of motorcycle parking, plenty of entertainment, and biker apparel.
13. Froggy’s Saloon – Daytona, Florida
If you like your bike mixed in with some sunshine, Daytona is the city to visit.
And if you plan on stopping at a biker bar, Froggy’s Saloon should be the one you pick. Froggy’s is located in the heart of Daytona.
Froggy’s is one of the world’s most famous biker bars and is where all bikers go when they want to party. It’s a popular stop for all major Daytona motorcycle events which includes Biketoberfest and Bike Week.
Make a Trip and Attend All of These Biker Bars
If you’re a serious motorcyclist, you must love biker bars. And the U.S. has plenty of biker bars all over the country.
Rather than settling for your hometown biker bar, hop on your bike and make a trip around the country. Visit all of these bars and make some new friends!
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