Famous Biker Bars

Some biker bars become famous, nearly to the point of legend.

Some bars discourage bikers from even setting foot into an establishment. Finding bars that accept bikers is one thing, but bars exist that welcome bikers and do their best to encourage biker business. That’s a step above. Some biker-friendly bars, though, go even further and achieve a level that makes their reputation permeate into the mass biker culture. Those are the famous biker bars and they are well worth a visit–on a motorcycle, or not.

The Broken Spoke Saloon

It’s not possible to talk about famous biker bars without mentioning The Broken Spoke Saloon. There are multiple locations around the country including two in Sturgis, South Dakota, home of the famous Sturgis Rally. One of the Sturgis locations is downtown and the other is on the county border and features a campground. With additional locations in Daytona Beach, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans and Lacona Beach, New Hampshire, each Broken Spoke features live music, food and lots more.

The Broken Spoke Saloon – Sturgis (Campground)

Highway 79N

Sturgis, SD 57785

The Broken Spoke Saloon – Sturgis (Downtown)

905 Lazelle St

Sturgis, SD 57785

The Broken Spoke Saloon – Sturgis (Daytona Beach)

1151 N US Highway 1

Ormond Beach, FL 32174

The Broken Spoke Saloon – Sturgis (Myrtle Beach)

2340 Highway 17

South Garden City, SC 29576

The Broken Spoke Saloon – Sturgis (New Orleans)

2 Poydras Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

The Broken Spoke Saloon – Sturgis (Laconia)

1072 Watson Road

Laconia, NH 03246


Full Throttle Saloon

It shouldn’t be a surprise that two of the most famous biker bars are in Sturgis. Full Throttle Saloon is even featured in its own television show on TruTv. The Full Throttle Saloon is the world’s largest biker bar and features performances from such big name acts as Bret Michaels, Jackyl and Ice-T. In addition to all the standard bar activities, like eating, drinking and checking out music, patrons can shop for gear and even bring their bike inside parts of the Full Throttle Saloon.

Full Throttle Saloon

12997 State Highway 34

Sturgis, SD 57785



The Hideaway Grill

Cave Creek, Arizona, is home to the Hideaway Grill. The motto is, “There are no strangers here, just friends you haven’t met yet.” The Hideaway Grill is a popular stop for motorcycle enthusiasts, builders and racers. The HIdeaway has bike night on Fridays, but really–every day is bike day.

The Hideaway Grill

6746 E. Cave Creek Rd.

Cave Creek, Arizona 85331




If there’s such a thing as a one-stop shop in terms of biker bars, Oakland, California’s Godspeed is it. Sure, you can drink a few beers, eat some food and check out some live music; that’s just the start, though. You can get your bike serviced, or just talk to one of their specialists about the best care and maintenance of your motorcycle. You can even get a tattoo.


5532 San Pablo

Oakland, California 94608