The Full Throttle Saloon, a biker bar on Highway 34 east of Sturgis, South Dakota burned down early this morning and was completely destroyed.
The Full Throttle marketed itself as the “world’s largest biker bar.” It was a sort of 30-acre biker theme park that featured multiple bars, multiple stages, zip lines, tourist cabins and a staff of 300. It was only open ten days a year but it sold a lot of t-shirts and a lot of beer in those ten days. It was also the subject of a reality television series on TruTV.
Multiple news outlets are calling the bar a “total loss.”
Volun ary firefighters from Sturgis, Whitewood, Fort Meade, Vale and Piedmont responded to the fire about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.