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The Knuckle Saloon

The Knuckle Saloon in downtown Sturgis, South Dakota.

The Knuckle Saloon and The Knuckle Brewing Company are located in downtown Sturgis and rest on property once owned by Sturgis’s namesake, Colonel Samuel D. Sturgis. Steeped in the rich history of the Black Hills, The Knuckle Saloon is the only saloon that is also a museum filled with antiques and Sturgis memorabilia from days gone by.

Voted the best food in the Black Hills! Come on in and experience casual dining in a unique atmosphere. Try out our fabulous beef tips and salads, and don’t forget to sample “The Knuckle Sandwich”, which is definitely the biggest, most mouth-watering burger in the Black Hills. With daily lunch and dinner specials, The Knuckle experience is sure to satisfy.

Friends and family gather from all over the world to enjoy South Dakota’s longest bar, with plenty of room to strike up a conversation while enjoying the best cocktails and the finest selections of premium quality craft beer and wine. The Knuckle Saloon is the largest entertainment venue in downtown Sturgis. Just about anything can happen at The Knuckle, from bar bull riding, concerts and car shows to live music, pub crawls, pool and darts. The Knuckle has it all when it comes to entertainment!

Drag racers, cool cars and all kinds of people fit in at The Knuckle.

Drag racers, cool cars and all kinds of people fit in at The Knuckle.

Always thinking forward, the partners and staff recognized the tremendous growth in the craft beer industry. So we decided to open Sturgis’s first brewery. The Knuckle Brewing Company was established in 2014. The menu was developed around food that would pair well with craft beer. Specializing in yummy brick fired pizzas, pasta and wings, The Knuckle Brewing Company quickly because Sturgis’s premier dining experience! In our first year of brewing, our Knucklehead Red won first place in its category at The Black Hills Beerfest!
Because of our location, The Knuckle is a natural place to gather for all the rallies from the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to the Camaro and Mustang rally annual events. The Knuckle is the home of KNKL, “The Voice of Sturgis”, radio station. KNKL can be heard at 1710 AM and online at KNKL.net 24/7/365. The best music of our lives. Additionally, The Knuckle Saloon has been featured on several TV shows and in many national magazines. Take a look around and you just might get to rub elbows with one of the many celebrities that stop to quench their thirsts at Sturgis’s most famous watering hole.
From The Knuckle Saloon and The Knuckle Brewing Company staff and owners, we say, “Thank you! We appreciate your patronage.”