So much work went into the first wave of renovations of a building that had been neglected by others for years. It would require more than repainting. Dirty Dogs had to have a certain biker flair but keep the same visual of the Susie’s we loved. The biker community didn’t disappoint and supported and packed Dirty Dogs from the moment that it opened.
When Mark and Rob ventured into the transformation of our beloved Susie’s bar, no-one could have imagined the Dirty Dogs Roadhouse that is 2 years in the making. Vintage riders longed to have a true biker bar back in Golden and a place to go where they were understood and welcomed.
Next came Mark and Rob’s vision to create an outdoor patio area that could accommodate the overwhelming number of riders that were coming in on the weekends. For months, customers would come just to watch Mark & Rob doing the improvements themselves and you could see the excitement each week as another intricate piece of wall or concrete was poured.
The 3rd wave was the outdoor stage area that would enable Mark & Rob to bring bigger entertainment and host multiple riding events simultaneously. The 4th wave was the upper parking lot to enable more riders and vehicles to safely park. And who could forget the yellow buses they bought to transport riders to/from the Freedom Fest at Jeffco fairgrounds.
Dirty Dogs will be hosting their 2nd Anniversary Birthday party on October 12th so SAVE THE DATE and Thank you Dirty Dogs for giving the biker community in Denver a place to call HOME!
Here in Denver as we drive on I-25 you can hear the roll of riders heading up to Sturgis for the 79th Rally and I for one am getting excited for Rally. Mark and Cari drove up a week ago to get everything ready. Dirty Dogs Sturgis will be OPEN and ready to welcome Colorado riders to their own LOCAL bar. A place where you recognize most of the faces there and are greeted by STAFF from HOME!
People don’t go to Sturgis for the food and I worry sometimes when I go to some of the food vendors cooking outside under those tents, but the food at Dirty Dogs is served hot/fresh and made to order and the menu has many of the traditional items that we all have grown to love.
Need service done to your bike? Sturgis Cycle will be open and are conveniently located right next door, so if you need service or your bike breaks down, send it to a shop that has been there for 14 years and worked on by someone you know. Sturgis Cycle is an authorized dealer for Amsoil and can do most bike repairs, tire changes and oil changes
We have confirmed Bag Lady Sue will be on the Rider Justice stage in Sturgis on August 5th & 6th and Bags will be sure to not disappoint.
The new bar/restaurant is located at 1025 Junction Avenue and is right across from the Sturgis Harley Davidson store.
Sturgis Cycle is connected to Dirty Dogs Roadhouse and is your ONE-STOP-SHOP for any repairs or maintenance you need done on your bike while in Sturgis.
Come to drop off your bike and then enjoy some Colorado hospitality while your bike is being worked on.
- Bike Repairs
- Tire Changes
- Oil changes
Connected to your favorite Sturgis Bar: Dirty Dogs Roadhouse!
Located at Junction & Main – Directly across from Sturgis Harley-Davidson
T-birds Roadhouse has been a long-standing staple in the motorcycle community and is now back open for business. In June of this year Curtis turned over ownership to Jim Nigg and Jim hired longtime friend Thomas Feely to manager the new venture.
Jim Nigg was one of the founders of the family owned restaurant just 5 minutes north in Arvada called Rockabillies. Known for their live music, Car Shows and delicious burgers, Jim plans to bring his proven recipe for success to the neighborhood and the city of Wheatridge.
T-birds will keep the history of giving back to the community. They hosted their first Car & Bike Show on July 28th with the proceeds benefiting Veterans. This will be the first of many events to come and if anyone needs wants to host their charity event, please come in and speak to Thomas or call the bar.
Right now, the restaurant and bar open at 9am every day with a full kitchen and bar. You can grab a $2 Rolling Rock anytime of the day, and there are various specials throughout the week. The website will up soon but in the mean time you can follow T-Bird Roadhouse on Facebook.
By: Belt Drive Betty
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Mark and Rob are gearing up for the 79th Sturgis Rally and will sure to not disappoint. If you are a Colorado rider, make sure you stop by Dirty Dogs Roadhouse every day for their great morning breakfast buffet, great food specials and ice-cold beverages. Rider Justice will also be giving away great prizes every day that will make your Sturgis Rally more fun.
Comfort & Entertainment
Sturgis will be overwhelmed with riders for the 79th Rally and Dirty Dogs has a 7,000 sq. foot restaurant and bar and the Rider Justice tent will be up to keep you cool in the hot weather or dry in the Sturgis rain. Mark and Rob will have great local entertainment that is also heading up to entertain our Colorado riders. There is word that Bag Lady Sue will be entertaining and what a better way to end the day, than listening to what Bags has to say.
The new bar/restaurant is located at 1025 Junction Avenue and is right across from the Sturgis Harley Davidson store. The décor will have the same Dirty Dogs Roadhouse flare and as one owner said, we want to combine the concept of where the old Broken Spoke meets One Eyed Jacks! As we all have witnessed here in Colorado, when the owners put their mind to improving a biker bar, they pull out all the stops, with authentic vintage bikes, memorabilia that reflects a true biker bar.
Need service done to your bike? Mad Dog Custom Cycle is a staple in Sturgis but is Colorado based. They are located right next door, so if you need service or your bike breaks down, send it to a shop that has been there for 14 years and worked on by someone you know.
Colorado Rider News sat down with owners last month and here is the recap of the new improvements to the Sturgis location.
- 7,000 sq. feet bar/restaurant with indoor and outdoor bars. They will have a massive outside tent to host all their regulars
- DD will be bringing a limited menu of your Colorado favorites such as Cheesesteaks, and their infamous wings along with 5-6 items from their current Golden menu;
- Breakfast Bar from 6-ish every day and a great meeting place to meet up with other riders!
- Entertainment nightly with some of your Colorado favorites such as Dave Frisk and Tony Roserio playing during the day. Mark has some great additions in store as well.
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