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    Biker Bar Names

    I need some help with a new name for a bar that a bought last year. I bought it and kept it open under the old name of The Howling dog Saloon. I absolutely hate the name. I plan on shutting down at the end of this month for a good old fashon "house cleaning" with new staff and light remolding. I really dont want to discuss as to why, lets just say absentee owned and 51% product cost means a major theft problem. I plan on being hands after reopening but this place has always been a biker bar and I want to keep that going but would like a cleaner environment. So I need some suggestions please.

    Some ideas already are... Axles bar grill nightclub-Hardtails-The wyld kock (big pheasant hunting area)

    I want it somewhat fun and catchy. Any Ideas?

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    I saw a boat with this name a long time ago... Probably won't apply but it's so damn catchy and would definately create word of mouth advertising.
    read it first and then say it out loud fast.

    My Dixie Wrecked.

    If nothing else it might make you laugh!

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    what about tt's clubhouse or somebodys clubhouse

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    Biker Bar Names

    Hey there,
    You may want to checkout The Harley Davidson site to look for cool names.
    Panhead, Hardtail, Softail, Street Bob, Heritage, you could get creative.

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    names

    In my opinion for a biker bar you can never go wrong with the name hog being a part. Something like Hog Daddy's or Hog Heaven or even the Hog House

    Just something to think about

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    name

    just be careful if you use "harley " or any variation of that in your name. it is probally trademarked by hd and although they will probally never hear of you .if your bar gets world famous they may sue you for tradmark infringments or something, and it would suck to have to change your name after you are famous and then know one will have heard of you again and you will have to start over.
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    yah don't use Harley or thierBar and shield and believe me its thiers and they have deep pockets to protect it been there done that (accidently of course) and bowed out with humble apologies b-4 the dookie hit the fan... they own a bunch of trade marks and logos and they have a division that just looks for people using them.

    how about the Handle Bar-n-grill
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    Being a motorcyclist, I want to ask why kind of "bikers" you bring because they are usually devided into three factions (yes, there are three). There are the sportbikers, the import cruisers, and the Harley riders.

    There is nothing wrong with any of these three, but if you brand one, you stand an excellent chance of branding the other two out. Most cruiser riders (and I say most because there are exceptions) don't hang with sportbikers. The sportbike crowd is a rgeat crowd to have because they are generally young, generally adventure seeking, and bring a unique energy to a crowd. They are also very tight groups for the most part.
    If you go this route, I recommend names that imply the lifestyle such as "Trickster", "The Speed Bar", or "One Wheel"...whatever, they are corny but you get the drift.

    If you choose to market to the import cruiser crowd, you will be hitting the second largest segment out there. They compromise the largest "middle road" in the biker segment. Examples range so widely it's unreal, but they are still predominately male (as are all segments of the riding groups) my dad (52), my uncles (48 & 50), me (29), my best friend (31). The spectrum of import riders is so large because there are hundreds of bikes out there.

    The "upscale motorcycle" is the Harley and the Chop Jobs that you see on TV. Traditionally they are "American Made" motorcycles (even though most Harley parts are made in Japan). They also tend to attract a unique crowd. The American Motorcycle crowd is very loyal to the brand name and the Hog crowd. Their image is what is unique about them though, often you will see a corporate executive dressed like a hell's angel with everything but the colors. If you brand to this group you will find a loyal group, but you stand a fair chance of excluding a lot of people.

    The bar to follow in my humble opinion is "Strokers" in Dallas. They are the de-dacto motorcycle bar and will draw anywhere from 250-500 bikes on a non-rainy Sunday. Their one standing rule? All bikes are welcome, and no one is excluded. So I've drank with some Boozefighters, walked over shortly after and talked with some buys about the Hayabusa, and then watched as the hottest woman I've ever seen drove off on a $45,000 motorcycle. If I ever did a biker bar, that would be the gold standard for me.

    Neutral names could be: "The Iron Horse Tavern", "The Steel Horse", "Curves" (as in the curve of a road and the curve of a woman), "The Dragon's Tail" (named for the famous biker's road in Deal's Gap, NC), or something similar. I tend to stick to bars that focus on motorcycles as a whole, not as a central type. If you do, you lose one of your groups...
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    Well, they are correct about name copyright. Be careful.

    There are a group of Biker Bars around the country with the following names. I don't know what would happen if you used the same name. If it's not registered in your State, you might be able to use it.

    Full Throttle

    Broken Spoke

    Here are some names that come to mind. I don't know if these are in use or not?

    Speedy's
    Bent Spoke
    Bar-Bar
    Skid's
    Monster Bar
    The Oil Spot
    Cruisers
    Ape Hanger
    Sissy Bar (sorry, I couldn't resist)
    Billet Bar
    Road Dogs Bar
    Hog Bar
    Biker Bar
    VaRoom
    Potato Bar (potato, potato, potato)
    The Wheel
    The Spoke


    All of the Harley motor names that were mentioned are copyrighted. Don't use them.

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    Thanks for the replys guys.
    Im still on the fence as to which name. I was hoping something would trigger for somthing catchy and quick. I belive in two silable names. For some reason AXLES stands out.

    It came to me thinking bout parts on a bike. axle shaft. Then kinda reminds me of the lead singer from guns n roses. long hair 80's rock. Kind of the theam i want to portry here. As Im gonna prob do more live rock bands on the weekends. But I dont want to scare off ppl that have a bad persona about bikers.

    Any other suggestions?

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    I like Axles, but an axle shaft is for a car/truck. Bikes don't have axles. Some have driveshafts, but that's the closest thing.

    If you are going to be doing a lot of live music, why don't you go that route and make it "bike friendly" (such as motorcycle parking, decor, etc.)?

    It would open up a lot of people to you, particularly the live music crowd.

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    the minstril cycle

    axle roads

    flamin axles

    rubber side down

    a kick in the axle
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    Hard RIDER'S

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    the minstril cycle
    ROTFLMAO - greatness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon

    axle roads
    Playing off Falcons idea, how about something like
    Axle Roadhouse, The Axle Roadhouse, Axle's Roadhouse, etc...
    If you have a minute...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttt
    I want it somewhat fun and catchy. Any Ideas?
    The Twisted Spoke

    Biker bar from years ago in chicago (probably still around) .. known for thier sunday brunch .. 'eggs and porn' :-)

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