Eat at Motor®

Come for great American food and drink, stay for great American stories. No Museum admission is required to dine at MOTOR.

King of the Road Food

MOTOR’s bold American classics celebrate the taste of life on the road. Road House Chili that tastes like it’s fresh from a Texas diner. BBQ Ribs redolent of a Little Rock smoke shack. And, fittingly, plenty of Wisconsin favorites: Fish Fry, Booyah Stew, and the best sausage and cheese in Milwaukee.

MOTOR Bar & Restaurant Menu

MONTHLY SPECIALS

  • BURGER OF THE MONTH:
    Reuben Burger

    An 8oz hand packed hamburger patty, served open faced on rye toast, and topped with corned beef, sauerkraut and finished with a swiss cheese Mornay sauce 12.95

    Burger Of The Month – Reuben Burger
  • WING OF THE MONTH:
    Jerk Wings 

    One pound of our house made chicken wings tossed in a secret jerk style dry rub that has a sneaky amount of heat. Served with a dipping sauce of your choice 11.95

    Wing Of The Month – Jerk Wings
  • SPECIAL OF THE MONTH:
    Spicy Smoked Tomato Pasta

    This is not your Grandma’s spaghetti!!  We place our house made marinara sauce directly into our smoker to give it a ton of unique flavor.  Then we toss it over penne pasta and a spicy hot link sausage.  Topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese, fresh basil, and a side of toasted ciabatta.  13.95 / 12.95 for H.O.G. members

    Special Of The Month – Spicy Smoked Tomato Penne Pasta
  • FEATURED COCKTAIL:
    Hard Strawberry Kiss

    The Hard Strawberry Kiss is made with Sweet Revenge Strawberry Liqueur mixed with strawberry puree and sweet n sour for a sweet refreshing strawberry kiss just in time for Valentine's Day. 6.00

    Featured Cocktail – Hard Strawberry Kiss
  • FEATURED COCKTAIL:
    MOTOR HURRICANE

    In honor of Mardi Gras, MOTOR is featuring an authentic MOTOR Hurricane cocktail that embodies the essence of New Orleans with a refreshing taste of the bayou. Made with Rum, fruit juice and grenadine, it is what Mardi Gras is all about. 8.00

    Featured Cocktail – MOTOR Hurricane
  • FEATURED BEER:
    GOOD CITY LORD LYON
    SCOTCH ALE
     

    On tap is Good City Lord Lyon Scotch Ale. Good City is a local brewery based right here in Milwaukee, WI. Lord Lyon bestows honor as the Scottish authority who officially grants coats of arms. Similarly, this Scotch Ale seeks to honor your plate with a sweet malt body, earthy hops, and slight smokiness.  6.00 / 5.00 for H.O.G members

    Featured Beer – GOOD CITY LORD LYON SCOTCH ALE
  • ABITA PURPLE HAZE

    MOTOR is featuring Abita Purple Haze in honor of Mardis Gras. Abita Purple Haze is a lager brewed with real raspberries added after filtration. It is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops. The berries add a fruity aroma, tartly sweet taste and a subtle purple color and haze...you may see fruit pulp in the beer. 6.00 / 5.00 for H.O.G members

    Featured Beer – ABITA PURPLE HAZE

Josh Peterson, Executive Chef at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant
at the Harley-Davidson Museum®

Josh Peterson, Executive Chef at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant, is a proud Milwaukee native. He grew up in the Milwaukee suburbs where he began his cooking career when he was just a teenager. Chef Josh began his professional career with the Double Tree Hotel in Madison working in various roles including kitchen manager in which he was responsible for the management of the hotel restaurant and banquet operations.

In 2010, Chef Josh returned to his hometown to accept the position of kitchen manager for the Lowlands Restaurant Group’s flagship restaurant, Café Hollander. While working as kitchen manager, the highest culinary rank within the Lowlands Restaurant Group, Chef Josh became a trusted member of the Lowlands team where he was asked to lead events among all their different properties.

In 2013, Chef Josh sought to sharpen his culinary skills and pursued a position with Levy Restaurants to help him accomplish his goals. He joined the team at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and its sister property, Turner Hall Restaurant. As a chef with Levy Restaurants, Chef Josh has had the opportunity to support grand scale event operations at the Kentucky Derby and Ravinia Music Festival. While working as a Levy team member, Chef Josh has strengthened his culinary skills while enhancing his internal desire to become a great leader in Milwaukee’s food scene.

Motor Mug Club

Purchase a H-D Museum® Mug at MOTOR® and enjoy 4 dollar draft of choice every time you bring it back to MOTOR. Register your Mug on site at MOTOR to receive quarterly member updates, first look into MOTOR events, and more!

Host Your Next Event At Motor®

Great space. Great food. Great people. Sounds like a recipe for a truly successful event. Call our Event Planner at 414.287.2778 when you’re planning your next:

  • Birthday
  • Class Reunion
  • Wedding Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Corporate Gathering
  • Anniversary Celebration
  • Bachelor Party

Online Event Request Form


CLOSED FOR
PRIVATE EVENTS

Last seating at 2 p.m.
on the following day(s):


Friday, February 17
Wednesday, April 5
Saturday, April 8
Monday, April 24
Monday, May 1
Tuesday, May 16
Wednesday, May 17
Saturday, May 27

Closed until noon
on the following day(s):


Saturday, April 29

 

HOURS

MOTOR Bar & Restaurant is open:
Sunday through Wednesday
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.,

Thursday through Saturday
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Menu
Kid's Menu (PDF)

Reservations

Not necessary, but suggested. Call (414) 287-2778 or make online reservations via Open Table for groups up to 10. For groups of 11 or more, email our Group Dining Coordinator with your request. 

PAYMENT METHODS

Cash and credit cards accepted:
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, VISA.

HOST YOUR NEXT EVENT AT MOTOR

Whether it’s a business meeting or a birthday bash, call our Event Planner at 414.287.2778.

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MOTOR Fish Fry

weekly specials

  • Happy Hour Monday-Friday – 3 - 6 p.m.
  • Every Friday, enjoy MOTOR’s Wisconsin Fish Fry from 5 - 9 p.m. for 13.95.
 
ADMISSION
Adult $20
H.O.G. Member Free
Senior (age 65+) $14
US Military (w/ID) $14
Student (w/ID) $14
Child (age 5-17) $10
Child under 5 Free
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HOURS AND LOCATION

May-September - Daily: 9am-6pm
(Thursday, 9am-8pm)
October-April - Daily: 10am-6pm
(Thursday, 10am-8pm)

Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201
1-877-HD-MUSEUM or 414-287-2789

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PARKING AND DIRECTIONS

Conveniently located off I-94, you'll find the Museum at the crossroads of 6th and Canal Streets.

FREE PARKING for approximately 500 cars or 1,000 motorcycles is available on the streets of the Museum grounds and in the Parking Gardens located across the street from the Museum. Entry to the Parking Gardens is from Canal Street. Overnight parking or camping is not permitted on-site.