Eat at Motor®

Come for the Museum. Stay for the food. Like the Museum, MOTOR Bar & Restaurant serves up the best of American culture in an inspiring setting. In a hurry? Just come for the food. 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


    Prime Smokehouse Burger – NEW menu item

    The best burger you will ever eat!  We’ve combined the best of the best…ground chuck, beef brisket, and short rib, hand-packed into an 8-oz patty topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions, then drizzled with MOTOR’s signature steak sauce. 

    Burger Of The Month - Prime Smokehouse Burger – NEW menu item
    Cooler Ranch Doritos – NEW menu item

    One pound of our jumbo seasoned wings tossed in our house BBQ sauce and Cool Ranch Doritos!  It’s an amazing combination you’ll be happy you tried. 

    Wing Of The Month - Cooler Ranch Doritos – NEW menu item
    Brisket Nachos – NEW menu item

    Tender and juicy slow-smoked brisket piled high on a bed of tortilla chips, and topped with BBQ and chipotle cheese sauces, corn salsa, jalapenos, black beans, fresh cilantro, tomatoes and sour cream. 
    $8.95 for H.O.G. members

    Special Of The Month - Brisket Nachos – NEW menu item
    Kim’s Valentine Punch

    Cupid himself would enjoy this crafty cocktail! Our very own MOTOR server, Kim, has created this fruity Valentines punch with Mango Belvedere, Grenadine and Sprite. This delicious concoction is sure to make you feel love-struck.

    Featured Cocktail - Kim’s Valentine Punch
    St. Francis Lust 

    A traditional Bavarian beer with a generous amount of wheat that uses a special strain of yeast resulting in wonderful banana and clove flavors. This 2014 Black Friday Beerfest People’s Choice Winner is served “mit hefe” where the yeast is not filtered out, giving the beer a cloudy appearance and a bright white lacing head. ABV: 6.5
    $4.00 for H.O.G. members


    Featured Beer - St. Francis Lust

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 your H-D Museum® Mug in The Shop and enjoy 3.50 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


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

Saturday, January 9
Friday, January 15
Saturday, January 16
Saturday, January 23
Tuesday, January 26
Saturday, January 30
Tuesday, February 2
Saturday, February 13



MOTOR Bar & Restaurant is open:
Sunday through Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.,

Thursday through Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Kid's Menu (PDF)


Not necessary, but suggested for groups of eight or more. Call 414.287.2778 and push 1 or make online reservation via OpenTable.


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


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


  • Happy Hour Monday-Friday – 3- 6 p.m.
    Enjoy 5.00 wine, 2.50 PBR Cans, and 4.00 select drafts.
  • Sunday and Monday Family Days for Museum Members – save 20% on your total bill.
  • Every Friday, enjoy our all you can eat Wisconsin Fish Fry from 5 - 9 p.m. for 13.95.
  • Free shuffleboard every day.
Adult $20
Senior (age 65+) $14
US Military (w/ID) $14
Student (w/ID) $14
Child (age 5-17) $10
Child under 5 Free
Buy Tickets Online

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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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.