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.
BURGER OF THE MONTH:
Bruisin’ Buffalo Blue Burger
8 oz hand packed burger patty dipped in buffalo sauce, topped with melted blue cheese and bacon. Served on a sesame seed bun from Miller Bakery with lettuce, tomato, and onion. 12.95
WING OF THE MONTH:
One pound of crispy fried wings tossed in house made honey Sriracha sauce. 11.95
SPECIAL OF THE MONTH:
Spinach Artichoke Dip
A sizzlin’ hot cast iron skillet packed with house made spinach artichoke dip. Served with a generous pile of tortilla chips. 9.95
Smoky Apple Pie
With Fall right around the corner, MOTOR’s Smoky Apple Pie cocktail is sure to make the transition from summer to fall much easier. This savory, sweet apple cocktail contains Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey and Apple Juice to round off the full flavor of what tastes like Grandma’s Apple Pie!
A traditional Märzen-style beer, Leinenkugel’s® Oktoberfest has a toasted malt flavor and subtle, spicy hop notes that make it perfect for celebrating fall in true German fashion. Boasting a 5.1% ABV, this beer is blended with pale malts, caramel and Munich hops, that are bound to make your taste buds tingle!
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:
- Class Reunion
- Wedding Reception
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Corporate Gathering
- Anniversary Celebration
- Bachelor Party
Last seating at 2:00 p.m
on the following day(s):
Tuesday, September 8
Friday, September 11
Tuesday, September 15
Wednesday, September 16
Tuesday, September 29
Wednesday, October 7
Friday, October 9
Wednesday, October 14
Tuesday, October 27
Tuesday, November 17
Closed until 5:00 p.m. on:
Saturday, September 12
MOTOR Bar & Restaurant is open:
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.,
Sunday through Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.,
Thursday through Saturday
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.
HOST YOUR NEXT EVENT AT MOTOR
Whether it’s a business meeting or a birthday bash, call our Event Planner at 414.287.2778.
- Happy Hour Monday-Friday –
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 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 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for 13.95.
- Free shuffleboard every day.
|Senior (age 65+)||$14|
|US Military (w/ID)||$14|
|Child (age 5-17)||$10|
|Child under 5||Free|
|H-D Museum Member||Free|
HOURS AND LOCATION
May-September - Daily: 9am-6pm
October-April - Daily: 10am-6pm
400 W Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201
1-877-HD-MUSEUM or 414-287-2789
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.