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


    Black & Blue Burger

    8 oz hand-packed burger mixed with Cajun seasoning and blackened on the grill topped with blue cheese, house-made Cajun mayo, lettuce, tomato and onion served with French fries and a pickle spear.

    Burger Of The Month - Black & Blue Burger
    Buttermilk Battered

    One pound of wings soaked in buttermilk and tossed in seasoned breading fried crispy and served with a side of house-made ranch dressing.

    Wing Of The Month - Buttermilk Battered
    MOTOR Cobb Salad

    Romaine and radicchio salad mix tossed in MOTOR’s house-made ranch dressing and topped with bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, smoked chicken, blue cheese, and a hard-boiled egg.
    $10.95 / $9.95 for H.O.G. members

    Special Of The Month - MOTOR Cobb Salad
    MOTOR Summer Breeze

    The MOTOR Summer Breeze features Ketel One® Oranje vodka and just the right mix of cranberry and orange juice.

    MOTOR Summer Breeze
    Summarillo India Style Pale Lager by Central Waters Brewing Company 

    This dry-hopped lager is crisp and dry with a not-so-subtle character of Amarillo hops.
    $6.50 / $5 for H.O.G members

    Featured Beer - Summarillo India Style Pale Lager by Central Waters Brewing Company

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


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

Friday, July 29
Friday, August 5
Wednesday, August 10
Friday, August 12
Tuesday, September 13
Monday, September 19
Tuesday, September 20
Wednesday, October 5



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

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


Kid's Menu (PDF)


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. 


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 MOTOR’s Wisconsin Fish Fry from 5 - 9 p.m. for 13.95.
  • Free shuffleboard every day.
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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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.