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

MONTHLY SPECIALS

  • BURGER OF THE MONTH:
    Wisconsin Burger

    8 oz hand-packed burger patty topped with bratwurst, cheese sauce, crispy onion strings, lettuce and tomato served with French fries – $12.95

    Burger Of The Month – Wisconsin Burger
  • WING OF THE MONTH:
    Bloody Wings

    One pound of chicken wings tossed in a reduction of MOTOR’s house-made Bloody Mary mix – $11.95

    Wing Of The Month – Bloody Wings
  • SPECIAL OF THE MONTH:
    Apple Cake

    Decadent apple cake topped with house-made frosting and caramel – $6.95 / $5.95 HOG

    Special Of The Month – Apple Cake
  • FEATURED COCKTAIL:
    Revved-Up Arnold Palmer

    A mix of Wild Turkey American Honey®, sweet tea and lemonade – $7

    Featured Cocktail – Revved-Up Arnold Palmer
  • FEATURED BEER:
    Mobcraft Forward Fest

    A wheat ale flavored with lemongrass and ginger – $6 /$5 HOG

    Featured Beer – Mobcraft Forward Fest

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):


Tuesday, September 13
Monday, September 19
Tuesday, September 20
Saturday, November 5
Saturday, December 3
Saturday, December 17

 

HOURS

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

Thursday through Saturday
11 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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Event Brochure


MOTOR Fish Fry

WEEKLY SPECIALS

  • 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.
 
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.