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Summer on the MOTOR Patio

Nestled right along the Hank Aaron Trail, MOTOR offers some of the best views of downtown Milwaukee and the Menomonee River from our riverside patio. Enjoy our comfortable lounge seating and fire pits to keep you warm on those chilly nights, while sipping on a tasty summer cocktail.

Check out the virtual tours of our East Patio and Southeast Lawn

Looking for some Saturday fun? MOTOR is the launching point for a 3 pub cruise from Riverwalk Boat Tours



Join MOTOR for our Friday night beer sampling series!

Enjoy complimentary beer samples in MOTOR Bar & Restaurant on Fridays from 5:30PM-7:30PM with 4.00 specials from our featured brewery each week. Like every Friday, our All-You-Can-Eat Wisconsin Fish Fry is available all day, served with golden fried fish, crispy French fries, fresh jicama coleslaw, homemade Southern-style cornbread and tartar for only 13.95.

Upcoming Sampling:
July 20 Lakefront Brewery
July 27 Sand Creek Brewing Company
August 3 Warpigs Brewing
August 10 Ale Asylum


All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Special and Live Blues Music every Saturday night from 5PM-9PM

MOTOR™ brings together two true American classics: live blues music and all-you-can-eat BBQ. For just 29.99, have your fill of hickory-smoked BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked brisket and grilled sausage links – add on AYCE Memphis-style dry-rubbed ribs for just 5.00 more. All BBQ platters include AYCE French fries, jicama coleslaw, BBQ baked beans and made-from-scratch cornbread.

Not up to the AYCE task? Enjoy a special BBQ platter with hickory-smoked BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked brisket and grilled sausage link with all the sides for 19.99 – add on a side of Memphis-style dry-rubbed ribs for just 5.00 more.

In addition to all the smokin’ BBQ, MOTOR™ will sizzle with the best in true American blues music from nationally known musicians – with no cover charge! Call 414.287.2778 to make your reservation.



All bikes unite every Thursday at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Grab your bike. Join other riders for live music, fun and plenty of eye candy. Enjoy food and drink specials inside and outside MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant – including 3.00 beers with your MOTOR Bike Night Koozie Special – allseason long (koozies available at The Shop on the Museum campus).

Remember to scan your H-D Black Card and check in with the H-D Museum Bike Night Loyalty Program for your chance to win exclusive experiences, tours and more at the end of the season.

Come early and visit the Harley-Davidson Museum® from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. H.O.G members get in free to the H-D Museum every day – for full admission details, visit h-dmuseum.com.

July 19th
H-D Museum™ Classic Rock Bike Night
No need to face your Summerfest withdrawal without a little help from your friends. Join fellow riders at the H-D Museum as our Bike Night Concert Series rocks and rolls on with free music to keep the party going all summer long. Tonight, Katie Mack and The Moan bring its classic rock and blues jams to the party.

July 26th
H-D Museum™ German Fest Bike Night
Tonight, the Bike Night Concert Series stage features the classic blues stylings of The Carpetbaggers. Break out the lederhosen and connect with the German Fest Street Team for a chance to walk away with tickets to Milwaukee’s largest German Heritage Celebration. Finally, check out the unique demonstration by STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS athletes.

August 2nd
H-D Museum™ Irish Fest Bike Night
Faith and begorrah! We’ve managed to bring the Irish Fest Street Team to come down and provide our Bike Night guests with the chance to win tickets to Milwaukee’s largest Irish Heritage Celebration. The Guinness and Jameson will be flowing as we celebrate the Irish tricolor. Our free Bike Night Concert Series will feature R&B, Soul and Funk from Milwaukee’s own Tweed Funk band.

August 9th
H-D Museum™ YP Bike Night
Get ready as the Milwaukee Young Professionals take over Bike Night! Good Boy Daisy, a young, hip rock band out of Scottsdale, Arizona with a sound that rivals the Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Paramore will command the Bike Night Concert Series stage.

August 16th
H-D Museum™ Irish Rock Bike Night
Kicking off a fun-filled weekend, tonight’s Bike Night brings a good taste of the craic to the Museum campus. The Bike Night Concert Series features an Irish Rock band that will get all the lads and lasses shaking their shamrocks.

August 23rd
H-D Museum™ Calm Before the Storm Bike Night
It’s our last Bike Night before the motorcycle universe descends on Milwaukee for the 115th H-D Anniversary Celebration. Join fellow riders and friends as you map out your Labor Day weekend and enjoy the free music as the Bike Night Concert Series features the Kyle Megna Duo, a dark, indie, blues, folk and rock band that received the 2017 Alternative Rock Group of the Year award from the Wisconsin Area Music Industry.

September 6th
H-D Museum™ Chopper Bike Night
Calling all Chopper Motorcycles Builders to come down to show off your bikes at the Museum’s Chopper Bike Night. Tonight serves as a pre-party to the shenanigans on tap for the High Voltage Vintage Motorcycle & Chopper Block Party, which takes place Saturday, September 8th in Bay View. The Bike Night Concert Series brings Xeno and Joe Trio to the stage for time-tested classic rock and smatterings from across the musical spectrum.

September 13th
H-D Museum™ Urban Bike Night
It will be impossible to keep still when DJ Cheerio and Salsabrosa Dance Company descend on the Museum campus for Urban Bike Night. And if you’re rolling sculpture is ready for prime time, be sure to enter your bike in the Urban Bike Show where you’ll try and win some hardware for Best Sound, Best Paint and Best Overall Custom.

September 20th
H-D Museum™ HOGtoberfest Bike Night
As fall begins to settle in, the Museum gets ready to bring back one of our favorite Bike Nights of the year–HOGtoberfest! Come cheer on the Plymouth High School Junge Kameraden as the Gemütlichkeit and Oktoberfest beers flow for this distinctively German party.

September 27th
H-D Museum™ Outdoor Bike Night Finale
It is that bittersweet time of year when bring all our rowdy friends together for our final outdoor Bike Night of the season, and you can bet we won’t go quietly into this good night. Join fellow riders and friends as the Big Al Wetzel Band takes over the Bike Night Concert Series Stage.

Join us after 3PM only in the MOTOR Can Room on these dates: July 21 and July 30


11AM – 9PM

Special hours for the following dates:
August 29, 30, 31, and September 1

September 2