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Sunday, June 9 from 11am-3pm

We’re officially kicking off patio season with a paw-ty! Spend the day outdoors with your pup on our dog-friendly patio and relax with live music, lawn games and food and drink specials from MOTOR™.

Build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and brunch classics also available.

Sunday Funday

Sundays ALL DAY

Come hang out with your pup on the sun-splashed, riverfront patio and enjoy lawn games, food and drinks.

Build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and brunch classics available from 11AM-2PM every Sunday.

Mac Monday

All Day, Every Monday

Mondays are best spent with a bowl of MOTOR’s delicious homemade Mac n’ Cheese. Enjoy one of our Mac plates or create your own custom Mac with special toppings!

Bike Night

Thursdays 5PM-9PM

We are bringing the Bike Night fun outdoors at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant all summer long. Join us every Bike Night Thursday for free live music, 3.00 koozie beer specials, exclusive giveaways and specials from 5-9PM. Brewery of the Month feature includes 4.00 select drafts from Milwaukee Brewing Co.

Upcoming Music Lineup
May 23 – Devil Met Contention
May 30 – The Whiskeybelles
June 6 – King Solomon
June 13 – Madison County
June 20 – Freshwater
June 27 – Cherry Pie

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.



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 cod, crispy French fries, fresh jicama coleslaw, homemade Southern-style cornbread and tartar for only 14.95.

Bulleit Bourbon Presents BBQ & BLUES

Every Saturday night from 5PM-9PM

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 from 5:30 – 8:30pm – with no cover charge! Call 414.287.2778 to make your reservation.

Upcoming Blues Lineup
May 25 – Matt Tyner
June 1 – The Incorruptibles
June 8 – Robert Allen Jr. Band
June 15 – TBD
June 22 – Alex Wilson
June 29 – Zach Pietrini


Saturdays, May 18 - September 28*

Enjoy an afternoon pub cruise by boat and sample food and drinks from 3 great riverside locations on one of the Riverwalk Boat Tours captained vessels, either the Brew City Queen II or Milwaukee Maiden. Saturday stops include MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant at the Harley-Davidson Museum®, The Twisted Fisherman, and Riverfront Pizzeria Bar & Grill. Price includes boat cruise between all 3 locations and drink and appetizer tickets at each location.

For full details on times and ticketing, CLICK HERE

*no pub cruise offered on Saturday, August 31, 2019

CANtending Fundraising

Make your next fundraising event unique by hosting it in the MOTOR Bar & Restaurant Can Room. Our new fundraising program allows you to take over our craft beer bar to raise money for your nonprofit. Bring a few guest bartenders to support your event, invite your friends, family and sponsors, and we donate 100% of the tips to your nonprofit.

Contact us to learn more about our CANtending program and availability.


11AM – 9PM