Harley-Davidson Museum's Motor restaurant undergoing renovations
Renovations have begun at the Harley-Davidson Museum ‘s Motor Bar & Restaurant, which will soon be equipped with an upgraded bar area, new furniture, an updated vestibule entrance and a new space called the Can Room, along with other touch ups.
Remodeling at the dining spot began Monday, with construction on the main dining room expected to be completed by mid-July and the Can Room finished in late August. Motor Bar & Restaurant will remain open while work is underway.
The Can Room — which will feature a large selection of canned craft beer — will take the space adjacent to Motor Restaurant that is now known as Cafe Racer and will boast new furniture and decor. The room will feature a “laid-back” atmosphere, a signature bar menu, as well as the aforementioned assortment of exclusive canned craft beers, the restaurant said in a news release.
As part of the remodel, the Can Room will also see the addition of a garage door so the room can be opened up to the outdoors during the summer, a spokeswoman said. Garage doors had previously been installed throughout Motor Bar & Restaurant.
In addition to the upgraded bar area and new entrance in the main dining area, there will no longer be communal tables at Motor, which will feature bar-height tables and chairs instead. Dave Kash, the restaurant’s director of operations, said in a statement that the renovations to the eatery and the addition of the Can Room aims to “further enhance the customer experience and improve functionality for our staff.”
Motor Bar & Restaurant is the only dining spot located within the Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St.