Harley-Davidson Museum
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Summer is Still in Session at MOTOR™ this August

From outdoor Bike Nights, flavorful new menu options and craft beer sampling, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

By - Aug 1st, 2018 09:38 am

MILWAUKEE (August 1, 2018) – The Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Celebration, Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, is almost here and MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant, located on the Harley-Davidson Museum® campus, is kicking off the party early with plenty of entertainment this August. From outdoor Bike Nights, flavorful new menu options and craft beer sampling, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

August highlights include:

Bike Nights

MOTOR and the Harley-Davidson Museum host the best party in town with four fun-filled Bike Nights in August. Deals include the $3 Bike Night Koozie Special. Plus, a variety of exciting bands are scheduled to perform and help rock the night away.

Don’t forget to scan your Harley-Davidson Black Card at each event and check-in with the Harley-Davidson Museum Bike Night Loyalty Program for a chance to win exclusive experiences, tours and other prizes at the end of the season.

Milwaukee Irish Fest Bike Night – August 2, 5 to 9 p.m.

The Guinness and Jameson will be flowing as the Milwaukee Irish Fest Street Team stops by to give guests an opportunity to win tickets to the world’s largest Celtic heritage celebration. Also, Milwaukee’s own Tweed Funk will be entertaining the crowd all night with R&B / Soul music.

YP Bike Night – August 9, 5 to 9 p.m.

Good Boy Daisy travels all the way from Scottsdale, Ariz. to perform at the Young Professionals Bike Night. With a sound influenced by the Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Alice in Chains and Paramore, this hip rock band will surely command the stage.

Irish Rock Bike Night – August 16, 5 to 9 p.m.

Kick-off the first night of the live and legendary Milwaukee Irish Fest with an Irish rock band that will get all the lads and lasses shaking their shamrocks.

Calm Before the Storm Bike Night – August 23, 5 to 9 p.m.

Celebrate the last Bike Night before the motorcycle universe arrives for the 115th Anniversary Celebration with Kyle Megna Duo, a dark, indie, blues, folk and rock band that was named the 2017 Alternative Rock Group of the Year by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry.

Friday Night Fish Fry and Craft Beer Sampling

It wouldn’t be Friday in Wisconsin without a classic fish fry. At MOTOR, the all-you-can-eat Wisconsin Fish Fry includes golden fried cod, crispy French fries, fresh jicama coleslaw, homemade Southern-style cornbread and tartar sauce for just $13.95.

While you’re there, check out the complimentary craft beer samples from the featured brewery of the week on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • August 3 – WarPigs Brewing
  • August 10 – Ale Asylum
  • August 17 – TBD
  • August 24 – TBD
  • August 31 – On hiatus as we celebrate 115 years of freedom

BBQ & Blues

Ride down to MOTOR for live performances by the American Blues Band and all-you-can-eat BBQ every Saturday in August as part of BBQ & Blues. Devour hickory-smoked BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked brisket and grilled sausage links for $29.95 and add Memphis-style, dry-rubbed ribs to your order for just $5 more. All platters include French fries, jicama coleslaw, BBQ baked beans and made-from-scratch cornbread. Next month, BBQ & Blues will be on hiatus on Saturday, Sept. 1 as we celebrate 115 years of freedom.

Riverwalk Boat Tours

Come aboard the Brew City Queen II or Milwaukee Maiden II to visit MOTOR as part of the Saturday 3 Pub Cruise available through Riverwalk Boat Tours. During a day on the water, cruisers will travel by boat to three separate riverside locations.

At MOTOR, there’s an expansive patio mere feet from the water, separate bar dedicated solely to cruisers and outdoor yard games that are fun for the entire group.

For more information on the cruise or to purchase tickets, visit riverwalkboats.com.

Wing of the Month

Cool Ranch Wings: Chefs toss one pound of house-made wings in barbecue sauce, then roll them in Cool Ranch Doritos for a crunchy, savory and sweet finish.

Burger of the Month

Patty Melt: MOTOR’s take on a classic, this eight-ounce, hand-packed patty features Swiss cheese, whiskey glazed onions, crispy onion strings and Russian dressing on toasted marble rye.

Special of the Month

Loaded Tots: Dig into an over-the-top portion of fried tater tots with homemade cheese sauce, shredded mozzarella, provolone, chopped bacon and chopped green onion.

Beers of the Month

Karben4 Fantasy Factory IPA: Balanced in every detail, this beer blends exceptional citrus elements and aromas with English golden malted barley.

Karben4 Block Party Amber Ale: Crisp, clean, but full of flavors like milk caramel, this medium-bodied brew always satisfies and pairs well with many types of food.

Karben4 Belly Bongos Vine Pale Ale: Hull Melon and Hallertau Blanc hops mix with a variety of passion fruits and a simple grain bill to create the perfect summertime drink.

Cocktail of the Month

Jerry Loves Ginger: A little sweet, a little spicy and very refreshing, the Jerry loves Ginger mixes Sailor Jerry with ginger ale and ginger beer.

About MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant
The only Harley-Davidson Museum® restaurant, MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant offers guests riverfront dining and Midwest camaraderie with a dose of genuine Harley-Davidson® attitude. MOTOR™ takes diners on a culinary road trip of great American food and drink from its location in downtown Milwaukee. Guests can enjoy burgers, BBQ, peach cobbler, seasonal favorites and a whole lot more. For more information and to view the latest menu, visit motorrestaurant.com or call 414-287-2778.

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