By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 08, 2021 at 6:31 PM

Milwaukee is famous for motorcycle culture and so it’s no surprise there are myriad motorcycle-themed bars in Brew City with the perfect mix of camaraderie and a dash or two of attitude.

Whether you’re a biker, a rider or simply an enthusiast, dip into motorcycle life this autumn.

1. Bad Moon Saloon
4935 S. Clement St., (414) 210-2594

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Bad Moon Saloon is owned by a Milwaukee biker couple who recently remodeled the space and offer weekly bike nights and host swap meets and other events including a Chopper & Vintage Bike Night on Thursday, Sept. 23. They stock a stellar selection of bourbon and whiskeys and have a pup-friendly patio.

2. Branded at The Iron Horse Hotel
500 W. Florida St., (414) 374-4766

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Branded is a cocktail lounge with a vintage feel inside the Iron Horse Hotel, a 110-year-old warehouse that was transformed into a 100-room boutique hotel. Branded offers craft beer, cocktails, beer pairings and upscale bar fare. The hotel also has a large patio called The Yard and a plethora of covered motorcycle parking.

3. Fuel Cafe - 5th Street
630 S. 5th St., (414) 847-9580

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The Fuel Cafe concept has been around since the early 90s in Riverwest and today continues to rock moto culture in Walker’s Point with casual comfort food (the “bacon crack” is a must try), a full bar, bike decor and video footage. Fuel also has a dog friendly patio.

4. Motor Bar and Restaurant at the Harley-Davidson Museum
401 W. Canal St., (414) 287-2778

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Motor has a menu that's "inspired by life on the open road" that includes BBQ items and one of the city’s few remaining all-you-can-eat fish fries. The spot is family-friendly with a new kids menu and expanded hours. Guests don’t have to go to the museum to eat in the restaurant – although it is definitely worth checking out.

5. Steny’s
800 S. 2nd St., (414) 672-7139


Although it's not technically "motorcycle themed," since 1985, Steny’s has been a destination for bikers. Known for their Bloody Mary, Steny’s also offers a full bar with loads of classic and craft beers. The menu includes burgers, wings, pizza, curds and more. Warm weekends attract the most bikers to Steny's and the Walker's Point neighborhood in general.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.