The residential neighborhood known as Riverwest, located west of the Milwaukee River, is home to unique bars, cafes and shops as well as boasting a reputation for being a diverse community. Over recent years, it‚Äôs been growing as a neighborhood for college students to reside in. Riverwest has many festivals, including Locust Street Days and Center Street Daze. The neighborhood also features the Riverwest Art Walk, the state's largest walking tour of artists' homes and studios and neighborhood galleries.
Articles about Riverwest
March 12, 2020 2:25 p.m.
In the best local product category, it's the seventh straight win for Lakefront Brewery's flagship beer, Riverwest Stein.
March 9, 2020 12:01 p.m.
The MKE club scene clearly gravitates around one intergalactically funky spot: Mad Planet and its bright Riverwest spot, which has claimed victory in this Best of Bars poll category for seemingly as long as the universe has existed.
March 2, 2020 6:01 p.m.
Jessica Schlitz is a career bartender. With her years of experience, the 46-year-old Mequon native has seen a lot. But now that she's not currently bartending, she's willing to tell the stories most bartenders would never divulge.
Jan. 3, 2020 8:26 p.m.
Few bars in Milwaukee can shapeshift like Art*Bar, always a comfortable place for all to meet while, at the same time, constantly transforming and turning into something new - ironic considering the location's reputation before its arrival.
Dec. 19, 2019 12:26 p.m.
A "Santasy" street party will take place on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 4 to 11 p.m. at Gathering Place Brewing Co., 811 E. Vienna Ave.
Nov. 19, 2019 5:01 p.m.
This week in the Unique Boutique series we showcase a pop-up shop with local vendors offering everything you need to have a green holiday!
Oct. 30, 2019 9:03 a.m.
Maybe you haven't noticed, but the three-story building at 3738 N. Fratney St., in Riverwest's Riverworks BID industrial zone, has undergone a stunning change.
Oct. 25, 2019 11:01 a.m.
In this series, we're on the hunt for some of the area's best fish fries. You'll find commentary, pro tips and ratings of the three staples of a classic Wisconsin fry: namely the fish, the potato pancakes, and the classic Wisconsin style brandy old fashioned. View all fish fry reviews here.
Oct. 23, 2019 3:01 p.m.
Some of us like to read or knit or birdwatch, but Greg Ryan's favorite hobby is giving away free snowblowers and lawnmowers.
Oct. 9, 2019 11:01 a.m.
Currently, the Wonderland menu is slightly abbreviated, allowing for the kitchen to settle into a rhythm. But there's still plenty from which to choose for both breakfast and lunch, all at impressively reasonable prices.