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’s 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.
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Articles about Riverwest
Aug. 17, 2017 11:02 a.m.
During Gathering Place Brewing Company's grand opening this weekend, folks will get a first look at the new brewery and tap room. But, they'll also meet the brains behind the operation: Joe Yeado, a Kansas City native who made the decision to call Milwaukee home.
Aug. 10, 2017 9:09 a.m.
Recently, a number of surplus Milwaukee Public Schools properties were posted for sale for adaptive re-use. We'd already been in three of them, so we popped into another to see what's going on in one more: the former Holton Street State Bank, built in 1927.
Aug. 9, 2017 5:01 p.m.
Another craft brewery is due to open in the Milwaukee area next week. Gathering Place Brewing Company, located at 811 E. Vienna Ave. in the Riverworks Business Improvement District, has announced that it will host its grand opening party on Saturday, Aug. 19.
Aug. 4, 2017 11:01 a.m.
I've always liked the laid back vibe at Company Brewing. There's something warm, inviting and lived-in about it. And when you pair that with owner and brewmaster George Bregar's beer, or one of the tap cocktails, it's a pretty great spot to hang just about any night of the week.
July 26, 2017 3:01 p.m.
Riverwest will soon have a new place to gather. There's a new bar opening at 804 E. Center St. in the former home of the Peoples Books Co-Op. And it could open to the public as soon as October.
July 21, 2017 1:04 p.m.
The Fratney Neighborhood in Riverwest will be developing bike- and pedestrian-friendly greenways in its roads in the near future. Find out all about it in this exclusive OnMilwaukee video.
July 20, 2017 3:30 p.m.
Yesterday, OnMilwaukee posted a story about a cafe opening in Riverwest to support autistic individuals and their families. Dozens of readers claimed the owner was a scam artist, so OnMilwaukee reached out to him.
July 19, 2017 5:20 p.m.
Nic and Nicole Quiles plan to open Milwaukee's first Autism-friendly community café - called Caban's Cafe - in October 2017.
July 7, 2017 7:01 p.m.
The Uptowner in Riverwest is 133 years old and continues to offer authentic "Milwaukee corner bar" experiences.
June 16, 2017 8:06 p.m.
The Gig isn't located on an island, but it might as well be. And yet for the past 16 years, neighbors in the little Riverwest suburb have sought out the music-themed bar's cool, calm and cozy drama-devoid vibe.