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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Roth's might become Yacks

March 13, 2018 3:44 p.m.

Tamara and Ramon Davis applied for an alcohol license for a new business called Yack's on Richards at 3805 N. Richards St. The building housed Roth's Inn for many years.


Milwaukee's best DJ/dance/club, 2018

March 10, 2018 6:01 p.m.

For the umpteenth year in a row - honestly, we can't even keep track of how many years in a row at this point - the OnMilwaukee readers have voted The Mad Planet as the best place in Brew City to bust a move.


A strip club in Riverwest?

Feb. 12, 2018 11:30 a.m.

Tha Circle, 2221 N. Humboldt Ave., applied for a Class B Tavern license renewal with the addition of "adult entertainment / strippers / exotic dancers."


Shiverwest 24: The shorter, cooler cousin of the summer original

Jan. 9, 2018 6:56 p.m.

In an attempt to impress the MANDI Awards judges, Riverwest 24 organizers threw together the Shiverwest 24, a mini version of the bike race that, while cooler and more compact cousin, still managed to feature all the fun of the full-fledged original.


Urban Spelunking: A new life for the Kilbourn Reservoir Pumping Station?

Dec. 22, 2017 10:02 a.m.

During Doors Open last September, the decommissioned Kilbourn Reservoir Pumping Station was opened to curious Milwaukeans. The squat yellow brick building, which was shut down as part of the closing of the reservoir in 2004, may get a new lease on life, it seems.