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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Milwaukee's best local product, 2020

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.


Milwaukee's best club, 2020

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.


Bartender confidential: Secrets and stories from behind the bar

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.


Hidden gem: Art*Bar

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.


Get lit at "Santasy" in Riverwest

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.


Thank Cod it's Fryday: Company Brewing

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.


Exploring the wonders at Wonderland in Riverwest

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.