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.
Articles about Riverwest
March 16, 2018 8:04 p.m.
The Riverwest Public House is one of a handful of cooperative taverns in the country. It's also struggling right now and needs your support.
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.
March 13, 2018 10:02 a.m.
Long after the live music went silent, the former Schlitz tied-house tavern on Humboldt and North that had been home to a number of rock and roll clubs, has been listed for sale.
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.
Feb. 22, 2018 2:55 p.m.
Last summer, we took you inside the former Holton Street State Bank / Centro del Nino building (and its history) at 500 E. Center St. Now, a proposal would transform it into a 40-bed hostel by the end of the year.
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."
Jan. 31, 2018 6:01 p.m.
Solow Bouldering Club is now open for business and it offers a way for climbers to tackle physical challenges in short spaces.
Jan. 26, 2018 12:17 p.m.
During this annual event and fundraiser, hundreds of poets, writers and lovers of the arts - including OnMilwaukee writers - will perform a five-minute set, one after the other, for 15 hours. Spectators of all ages are welcome.
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.
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.