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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Made in Milwaukee: Ma Baensch herring

Dec. 11, 2017 1:05 p.m.

Kim Wall, owner of Ma Baensch Foods, 1025 E. Locust St., bought a pickled herring business in July 1999 directly from the Baensch family. Since then, the product has attracted many new consumers. "It's not just eaten at your grandma's on New Year's Eve anymore," says Wall.


Get Your Ass In Here: Fischberger's Variety

Nov. 24, 2017 8:16 p.m.

So far this series has identified some of our favorite restaurants that we hope stay in business for a long time, but there are a few retail shops we hope stick around forever, too. Like Fischberger's.


Na-meow-ste: Kitten yoga is a thing

Nov. 20, 2017 6:06 p.m.

Jennette Cable, who owns the Creative Care & Wellness Center, 634 E. Burleigh St. in Riverwest, offers a yoga class called "Whisker Wednesdays." And it's really popular.


Help finally bring Bublr Bikes to Riverwest

Oct. 9, 2017 6:16 p.m.

Bublr Bikes has 61 locations throughout the city of Milwaukee - and somehow not one of them is in the bike-happy neighborhood of Riverwest. Now Bublr wants your help in changing that and bringing some bikes to the block.


On the Burger Trail: Riverwest Burger at Dino's Riverwest

Sept. 8, 2017 11:02 a.m.

There are numerous neighborhood gems in Riverwest, and Dino's - which boasts over 40 years in the hood - is certainly one. With a history that spans over 40 years, they not only serve up homestyle Italian fare, but also a pretty fine burger.


Community and creativity come together at Gathering Place Brewing Co.

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.


Urban Spelunking: Holton Street State Bank / Centro del Nino

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.


Gathering Place Brewing Company to open next week in Riverwest

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.


On the Burger Trail: Company Burger at Company Brewing

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.