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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Riverwest bar guide

March 23, 2019 7:01 p.m.

Riverwest's bar offerings are as eclectic as the people who live there. From corner watering holes with cheap taps of Pabst to upscale lounges with cocktails on tap, no one's going to stay thirsty for long west of the river.


Milwaukee's best margarita, 2019

March 21, 2019 12:06 p.m.

While the OnMilwaukee senior writer proclaimed Conejito's the home of Brew City's best margarita last month, OnMilwaukee voters went in a different direction in our best of bars poll - which is to say it stuck with its familiar favorite.


Milwaukee's best club, 2019

March 10, 2019 12:01 p.m.

With its eclectic crowds and funky motif, The Mad Planet continues to be Milwaukee's best club for dancing the night away.


Drink This Now: Blood & Glitter cocktail at Company Brewing

Feb. 19, 2019 12:01 p.m.

Saturday night at Company Brewing, 735 E. Center St., I ordered a Blood & Glitter cocktail. Alas, glitter was not present in the drink, but the first sip felt like sitting by a cozy fire in a cabin, in your coziest pajamas.


Hidden Gem: Two

Feb. 8, 2019 7:16 p.m.

For those looking for a place to jump start one's heart, it doesn't hurt to stop by a place with its roots in romance - quite literally the case at Two, the cozy Riverwest lounge found at 718 E. Burleigh St.


On the Burger Trail: The Double Diner Smash Burgers at Stubby's

Jan. 7, 2019 11:01 a.m.

Sometimes simplicity is really all you're looking for. And you'll find that in the Double Diner Smash Burgers, featuring two flat-top griddled beef patties, diced onion, house pickle and cheddar, served up on a Sheboygan hard roll.