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 Talks: Guitarist Scott Sharrard

Aug. 16, 2018 9:01 a.m.

Born and raised Michigan, guitarist Scott Sharrard moved to Milwaukee as a teenager. Now, he's got five solo records and years of work as a professional musician under his belt. We talked to him before he returns home next week for a show at Riverwest Public House.


Riverwest FemFest celebrates women's positive impact

May 25, 2018 12:16 p.m.

The annual Riverwest FemFest community music and arts festivals aims to celebrate "the powerful and positive impact women, femmes and feminine identifying groups can have on each other and the community around them," according to its website.


Hidden Gems: Bosco's on Burleigh

May 11, 2018 7:46 p.m.

It's a cliché to say that, like "Cheers," it's where everybody knows your name, but in the case of Bosco's on Burleigh case, that sells it short. It's where everybody knows your name - and has your drink of choice waiting for you before you even sit down.