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
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.
Aug. 7, 2018 4:01 p.m.
Riverwesters might have to survive for about a month without their neighborhood Cafe Corazon fix.
July 26, 2018 1:01 p.m.
The People's Holiday is back with a new route, new bonus checkpoints, new race classes and more.
July 16, 2018 10:49 a.m.
After receiving seven proposals for the development of the former Schlitz tied house on the corner of Humboldt and North, the City of Milwaukee's Department of City Development has selected one of them to move forward.
June 26, 2018 9:39 a.m.
The Mad Planet nightclub - a Riverwest landmark at 533 E. Center St. - is being sold, but, says Frank Straka, who is buying it with his fellow Riverwesterner Neso Malinovic, "nothing much will change."
June 7, 2018 10:00 p.m.
The event provided the opportunity to recognize Bublr's launch partners as well as celebrate its fourth anniversary serving communities in the Greater Milwaukee area.
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.
May 22, 2018 5:01 p.m.
Even though festival season is upon is the indoor music is still wafting from the stage at Riverwest Public House, 815 E. Locust St., in Riverwest in the coming weeks.
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.
April 23, 2018 11:01 a.m.
The menu at Riverwest Filling Station features an eclectic selection of both American and internationally-inspired fare as well as a well curated menu of craft beer. But it also turns out it's a hidden gem of a spot to eat a burger.