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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Upcoming events near Riverwest


MYSO's Davidson Chamber Recitals

March 24, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center - 325 W. Walnut St.

Presenting various performances from the extensive Davidson ...

Articles about Riverwest


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.


Skyline Music Series announces its 2018 lineup

April 19, 2018 3:56 p.m.

Warmer weather has finally arrived - and with it, a new summer music festival announcement. COA's Skyline Music Series today announced the lineup of musical entertainment headed to Kadish Park this summer.


Milwaukee's best brewery tour, 2018

March 29, 2018 6:04 p.m.

Brewery tours are a Milwaukee must for beer enthusiasts, and according to Bar Month voters, Lakefront Brewery's tour is the town's best.


Hidden Gems: Gee Willickers

March 23, 2018 8:06 p.m.

Word historians track the earliest in-print use of "gee willickers" all the way back in mid-1800s. Gee Willickers (the Riverwest bar) isn't quite that old, but befitting its name, it's also a charming flashback from a different time.


Thank Cod it's Fryday: Klinger's East

March 23, 2018 11:01 a.m.

In this series, we're trying out some of the city's most popular fish fries. You'll find commentary, pro tips and ratings of the three staples of a classic Wisconsin fry: namely the fish, the potato pancakes and the classic Wisconsin style brandy old fashioned.