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 30, 2018 5:01 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 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.


Roth's might become Yacks

March 13, 2018 3:44 p.m.

Tamara and Ramon Davis applied for an alcohol license for a new business called Yack's on Richards at 3805 N. Richards St. The building housed Roth's Inn for many years.


Milwaukee's best DJ/dance/club, 2018

March 10, 2018 6:01 p.m.

For the umpteenth year in a row - honestly, we can't even keep track of how many years in a row at this point - the OnMilwaukee readers have voted The Mad Planet as the best place in Brew City to bust a move.


A strip club in Riverwest?

Feb. 12, 2018 11:30 a.m.

Tha Circle, 2221 N. Humboldt Ave., applied for a Class B Tavern license renewal with the addition of "adult entertainment / strippers / exotic dancers."