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, itâ€™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
June 14, 2019 11:58 a.m.
The proposal selected last summer by the City of Milwaukee for the redevelopment of the former Schlitz tied house - long known as Humboldt Gardens, Mint Lounge and Zak's - at 2249 N. Humboldt Ave. is (potentially) moving forward, albeit slowly.
May 22, 2019 2:01 p.m.
Last summer we announced that Bar Centro would be opening in the former home of the Peoples Books Co-Op. And, after months of hard work, the bar will open its doors to the public tonight at 4 p.m., offering a menu of wine, beer, cocktails, small bites and dessert.
May 11, 2019 4:15 p.m.
Milwaukeean Melanie Whitlow details her reasons why she's leaving Milwaukee and writes about the "7 places she'll miss." We wonder, though, will her boa constrictor move with her?
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.
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.
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.
Feb. 28, 2019 6:30 p.m.
North siders no longer need to travel south to experience the flavors of Pita Palace, a restaurant which opened last summer at 789 W. Layton Ave.
Feb. 26, 2019 3:05 p.m.
Cream City Hostel will open in June in the Riverwest neighborhood, thus fundraising and construction are currently underway.
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.
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.