Riverwest Public House, the cooperative bar and gathering place, has turned their focus to assisting the community through a pop-up food pantry.
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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.
The Riverwest Public House is one of a handful of cooperative taverns in the country. It's also struggling right now and needs your support.
After brewing through the Barley to Barrel program, the New Barons Brewing Cooperative is ready to share its creations with the masses on Friday, Dec. 16 at the Riverwest Public House, 815 E. Locust St. The event is free and runs from 6:30 p.m. to midnight.
This weekend, from Thursday until Sunday, you can take in the best of Milwaukee's comedy scene, as well as comedians from around the region. All weekend long, in clubs scattered around the city, more than 60 comedians will showcase their talent.
This year, the process to apply for a coveted spot in the Riverwest 24 will change, according to co-organizer Steve Whitlow.
In most cases, music comes in the form of quick click and a download bar. Album art has become a lost art, and elements like liner notes, which used to provide a connection between the artists, the listeners and their inspirations, have mostly gone the way of the 8-track player. Gian Pogliano, guitarist for the Bay View "surf-dance-punk" band The Jones Island Flood, is hoping he may have found the ideal solution: a concept he calls the deluxe download.
We're a city of bees, apparently. We've had a muzzle of them and collections of colonies of them, too. On Friday night, we'll get a visit by She Keeps Bees, who play at Riverwest Public House. The show starts at 9 p.m., costs $5 and also includes performances by Chicago's Cains & Abels and Milwaukee's Jordin Baas.
Many pub crawls' goal seems to be promoting short term memory loss, but one taking place in Riverwest next month aims to tap the neighborhood's rich history of tavern culture along with some tasty brews. Historic Milwaukee Inc.'s Historic Taverns of Riverwest Crawl will blend a typical pub crawl with talks on Riverwest's distant and more recent tavern history, including barrel-roll reenactments of Lakefront Brewery's first sale.
Paul Kjelland makes OnMilwaukee.com featured bartender history with this interview. Kjelland is the first bartender to start his interview during the first minutes of his first shift behind the bar. "I'm in the weeds!" he says.
Last week, The Riverwest Public House was granted a liquor license and announced they will quietly open in early March with a grand opening set for the first week of April. The Riverwest Public House will be the second cooperative tavern in the country.
In January, Riverwest will welcome another co-op, this time in the form of a tavern called the Riverwest Public House. The establishment will be located at 815 E. Locust St., in the building that most recently housed Saylece's bar. A fundraiser will take place Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Art Bar.