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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.

Businesses near Riverwest

Upcoming events near Riverwest


Black Friday Beerfest

Nov. 27, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St.

Forget the Mall. The best way to spend Black Friday is with ...


Milwaukee Fish Fry Tour

Nov. 27, 2015 5:30 p.m.
The Brown Bottle - 221 W. Galena St.

Milwaukee is famous for its Fish Fry, and so we're taking to...


All's Well That Ends Well

Dec. 11, 2015 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center - 325 W. Walnut St.

She loves him. He doesn’t even notice she’s alive. And so be...


All's Well That Ends Well

Dec. 11, 2015 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center - 325 W. Walnut St.

She loves him. He doesn’t even notice she’s alive. And so be...

Articles about Riverwest


Milwaukee All-Star: Keith Stachowiak

Nov. 1, 2015 1:12 p.m.

Keith Stachowiak is this week's Milwaukee All-Star. Stachowiak is an architect loaded with vision, humor and compassion. He's also building a super highway for his cat.


Rapid Review: Lakefront Beer Hall's fish fry

Oct. 17, 2015 5:16 a.m.

The Lakefront Beer Hall offers a Friday night fish fry, a Sunday brunch and banquets. We had not been to the fish fry since it changed hands, and were eager to give it a whirl.


A Riverwest walking tour: North edition

Sept. 4, 2015 9:03 a.m.

As one of Milwaukee's oldest neighborhoods, settled by Polish and German immigrants, Riverwest is blessed with a plethora of great architecture. So much, that this quick tour will focus only on the section of the neighborhood north of Locust Street. Of course, there are many more interesting buildings than these, but consider this a kickstart to exploring what the neighborhood has to offer.


Dog and caregiver reunited after a month-long search

Aug. 20, 2015 9:35 p.m.

Last month, reported on Alana Wooldrige's missing dog, Fenrir, a pitbull she adopted in New Orleans who disappeared from her yard on July 21. After weeks of searching, social media posts and daily interactions with various animal organizations, Alana and Fen were reunited tonight.


High Dive bar takes the plunge on Saturday

Aug. 19, 2015 9:26 p.m.

Jason McBrady and coworkers will open High Dive in the former Impala Lounge and Riverhorse space at 701 E. Center St. A grand opening party is set for Saturday.


Partnership gambles on reopening Jackpot Gallery in Riverwest

Aug. 10, 2015 6:06 a.m.

George Darrow is no stranger to the world of antiques, old toys and collectibles. After all, George's father was Chick Darrow, who opened what he claims to be the first collectible shop - Darrow's Fun Antiques - in 1962 in the Upper East Side of New York City. However, his antiquarian days are far from behind him, as he and partner Jason Royal Hart begin the process of reopening Riverwest's Jackpot Gallery as an art gallery and collectible shop.


Local artist wins international henna contest

Aug. 6, 2015 5:09 a.m.

Earlier this week, Riverwest artist and mom Anita Reed found out she won a contest sponsored by Henna Intensive & Retreat. She will travel next month for a complementary retreat with henna experts in the mountains of California.


Take a lap with the Riverwest 24

July 25, 2015 1:00 a.m.

The Riverwest 24, a 24-hour bike races through the Riverwest neighborhood, enters its 8th year and welcomes 1,200 riders and several hundred volunteers. It's popularity has remained at something of a fever pitch despite the only prizes being ice sculptures with hot dogs inside.