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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.

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Upcoming events near Riverwest


Race Day: Photos from the Flat Track

Feb. 5, 2016 1:00 p.m. - Sept. 5, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St.

Flat track racing’s preeminent photographer takes you down t...


Bike Night

May 12, 2016 5:00 p.m. - Sept. 22, 2016, 9:00 p.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St. MOTOR Bar & Restaurant

All bikes unite at the Harley-Davidson Museum®. Grab your bi...


Highway 61 Revisited

May 28, 2016 9:00 p.m.
Linneman's Riverwest Inn - 1001 E. Locust St.

A performance of Bob Dylan’s classic album Highway 61 Revisi...

Articles about Riverwest


Tuk's Thai Kitchen in Riverwest is closed

May 24, 2016 7:37 p.m.

A walk past 1000 E. Locust St. in Riverwest this evening revealed that Tuk's Thai Kitchen, a Thai restaurant which opened in July 2014, has closed.


Locust Street Festival of Music and Art: June 12

May 16, 2016 1:02 p.m.

The Locust Street Festival of Music and Art, the annual celebration of all things Riverwest - local tunes, tasty eats, artisanal handcrafts, culture, beer and lots of dreadlocks - is on Sunday, June 12. Here is the lineup of bands.


Progress report: Adventure Rock / Belay Apartments

May 5, 2016 8:55 a.m.

Adventure Rock has begun offering hard hat tours of the new climbing gym it will open in June as part of Mandel Group's 46-unit Belay Apartments development on the corner of Commerce Street and North Avenue in Riverwest. This morning, we got a look inside.


XCleavers' Hunnicutt returns to share "Dangerous World"

April 30, 2016 7:01 a.m.

After a long hiatus from making music full-time, Carter Hunnicutt (of Those XCleavers and Flat Rabbits) is back in the game. He releases a six-track CD, "Dangerous World," at Circle A Cafe in Riverwest on Sunday, May 22. We got him talking...


Let it grow: Uptowner hosts beard contest

April 13, 2016 3:05 p.m.

It's almost time for the fuzzy face off, folks! And it's free! The Uptowner, 1032 E. Center St., will host the fourth annual Beard Competition on Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m.


Company Brewing to launch Supper Club Jazz series

April 12, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Care for a little bit of live jazz with your dinner? Of course you do. And thanks to local musician Jay Anderson, you'll soon be able to experience a new school version of an old-school jazz age supper club at Company Brewing.