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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


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...


Feast for the Senses Event

May 5, 2016 1:00 a.m. - May 5, 2016, 1:00 a.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St.

The Feast for the Senses event was founded 13 years ago by a...


Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2016 5:00 p.m. - May 5, 2016, 10:00 p.m.
Lakefront Brewery - 1872 N. Commerce St.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo to support UPAF with music, ...

Articles about Riverwest


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.


Chef Talk: Company Brewing's Rosy Rodriguez

March 11, 2016 12:06 p.m.

In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek heads over to Company Brewing in Riverwest to chat with chef Rosy Rodriguez about life as a line cook, the similarities and differences in restaurants, her family and more.


Best tour (beer, wine, liquor), 2016

March 5, 2016 7:46 a.m.

For the third straight year, when it comes to getting a taste of Milwaukee brewing history - along with a taste (or two ... or three) of Milwaukee's most famous product - Lakefront Brewery's tours are the people's choice.


Riverwest bar guide, 2016

March 2, 2016 3:20 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.


She said / she said: Happy hour at Company Brewing

March 2, 2016 9:01 a.m.

She said/she said is a series of rapid reviews written by the intrepid duo, Lori Fredrich (the foodie) and Carolynn Buser (the socialite). This week, we visit Company Brewing in Riverwest for happy hour.