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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...


Return Of The Junglist III

Feb. 13, 2016 8:00 p.m. - Feb. 14, 2016, 2:00 a.m.
Quarters - 900 E. Center St.

The third installment in a series of exclusive Drum & Bass e...


Just a Little Critter Musical

Feb. 14, 2016
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center - 325 W. Walnut St.

With over 300 books published, Mercer Mayer’s most popular c...

Articles about Riverwest


6 questions for Milwaukee author Nicholas Petrie

Jan. 25, 2016 9:04 a.m.

Has a book as gripping and engaging as Nicholas Petrie's crime novel, "The Drifter," ever been written about Milwaukee? Interweaving terrorism, homelessness, veterans and Riverwest, the book is a compelling page-turner.


Milwaukee All-Star: Musician and activist Johanna Rose

Jan. 17, 2016 11:11 a.m.

Johanna Rose has played upright bass for 18 years, is currently in four bands and organizes musical events around community causes. "I am a product of love, union organizers and '80s hair metal," she says.


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.