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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


Bike Night

May 14, 2015 5:00 p.m. - Sept. 24, 2015, 9:00 p.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St.

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


Wild Ones Weekend @ Harley Davidson

July 11, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St.

Come enjoy a Wild Ones Weekend at the H-D Museum® starting w...


Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival

Oct. 23, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015
Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St.

Enthusiasts of craft beer and brewing will convene in the he...

Articles about Riverwest


Milwaukee All-Star: Food warrior Kathy Papineau

June 7, 2015 5:07 a.m.

Riverwest's Kathy Papineau has dedicated her life to the earth, community, economy and the individual. "I believe anyone can eat healthy," she says. "And every day I work towards that."


Spending some time with The Violet Hour

May 28, 2015 5:06 p.m.

On the eve of the release of their second album, "Fragments," sat down with Karen Muehlbauer, Ignacio Catral and Keith Bauer of the Milwaukee-based indie rock band The Violet Hour to chat about their significant change in musical direction, the new album, their affinity for ping pong and how one of them is secretly a Sarah McLachlan fan.


West Bank Café is closed

May 12, 2015 3:48 p.m.

The longtime Riverwest Vietnamese restaurant West Bank Café - located at 732 E. Burleigh St. - has closed.


Whisker war: A night at Uptowner's third annual beard contest

March 19, 2015 5:06 p.m.

The Uptowner was packed and not just for a late Sunday afternoon. Jock Jams blared from the speakers, and anticipation was in the air. On two TVs at separate ends of the bar, the Wisconsin-Michigan State game was coming down to the wire. But that wasn't the contest the excited and eager crowd was here to see. No, the main event was the Uptowner's third annual beard competition.