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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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Riverwest dining guide

Oct. 19, 2016 8:36 p.m.

It would only make sense that a neighborhood as eclectic as Riverwest would have a dining scene just as eclectic, providing a taste of something for all appetites. Here's where to check out next time you find yourself roaming through Riverwest with a rumbling gut.


Preview party planned for Milwaukee Beer Bistro's Travel Channel debut

Oct. 17, 2016 12:44 p.m.

Riverwest's Milwaukee Beer Bistro will host a preview party celebrating its national debut on the Travel Channel's "Food Paradise" on Oct. 30. The episode will feature eight "Super Sandwiches" from around the U.S., including one from the Riverwest spot.


Fuel Cafe transforms into Luke's Diner from "Gilmore Girls"

Oct. 5, 2016 10:41 a.m.

Ahead of the show's anticipated four-episode revival, Netflix is sponsoring the one-day conversion of approximately 200 cafes into the series' most recognizable dining spot. Milwaukee's own Fuel Cafe and Sherman Perk are included.


Winning Riverwest neighborhood sign revealed at Center Street Daze

Aug. 6, 2016 11:36 a.m.

The Riverwest Neighborhood Association (RNA) is set to release the winner of its neighborhood sign redesign competition at Center Street Daze at 11:30 a.m. The final three designs were submitted by David Arnevik, Helene Feider and Allison Waller.


People's Books reaches last chapter

Aug. 5, 2016 9:55 a.m.

After 42 years in business in three different locations, People's Books Cooperative, 804 E. Center St., will close on Wednesday, Aug. 31.


First look: Black Husky Brewing taproom

Aug. 1, 2016 11:01 a.m.

We were fortunate enough to get a look at the brand new Black Husky Brewing taproom in Riverwest during the brewery's soft opening this past weekend. And it's a fitting tribute to both the brewery's beer and its former digs in northern Wisconsin.


Black Husky brewery and taproom opens next week in Riverwest

July 28, 2016 3:12 p.m.

There will be more beer on tap in Riverwest beginning next week. The Black Husky Brewing taproom, 909 E. Locust St., will officially open to the public next week. The taproom will initially offer eight Black Husky brews on tap, with more on the way.