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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...


The Basement Tapes Revisited

May 23, 2015 9:00 p.m.
Linneman's Riverwest Inn - 1001 E. Locust St. United States

A performance of Bob Dylan's classic album The Basement Tape...


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


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.


Great Lake Drifters add roots rock and roll to Equinox festival lineup

March 18, 2015 9:03 a.m.

Dosing its rootsy rock and roll with a shot of country and etheral, melodic pop Milwaukee's Great Lake Drifters have created a sound that is difficult to pin down. With a brand new CD, " Radio Picture Show," the band takes part in this weekend's Equinox Music Festival at Linneman's in Riverwest. We chatted with a couple of the band's members about GLD, about "Radio Picture Show" and about Equinox.


Milwaukee's best dance/DJ club, 2015

Feb. 11, 2015 2:06 p.m.

According to readers, when it comes to an out-of-this-world night of dancing, drinks and fun, there's still no better spot than The Mad Planet.


Nine questions for Milwaukee band Antler House

Feb. 10, 2015 9:16 a.m.

Making your debut album isn't exactly easy work. Just ask the young Milwaukee folk rockers Antler House. The band began recording its debut "Through The Dirt" in early 2013. Finally, over a year later, the finished product emerged. And for many in the Milwaukee music scene, the wait turned out to be pretty much worth it. Now, for the three-man band out of Shorewood, it's simply a matter of keeping that momentum up.