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.
Articles about Riverwest
Dec. 1, 2016 12:03 p.m.
There was a time when Milwaukee had venues that hosted jazz gigs all the time. One of them, The Jazz Gallery, is catalogued in a new book by the club's owner Chuck LaPaglia. Get a peek at this great bit of Milwaukee music history at an event Friday, Dec. 2.
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.
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.
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.
Aug. 16, 2016 3:03 p.m.
Simon Mustaffa is 18 and lives in the Central City. He's off to UWM with a full scholarship and he has strong views about the violence in Sherman Park. For him, it's not a surprise at all; this explosion was a long time coming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 19, 2016 11:26 a.m.
Summer theater in Wisconsin usually means Spring Green or Door County. But there are several summer productions that look interesting and that range from the classical to the experimental, both indoors and under the stars of Milwaukee.