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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...


Bike Night

May 12, 2016 5:00 p.m. - Sept. 22, 2016, 9:00 p.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St. MOTOR Bar & Restaurant

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



July 28, 2016 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St. Lakefront Brewery

BIKES BRATS & BEER TOUR Thursdays 3:00 p.m. and Sundays 11:0...

Articles about Riverwest


Living Dub brings special pulse to Milwaukee music scene

May 28, 2016 8:16 a.m.

Thanks to a duo of Milwaukee dub reggae enthusiasts, dub music has found a very comfortable spot in the local music scene - in particular at the Nomad World Pub, where, in less than a year's time, the two have helped turn Living Dub into a sensation.


Tuk's Thai Kitchen in Riverwest is closed

May 24, 2016 7:37 p.m.

A walk past 1000 E. Locust St. in Riverwest this evening revealed that Tuk's Thai Kitchen, a Thai restaurant which opened in July 2014, has closed.


Progress report: Adventure Rock / Belay Apartments

May 5, 2016 8:55 a.m.

Adventure Rock has begun offering hard hat tours of the new climbing gym it will open in June as part of Mandel Group's 46-unit Belay Apartments development on the corner of Commerce Street and North Avenue in Riverwest. This morning, we got a look inside.


XCleavers' Hunnicutt returns to share "Dangerous World"

April 30, 2016 7:01 a.m.

After a long hiatus from making music full-time, Carter Hunnicutt (of Those XCleavers and Flat Rabbits) is back in the game. He releases a six-track CD, "Dangerous World," at Circle A Cafe in Riverwest on Sunday, May 22. We got him talking...


Let it grow: Uptowner hosts beard contest

April 13, 2016 3:05 p.m.

It's almost time for the fuzzy face off, folks! And it's free! The Uptowner, 1032 E. Center St., will host the fourth annual Beard Competition on Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m.