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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


Milwaukee Fish Fry Tour

Oct. 16, 2015 5:30 p.m.
The Brown Bottle - 221 W. Galena St.

Milwaukee is famous for its Fish Fry, and so we're taking to...


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...


Milwaukee Fish Fry Tour

Oct. 23, 2015 5:30 p.m.
The Brown Bottle - 221 W. Galena St.

Milwaukee is famous for its Fish Fry, and so we're taking to...

Articles about Riverwest


A Riverwest walking tour: North edition

Sept. 4, 2015 9:03 a.m.

As one of Milwaukee's oldest neighborhoods, settled by Polish and German immigrants, Riverwest is blessed with a plethora of great architecture. So much, that this quick tour will focus only on the section of the neighborhood north of Locust Street. Of course, there are many more interesting buildings than these, but consider this a kickstart to exploring what the neighborhood has to offer.


Dog and caregiver reunited after a month-long search

Aug. 20, 2015 9:35 p.m.

Last month, reported on Alana Wooldrige's missing dog, Fenrir, a pitbull she adopted in New Orleans who disappeared from her yard on July 21. After weeks of searching, social media posts and daily interactions with various animal organizations, Alana and Fen were reunited tonight.


High Dive bar takes the plunge on Saturday

Aug. 19, 2015 9:26 p.m.

Jason McBrady and coworkers will open High Dive in the former Impala Lounge and Riverhorse space at 701 E. Center St. A grand opening party is set for Saturday.


Partnership gambles on reopening Jackpot Gallery in Riverwest

Aug. 10, 2015 6:06 a.m.

George Darrow is no stranger to the world of antiques, old toys and collectibles. After all, George's father was Chick Darrow, who opened what he claims to be the first collectible shop - Darrow's Fun Antiques - in 1962 in the Upper East Side of New York City. However, his antiquarian days are far from behind him, as he and partner Jason Royal Hart begin the process of reopening Riverwest's Jackpot Gallery as an art gallery and collectible shop.


Local artist wins international henna contest

Aug. 6, 2015 5:09 a.m.

Earlier this week, Riverwest artist and mom Anita Reed found out she won a contest sponsored by Henna Intensive & Retreat. She will travel next month for a complementary retreat with henna experts in the mountains of California.


Take a lap with the Riverwest 24

July 25, 2015 1:00 a.m.

The Riverwest 24, a 24-hour bike races through the Riverwest neighborhood, enters its 8th year and welcomes 1,200 riders and several hundred volunteers. It's popularity has remained at something of a fever pitch despite the only prizes being ice sculptures with hot dogs inside.


Brooklyn-based band Lazyeyes makes its way to Milwaukee

July 20, 2015 4:26 p.m.

Brooklyn-based indie band Lazyeyes guitarist and singer Jason Abrishami has never been to Milwaukee - let alone any part of the Midwest really. He admits he hasn't even heard that much about the Cream City, but he'll learn about the city firsthand Wednesday night when the band and its shoegaze-laced dream rock makes its maiden trip to the city via a gig at The Mad Planet.


53212 Unity Ride aims to connect two similar, yet diverse neighborhoods

July 18, 2015 6:06 a.m.

The 53212 Unity Ride hopes to help bridge that demographic gap with an slow-rolling, exploratory bike ride that will bring together numerous community organizations from several diverse neighborhoods to look at gardens, murals and other historic points of interest.