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‚Äôs 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
May 10, 2017 4:46 p.m.
The summer music festival announcement deluge of delight continues today, with the Locust Street Festival releasing the lineup of musical performers headed to the Riverwest route from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 11.
May 1, 2017 2:49 p.m.
A bouldering gym is planned for an empty former bakery on Center and Holton in Riverwest. It is currently under construction, with no official opening date announced.
April 29, 2017 8:56 a.m.
Before he hits the stage for Arte Para Todos Saturday night, we chatted with Milwaukee rapper Vincent VanGREAT about looking back at his last album, looking ahead to what's next, his crazy night with comedian Eric Andre and more.
April 23, 2017 12:01 p.m.
Enjoy pub trivia? You know, a night with friends, wrangling tough questions and enjoying a few pints of beer? Well, beginning Monday, April 25, you can get your trivia on at Company Brewing.
April 6, 2017 9:02 a.m.
Industrial buildings with a touch of architectural grace are the perfect shared home, I think, for the Florentine Opera Company and La Lune Collection, a small business carrying on Milwaukee's manufacturing and immigrant traditions.
March 16, 2017 2:01 p.m.
According to a report in BizTimes on Wednesday, Riverwest's Art Bar, 722 E. Burleigh St., has applied for a $187,000 loan from Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to fund a restaurant in the building next door, formerly home to West Bank Cafe.
March 16, 2017 1:01 p.m.
It looks like Thai food will be returning to the Tuk's Thai Kitchen location in Riverwest. Thai Lotus - the long-time Silver City staple, serving up Thai and Laos cuisine for over ten years - is moving in.
March 14, 2017 1:36 p.m.
For the umpteenth year in a row, when it comes to delivering an out-of-this-world night on the town, the OnMilwaukee readers still pick this retro-fueled Riverwest hot spot as its favorite club/DJ/dance venue in the city.
March 10, 2017 6:02 p.m.
If you only had six months left in Milwaukee, what would you do in the city? OnMilwaukee intern Lily Wellen scratched off the third item from her Milwaukee Bucket list: attending a dance party at Riverwest's Mad Planet.
March 6, 2017 9:01 a.m.
Riverwest's bar offerings are as eclectic as the people who live there. From corner watering holes with cheap taps of Pabst to upscale lounges with cocktails on tap, no one's going to stay thirsty for long west of the river.