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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.

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Locust Street Festival announces its 2017 lineup

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.


7 questions for local rapper Vincent VanGREAT

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.


Company Brewing launches Monday night trivia

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.


Urban spelunking: Riverwest's La Lune Collection

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.


Milwaukee's best DJ / dance / club, 2017

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.


Milwaukee Bucket List: Dancing at Mad Planet

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.


Riverwest bar guide, 2017

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.