Riverwest/East Side

West of the Milwaukee River is the eclectic Riverwest neighborhood, known for its quaint bars and businesses. Across the river is the East Side, featuring a mix of college students, young professionals and lifelong residents. The area offers a variety of nightlife, entertainment, and restaurants prominently along North Avenue and Brady Street. The East Side is also home to Bradford Beach, a favorite summer gathering spot for hot days and fireworks.


Food & Drink
Blue Star Cafe

Fresh somali food full of flavor, affordable, and authentic.

1619 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI

(414) 273-9744

Club Timbuktu Milwaukee

Reggae club with live music, DJs, and Caribbean food.

520 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI

(414) 265-7000

Ethiopian Cottage

Traditional Ethiopian cuisine.

1824 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI

(414) 224-5226

Heaven’s Table BBQ

Mouthwatering BBQ cuisine, located inside Crossroads Collective.

2238 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI

(414) 732-7109

Things to Do
Club Timbuktu Milwaukee

Reggae club with live music, DJs, and Caribbean food.

520 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI

(414) 265-7000

Hair, Beauty & Wellness
CJ Clippers

Classic, real barbershop.

1812 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI

(414) 347-0962

Crisp Ee Cutz Barbershop

Community barbershop.

3271 N Holton St, Milwaukee, WI,

(414) 935-2302

KRS Hair & Wax Studio

Professional full service hair salon, with facials and body services.

832 E Locust St, Milwaukee, WI

(414) 265-7919

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