Could you please donate warm winter clothes for newly arriving refugee families (most originally from Somalia, Burma, and Iraq)? Milwaukee winters can be very difficult for people who are unaccustomed to and unprepared for this type of cold. All donations will be given directly to the clients of Lutheran Social Services: Refugee Resettlement. LSS is in need of all winter clothes –particularly coats– in all sizes, for adults and children (new or used, but in good condition. No broken zippers, missing buttons, or major stains, please). Also accepting warm, clean blankets. There are three drop off points:

1) Riverwest Public House Cooperative – 815 E. Locust St. in Riverwest (M-F 3pm-2am / S&Sn 11am-2am)
2) Classic Slice 2797 S. Kinnickinnic Bayview (T-S 11am-Midnight / Sn & M 11am-10pm)
3) Lutheran Social Services: Refugee Resettlement – 5300 W. Lincoln Ave in West Milwaukee (M-F 9am-5pm)

If you have questions, please contact Kelly Todd at 414-325-3185 or  If you have a large donation, we can arrange a pick up directly from your house. Tax deduction forms are available upon request. If you would like to help spread the word, here is a link to the flyer: Winter-Clothing-Drive-2014


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Upcoming Events at the Public House! (11/13-11-16)

Thursday November 13th   7:00pm   Free

Tattooed Lady: A History – Second Edition Launch Party 

We are teaming up with Amelia Klem Osterud and our good friends at People’s Books Cooperative to release the second edition of Tattooed Lady: A History. It would be wonderful to see you all there. Also there may or may not be a free tasting from Strongbow.

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1930s. Jean Carroll-Furella & others

Friday November 14th 2014


We often hear that people wish we had more weekend nights without a cover, well this is your night! Stop by for some pinball, pizza, board games, and whatever else your heart desires. Maybe we will even show a movie or two!

Saturday November 15th   9:00pm   $6

Webster X + Snow Wite (LA) + Period Bomb (LA) + NO/NO 

Stop by this Saturday as we welcome two wonderful acts from Los Angeles, California. This will certainly be one for the ages. Supporting the traveling bands  is one of Milwaukee’s best live acts Webster X and Milwaukee’s own super group NO/NO (members of Delphines and Pleasure Thief).

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Sunday November 16th  8:00pm    $5

Ladders (Tour Homecoming Show) + JO HA (Mem. of Calamity Janes)

Join us in welcoming home LADDERS from their east coast tour. Also playing is local wonder JO HA!

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Night School: Sexual Education for Adults Series – Prevention 101 presented by 16th Street Community Health Centers Outreach


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Quarterly New Member Orientation & Introduction to Cooperatives

Orientation-flyer (1)

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This weekend at the Public House! 10/30-11/2

Thursday October 30th    7:00pm   Free

Middle Coast Poets Reading Series 

The Middle Coast Poets Reading Series invites you to attend another reading at River West Public House on Thursday October 30th at 7pm, featuring 4 Wisconsin Poets!

Marilyn Windau
Frank Berg
Paul Scot August
Robert Vaughan

Friday October 31st   9:00pm  $5 (Free w/ 4 non perishable food items)

Myths & Legends – Dub in Halloween w/ Dark Sarcazm 

Come join us for our Halloween party. Great music all night! Costumes highly encouraged!

Saturday November 1st   9:00pm   $10

Death Blues + Hello Death + Jeff Mitchell

The final scheduled performance of Death Blues Non-fiction iteration, joined by Hello Death and Jeff Mitchell. Please join us for this special evening of various approaches to the folk music concept.

DEATH BLUES is the multi-disciplinary project of drummer and percussionist Jon Mueller. For this rare show, a trio plays variations of the material from the project’s “Non-fiction” LP, released July 2014 by Sige Records. The intense rhythm of drums and double hammered acoustic guitars provide a driving, minimalist framework for hypnotic, trance-like, wordless vocals, culminating in a maximal, sonically encompassing experience.

Sunday November 2nd    7:00pm   $5

Coed Pageant + The Gazettiers + Jon Burks

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X-Files Nights at the Public House!

X-Files v2

The Public House is hosting X-Files Viewing Parties every Wednesday night at 9pm. We’re showing two episodes per night in order beginning with season one. We’ll have drinking games, special shots, and shenanigans. We’re starting on Wednesday, October 29th with the pilot and episode one. Come early for Trivia (7pm) and stay to watch the greatest television show ever made.

(David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson may or may not be here for the season premiere.)

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This Weekend at the Public House! 10/23-10/26

Thursday October 23rd     6:00pm    Free

Night School: Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff screening

Our next Night School will feature “Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff”, the documentary for Al Jazeera America’s series FAULT LINES about the controversial proposal to dig an open-pit iron mine in Wisconsin’s Penokee Hills. After the 25-minute film we’ll have a discussion with producers of the film Devon Cupery and Colin Sytsma from Milwaukee-based 371 Productions and local organizer Shea Schachameyer.

Friday October 24th    9:00pm   Free

The TurnUp! (Feat: CJ Milli) 

The best dance party in Riverwest! Always free, always fun!

Saturday October 25th     9:00pm   $5 

Damsel Trash Halloween Bash – With Tigernite + Beer City Hearts

Sunday October 26th    7:00pm   $5

Joey’s Birthday!

w/ Failed Mutation + Running (CHI) + Oozing Wound (CHI) + Storm Chaser

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