“Building community one drink at a time!”

Mission: The mission of the Riverwest Public House Cooperative is three-fold: to provide a welcoming social meeting place, to provide patrons with a variety of affordable local, organic and/or delicious beers, ciders and spirits, and to raise funds to propagate other cooperatives through the Riverwest Cooperative Alliance.

In addition to making available community meeting space, we host a wide range of events such as live music every weekend, LGBTuesdays, Trivia Night, Night School, Educators’ Happy Hour, and Theology on Tap. Please contact events@riverwestpublichouse.org to book an event or meeting.

Inspiration: The Riverwest Public House Cooperative is being modeled in part after England’s public houses. These pubs, which date back to the middle of the 15th century, often serve as a focal point for the locals to meet and gossip and arrange mutual help within their communities. A complete history of public houses, including fascinating information on “lock-ins” and “snugs” can be found here: Wikipedia Public Houses You can also download a free copy of the book The Myth of Mondragon: Cooperatives, Politics, and Working-Class Life in a Basque town here: Radical E-Books

Inspiration for the Riverwest Public House Cooperative was also derived from MondragΓ³n Cooperative Corporation, the instigator of hundreds of other cooperatives worldwide. More info on MondragΓ³n and the Public House’s association can be found on the Riverwest Cooperative Alliance section of this website.

9 Responses to ABOUT

  1. John says:

    Hey how about having your physical address and/or a directions link prominently displayed on your website?

  2. coolblue2011 says:

    And maybe your phone number, too?πŸ™‚

  3. michael says:

    Is there some way you could post a list of beers, drinks, and stuff with their prices on your website?

  4. tornado says:


  5. Abbie says:

    Since you don’t serve food, can my dog accompany me?

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  7. Pat Tugend says:

    A beer list would be amazing

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