The Riverwest Public House Cooperative’s membership is comprised of Individual Members and Neighbor Members.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS: Anyone (over 21 years old) may become a member by filling out a membership form and paying fees required by the co-op’s Fair Share Structure. The member contributions establish ownership rights in the co-op. There are no family memberships. Membership fees are :

Annual Membership: $40 per year

Lifetime Membership: $200 (or after 5 years worth of annual membership renewals)

Benefits of becoming a Riverwest Public House Cooperative member:

  • You own a share of the bar!
  • Direct support to the Riverwest Cooperative Alliance (R.C.A) which invests in and helps sustain our neighborhood’s local economy
  • Vote at the Annual General Meeting for Board of Directors
  • Can participate in any of our standing committees or even run for the Board
  • Discounts on most drinks anytime (see downloadable menu for specific prices)
  • Access to member-only events
  • Vote on seasonal cocktail list
  • Discounts on Public House merchandise
  • Free pitcher of beer on your birthday

NEIGHBOR MEMBERSHIPS: Neighbors of the Riverwest Public House living within a 50 meter radius to the business will automatically be considered Neighbor Members and be entitled to voting rights but no member discounts or other benefits of membership. The map to the left shows the 50 meter boundary of eligible households.



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16 Responses to MEMBERSHIP

  1. steve whitlow says:

    somebody get back to me. at minimum, i am in at lifetime member level. let’s figure out if i can be more involved than that.

  2. mary lou lamonda says:

    Great idea. There was a cooperatively owned bar in Milwaukee in the 80’s called the Interlude, it was around for at least 5 years in the near west side. I know there are a few members of Riverwest Coop that were members of that. Might be good idea to find out what worked and what didn’t. It was a fantastic, fun place to go with a great community feel and good food too.
    Let me know when you can buy a membership on line
    Good luck!

  3. rebecca nole says:

    I am so excited about this.
    I will try to come on Sunday at the Art Bar to get signed up as a lifetime member and learn how to get more involved. I am currently on the Board of NASCO a bi-national cooperative organization that helps coops get started all over Canada and the US. Black Star co-op in Austin are good models for this project and I am oh so pumped about finding a way to plug in!


  4. Mike Beebe says:

    A couple of practical questions about membership:

    1. Is the lifetime membership a “household” membership like at the Riverwest Co-op? (If I join, is my spouse/partner also a member?)

    2. Have you hit the 100-member threshold yet? I’m really enticed by the whole personalized stein deal.

    I’m very interested so please get back to me when you can.

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  6. Bill says:

    Can I become a member of the public house on line?

  7. Benjamin Clark says:

    can one become a member through community service?

  8. Right away I am going away to do my breakfast, after having my breakfast coming yet again to read more news.

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