Buy, Renew, or Refer during our March Membership Drive!

MarchMember2015-01It’s time for our March Membership Drive! It’s our goal to get 100 new/renewal  memberships. Can you help us out?

You might have heard but we’re a very different kind of bar: we’re a cooperative! We don’t one central owner or boss; instead, we’re community-owned and run completely by our workers. Our mission is to be both a great bar/venue but also a community space that is rooted in social and economic justice. When you become a member, you own a part of the bar, with a few hundred of our neighbors. Membership at our cooperative is a great way of getting more involved in the community and making hyper-local democratic economic change.

If you become a member during our March Membership Drive, we have a bunch of sweet prizes on top of all the normal benefits of membership. This month if you join, renew, or refer, you’ll get a free beer. You’ll also get a “Friends with Benefits” coupon that you can use for free admission to any show or event. You will also automatically be entered into a raffle so there’s a chance of winning three different prize packages. And we’ll even throw in some of our new stickers and buttons. If you have any questions about membership please either ask your bartender or email Kelly at Check out all of the regular member incentives here.

And in case you didn’t catch it yet, read this article that was originally printed in this month’s Riverwest Currents “Bits and Pieces” section:

“Many residents of 53212 and throughout Milwaukee are proud members of the Riverwest Public House Cooperative. Something about the place inspires them. Maybe that it’s community-owned, a small piece of the larger puzzle of local economics. Maybe it’s the drink discounts and member-only events. Maybe they enjoy the place and support it sticking around. Whatever the reason, hundreds have invested their hard-earned money into Wisconsin’s only co-op bar. Thank you.

Right now we are gearing up for our March Membership Drive. All new members, renewals, and referrals get a free beer! Now’s the best time to renew/join because you get the free beer and you get entered into a raffle for a Milwaukee Pizza Company pizza party among other prizes. (Note to members: if you renew during March, no matter when your membership expires, we’ll add another 12 months onto your current payment schedule, so you won’t lose and months of discounts and specials.) You can stop by any time and buy a membership from a bartender. $40/year, $200/lifetime

 Our staff is one-of-a-kind. The workers meet every two weeks and completely control the day-to-day operations. Of course there are ups and downs, but the mere fact of having control over your workplace is a major, major perk. That kind of precedent is worth supporting in our neighborhood and in our local economy. On behalf of the board of directors and the workers, we want to say thank you to all who have supported the Public House, and hope you renew your membership, join the cooperative, and bring your co-workers, friends, and neighbors into our movement during the month of March.”

Thank you for your support! We couldn’t do this without such a fantastic community.

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This Weekend at RWPH (2/26-3/1)

Thursday February 26th  8:00pm $5

Stubby Chubbz Brass Band + Low Down Sound


Friday February 27th   9:00PM   $5

The Shondes + Prognosis Negative + Lauryl Sulfate and the LOL + Hailey Wojcik

Saturday February 28th

Arte Para Todos: Soul Low + Carpet Kitty + MC Mikal + Pipblank


Sunday March 1st  8:00PM Free

Mondo Radio 4th Anniversary Party

w/ NO/NO + (ORB) + Toupee


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Friday February 20th

9:00pm  Free

Pants Off Dance Off : Heartbreakers Edition!

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Saturday February 21st

Corners (Los Angeles) + NO/NO + Blonder (EP Release Show!)

9:00pm  $6

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2015 Mardi Gras Celebration!

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Riverwest Winter Farmer’s Market

Just a reminder to stop on by every Saturday, to see what is good at the market. Tell your family, tell your friends, tell your neighbors! Don’t forget we offer our delicious Bloody Mary for only $5 during the market!

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This Weekend at the Public House (2/6-2/8)

Friday February 6th    9:00pm   $5

Teenage Woman + Gramps The Vamp + Jaems Murphy’s Vedic Eden



Saturday February 7th   9:00pm  $5

D’Amato and Rob Weiss + Iron Bell + Awkward Terrible



Sunday February 8th  2:00pm  Free

Riverwest co-ops and the bottom line: where social and business values converge

Join us for a moderated discussion panel on business values and social values in the current cooperatives of Riverwest.

Co-op representatives will discuss the overlap of business and social values and the roles they play in our local co-ops. The discussion is meant to help us all with our business and community strategies.

Open participation is encouraged by all Riverwest co-op board members, members, volunteers, and community members.


Sunday February 8th   7:00pm   Free


Night School: Sexual Education for Adults
Presenter: Lucky Tomaszek



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This Weekend at Public House (1/30-1/31)

Friday January 30th 9:00pm  $5



Saturday Janaury 31st  9:00pm  $6

Couch Flambeau + GO GO SLOW + The Grovelers


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