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Prospect Ave &
The back room

In 1997 we converted a former auto parts store on Milwaukee's East Side into a cafe and roastery. We moved to a larger space in Riverwest in 2007, leaving behind the space that would become The Back Room @ Colectivo, a music venue operated by our friends at The Pabst Theater Group. This intimate stop hosts more than 150 small-scale touring and local artists each year, gathering small crowds for a great creative experience. Adorned with string lights, hanging plants, and the smell of freshly brewed coffee, The Back Room @ Colectivo provides a perfect space for an up-close-and-personal evening with any artist, from jazz musicians to the next big thing in indie. Click here to view upcoming shows.

Mon – Sun  6:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Intimate Live Shows

This cafe is also home to the The Back Room at Colectivo, an intimate music venue which showcases local and internationally touring artists. presented by Pabst Theater Group. For ticket info call (414) 286-3663 or click below.


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