I’m not sure I can be too judgmental on this recent Forbes article about the best hipster neighborhoods considering I’ve only been to five of them. And I’m pretty sure three of those neighborhoods wasn’t close to being over run by hipsters around the time I went. So I can’t vouch for 18 of these neighborhoods, but I can tell you that using yelp to figure out what constitutes as hipster is a semi terrible idea. But just the fact that I’ve only been to 3 places listed makes me more of a hipster, right? Anyways, let’s debate the list:
1. Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA Never heard of it. Must be an awesome place
2. Mission district, San Francisco, CA Meh
3. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York 3rd. All the way down to 3rd. Probably because Bedford Ave is a commercialized lie slowly being taken over by bros and trust fund babies.
4. Wicker Park, Chicago, IL Finally we get to areas I can agree with!
5. Pearl District, Portland, OR Fair
6. H Street Corridor, Washington DC Hm… I’ve been to DC but I’ve never tried out “H Street.” If it’s anything like J Street I’ll pass.
7. East Austin, Austin, TX Fair
8. Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA I’ve heard wonderful things!
9. The Uptown, Oakland, CA I’ve heard even better things!
10. Warehouse District, New Orleans, LA I was here before it was hipster
11. Downtown Portland, Portland, ME I’m sorry, but you’re wrong.
12. North Loop, Minneapolis, MN Lets just throw every U.S city in the list…why not…
13. North Park, San Diego, CA We get it. Left Coast is the Best Coast.
14. Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA Since I lived here, I won’t mention the time everyone went to a New Found Glory concert.
15. Hampden, Baltimore, MD So we’re done naming every FUN metro city?
16. Little Five Points, Atlanta, GA Hotlanta?
17. LoHi, Denver, CO FOr all you snow boarding hipsters?
18. Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA The Dive Bar capital of New England
19. Wynwood, Miami, FL I’ve been to Miami. There are no hipsters in Miami.
20. Lower Westheimer, Houston, Texas I’ve heard mediocre things.