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Even if you don’t wear skinny jeans or espouse your love of bands that release music on cassettes, there’s a hipster inside all of us. After all, there’s a reason that fussed-over coffee has become increasingly prevalent throughout the country. Go ahead and embrace your trendsetting tendencies by exploring these hipster-friendly streets across the U.S. where kombucha, vinyl LPs, craft beer and locally-sourced dishes are especially plentiful.

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Revolution Brewery on Milwaukee Ave | Flickr CC: Steven Vance

Milwaukee Ave (Chicago, Illinois)

Dubbed the “Hipster Highway” by some residents, due to the prevalence of cyclists, Milwaukee Avenue serves as the main artery of the trendy Logan Square neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago. You won’t have to walk far to find local craft beer at Revolution Brewing, 20 taps of fermented tea at the the Kombucha Room, wood-fired pizza at Reno or catch a cult-classic movie at the Logan Theatre.
Hipster-friendly hotel rec: The Robey Chicago

Bogart Street | Flickr CC:Philip Sheldrake

Bogart St (Brooklyn, New York)

Brooklyn has long been the New York borough with the most hipster cred, but as areas like Williamsburg and Park Slope have gentrified, Bushwick has taken up the of-the-moment mantle. The industrial Bogart Street houses many tucked away bars and restaurants (including Beyoncé-approved pizzeria Roberta’s), but the hidden Carthage Must Be Destroyed—a brunch spot in a repurposed warehouse that sports pastel pink décor (plates included) and has a yoga studio in its basement—embodies the area’s trend-setting spirit.
Hipster-friendly hotel rec: NU Hotel Brooklyn

Tejon St (Denver, Colorado)

In rapidly growing Denver, the businesses that populate Tejon Street demonstrate why the neighborhood of Highland has become a hipster haven. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see Little Man’s Ice Cream, which serves seasonal and vegan scoops out of a building that looks like a giant cream can. Nearby, you can visit a speakeasy hidden behind a bookshelf at Williams & Graham and spark up with some recreational bud from Simply Pure.
Hipster-friendly hotel rec: NATIV

Photo courtesy of Mama Shelter

Sunset Blvd (Los Angeles, California)

Connecting the bustling neighborhoods of Silver Lake and Echo Park, Sunset Boulevard is the kind of street where an arcade bar that serves Asian fusion (Button Mash) is par for the course. Follow the winding street and you’ll find plenty of Instagram-worthy spots, including indie rock concert hall the Echo, trendy cafe Blue Bottle Coffee and the always-packed Silver Lake Ramen (a dietary staple of hipsters everywhere).
Hipster-friendly hotel rec: Mama Shelter

H Street Corridor | Flickr CC: Ted Eytan

H St NE (Washington, DC)

Our nation’s capital may be full of politicians and squares, but the hipsters have carved out their own place on the H Street Corridor—a street where young, jean jacket-clad residents chow down on HempBurgers from Kehpra’s Raw Food Juice Bar. Whether you want to sip craft beer while listening to vinyl DJ sets at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar or watch a band nobody has heard of (yet) at Rock and Roll Hotel, an evening on H Street will make you feel cooler than you have any right to.
Hipster-friendly hotel rec: Mason & Rook

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Moreland Ave NE (Atlanta, GA)

For hipsters moving south, there are few destinations that cater to their lifestyle more than Atlanta’s Little Five Points neighborhood. The historically bohemian enclave is centered around Moreland Avenue, where you’ll spot Junkman’s Daughter, an “alternative superstore” that sells Doc Martens, black velvet paintings and more kitschy bric-à-brac. Once you’ve perused the ephemera, join the vinyl-loving, crate-digging crowd at Wax N Facts or have a beer at the Wrecking Bar Brewpub, which is located in a 20th century Victorian-style home.
Hipster-friendly hotel rec: Artmore Hotel

Bridge City Comics | Flickr CC: Angela Doubleclick

Mississippi Ave (Portland, OR)

The entire city of Portland is essentially a hipster utopia, but Mississippi Avenue is mecca for individuals on the hunt for authenticity. Dodge the constant bike traffic on this street and you can shop for Western clothing (Animal Traffic), retro light bulbs (Sunlan Lighting) and comic books (Bridge City Comics). Once you’re laden with bags, refuel with a “donut for grownups” at Blue Star or unwind with a drink at Liberty Glass, a bar and restaurant set inside a two-story house.
Hipster-friendly hotel recJupiter Hotel

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Girard Ave (Philadelphia, PA)

With a burgeoning art scene and rent that still qualifies as “affordable,” Philly is quickly becoming a destination for hipsters who’ve been driven out of Brooklyn. On Girard Avenue in the city’s Fishtown neighborhood, you’ll see tell-tale signs of the migration, such as a camera shop that offers film processing (Indie Photo), a craft beer bar named after a German krautrock band (Kraftwork) and small rock club that books your favorite indie rockers (Johnny Brenda’s).
Hipster-friendly hotel rec: Lokal Hotel

Smitten ice cream | Flickr CC: eosdude

Valencia St (San Francisco)

Which streets in SF‘s trendy Mission haven’t been overrun with hipsters? While many can justly vie for the title of “most hipster” street, we’re declaring Valencia the neighborhood’s reigning champ. The street is lined with yoga studios, thrift stores, bike shops and eateries like Mission Cheese, Smitten Ice Cream (whose small batch confections are made from liquid nitrogen) and Dandelion Chocolate serving up artisanal goodies. For the complete hipster experience, spend a few hours at foodie cafe Craftsman and Wolves.
Hipster-friendly hotel rec: The Phoenix


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