What makes a neighborhood hip? The number of microbreweries, independent coffee shops, and upscale farmer’s markets? How Instagrammable everything is? Or all of the above? Cities like Los Angeles, New York, and Boston are already well-known for their cool hipster neighborhoods, but many other urban getaways across the US boast their own bohemian street cred. Here’s our #nofilter roundup featuring some of the hottest hipster neighborhoods in the country.
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Dotted with some of the best breweries, pop-up shops, and dance venues Miami has to offer, this once-industrial district has been transformed by colorful murals. See the Wynwood Art Walk and soak up the warm Miami weather on a Wynwood Graffiti Golf Cart Tour. Sample a flight of award-winning porters and ales at Wynwood Brewing Company, Miami’s first microbrewery, then head to Coyo Taco for shrimp tacos with an extra serving of the signature guac.
Realign yourself with nature at Shelby Bottoms Park, a 960-acre green space with more than five miles of trails through open fields and hardwood forests. Rent bicycles to explore Nashville’s Greenway System or take to the water on a Downtown Nashville Paddleboard Tour, a 2-hour paddle along the Cumberland River, leaving from Shelby Park. Don’t miss a show at Ryman Auditorium, where Johnny Cash met June Carter, still one of the hottest venues on the country music scene.
Denver’s River North Art District, or RiNo as it’s known, is a creative hub of art, architecture, design, fashion, and sculpture. Explore some of the neighborhood’s most colorful murals by foot on the Denver Graffiti Tour. If all that walking makes you hungry, Denver Central Market has something for everyone with 13 gourmet food stalls offering wood-fired pizzas and handmade pasta, cheese, charcuterie, fresh-shucked oysters, and rotisserie-style meals. Ready for more? The Booze and Brews Walking Tour visits some of the hippest brewpubs in town.
Montrose boasts strong hipster neighborhood credentials thanks to its tattoo studios, upscale bistros, antique shops, and vintage clothing stores, but it’s also a mecca for culinary diversity. Explore some of the most progressive eateries on the Montrose Dine Around tour, where you’ll learn about the area’s culture while visiting three critically-acclaimed restaurants. Other highlights include The Menil Collection, one of Houston’s most prized art institutions, and the Houston Center for Photography.
Pittsburgh was recently featured in our best trips for 20-somethings, and this cool hipster neighborhood is known for its eclectic boutiques and galleries as well as the creative, artisan eateries on almost every block. Get an authentic taste of Lawrenceville on the ‘Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour, where you’ll sample Greek specialties, cupcakes, pierogies, and one of the Steel City’s best dogs. While you’re in town grab a drink at the aptly named Church Brew Works, Pittsburgh’s oldest brewery–located in a historic church, no less. For a nostalgic night out, head to the Arsenal Bowling Lanes.
Record stores, live music venues, and the offices of two independent record labels means this eastside neighborhood is a hotbed for Atlanta’s alternative music scene. The historic buildings are home to edgy restaurants, eclectic thrift shops, used bookstores, and offbeat art. For brunch, Atlanta’s hottest and hippest head to The Porter. This L-shaped bar gets crowded on weekends but the upscale food–and beer selection–are well worth it. Explore Little Five Points and five other popular neighborhoods on the Hot Atlanta City Sightseeing Tour.
If hipsterville were a place, it would surely look a lot like Boise’s busy, tree-lined 8th Street area near downtown. Take a stroll through Harrison Boulevard with its quaint historic homes, ending up at Camel’s Back Park to climb the sand hill for great downtown views. The Freak Alley Gallery is a hidden gem, where local street artists paint huge murals in an open-air alley that is free and open to the public 24/7. And if brunch is your favorite meal, explore the nearby downtown area on a Sunday Brunch Tour in Downtown Boise.
Philadelphia’s craft beer scene is booming and on Frankford Avenue, Fishtown’s main thoroughfare, you’ll find some of the coolest hipster neighborhood bars in the city. A standout is The Fishtown Tavern, a small bar teeming with Philly memorabilia and a vast selection of domestic and import craft beers. See where some of that beer comes from on the Philadelphia Brewery Tour with Lunch or Dinner. Frankford Avenue is also home to lots of hip, independent shops, and you can get your caffeine fix at the La Colombe flagship coffee house to help power you through a long day of sightseeing.
The Nordic Heritage Museum is well-placed in Ballard, a cultured, environmentally conscious neighborhood with one of the hottest bar and restaurant scenes in Seattle. Feast on American-style comfort food served from a vintage Airstream trailer by Skillet Street Food, or visit the brick and mortar version on East Union Street. Sip a handcrafted cocktail beneath dusty chandeliers and velvet curtains at Hazlewood. And sample the local suds on the Old Ballard Brewery Tour. Need to regroup? Pick up a picnic from Ballard Farmers Market and head to the Carl S. English, Jr. Botanical Garden at nearby Ballard Locks.
Straddling the uneven line between Austin’s old barrio culture and South-by-Southwest hipsters is East Austin. Explore this cool neighborhood on two wheels on the Austin Gem Bike Tour, stopping off to quench your thirst at three local breweries. Get an authentic take on Mexico City-style casual food at Licha’s Cantina, and make some feline friends at the Blue Cat Café. And being across the highway from downtown doesn’t mean missing out on Austin’s famed live music scene. The White Horse is one of the more authentically Austin joints in town, with one reviewer saying: “Classic Austin bar. The beer is cheap. The dancing is fun. The bands are good.”
Also known as “the warehouse district,” the North Loop is a cyclists paradise within one of the most biker-friendly cities in the US. So rent a bike to explore the scenic riverfront by the Stone Arch Bridge and see Target Field, home to the Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball team. And because all that biking leads to an appetite, fill your belly on the Historic Northeast Minneapolis Food Tour. Grab a nightcap at Parlour Bar, a subterranean bar celebrated for its high-end cocktails.
Lively and culturally diverse, North Park is a hipster neighborhood haven, from its coffee shops to its craftsmen cottages. Brunch at Subterranean Coffee Boutique–part sandwich shop, part coffee shop, part smoothie and juice bar. Explore the largest urban park in the US on the Balboa Park Segway Tour. Eat noodles at Street Side Thai Kitchen or feast on Italian meatballs at Il Postino. Finish your day at Live Wire, where you can pick out punk tunes on the jukebox while sipping on a pint-sized cocktail.
Portland’s hipster credentials have gone global since it was satirized by a certain sketch comedy show. The Pearl District’s cobblestone streets and riverside docks are home to some of Portland’s coolest eateries, from food trucks to upscale restaurants, some of which you can visit on the Downtown Portland Food Tour. The Pearl District’s beating heart is Powell’s City of Books, while BridgePort Brewing Company is Oregon’s oldest craft brewery.
You’ll find some of the best live music in the city on Marigny’s Frenchmen Street, whether it’s jazz at The Spotted Cat or blues at The Apple Barrel. You can shop ’til you drop at the Louisiana Music Factory, pick out unique gifts at the Frenchman Art Market, or find something glittery and fabulous at Mardi Gras Zone. Explore the neighborhood’s hipster history on the French Quarter Walking Tour. For tasty, late-night eats, Lost Love Lounge is open late and has a Vietnamese restaurant in the back.