Brooklyn and San Francisco didn’t make it either.
Two Texas neighborhoods are mentioned in Trip Advisor’s “14 Coolest Hipster Neighborhoods in the U.S.A.,” and neither of them are in Dallas.
Houston makes the list:
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.
And Austin, of course:
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.”
Go ahead on down the interstate to experience those cool neighborhoods one of these weekends. And tell ’em where ya from.