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Top Five Cities for Hipsters in the U.S. [SEE PHOTOS]

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Sep 19, 2012 01:24 PM EDT

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From Brooklyn's indie culture, bustling nightlife and independent boutiques to San Francisco's skinny-jeaned clad, American Spirits smoking crew that crowd the Mission District. What was once just hole-in-the-wall Mexican joints and dive bars have turned into artisan bakeries and craft beer drinkeries. America has myriad cities perfect for the quintessential hipster, or the occasional one who might enjoy a cup of $10 single serve pour over coffee while wearing a flannel shirt on a brisk fall day. After All, who doesn't enjoy that?

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Here are our picks for the top 5 cities for hipsters in the U.S:

San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Mission district. Credit: Flickr
San Francisco's Mission district. Credit: Flickr

From hippies to yuppies to hipsters and tech geeks, San Francisco is home to myriad subcultures making it one of the most accepting and open places to live in the country. Hipsterdom abounds all over the city, with its epicenter in the trendy mission district. From fine dining to taco trucks, the city encompasses endless options for good food and drink. With its dense population indie dive bars, coffee shops and hip boutiques, there are pockets of hipsterdom all over the city from the up and coming Hayes Valley neighborhood, home to original hipster haven--Blue Bottle to The Lower Haight's eclectic bar scene.

Brooklyn, New York

Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Credit: Flickr
Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Credit: Flickr

Williamsburg is the epicenter of Brooklyn's hipster scene and arguably the country. With streets that look more like a bizarre vintage fashion show than New York City, the unique style of its patrons brings forth eclectic, artsy and one-of-a-kind bars, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Other neighborhoods in Brooklyn conducive to the same include Bushwick, Williamsburg's more reasonable sister, Fort Greene and Red Hook.

Seattle, Washington

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Credit: Flickr

In the land where grunge was perfected, coffee culture is king and gloomy weather abounds, Seattle has perfected hipster culture. With some of best artisan coffee shops in the country, indie boutiques and a top-notch music scene, Seattle's neighborhoods all have a little hipster in them. Capital Hill which is the center of the city's gay scene is also the center where the most hipster bars unite, attracting hoards of locals who have a penchant for pool, tattoos and cheap beer.

Portland, Oregon

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Credit: Flckr

The quirky, indie city boasts an amazing beer and food scene with a small-town vibe in a seemingly big city. With a unique, laid back atmosphere unlike many cities in the U.S. Portland is full of interesting art galleries, an extreme coffee shop culture and is bike friendly.

Austin, Texas

A vegan food truck in Austin. Credit: Flickr
A vegan food truck in Austin. Credit: Flickr

Known for its diverse live music scene and offbeat neighborhoods, Austin is ideal for any music-loving hipster. Though Texas is known for its more conservative views, Austin is quite the opposite attracting liberal, offbeat individuals that make up the city's eclectic landscape. With myriad food trucks, galleries and beer gardens, Austin attracts hoards of hipsters.

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