America's Best Cities for Hipsters

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For the best coffee, shopping, and culture, follow the trail of the skinny-jeaned trendsetters. Travel + Leisure readers have ranked the best cities for hipsters.

No. 5 New York City

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Surely New York has more hipsters, in sheer numbers, than any other city in the land—it’s just that sometimes you have to look for them. Start in Brooklyn neighborhoods like Williamsburg, which has long been infamous for hipsters, and Queens’s Long Island City. At bar Dutch Kills, you can order a Presbyterian (rye, lime, and ginger) during the delightfully obscure-sounding Battle Axe Gleason happy hour, named after a corrupt 19th-century mayor. New York, which made the guilty-pleasure “Cronut” famous (at SoHo’s Dominique Ansel Bakery), also won the survey for its irresistible desserts.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

busy manhattan intersection in New York, NY

America's Best Cities for Hipsters

No. 5 New York City

Surely New York has more hipsters, in sheer numbers, than any other city in the land—it’s just that sometimes you have to look for them. Start in Brooklyn neighborhoods like Williamsburg, which has long been infamous for hipsters, and Queens’s Long Island City. At bar Dutch Kills, you can order a Presbyterian (rye, lime, and ginger) during the delightfully obscure-sounding Battle Axe Gleason happy hour, named after a corrupt 19th-century mayor. New York, which made the guilty-pleasure “Cronut” famous (at SoHo’s Dominique Ansel Bakery), also won the survey for its irresistible desserts.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

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