United Kingdom's Coolest Neighbourhoods. Hipster Neighborhoods - The Brooklyn of Every State - Thrillist. Though pockets of it are still holding strong, most of Brooklyn has been swept by a sea of trilby-wearing millennials with waxed beards, who just wanna give back to the neighborhood with an artisanal dog treat shop, you know? But the New York borough is far from the only gentrified hotspot in America. We rounded up the most Brooklyn 'hood in every single state, based on metrics including trendy restaurants, "craft" cocktail bars, bike friendliness, and, of course, urban expansion.
By the time you finish reading the list, they probably won't be cool anymore, so hurry up: Avondale (Birmingham) Occupancy in this Birmingham 'hood shot from 25% to 75% in just four years as more and more young people discovered its potential. As Fast Company points out, Avondale benefited from a $3 million park renovation and brand-new brewery, both of which opened in October 2011. Top 5 hipster neighbourhoods in Canada | STA Travel. Living in Melbourne: City guide - Travel. Australia's second city has long been a draw for those seeking a great work-life balance. Here's a guide for anyone thinking of taking the plunge Hipster paradise, bookworm borough, jock haven and foodie favourite – the many sides of Melbourne are a tantalising draw for ex-pats looking for warmer climes.
While there are unglamorous sides to the Victorian capital, for the most part the unsightly moments are confined to socialising with British neds, drinking cheap wine in backpacker hostels. Branch out from the comfort zone of familiar accents, however, and a melting pot of culture awaits. Melbourne is a city which is mysterious and withholding – it’s those who go looking for ‘it’ who make the most of a place that has become famed as one of the most liveable cities in the world. Work It’s all too easy to fall into working a casual bar or service industry job in Melbourne, but think carefully about employment before you go. Graffiti in Melbourne (Continues below) Finding a place to live. The Hipster’s Guide to Going Out in Leeds | Leeds-List. A Guide to Atlanta's Hipster Neighborhoods - This Is My South.
Just as Nashville has become a haven for the young and hip, a recent influx of transplants looking for cheap places to live, as well as great restaurants and markets, have turned Atlanta into hipsterville. It’s even been listed as one of the top 35 cities for hipsters by Travel + Leisure, alongside Savannah, New York, Portland and San Francisco, among others. So should you be on the lookout for coffee shops, music venues and dive bars frequented by your peers, you just have to know where to look. East Atlanta Village Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand East Atlanta Village, or EAV, is a neighborhood between I-20 and Moreland Avenue popular with young Atlantans for its cheap cost of living and plentiful dive bars. Enjoy the cheap eats at Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand , where a chicken sausage, wedgies and a red velvet milkshake are a must or try Mexican fare at Holy Taco. Cabbagetown (and Reynoldstown) Cabbagetown is a neighborhood built on the area where the families of mill workers once lived.
10 of the best breakfast and brunch spots in Berlin | Travel. Cafe Wintergarten im Literaturhaus Just a few steps down an elegant side street off Berlin's famed Kurfürstendamm is the Literaturhaus, a literary salon that hosts readings and exhibits housed in a turn-of-the-century villa. There's a bookshop at the ground level, while the top floor of the villa houses an atmospheric cafe that is especially lovely at breakfast time.
The breakfast offerings range from smoked salmon on rye with a glass of champagne, to two poached eggs with a roll; and from quinoa and amaranth müsli to waffles with fresh berry compote and cream. Walk off your breakfast with a stroll through the garden or peek into the Villa Grisebach, Berlin's famed auction house, next door.• Fasanenstrasse 23, Wilmersdorf, +49 30 882 5414, literaturhaus-berlin.de. Mon-Sun 9.30am-1am (breakfast served until 2pm) Brot & Butter Café Aroma Nestled into the Rote Insel part of Schöneberg, Café Aroma is run by what seems to be an assortment of Italian friends, both in the kitchen and out front. Berlin's 10 Best Gallery Spaces. Share The main exhibition space of Sprüth Magers' Berlin Gallery Photo: Courtesy Sprüth Magers Berlin London The exterior of Capitain Petzel Gallery on Karl Marx Allee Photo: Stephan Müller via Capitain Petzel Perhaps more than any city around the globe, the German capital has a remarkably wide range of commercial environments in which to see art—some of its best, too.
While the white cube has seen relatively solid adoption across the creed, apartment-style spaces—taking advantage of what, in Berlin's early post-Cold War years, was a wealth of uninhabited and expansive residential space—are equally well favored. More recently, dealers have chosen to reinvent existing iconic structures for gallery use or invite one of the city's many avant-garde architects to take their shot at gallery construction.
Exemplary of the latter approach is KOW, the single major gallery that remains on the once-bustling art hub of Brunnenstrasse. The "Berlin" Route. London: The Hidden City – 10 Secret Places in London You Probably Didn't Know About. Welcome to London Below, the city hidden within a city. Though you won’t need a magic key to get in, these are some of the places you can find only if you look for them. They hide in the most obscure places and sometimes right under your nose. Do you dare to open the door and walk into a city full of mystery? Eltham Palace You may be surprised that a palace could hide within London. Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle may be more well-known in the region, but this little-known royal residence sits right in Greenwich. Pollock’s Toy Museum Essentially what it says on the tin, Pollock’s Toy Museum is housed in a pair of old Georgian Townhouses only blocks away from the British Museum.
Davenports Magic Shop Like finding the secret magical entrance to Diagon Alley, Davenports requires some searching. Hyde Park Pet Cemetery In Victoria Gate Lodge’s Garden on Bayswater Road and behind Hyde Park’s iron gates you can find the final place of rest for many of London long forgotten pets. Secret Cinema. Best Hipster bars in Brighton, United Kingdom. The Hipster’s Guide to Going Out in Leeds | Leeds-List. Ain’t nothing wrong with being cool, so why not check out the hottest hipster joints in town?
What does it mean to be hipster? That you like craft beer and cool as heck bars? Well, if that’s it, then you’re in luck, because Leeds has plenty of the former and no shortage of the latter either. So whether you’re bearded or not, a self-confessed hipster or an average Joe with a pro-hipster attitude, we’ve got you covered. Leeds List Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen With its copious amounts of craft beer, two permanent street food vendors, mish-mash furniture and exposed brickwork, Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen is a hipster’s paradise. Belgrave Music Hall, 1a Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, LS2 8JP.
A Nation of Shopkeepers For over five years now, A Nation of Shopkeepers has been the ultimate hipster hangout. A Nation of Shopkeepers, 27-37 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AG. The Social, 21 Merrion Street, Leeds, LS2 8NG. Outlaws Yacht Club Outlaws Yacht Club, 38 New York Street, Leeds, LS2 7DY. Hipster Guide to Berlin. It’s undoubtedly Europe’s coolest city. With 24-hour nightlife, a growing culinary scene and affordable living, Berlin has attracted people from all over the world. DJs want to play Berlin’s clubs (some of the best in the world) and artists want their work shown in the hundreds of independent galleries. There is always something interesting happening in Berlin. And thanks to the city’s sprawling size and relative diversity, it’s now one of the world’s most hip cities.
Berlin seems to be fueled by cheap beers (this is Germany, after all) but there are an increasing amount of cool bars and pubs worth visiting. Bar crawls aren’t excessively popular in Berlin but if you’re looking for a street full of great bars, check out Weserstraße in Neukölln. Lerchen und Eulen – Moscow Mule cocktails and a cozy interior. With Berlin’s growing start-up scene, cafés have become the “it” place for freelancers and self-employed entrepreneurs. Any U-Bahn station will do – see this. Simply heaven - Berlin at Christmas time! | DW Travel | DW.COM | 18.12.2015. Berlin Area Guides | Neukölln. When you're planning a trip to Neukölln - the latest Berlin borough to be hailed as the centre of all things hip - Google Street View is of no use to you.
Where I'm told I'll find an organic café, it shows me a battered old launderette, while typing in the address of an art gallery returns an uninspiring image of a miniature supermarket, its rusty, graffiti-stained shutters clinging stubbornly to the pavement. Further searches yield similar results, and I begin to wonder if my sources are playing games with me. As it turns out, Neukölln's transformation is very much a reality, it's just happening so quickly that not even the internet's most invasive superpower can keep up with it. As my guide explains, it's all thanks to an airport. Stretching across the borough's western border, Tempelhof airport was once one of the world's busiest transport hubs.
But that's not all. Berlin city guide | Travel. Berlin Art – Guide to Galleries – Time Out Berlin. London has its pubs, New York its delis and in Berlin, it's impossible to fling a currywurst without hitting an art gallery of some kind. Yes, long feted for its gallery scene, Berlin's galleries span a gamut from ridiculously, romantically ramshackle to aristocratic marvels of architectural splendour, all making up the heady brew that is the Berlin art scene (and that's not to mention the city's plentiful street art). Post-reunification, the influx of artists and those who need to be around them, has meant a twenty-year boom in creativity in the capital. Today, just about every corner of the city is riddled with art, in some shape or form. And despite Berlin's economic woes and dramatic history, creativity and cultural richness continue to flourish, and influence everything from Berlin's nightlife scene to its restaurants. Like most things in Berlin, the gallery scene is fragmented and diverse.
Recent years have been turbulent in the art gallery scene. Galleries. The Needle: Sharp on Berlin. Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg – © Christian Kruppa Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is set in the heart of Berlin, on either side of the River Spree, on the border between east and west. It is one of Berlin's most interesting and fascinating districts. You'll experience urban buzz, vibrancy and diversity here at every turn. The streets and buildings have retained their very special atmosphere. The district's most well-known landmark is the listed Oberbaumbrücke bridge with its striking towers.More information ...
Highly recommended Check out the computer games at the Computerspielemuseum with its collection of PC games since 1950.Enjoy coffee and cookies while you explore the Berlin comic book collector scene at a meeting in the “Roman- & Comicladen” in Ebertystrasse.Explore the Museum der Dinge – industrial products from toys to irons.Visit the bustling Gleisdreieck Park – with picnic areas, beach volleyball and the scent of roses.Take in an exciting murder mystery at the Berliner Kriminal Theater. Berlin Pass - The Berlin Sightseeing Pass. 10 of the best museums in Berlin | Travel. Käthe Kollwitz Museum Of all Berlin's artists, no one captured the pain suffered in and exported from this place more than Käthe Kollwitz. The intense intimacy of her work revealed residents' hopes and horrors, as well as the unspoken pains of the poor, in images and forms which – 60 years after her death – still appear to burst from the artist's heart.
This privately owned museum, just off the Ku'damm, includes hundreds of her finest drawings, etchings and sculptures. A passageway connects the museum to the neighbouring Literaturhaus, with one of the city's most civilised cafes.• Fasanenstrasse 24, +49 30 882 5210, kaethe-kollwitz.de, adults €6, concessions €3. Neues Museum Over the last decade the Neues Museum, a bombed-out ruin since 1945, has been repaired and rebuilt by British starchitect David Chipperfield. Bauhaus Archives – Museum of Design Museum Berggruen Heinz Berggruen bought his first painting in 1940 for $100 – a watercolour by Paul Klee. Topography of Terror Jewish Museum. My city: Berlin with Andreas Schneider - video | Travel.
10 of the best cafes and bakeries in Berlin | Travel. Oliv Café Charcoal walls, modernist chairs and slab tables give this corner cafe on a happening street in Mitte a contemporary edge; but this is the place to go for homey slices of German cheesecake made with Quark, jars of puckery fruit crumble and wedges of flourless chocolate cake. The baristas at Oliv are experts and the coffee is delicious, as are the sandwiches and vegetable quiches served with a tangle of greens for lunch. In warm weather, customers cluster around small wooden tables on the street. And in winter, you'll be grateful for the felt sleeve that hugs your glass of Kusmi tea. • Münzstrasse 8, Mitte, +49 30 8920 6540, oliv-cafe.de. Mon-Fri 8.30am-7pm, Sat 9.30am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm Konditorei und Cafe Buchwald The Buchwald family has been making Baumkuchen – a layered cake baked on a spit over an open flame, thinly glazed with apricot jam and covered in sugar icing or dark chocolate – for more than 150 years.
Café Einstein Stammhaus Brotgarten The Barn Passionate about coffee? 10 of the best cocktail bars in Berlin | Travel. Beckett's Kopf It's unmarked save for an eerily glowing photograph of Samuel Beckett in the window, so you'll need to ring a doorbell to gain access to this Prenzlauer Berg bar. Inside are two elegant, dimly lit rooms (one reserved for smokers) with low tables and chesterfield sofas. The comprehensive drinks list – ensconced between the pages of a Beckett tome – is divided into sections such as fresh and funky, and herbal and floral, and always features seasonal specials. The ice is hand-cut, and staff are happy to tailor-make drinks for the undecided. Absinthe fans may wish to sample the bar's take on the classic Monkey's Gland, made with English marmalade.• Pappelallee 64, Prenzlauer Berg, +49 162 237 9418, becketts-kopf.de.
Bebel Bar and Lounge Rocco Forte's Hotel de Rome is one of the city's most sumptuous accommodation spots; it also houses one of its finest cocktail bars. Green Door Buck and Breck Newton Bar Reingold Shochu Bar Victoria Bar Windhorst Würgeengel. 10 of the best bars in Berlin | Travel. Barbie Deinhoff's With charismatic customers clad in studded jockstraps and gimp masks, it's safe to say that Barbie Deinhoff's attracts people of all persuasions. Sophisticated, ruby-lipped cross-dressers rub shoulders – and other body parts – with louche local artists and intellectuals, while students lap up the raucous atmosphere and cheap prices. Run by celebrity drag queen Lena Braun, this bright pink Barbie-themed boozer remains one of Berlin's top spots for a fun and debauchery-filled evening.
As if the camp, carefree atmosphere wasn't enough, there's also a 2-for-1 happy hour everyday from 6pm-9pm on weeknights and from 4pm on weekends.• Schlesische Strasse 16, Kreuzberg, barbiedeinhoff.de. Open daily 6pm-6am Die Weinerei Some call it naive, others say it's the embodiment of Berlin's liberal charm. Bei Schlawinchen Kptn. Nestled among tourist traps and cocktail lounges in Friedrichshain, this intimate bar has retained its low prices and living-room vibe. Das Hotel Soju Bar Bar 3 Luzia. 48 hours in Berlin | 48 Hours In | Travel. 10 of the best galleries in Berlin | Travel. East Side Gallery Berlin. 10 of the best bars in Berlin | Travel. 10 of the best museums in Berlin | Travel. The Secret Bar Behind the Boulangerie François - finding berlin. FINDING BERLIN / FROM DÖNER TO DÖNER. Bar & Food Night at Neue Heimat. The world's most 'hipster' neighbourhoods. Top Hipster Destinations « Travelanthropist.
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