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View Poll Results: Which has a better dinning/drinking scene?
Boston 8 30.77%
Philly 18 69.23%
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:37 AM
 
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Which city is better for the "yuppie hipster" foodie restaurants and cocktail bars? Not looking at sports bars, Irish pubs or old school Italian/seafood/business lunch scenes. More like the kind stuff you would find in Lower Manhattan/inner-Brooklyn.
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Old 07-18-2017, 06:47 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I would say Philadelphia, simply because its a much larger city with more neighborhoods in transition, following the paths of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.


Center City is becoming a playground for the wealthy, but several outlying neighborhoods still provide an eclectic mix of new shopping/ eateries while still maintaining an industrial/ gritty feel to some extent. I also think Philadelphia has a lot more room for growth, so the offerings now may pale to the offerings 5 years from now, whereas Boston I think will more or less be the same.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Philly for hipster, and Boston for yuppie, IMHO.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Never been to Boston, so I can't comment (but if all of the old money/trust fund babies/college nerd stereotypes are true, it should win the yuppie argument handily). But Northern Liberties and Fishtown are peak hipster areas--probably the most truly hipster areas on the East Coast after Brooklyn.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:33 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Never been to Boston, so I can't comment (but if all of the old money/trust fund babies/college nerd stereotypes are true, it should win the yuppie argument handily). But Northern Liberties and Fishtown are peak hipster areas--probably the most truly hipster areas on the East Coast after Brooklyn.
Northern Liberties has pretty much transitioned into a yuppie/ upper middle class enclave. Fishtown and now parts of Kensington are hipster areas.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Northern Liberties has pretty much transitioned into a yuppie/ upper middle class enclave. Fishtown and now parts of Kensington are hipster areas.
Yes, I can see that, but I still think there's a lot of overlap. I guess it depends on your definition of a hipster area; some people tie it intrinsically to wealth (i.e. struggling artist areas, dilapidated buildings), while others, such as myself, do not.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:31 AM
 
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For the record, since the city boundries are so different. I'm comparing close in urban core. So when I say Boston I also mean Cambridge/Somerville, Brookline.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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Philly/Yuppie is not really interchangeable. There's hipster bars and areas then there's yuppie bars and areas, like in DC here we barely have a hipster scene. SF on the hand has a huge hipster scene.

Philly - Hipster.
Boston/DC - Yuppie.
NYC is a pretty good balance.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:50 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Philly/Yuppie is not really interchangeable. There's hipster bars and areas then there's yuppie bars and areas, like in DC here we barely have a hipster scene. SF on the hand has a huge hipster scene.

Philly - Hipster.
Boston - Yuppie.
Boston certainly has more yuppies, but I would think Philadelphia has a better balance. Certianly close to/ in the core (Center City is yuppie central), then the surrounding neighborhoods have a good balance, but lean more toward hipster.


Plus, not to be a hater, but Philadelphia has a lot more to do then Boston.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:52 AM
 
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Boston certainly has more yuppies, but I would think Philadelphia has a better balance. Certianly close to/ in the core (Center City is yuppie central), then the surrounding neighborhoods have a good balance, but lean more toward hipster.
Agree with you there. I just think Philly represents the hipster demographic best between the two.
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