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Old 01-08-2013, 02:34 PM
 
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Dallas definitely has an arts scene but a couple of people I knew from the old neighborhood grew up to be artists (subsidized by mom and dad) and they complain that there isn't an area of Dallas with a coalesced community of artists. I wouldn't know from personal experience.
Yeah, but that's true of anywhere. Even Bushwick is over. I think it's in the artist DNA to complain about us.

I did chuckle when the OP asked about West Village and Mockingbird Station...must have been very lost. Oh, and the hipsters/artists aren't at Whole Foods, they're at the Farmers Market. Probably standing in line at Pecan Lodge.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:28 PM
 
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Relevant news today regarding this hipster thread:
ArtPlace America names the Dallas Arts District as one of the of Top 12 ArtPlaces for 2013! Read the Dallas portion.

It covers that the Dallas Arts District, with parts of Deep Ellum and Exposition Park.

If they drew the circle larger, it would hit the Belmont Hotel art gallery and Bishop Arts.

Very much a hipster scene.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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I did chuckle when the OP asked about West Village and Mockingbird Station...must have been very lost.
Well, I just assumed because of the Angelika/Magnolia being over there that there'd be some sort of an art scene. I did see some hipsters walking into the Magnolia, lol.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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Try Texas Theater for movies and hipsters.
Drinks at The Foundry.
Maybe karaoke at Doublewide on Thurs nights - it's called Good Luck and Oliver Peck is a host when he isn't judging Inkmasters.
Vegan hipsters at Spiral Diner or Kalachandjis.
Food shopping hipsters at Urban Acres.
Coffee Hipsters at Cultivar...but they are anxiously awaiting Houndstooth. Oddfellows for the hipsters in NOC - you'll be waited on by hipsters too.
All day breakfast hipsters at The All Good.
Anyway...you get the idea - North Oak Cliff and East Dallas.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:24 AM
 
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DeSoto or Irving
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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DeSoto or Irving
Really Irving? Ive been to Irving. It is very industrial and uptight. I would say North Cliff is where the hipsters are. Try Davis/Bishop then Zang for some good food. For night life: the Prophet at Deep Ellum, the Foundry (bar), Granada on Greenville, or Kessler. The only real hipster type of community is Bishop but there are hipster areas mixed in with othere areas. Greenville, downtown, fair park, deep ellum.

Pick up a dallas observer or go online (Dallas Events and Entertainment Calendar | Dallas Observer), go to Go Oak Cliff for information on Oak cliff.

Denton has a small hipster scene. There is a lot of unique bars like Home - Oak St. Drafthouse. I'm not sure how hipster/artsy it is, but it is a nice place to have a drink, sit with you dog and friends, and listen to music.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:24 AM
 
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Is hipster a new name for the old hippy?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:24 AM
 
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Is hipster a new name for the old hippy?
No. Hippies are still hippies. Lol!!!
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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Denton has a bit of a hipster scene on the northern end, near the colleges and downtown square. Lots of independent art galleries and cool shops on and just north of the square. The only other places I can really think of would be Deep Ellum, which is kind-of re-emerging again after years of crime, and maybe a few pockets near the M streets or Lake Highlands? I know a few artsy types that live in those areas, but I'm not sure if the area itself fits.

I don't think there's much here that compares to the Bushwick/Williamsburg scene. Denton would probably be the closest you would find to that.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Uptown is yuppie and preppie. Lots of bros getting their drunk on and the women who love them. Barely a tattoo, beardo, or fixed-gear bicycle in sight.

If you're looking for hipsters, you'll be looking for a long time. Hipsters will go to the Magnolia depending on what's playing but you're not going to see them at the bar at Mi Cocina afterward or joining in the general carousing or squealing through the parking lot in Benzes and Beemers. (Though a few hipsters have been spotted at the bar at Union Bear, which is run by guys from Oak Cliff so it figures.)

You should look at Deep Ellum which is undergoing a quiet resurgence since the opening of the DART Line. Lots more bars and hangouts than there were a few years ago. Lots of loft living and industrial spaces. And there's live original music in Deep Ellum, absolutely none in Uptown.

Deep Ellum, Texas

And the new, undiscovered hipster area is just east of Deep Ellum which some are now calling New East Elm, basically it's Peak & Elm (Where a new chefster restaurant with that name is opening soon)

Peak And Elm Concina And Bar Opening Soon In East Dallas | cravedfw

http://dallas.eater.com/tags/new-east-elm

Or hang out at the nearby It'll Do club on a weekend night It'll DO Club - East Dallas - Dallas, TX

Or see a band or a DJ at Queen City Tattoo.

Hipsters as far as the eye can see. And it hasn't been discovered by the Dallas equivalent of New York's bridge'n'tunnel crowd or Miami's causeway kids so the hipsters can still say they like it unironically.

And you should check out North Oak Cliff too though it has been "discovered" so it may not be hipster enough at this point.

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