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Old 03-23-2014, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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So infact we're all hipsters for living here.
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Philadelphia as a whole is pretty hipster no matter where you are because:

1. It's incredibly bikeable. Seriously, this city is by far the most bikeable city on the East Coast.
2. The cost of living is much cheaper than NYC. You can actually live off your art here (or if you're more of a scenester, your barista/bartending job)
3. There's a lot of vibrant culture here. Fun fact: hipsters here love to say "jawn"
4. Philadelphia is not "mainstream" like Williamsburg or Portland.
5. It's got that "postindustrial look" that hipsters seem to love, with ample displays of murals and graffiti. Plus there's a lot of charming rowhomes here (also kind of like Brooklyn).
Excellent points! I say, "Keep the hipsters coming!"
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Phila Pa & NYC
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Philadelphia as a whole is pretty hipster no matter where you are because:

1. It's incredibly bikeable. Seriously, this city is by far the most bikeable city on the East Coast.
2. The cost of living is much cheaper than NYC. You can actually live off your art here (or if you're more of a scenester, your barista/bartending job)
3. There's a lot of vibrant culture here. Fun fact: hipsters here love to say "jawn"
4. Philadelphia is not "mainstream" like Williamsburg or Portland.
5. It's got that "postindustrial look" that hipsters seem to love, with ample displays of murals and graffiti. Plus there's a lot of charming rowhomes here (also kind of like Brooklyn).
I once read that Philly was the number one city in the nation for tipping of bartenders. However some of the bartenders I know are complaining with the current price of drinks (especially bars frequented by a younger crowd) the tips are not as good as they use to be.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I once read that Philly was the number one city in the nation for tipping of bartenders. However some of the bartenders I know are complaining with the current price of drinks (especially bars frequented by a younger crowd) the tips are not as good as they use to be.
Drink prices downtown are ridiculous ... you gotta pick your spots.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:33 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Drink prices downtown are ridiculous ... you gotta pick your spots.
I'll take this time to rep Locust Rendezvous. Affordable drinks in general, and there's always some crazy $2 or $3 shot special you can't help but take a chance on (like "imitation fireball" vodka). My friends and I sometimes play Shotszee there (it's exactly what it sounds like ).
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I'll take this time to rep Locust Rendezvous. Affordable drinks in general, and there's always some crazy $2 or $3 shot special you can't help but take a chance on (like "imitation fireball" vodka). My friends and I sometimes play Shotszee there (it's exactly what it sounds like ).
$3 bottles of Coors Original @Drinkers, $3 bottles of the High Life @Kellianne's and $2 bottle of the HL @the Boyler Room. I miss Mako's ... Irish Times has pints of Guinness for $3.25 on Wednesdays.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, PA
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I remember hearing a story about how South St. used to be the coolest place in Philly where all of the alternative people would hang out, and then it was gentrified and it became more commercialized or something?

Didn't South St. used to be dangerous at one point?
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:40 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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I remember hearing a story about how South St. used to be the coolest place in Philly where all of the alternative people would hang out, and then it was gentrified and it became more commercialized or something?

Didn't South St. used to be dangerous at one point?
Per my mother's memories, South St. in the '70s and '80s was like Manayunk today. It's probably taken an overall turn for the seedier as other hip neighborhoods have taken off, but it's still overall a safe area with positive things to offer.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:57 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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South St in the 70's & 80's was definitely cooler than Manayunk today.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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South St in the 70's & 80's was definitely cooler than Manayunk today.
Guess my Mom thought Manayunk was cooler than most.
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