USA Today: How to Spend a Hipster Weekend in St. Louis

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USA Today suggests Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records for your hipster music needs.
The word "hipster" is used so often now we're not totally sure what it means anymore.

In USA Today's latest weekend travel guide, "hipster" means eating donuts, shopping for vinyl and drinking craft beer. (Actually, that sounds pretty great.)

The national newspaper offered readers its top picks for a hipster getaway to St. Louis on Monday, touting places like Cherokee Street, Courtesy Diner, Vintage Vinyl, the Heavy Anchor and Strange Donuts.

See also: Southern Living Names Cherokee Street "Next Great Neighborhood"

"If you're too cool for school, you'll find no shortage of the hip and happening in St. Louis," the article starts.

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Street art on Cherokee Street.
USA Today gives special attention to the up-and-coming neighborhood of Cherokee Street, especially the stretch west of Jefferson Avenue that's now attracting just as many visitors as the east side's "bevy of antique and specialty shops." The newspaper credits the authentic Mexican food spots, especially El Torito and Carniceria Latino Americana, as well as the city's latest whiskey bar, the Whiskey Ring, and the eclectic arts venue 2720 Cherokee for the neighborhood's rise.

"With all of this going on, it won't be long before east meets west," USA Today says.

Unfortunately, it wasn't St. Louis' hipster appeal that drew the eye of USA Today. Clearly, some editor in a USA Today conference room asked her reporters to write travel stories that made them seem au courant:

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Up next: Hipster vacations in Dubuque and Salt Lake City.

But we'll take what we can get.

See also: KSDK (Channel 5) Investigates Quirky, Totally Unexplored "Hipster Culture" in St. Louis

Want to spend the most hipster day ever in St. Louis? Here's how to do it, following USA Today's advice (and assuming you can travel via teleportation):

Go to the next page for our USA Today-inspired travel guide.



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Ryan Lestina
Ryan Lestina

I was going to Uncle Bills before it was cool. Silly hipsters!

Kristina Starr
Kristina Starr

Making fun of hipsters means you are officially OLD. There is a group for every generation. I don't care one way or another. Hippies, twirlers, preppies, goth, geeks, whatever. We were all called something at one point in our younger lives, and now can laugh at ourselves because we have matured enough to not care what people think. (Just remember kids, tattoos are permanent though. Choose wisely) If these kids are consuming more vintage, upcycled, recycled stuff though as part of their hip culture while they patronize small innovative businesses and give the F-U to corporate shopping and eating venues then BRING THEM ON! That alone makes them much more appealing than the gimmie generation of warped kids brought up on the Disney Channel. It's just a trend, and trust me preppies, are way more annoying, rude, and unintelligent. Kids who have to have their "Sperry's" in every color of the rainbow while they shop at the mall and eat P Chang's like it's "the best Chinese food E-ver" are way more annoying to me. Just sayin'.

Eric Brands
Eric Brands

Hipsters are just the greasers of our age right? it's all about self expressions and being who you are. Be original, just like everyone else.

Jason Charney
Jason Charney

BTW, is this why Old Town Donut in Florissant has been selling donuts that seem more like a gateway to diabetes instead of just being donuts? If that's the case EAT THEM UP HIPSTERS! EAT THEM UNTIL YOU DIE! Which shouldn't be to hard to do.

TheAbby Rowe
TheAbby Rowe

I thought people only went to St. Louis to talk about what high school they graduate from and to get murdered?

Jason Charney
Jason Charney

Hipster: "I shop at Goodwill because I'll be cool before everyone else says it cool." Me: "I shop there because I'm broke."

Brandon C. Williams
Brandon C. Williams

Hipsters spend money. I could not care less how they look. Buy all the comics, micro brews, t shirts, and records, support local business.

Christian Compton-Leslie
Christian Compton-Leslie

by boat or by buoy i'm on mah way to St. Louey!! hahaha! Thanks Mac! I'll text you a selfie and then crop you in when i get there. hahaha

Christopher Breland
Christopher Breland

Sweet maybe they will all move away from Austin!!!! I have already notified the Dallas hipsters.... Bus tickets bought!! Cause flying wouldn't be obscure enough

James Noll
James Noll

Don't be so hard on Hipsters. Some one has to serve us Starbucks coffee ironically.

Mark Bland
Mark Bland

I tell you what means monthly...you know exactly what HIPSTER means. Now get back to writing your ironic 2014 PUNK album and dreaming about opening up for Arcade Fire while being sponsored by Brill cream or some other Mustache thingamajigger

Jason Savoy
Jason Savoy

Can't really complaing because most of what they say in the article is spot-on.

jay1963
jay1963

You know what's REALLY hip? I got paid to rewrite an article originally written by somebody else at USA Today. 

Matt Entsminger
Matt Entsminger

All hipsters are currently in Austin. Also most of the transients.

Jon Simons
Jon Simons

USA Today is trying to increase their Midwest viewership.

NormanBates
NormanBates

St.Louis?

Hummmmmm ..... Saturday night bicycle rides in Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood ! Tweed fedora = Yes.   Black Hornrims = need you even ask ;)

But do we take the Townie, a Fixie, or an Amsterdam bike?

  See you Kool Cats and Kitties at the Crocodile Lounge (2508 Goodfellow Blvd) for a cold PBR and a night of diversity !!  


Jesse Williams
Jesse Williams

Why be hip when you can just be you? Do what you want, go where you wanna go, and don't worry about who sees you along the way. If you're enjoying yourself, you're hip. If you're getting off on other people observing how "cool" you are, you're a hipster.

Cody Cason
Cody Cason

Hipsters coming to STL=Muggings increase 5000%.

Jason M Parker
Jason M Parker

Pointfest? This year's lineup is like Jefferson CountyFest

Jason Allen
Jason Allen

Its bad enough with the local hipsters.

Adam Brooks
Adam Brooks

So that's what happened to Pointfest... Hmmmm...

Stephanie Velten
Stephanie Velten

Just another generation expressing their decade.They really need to go some where else.St Louis is not safe at all..

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

Hipsters are great spend your college fund on stupid shit you make your parents hard work seem so worth it...Dont worry everyones a winner they sent the homeless to warm states free of charge now..

Rebecca Wagner Smith
Rebecca Wagner Smith

"Why not commemorate your St. Louis visit with some fresh ink?" the newspaper says. "Trader Bob's Tattoo Shop, TRX Tattoos and Piercings and Tower Classic Tattooing have some of the best body artists in the business." Greg Schaefer

Eric Lachmiller
Eric Lachmiller

Sounds more like what we used to call "yuppie" back in the day.

Harrison Elfrink
Harrison Elfrink

Swilling on microbrews and Schlaffly's (while rocking that ironic AB tattoo) followed by spending time at "esoteric" joints in the Loop, Grove and Central West End and some recreational slumming in Overland, Hazelwood, Lemay or if feeling brave enough; Florissant or Ferguson...but not North City because that's too dangerous.

Midnightfield Djtuckster
Midnightfield Djtuckster

Great now this is good for vintage vinyl and BAD for us locals because there will be fewer records now.

Jesda Ulati
Jesda Ulati

HERE COME THE WEIRDOS (please bring money)

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