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

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Want to spend a hipster day in St. Louis?

Get an early start with a Strange Donuts doughnut, which come in classic iterations like glazed and fritters, as well as custom creations, including the "Chicken and Waffle" or the "Hog Burger." Wash it down with a cup of Sump Coffee. "Don't even think about asking for cream or sugar," says USA Today.

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Strange Donuts draws crowds in the morning and at night.
Beat the crowds to the sales with a morning of shopping for vintage clothing, throwback furniture, hats, records and books. USA Today singles out three businesses in the Delmar Loop for hipster tourists with money to burn: Avalon Exchange for "modern, gently used apparel," Vintage Vinyl for "your favorite music on wax," and the "new and used tomes" at Subterranean Books.

Lunch break. "Uncle Bill's Pancake and Dinner House is open 24/7, and has become a tradition for local night owls," USA Today says. "The country fried steak is truly a site to behold."

Then, let's make your St. Louis memories permanent, USA Today suggests.

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A-B may not be headquartered in St. Louis anymore, but it still makes for a hell of a tattoo.
"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."

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Nightlife in St. Louis is all about catching "the best in local and national bands you've probably never heard of and all manner of alcohol-fueled revelry," USA Today says.

USA Today seems particularly impressed by St. Louis' local brew scene: "St. Louis also has a booming craft beer scene, and many of the breweries have tasting rooms where you can kick back and enjoy a well-crafted pint, like 4 Hands Brewing Company, The Civil Life Brewing Company, Perennial Artisan Ales and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company."

So welcome to St. Louis, hipsters of the world. We hope you try a Slinger.

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