A bike auction at the College of Charleston
For anyone in Charleston still not yet in a coma from what my colleague Paul Bowers calls “ranking fatigue” here's another one to add to the list.
According to the website Travel + Leisure
, the Holy City is the 7th best city for hipsters in America. Why?
Let's just go straight to the click bait
This genteel city sashayed into the hipster top 10 for walking the line between old-fashioned and old-school. King Street is a reliable hotbed for antiques and design shopping, and in the area around Upper High King, you can kick back at High Wire Distilling (which makes small-batch rums, gins, and whiskeys) or Bay Street Biergarten, which offers craft beers and a Bavarian menu inside a rehabbed train depot. Don’t let their polite agreeability fool you, however: these South Carolina locals also scored well for being plenty smart.
So, there you have it.
[Editor's note: if you'd like to read more about hipsters in Charleston, my colleague Paul Bowers, a self-described “skinny-jeans-wearing, Pitchfork-reading, banjo-playing writer for an alt-weekly newspaper” examined new sincerity and the redemption of hipsterdom
for the magazine Patrol
back in February.]