WASHINGTON — Everyone knows Brooklyn, New York is the most hipstery hipster neighborhood out there.
But apparently, each and every state in the U.S. has its own little Brooklyn, marked by trendy restaurants, craft cocktail bars, concentration of cyclists and, probably a few waxed mustaches and suspenders.
Thrillist has released a list of each state and D.C.’s most “Brooklyn” neighborhood. Here are D.C., Maryland and Virginia’s.
D.C. – There’s a lot of competition for the most Brooklyn neighborhood in D.C., but the up-and-coming NoMa (North of Massachusetts Avenue) area wins the contest due to its free outdoor air pumps, the East Coast’s only Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail and seven Capital Bikeshare stations. It has free public WiFi plus 135 shops and restaurants.
Maryland – Downtown Frederick is located in central Frederick County, the gateway to the western panhandle of the state.
D.C.-area chef Bryan Voltaggio (who was a finalist on season 6 of Bravo’s Top Chef) opened his flagship restaurant there in 2008, and the bar has been raised for the rest of the small city’s “foodie” scene ever since.
The downtown area also features an organic breakfast and brunch spot/bar and music venue, a specialty tea shop and an independent book store. The area is also dotted with hiking spots and Civil War attractions.
Virginia – The Church Hill district of Richmond (also called the St. John’s Church Historic District) trumps the rest of Virginia’s Brooklyn-esque spots, Thrillist says, due to its cobblestone streets, gas lanterns, and restaurants like The Roosevelt, Dutch & Company and The Dog and Pig Show. There’s also the Eric Schindler Gallery.
See the Brooklyn of every state on Thrillist.com.
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