Ballard’s getting some national fame with TripAdvisor naming it one of the country’s hippest neighborhoods.
The well-known travel website made a list of the “14 Coolest Hipster Neighborhoods in the USA”, mentioning Ballard alongside Portland’s Pearl District and Boise’s North End. According to TripAdvisor, the determining factors for hipness include the number of microbreweries, independent coffee shops, and upscale farmer’s markets (check, check, and check).
In their blurb about Ballard, TripAdvisor mentions the “well-placed” Nordic Heritage Museum, handcrafted cocktails “beneath dusty chandeliers and velvet curtains” at Hazlewood, and the Old Ballard Brewery Tour, which includes Lagunitas, NW Peaks, and Peddlers.
Other neighborhoods on the list include Wynwood in Miami, East Nashville, Rino in Denver, Montrose in Houston, Lawrenceville in Pittsburgh, Fishtown in Philadelphia, East Austin, North Loop in Minneapolis, North Park in San Diego, and Marigny in New Orleans.
Photo from this summer’s busy SeafoodFest