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21 Things You Find In Every Hipster Bar

So many Edison lightbulbs.

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1. A location that used to have another purpose.

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Like a car park, tube station, or a public toilet.

2. Some sort of novelty theme.

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Options include a speakeasy, an '80s video game, the American Wild West, or "the war" (it doesn't matter which war – any war will do).

3. Bare Edison lightbulbs.

They never quite provide enough light to read the menu.
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They never quite provide enough light to read the menu.

4. Random mismatching antique furniture.

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5. And beer crate seats and pallet tables outside.

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So great when you're wearing a skirt.

6. Prices like “5½” on the menu because they can NEVER show you the currency.

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7. Beer served in mason jars.

This is all very well if you live in the Deep South, but a bit baffling elsewhere. And they're still somehow the same price as a full-sized pint.
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This is all very well if you live in the Deep South, but a bit baffling elsewhere. And they're still somehow the same price as a full-sized pint.

8. Macaroni cheese as a bar snack.

Macaroni cheese, the casual bar snack you can easily eat with your hands and share with friends!! Usually with some fun twist like added bourbon or gravy or molasses bacon.
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Macaroni cheese, the casual bar snack you can easily eat with your hands and share with friends!! Usually with some fun twist like added bourbon or gravy or molasses bacon.

9. Beers with silly names.

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That you have to repeat many times at the bar over the loud music.

10. Cocktails with silly names.

There's something quite demeaning about standing at a bar and asking for a Hanky Panky and a Part-Time Lover.
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There's something quite demeaning about standing at a bar and asking for a Hanky Panky and a Part-Time Lover.

11. A sort of hard-to-read chalkboard menu behind the bar.

Sadly the Edison bulbs don't provide enough light for nighttime chalkboard reading.

12. Loads of exposed, un-sanded wood everywhere.

A little bit splintery.

13. And concrete.

On the floor, on the walls, as chairs; it's so useful.
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On the floor, on the walls, as chairs; it's so useful.

14. Weirdly retro bathrooms.

Soap in a mason jar!!
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Soap in a mason jar!!

15. A jukebox.

Which usually just gets abused by people taking the piss.
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Which usually just gets abused by people taking the piss.

16. Or really loud indiscriminate music.

At all hours of the day.
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At all hours of the day.

17. Ping-Pong tables.

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18. And board games.

Some of the pieces will definitely be missing.
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Some of the pieces will definitely be missing.

19. Artwork commissioned by local graffiti artists on the walls.

Edgy!!
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Edgy!!

20. A bunch of random vintage advertisements.

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21. And of course, a number of bartenders with beards and tattoos.

It's kind of compulsory.
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It's kind of compulsory.