Yelp has released a fun, addictive map geo-locating aggregate keywords from all of its user review data in 14 top cities, a tool that finally resolves the age-old debate over which American city is the most hipster of them all. The Yelp Wordmap lets you look at all the times a certain word has been used to describe an establishment — or at least the words "hipster," "yuppie," "frat," "PBR," "tourist," and a couple others. From that, we can see which pockets of a select city have the hippest (or yuppiest or frattiest) eateries and bars and such. Sure, it's not the most scientific metric out there, because what do people who spend time writing Yelp reviews know about what's cool? But at least this map offers more crowdsourced evidence than all those obsessive lists and extended essays. So, yeah, all you people who love to argue about this sort of thing, here's proof almost-positive that your city is way more hipster than everyone else's.
Most Hipster Downtown: New York City. Given the dense red concentration of the word "hipster" all over Williamsburg and the East Village and Soho, it's hard to deny that New York has the strongest hipster presence... below 34th Street, at least.
As you start to zoom out, though, things don't look quite so hip: