The one amazing thing about hipsters that sets them apart from every other subculture out there is their insatiable desire to feel like a true local no matter where they go, no matter the culture, no matter the language.
While punk rock kids will always try to revolutionise the system, and the bling crews will always be in search of that upscale lifestyle, hipsters will always strive to experience the present and imbue themselves with the inviolable core elements that make the surrounding urban or rural culture. Here is how to be a true hipster in Sydney.
Where to eat
When it comes to exciting new tastes, Sydney has it all. Everything from international cuisine to make you feel like you’ve teleported to your old neighbourhood, to innovative fusion restaurants that will dazzle your senses and confuse your palate to the max.
If it’s a chill, traditional environment you’re looking for, but still want to have a good time eating real Australian food, then you should find you way up to Neutral Bay, where among numerous bars and restaurants. There are many places to go with your friends, and although their cocktails are amazing, their signature BBQ is what you’re really after.
Where to drink
There is no shortage of amazing, innovative experiences in the Land of Oz, and if intoxicating flavours are what you’re searching for, then Sydney is the place to be. As a true hipster, you want to look for the richest examples of beer artisanship, and your first stop is a local bar in Darlinghurst. Della Hyde has been around for a couple of years now, and it has already become a synonym for a good time in one of Sydney’s most riveting districts.
Alternatively, you can head out to The Little Guy over in Glebe. Be sure to walk down Glebe Point Road. You can easily find the neighbourhood by taking the bus on George Street, or simply take a brisk walk from Central Station.
Where to work
Naturally, your career can’t just be put on hold like that. No, if you’re a modern man, then you love your job and you take it with you wherever you go. However, such as vibrant and hectic environment leaves little room for peace, quiet and concentration, and while you could try to work at a local coffee shop, it would be better if you could find one of the many co working spaces in Sydney that fits your needs and schedule. Moreover, co working spaces are perfect for networking, establishing new contacts, and making friends in all the right places, which could change your life for good.
Where to enjoy the arts
While there are hundreds of noteworthy art centres in Sydney, the beautiful thing about it is that the entire city is an art installation of its own. Beautiful architecture, grand parks stretching for kilometres and numerous outdoor art installations exhibited by masters as well as up-and-comers from all around the world will inspire you to grab a map and experience the city in its raw form.
If you want to experience the Aboriginal culture first hand though, don’t forget to visit Karlangu Aboriginal Art Centre in the heart of the town, over on York Street.
Where to exercise
Finally, Aussies are a fitness-y bunch, with the majority of the young population minding their health and general well-being, so if you want to feel like a local, then you need to train like a local. There are numerous hipster communities specialising in outdoor training and incorporating various exercise methods to create a symbiosis of fitness and spiritual mindfulness, and you are bound to find them over at Bondi Beach or Hyde Park.
Sydney hosts a culture so vibrant and alive, it would be impossible to experience it all in one lifetime. Luckily, you can make the most out of your time spent in the gem of NSW by following these popular hipster routes and imbuing your mind, body and soul with the timeless essence of Aussie heritage.