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Cincinnati tops list of cities that are hipper than you think

Posted at 6:19 AM, Nov 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-03 06:33:10-04

CINCINNATI -- We just joined the cool kid table in the cafeteria, according to, which ranked Cincinnati as the top U.S. city that is "hipper than you think."

The ranking lists seven "unexpectedly hip towns worth downsizing for" that give supersize metropolises like Los Angeles and New York City a run for their money.

"The city has also seen a great cultural revival in the past couple of years, with buzzy storefronts, boutique hotels, standout restaurants and hip bars popping up," writes author Siobhan Reid.

Over-the-Rhine once again seems to drive this ranking, grabbing attention for its notable revitalization over the past several years. OTR craft shop MiCA 12/v and Holtman's Donuts get high praise, while Downtown's art-filled 21C Museum Hotel and the Contemporary Arts Center next door also earn mentions.

National media can't seem to get enough of The Video Archive, the Quentin Tarentino-themed speakeasy disguised as an old-school video store in Walnut Hills. Jetsetter calls it a "must-stop."

Just down the road, Louisville, Kentucky, is also apparently cooler than the rest of the nation thought at No. 4 on Jetsetter's list. Find the full ranking and explanations here.