How to Tell the Difference Between a Hipster and a Bro
Bro vs. Hipster
The first Bro Show - billed as "everything a man needs, all in one place" - filled the Denver Mart with classic cars, mixed-martial-arts contests, beer pong, guns, food, women in tight T-shirts, and beer, lots of beer, over this past weekend. But amid all this manly merchandise, one thing was definitely in short supply: hipsters.
Although hipsters appreciate irony, they could get a heaping helping of that just by donning a flannel shirt and stopping in at the nearest sports bar to suck down a PBR or two, completely incognito.
Here, for those who missed the Bro Show, is our handy guide to distinguishing bros from hipsters.
Hipsters rock a 'stache all day, every day.
Hipster: Mustache year-round Bro: Mustache during Movember
Hipster: Mountain-man beard Bro: Goatee
Hipster: Ironic tattoo Bro: Tattoo
Typical bro uniform.
Hipster: Skinny jeans and hand-screened art T-shirts Bro: Cargo shorts and sports T-shirts
Hipsters love their Converse.
Hipster: Converse Bro: Flip-flops year-round
Hipster: Baseball cap with mesh trucker patch Bro: Any baseball cap
Craft beer is the standard for Hipsters.
Hipster: First beer is oak-aged wild ale with hibiscus and blood orange Bro: First beer is Miller High Life
Hipster: Beer of choice after first round is Miller High Life Bro: Beer of choice after first round is Miller High Life
Lost Lake is a popular Hipster hang out (with no windows).
Hipster: Bars with no windows Bro: Rooftop patios
French press, so hip.
Hipster: French press Bro: 7-Eleven coffee
Bros take their burgers with extra grease.
Hipster: Grass-fed bison Bro: Greasy burger
Hipsters prefer their spirits like their beer, craft.
Hipster: Rocky Mountain Moonshine from Two Guns Distillery Bro: Jack Daniel's
Bros and Hipsters alike can agree on the Nuggets.
Hipster: Colorado Rockies Bro: Broncos Both: Nuggets
Bros like to spend their nights at Viewhouse, in the Ballpark neighborhood.
Hipster: Baker Bro: Ballpark
Sports Illustrated is reading material of choice for bros.
Hipster: Lucky Peach Bro: Sports Illustrated
Hipsters and bros both love their bikes.
Hipster: Fixie Bro: Cruiser
Car2Go, the hip new way to get around.
Hipster: Car2Go Bro: SUV Both: Subaru
Hipsters take their cats for walks.
Hipster: Walks cat Bro: Walks dog
Bros love a good day working in the yard.
Hipster: Gardens Bro: Does yard work
Bros rage out at Big Gigantic concerts.
Hipster: House show Bro: Raging concert
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