How to Tell the Difference Between a Hipster and a Bro

Bro vs. Hipster
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.
Hipsters rock a 'stache all day, every day.
Christopher Morgan

Hipster: Mustache year-round Bro: Mustache during Movember

How to Tell the Difference Between a Hipster and a Bro

Hipster: Mountain-man beard Bro: Goatee

How to Tell the Difference Between a Hipster and a Bro

Hipster: Ironic tattoo Bro: Tattoo

Typical bro uniform.
Typical bro uniform.
Joe Tone

Hipster: Skinny jeans and hand-screened art T-shirts Bro: Cargo shorts and sports T-shirts

Hipsters love their Converse.
Hipsters love their Converse.

Hipster: Converse Bro: Flip-flops year-round

How to Tell the Difference Between a Hipster and a Bro

Hipster: Baseball cap with mesh trucker patch Bro: Any baseball cap

Craft beer is the standard for Hipsters.
Craft beer is the standard for Hipsters.
Danielle Lirette

Hipster: First beer is oak-aged wild ale with hibiscus and blood orange Bro: First beer is Miller High Life

 

How to Tell the Difference Between a Hipster and a Bro

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).
Lost Lake is a popular Hipster hang out (with no windows).

Hipster: Bars with no windows Bro: Rooftop patios

French press, so hip.
French press, so hip.

Hipster: French press Bro: 7-Eleven coffee

Bros take their burgers with extra grease.
Bros take their burgers with extra grease.
Mark Manger

Hipster: Grass-fed bison Bro: Greasy burger

Hipsters prefer their spirits like their beer, craft.
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.
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.
Bros like to spend their nights at Viewhouse, in the Ballpark neighborhood.
Brandon Marshall

Hipster: Baker Bro: Ballpark

 

Sports Illustrated is reading material of choice for bros.
Sports Illustrated is reading material of choice for bros.
Sports Illustrated

Hipster: Lucky Peach Bro: Sports Illustrated

Hipsters and bros both love their bikes.
Hipsters and bros both love their bikes.
Marissa Shevins

Hipster: Fixie Bro: Cruiser

Car2Go, the hip new way to get around.
Car2Go, the hip new way to get around.

Hipster: Car2Go Bro: SUV Both: Subaru

Hipsters take their cats for walks.
Hipsters take their cats for walks.

Hipster: Walks cat Bro: Walks dog

Bros love a good day working in the yard.
Bros love a good day working in the yard.

Hipster: Gardens Bro: Does yard work

Bros rage out at Big Gigantic concerts.
Bros rage out at Big Gigantic concerts.

Hipster: House show Bro: Raging concert


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