Location: Los Angeles
Notable Businesses: Painted Bird, Mohawk General Store, Old Style Guitar Shop, Lamill Coffee

We're not going to slight Silver Lake by calling it one of the best hipster neighborhoods in the world, but it did earn this prestigious, tongue-in-cheek-honor from Forbes. Known for drawing creative types, this Los Angeles neighborhood has been famous for its indie rock scene since the '90s, and hosts two annual music festivals: the Silver Lake Jubilee and the Sunset Junction Street Fair. Yeah, it's been called the "Williamsburg of the West," but it's probably best known for its Modernist architecture. It's also home to heritage-heavy boutique Mohawk General Store, and the rad Old Style Guitar Shop, where you can pick up some pretty cool stringed instruments.