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Alley Barrel’s new rules

August 18th, 2012

New rules at Alley Barrel

Last week, I posted a photo of Alley Barrel’s rules, which notably contains a tongue-in-cheek provision banning hipster conversations.

After some local coverage, several major sites covered the story. Why? I dunno, but it was amusing to watch — though a few commenters seemingly interpreted the hipster rule as VERY serious, most readers recognized that hipsters complaining about hipsters is the very type of irony that defines modern hipster culture.

This weekend, I went back and found a modified version of their rules. Changes to note:

  • A footnote for the rule about no hipster conversations claims the rule was a “complaint verbatim from our neighbor.”
  • A sixth rule has been added, which reads:

    not posting this on instagram, you hipster

Good thing I’m not hip enough to use Instagram.

Alley Barrel rules and regulations

August 12th, 2012

Alley Barrel rules and regulations

Four Barrel’s back alley — aka Alley Barrel — hosts a weekend-only coffee service with occasional street food vendors.

Recently they posted a rule sheet, mostly consisting the please-don’t-piss-off-our-neighbors variety. But one rule stands out:

…not talking about annoying hipster topics, or who you fucked last night. You shouldn’t do that anyhow, but our neighbors actually can hear you.

Now while this particular rule may sound somewhat sarcastic, it’s worth noting that most people do not live vicariously through overheard stories of love conquests occurring at Crystal Castles concerts. So perhaps there is a shred of truth to this.

Pica Pica levels up, adds outdoor seating

September 5th, 2011

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Local arepa restaurant and ever changing tiger mural spot has added some outdoor seating.

With Four Barrel’s hipster jungle gym parklet just down the street, will Little Star be next in line for an extension into the realm of public space, or will Zeitgeist beat them to it?

Brand loyalty

September 5th, 2011

Brand loyalty

A Philz cup at Four Barrel? That’s like busting out your Dell at the Apple Store.

Four Barrel’s new parklet

June 25th, 2011

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Four Barrel opened their new parklet today. There’s a wood bar to hold your beverages, a brick flooring, and a bike rack in the middle. The design fits the Four Barrel industrial-brown aesthetic and looks like it should last. All they need now are some climbing plants to grow over the metal trellises.

Bowling car

May 13th, 2011


On my way to Four Barrel, I came across this rather, um, unusual bowling-themed art car. It was a little Fiat with bowling pins that went in and out of the side of the car.

I wasn’t able to find the owner, but of course he showed up and immediately drove away while I was getting coffee. D’oh!

Anyway, I imagine he wouldn’t be to happy if I’d thrown a bowling ball at his lovely car, but it was rather tempting.

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