Being A Hood Hipster Can Be Difficult
I’m Black. I’m a woman. I drink beer. I like trap music.
These are all things that I love about myself and I don’t plan on changing anytime so, if ever. However, the shit can be complicated. One night while trying to find a place to grab a drink with a couple of friends, I realized just how difficult it can be to be Black, a lover of craft beer, and a fan of ‘urban” music. There are very few bars around that will play all the hood classics while offering a nice variety of affordable craft beer options. To make matters worse, many craft beer bars are full of White men that find it appropriate to use “I’ve never met a Black girl who’s into beer… that’s sexy” as a pick up line. So, you see my issue here.
I know I can’t be the only Black person who struggles to make the decision to either listen to alternative/ pop music while drinking a good milk stout or enjoy the music while sipping Hennessy and apple juice all night. Why can’t we just have both? Why can’t I listen to Future degrade women and promote prescription drug abuse while I enjoy an IPA? I mean, hipsters seem to like old school hip-hop and that’s fine with me. I love Biggie as much as the next person. However, at times I want to hear a little Yo gottie “law” and fully participate in the turn up.
Because I assume that I am not the only Black woman in the Chicagoland area that struggles with this, I have decided to begin planning to open my own pub. I’ll call it “The Hood Hipster”. Because every hoodrat deserves a neighborhood bar to grab a Three Floyd’s Gumballhead. I’ll serve a number of fine whiskey options and of course a banging ass beer list. The kitchen will have four staple options that are prepared using fresh ingredients from local Black owned farms.
These plans won’t be put into action until I get my credit right and pay off my student loans. That being said, if you have some disposable income-- enough to make this dream a reality-- take it and run. I have plenty of other “bucket list” businesses that I can open. As for now, I just want to be able to grab a good beer and twerk to the sounds of ratchetness.
If you steal my idea, that’s fine… just make sure you allow me at least one free beer a week and give me a shoutout here and there.
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