Best Place for Beardspotting

Beauty Bar’s facially hirsute influence has spread like a particularly hilarious Tumblr meme across the face of downtown. Fremont East has blossomed into a hipster haven, with lines up and down the street on any given First Friday and cheapie Saturday night rooms at the El Cortez booked through January. Now, with the emergence of players such as Bar + Bistro and Artifice in the Arts District, it’s not hard to imagine more bars and restaurants replacing the bail-bonds joints and wedding chapels between the two areas, providing an indigenous playground for the bearded and keffiyeh’d hordes for years to come.