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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JULY 16: A general view of the Newbury Street shopping district, which the City of Boston plans to close to vehicle traffic for a pedestrian only shopping day on August 7, on July 16, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

How cool is this? Time Out is back with its list of “33 coolest streets in the world.” Let’s first look at how they came up with the list. 20,000 city dwellers around the world were surveyed and based it on food, fun, culture and community among other things. Once the survey was complete, editors and contributors to Time Out took over and narrowed the list down to 33. According to the site “From grand avenues and shopping strips to pedestrianised backstreets and leafy squares, these streets are manageable microcosms of the world’s most exciting cities – each one chock-full of independent businesses, creative humans and everything else that makes urban life brilliant.”

Boston’s very own Newbury Street made the list. Newbury came in at #31 and according to Time Out: “It’s official: Newbury Street is cool again. The Back Bay street once known for its designer shops and historic brownstones is now home to some of the best new restaurants, funkiest speakeasies and chic-est boutique hotels Boston has to offer. Newbury’s roots may go back nearly two centuries, but thanks to the arrival of street patios and throng of new openings, this tony street is once again one of the liveliest places to spend a night out in the city.”

As far as places to make sure you visit on Newbury, Time Out recommended to eat at Faccia Brutta, drink at Hecate, and stay at The Newbury.

The #1 street in the world according to Time Out is Rue Wellington in Montreal. According to Time Out “When a street is bookended by one of the best bars and one of the best new restaurants in the city, there’s no questioning its cool factor – especially when the city in question is one of the world’s gastronomic capitals. Throw in killer cocktail bars, stellar brunch spots, some of the best sandwiches in town and even a sandy urban beach, and you’ve got Verdun’s Wellington Street.”

Here are the top #13 streets in the world according to Time Out.

  • #13 Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles

    Time Out says there are things to do like: Catch Hot Tub, Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal’s long-running Monday night comedy show at the Virgil.

    Here's why this L.A. street is one of the coolest in the world right now

    It made it to Time Out's larger list of the coolest streets in the world. We at Time Out L.A. wrestle a lot with the meaning-and responsibility-of dubbing a street "cool." Take, for example, a place like the so-called Vinyl District, where over the past year or so a single developer has willed a bunch of boutique hotels and in-demand restaurants into existence along a block of Hollywood.

  • #12 Kolokotroni, Athens

    According to Time Out: Stay at  Gatsby Athens, and drink Something strong at KOTES Booze Cooperativa. 

    Time Out: A Street in Athens Among the Coolest in the World - Greece Is

    Additionally, the article recommends its readers to stay at Gatsby Athens , a fun, playful hotel with terrazzo tiles, faux plants and a guests-only rooftop bar. "Press the lion-shaped button in your room for a (good!) surprise," it writes. "Drink something strong at KOTES Booze Cooperativa," Time Out continues.


  • #11. Avenida Ámsterdam, Mexico City

    Time Out lists things to do on this street as “getting cultured at La Increíble, a bookstore that factors in design to its cosy experience, and the House of Gaga art gallery, just a few steps away from the Cibeles fountain. Mauricio Nava, Time Out Mexico City.”

    Mexico City's charming and chill Amsterdam neighborhood.

    A few miles to the southwest of the center of Mexico City is a neighborhood that started out as a race track for horses and then cars. Circling the oval-shaped Parque Mexico is a street named Calle Amsterdam that is lined with some of the city's most interesting and charming houses, buildings, and parks.

  • #10. Hayes Street, San Francisco

    Time Out says this street meshes old SF “with its quirky shops and long-time eateries – with some of the city’s most exciting restaurant openings and trendiest storefronts.”

    SF's Hayes Street Was Just Named One Of The Coolest Streets In The World

    Time Out recently released their annual list of the 33 Coolest Streets in the World, and San Francisco's Hayes Street came in at #10, making it the highest-ranked U.S. street on the list! Hayes Street is the epicenter of SF's trendy Hayes Valley neighborhood.

  • #9 Oranienstrasse, Berlin

    As far as things to do here, Time Out says “make the most of Oranienstrasse being a popular nightlife hub for locals and tourists alike: Roses and SO36 are cult classics, while Café LuziaFeger and Prinzipal offer upscale options for an evening out.”

    Top 10 Things to Do And See On Oranienstraße

    If you're looking for authentic, hearty German food, Max und Moritz is the place to go. Named after the Willhelm Busch cartoon characters, Max und Moritz offer an excellent range of classic German food from schnitzel and spätzel to goulash and Kutschergulasch.

  • #8. Yaowarat Road, Bangkok

    According to Time Out, this street is “lined with neon signs and bustling day or night, this cultural hub is home to temples, restaurants, markets and legions of acupuncturists and dispensers of Chinese medicine.”

    Things to do in Chinatown/Yaowarat: Bangkok Travel Guide by 10Best

    Let USA TODAY 10Best's local experts guide you to the best restaurants, attractions, nightlife, clubs, bars, hotels, events, and shopping in Chinatown/Yaowarat Bangkok.

  • #7 Tai Ping Shan Street, Hong Kong

    According to Time Out “if you’re looking for a place to get your prayers answered – including finding your true love – head to Pak Sing Ancestral Hall and pray to the Chinese gods. Tatum Ancheta, Time Out Hong Kong.”

    Your ultimate guide to Tai Ping Shan

    Explore this cool historical street in Sheung Wan dotted with old and new eateries, trendy cafes, and independent shops

  • #6. Karangahape Road, Auckland

    According to Time Out this road is “simply as as ‘K Road’ – is the city’s bohemian heart and the home of a diverse and expressive community of artists, musicians, and creatives.”


    Karangahape Road, affectionately known as "K' Road", is Auckland's creative hub for alternative arts & events, unique hospitality and independent retailers. This culturally distinctive area is centred by community, and imaginative support systems for diversity, talent, collaboration, interdisciplinary practices and innovation. Karangahape Road is New Zealand's only 24/7 street - a street that never sleeps.

  • #5 Værnedamsvej, Copenhagen

    Time Out says “with its fresh flowers, cute boutiques, wine bars, cheese shops and even a French lycée, it’s something of a mini-Paris in the Danish capital.”

    On the Grid : Værnedamsvej

    Kid-friendly, cozy, relaxed and Frenchy is the first words that pops up in my head when I think of Værnedamsvej.! Værnedamsvej is a small, busy shopping...

  • #4. Yongkang Street, Taipei

    Time Out describes it as “a mellow lane in the genteel Dongmen neighbourhood packed with excellent restaurants, holes-in-the wall sizzling with traditional fried snacks, decadent dessert parlours, upmarket boutiques and historical tea rooms with all the ceremonial trappings.”

  • #3. Great Western Road, Glasgow

    Time Out says “here you’ll find everything from inexpensive Neapolitan pizzas and beer schooners at Paesano to thrift shopping at Glasgow Vintage Co, West and DUDS; riverside craft brews at Inn Deep to sweaty basement gigs at the Hug and Pint; late-night pours at Oran Mor to hangover-busting coffees and breakfast burritos at Papercup.”

    Great Western Road in Glasgow

    Great Western Road is the tree-lined, boulevard of Glasgow - it forms part of theA82 running from Glasgow to Inverness - the title Great Western Road applying only to the first six miles. Great Western Road begins at St.

  • #1 Rue Wellington, Montreal

    According to Time Out “when a street is bookended by one of the best bars and one of the best new restaurants in the city, there’s no questioning its cool factor – especially when the city in question is one of the world’s gastronomic capitals.”

    Montreal's Rue Wellington ranked coolest street in the world

    With one of the city's best restaurants at one end, and one of the best new restaurants at the other-plus a slew of bars, cult coffee shops and family-friendly spots in between-there's no questioning a street's cool factor. Throw in a tuk-tuk service and a sandy beach smack in the middle, and you've arrived on Rue Wellington in Montreal.