Get us in your inbox


Polish & Pour

  • Shopping
  • Old Town
  • price 2 of 4
Photograph: Courtesy Polish & Pour

Time Out says

FIRST IMPRESSION: This newly rehabbed salon has recently acquired a liquor license and now bills itself as the perfect place to go for a night out with a group of girlfriends. An empty bar at the entrance features rows of sweet and diet-focused booze next to a sparse selection of wines. It’s a decent bet for a bachelorette, birthday party or baby/bridal shower, if you want a place to relax and jabber with a glass of wine among friends. For entertainment, be warned—the televisions across the space only loop old episodes of Sex and the City and we couldn’t find a single magazine. 

DRINKS: Our gin and grapefruit soda fizz was expectedly sweet, but surprisingly strong. The Moscow Mule, composed of ginger soda, lime and vodka was watery and bland. The bar features nightly specials—make an appointment on Wednesday nights for $20 bottles of wine or Thursday for $20 bottles of bubbles. 

SERVICE: We had to wait about 10 minutes for our scheduled appointments after finally getting the attention from the sparse staff. After that, we were quickly offered drinks and ushered to our respective seats. Nail service is, unsurprisingly, the salon’s biggest strength—our manicures were pleasant, relaxing and our polish lasted almost a week before chipping. 

THE TAB: $17 for two drinks.

Written by Rebecca Skoch


1244 N Wells St
El stop: Red to Clark/Division. Bus: 77, 156.
Opening hours:
Mon–Fri 9:30am–8pm, Sat 9am–7pm, Sun 9:30am–6pm
Do you own this business?
Sign in & claim business
You may also like

    The best things in life are free.

    Get our free newsletter – it’s great.

    Loading animation
    Déjà vu! We already have this email. Try another?

    🙌 Awesome, you're subscribed!

    Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon!