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.
|Venue name:||Polish & Pour||Contact:|
1244 N Wells St
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 9:30am–8pm, Sat 9am–7pm, Sun 9:30am–6pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Clark/Division. Bus: 77, 156.|
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Its the nail salon of my dreams! I will say I have been enough times that I have now seen every episode of Sex and the City, but its the best place to get a french martini and a french manicure! LOVE this place, and no matter what nail tech I have they do a great job.