The name of this place doesn't exactly instill confidence, but have no fear: the barbers here mean business and have a passion for their art. But it’s not just hair they’ve mastered: this spot offers cocktails as impressive as their cuts, championing the original concept of the barbershop as a place for men to socialize and congregate. Founded in New York City’s East Village, the concept expanded west in 2012, bringing the bar-and-barbershop concept to Culver City. A service includes a drink, chosen from an extensive mixology menu, with aptly named offerings such as the Sweeney Ted (Jameson, lemon, honey, Pama liqueur, egg white and creole bitters). Don’t expect to walk out the door without must-have products from the Blind Barber line, featuring cocktail-inspired ingredients such as the juniper berry, found in gin, naturally.
In need of a fresh cut? Now that the city is opening up again, it may be time to ditch the quarantine look and get trimming. We're not saying you have to go clean cut—but maybe your 'do is overdo for a trim. Lucky for you, we've sought out the best barber shops in Los Angeles, whether you're looking for a fade, trim, stylish cut or a clean shave that gives the city's best spas a run for their money. When you're looking to fine tune that beard, you don't want a stiff place with an "get in and get out" kind of vibe. You want it to feel like you can kick your feet up and have great conversation at a place that you've been going to for years—and that's exactly the kind of environment these barber shops are serving up.
If there's one thing for sure, these joints aren't your average Fantastic Sams—we're talking inviting (and tempting) complementary services like swanky cocktails, draft beer, movies, Xbox, shoe-shining, happy hour specials and comfy salon chairs that'll make you want to stay a while. Pair that with some of the most experienced barbers weilding those scissors so that all you need to worry about is what drink to order next. (It's a mighty fine bachelor party idea to kick off the night.) New York transport the Blind Barber in Culver City even has one of the best bars in the city hidden in the back, speakeasy style.
Whether you're headed to Los Feliz, Downtown or Melrose Avenue, we've got you covered with a range of high-end and afforable top barber shops in L.A.