Barber Barber

Shopping Central Manchester
3 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Barber Barber

A barber shop with no doubts at all about its masculine credentials.

Barber shops are funny places. Stripped of the softness of the hairdresser, a barber shop takes on a masculinity which can verge on bravado. It can make you nervous. After all, there are a lot of sharp things in there!

Barber Barber takes this to another level. Women aren't even allowed to enter its hallowed ground, a men only space, beautifully ornate, old fashioned and reeking of homoeroticsim. If only they realised how gay all the tattoos and perfect facial hair look, there may be some irony involved.

The staff are perfectly presented, if you like the 'Gangs of New York' look, and their skills with the scissors and razor are exemplory. So if you like you hair cut with a huge dose of testosterone, this is the place for you.

And there's a free bar.

By: Rob Martin


Venue name: Barber Barber
Address: 3
Barton Arcade
M3 2BH
Price: 0161 832 5409
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Barber Barber play the 'old school masculinity' card very heavily here, from the no girls allowed rule right through to the 50s dress code. Don't bother turning up without an appointment, unless you fancy waiting for an hour or more. They give a good haircut, but not really worth the wait/price.