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The Blind Barber in East Village has a very cool concept that distinguishes it from most barbershops. The barber shop area has hipster that is cool, but this place also has a full fledged bar in the back. During the day, you can get a haircut and complementary cocktail. Then, at night the backroom transforms into a speakeasy cocktail bar.

Ratings
Google Rating
4.1
Yelp Rating
3.8
Frances Campbell
Frances Campbell
10:59 22 Oct 19
Just went in this morning for the first time. Got a great haircut from Dan and the price was very reasonable. Would definitely go back again!
Tyler Maltbie
Tyler Maltbie
06:02 28 Jul 19
After relocating to NY, I cycled through 5 barbers and hairdressers before finding *my* barber at Blind Barber. The location is swanky and bougie (in the basement of a Barney’s) but the service and prices are down to earth. I’ve come back here to my barber 5+ times and have always been able to book a chair in the early evening. I recommend! 💇‍♂️read more
Jean Green
Jean Green
03:40 22 Oct 19
Excellent barber shop! Was taken care of right away as a walk-in, and the haircut was superb.
Dave Torres
Dave Torres
10:59 27 Oct 19
Super cool bar. Everything about this place was nice. Bar tender "Teg" (definitely spelled it wrong) was super chill and took care if my cousin and I.
Edouard Bow
Edouard Bow
08:50 23 Oct 19
Rustic and cozy place, staff are polite and skilled. Highly recommended!
Aileen munoz
Aileen munoz
16:36 27 Dec 19
The place is great. Speakeasy bar with a barbershop in front and then you can enter the bar through the back door. Best old fashioned i have tried in Manhattan. Loved the vibe of the place. Bartender was awesome, skilled, and bilingual which I liked, (Thanks JC) our drinks were right on point, and he made us feel welcomed and appreciated. Will definitely come back. Nice spotread more
Anthony Queen
Anthony Queen
00:47 08 Dec 19
Good drinks but the music was so loud that we had to scream into each other's ears to have a conversation. The music selection was great but I would t recommend it if you're looking for a chill bar to catch up with your friends at.read more
Chris Delahunt
Chris Delahunt
20:31 13 Jan 20
First visit to the branch in The Moxy hotel because it's near my office. Troy was a gem. Lovely guy. Gave me a great haircut and beard trim with hot towels etc. No rush. very cool guy and good to chat to. Thanks Troy, i'll be back.read more
edouard schwebel
edouard schwebel
17:30 17 Jan 20
Speakeasy entrance works well. But too big inside for a Wednesday night >> felt really empty and killed the mood. Good drinks
Robert Ulrey
Robert Ulrey
13:01 06 Jul 19
Review of the barber shop. Best haircut hands down. Dylan was super talented and professional. Came in from the hot sun overheating a bit and he made me feel accepted and comfortable the whole time that I could relax and let my worries go in the barber chair. I got probably the best cut off my life so I now know the hype. Worth every penny, even got a refreshing cerveza in the back while I waited. This shop is legit and I can see why Bryce Harper partners with them. 11/10 recommend.read more
Howard Packham
Howard Packham
20:35 03 Jul 20
Barber review: awesome haircut with a reasonable (slightly premium) pricing. During COVID they're taking sensible precautions (everyone in masks and eye covering, no shaves) but it's good that they're open and following guidelines. Bookings are required and they've allowing extra time between cuts. Sadly, no drinks from the speakeasy at the back, but it's still worth it to support a cool venture like this.read more
Emmanuel Weintraub
Emmanuel Weintraub
22:28 20 Sep 20
Very nice people and a great space
Alan West
Alan West
01:14 17 Sep 20
Justin the Maistro.
Joe Blow
Joe Blow
00:20 12 Feb 20
Use this mnemonic to remember the dangers of each avenue of alphabet city: Aentrification Bentrification Centrification Dentrification
Lalo Portilla Audioholic
Lalo Portilla Audioholic
05:32 01 Dec 20
Coolest place in NYC. I'ts been my favorite place since the first time I visited New York 10 years ago.
Thom Sachs
Thom Sachs
16:06 25 Mar 21
An unparalleled experience.... you have to see for yourself if your in the neighborhood
jason capili
jason capili
16:39 09 May 21
Fave place to get a haircut...and a cocktail
Amelia
Amelia
21:35 07 Jun 21
They have absolutely delicious cocktails, the epitome of a Speak Easy and it's a great date spot! It's pretty empty during the week, but I tend to like that more as it creates a more intimate setting.
Тимур Халиков
Тимур Халиков
02:28 08 Jun 21
Great idea, interior and bar design. The DJ however was of very low quality, extremely sudden and random transitions, track selection that didn’t seem to have any theme or be well received by the visitors. The crowd didn’t seem to match the style of the bar either.read more
David Powell
David Powell
21:15 16 Jun 21
Andre was awesome. The man knows a good cut and a good beard.
The NYGalavant (TheNYG)
The NYGalavant (TheNYG)
22:05 10 Jul 21
One of my fave places to get #stayhandsome grooming and a mixology-laden cocktail.
Morgan Taylor
Morgan Taylor
21:17 23 Jul 21
Eli is a champ. The best. Pure precision. I'll be back!
Joseph R
Joseph R
21:46 03 Aug 21
Dylan was awesome! Did a killer job on my haircut and was playing some good music the whole time. Will definitely be back!
Wesley Allen-Murray
Wesley Allen-Murray
11:08 01 Aug 21
Eli was wonderful, he gave me a really beautiful fade. The facility was safe, clean, & covid-precautions were in place.
Vy Nguyen
Vy Nguyen
13:55 17 Oct 21
The batman was good. Strawberry one is ok. They have a lot of space but for some reason not a lot of seats, just standing space.
Tenille Haynes
Tenille Haynes
20:46 25 Dec 21
Great for the mid to late 20s - early 30s crowd. Dance and drink with friends.Does get packed, not for those who like a space from others.The bartenders are awesome. Best whiskey sour I have ever had. I normally find them too sour.read more
Martiño Prada
Martiño Prada
03:26 17 Jan 22
Cool place, nice atmosphere, good music, they play a bunch of classics, gets tight inside which is great, and too much light. Young, even college, crew though, which was a but if a throw off for us.
Erica Coca
Erica Coca
16:45 07 Feb 22
Love the music here and the drinks are great 👍🏼 always a vibe
Demetris D
Demetris D
00:32 21 Feb 22
Cool bar for young people. Nice facade!
Terrence Henry
Terrence Henry
23:55 23 Mar 22
Ali is An amazing barber I have a lot of trust in him with cutting my hair cause he knows exactly what I’m looking for in a haircut ! Thank you bro
Emmett
Emmett
02:09 04 Apr 22
Ali killed it! Sharp cut. My girls been on me all night lol
Yusuf Esenboga
Yusuf Esenboga
07:26 10 Apr 22
This place is one of the best night out places ever. The bartenders are really great, the place is usually crowded and the prices are pretty average for NYC. The location is also great. And the music? it’s one of the best. Always playing hit rap and pop songs.read more
Amy Hart
Amy Hart
03:57 14 May 22
The everything about this place is amazing. Well kept is not your typical barbershop, it’s unique in it’s style and the vibe is super cool.
Ariana Lavelli
Ariana Lavelli
21:59 31 Jul 22
Went to the bar around 10/11 on a Friday night and there was no line (I say that because once we left, there was a very long line). As you may imagine, it's behind the barber shop so you enter through there.We were greeted by 2 lively hosts and were stamped and let in. It was super crowded but we jetted to the bar as quickly as we could. Asked for a tequila drink and a rum drink - bartenders choice - and both were yummy!Music was mostly 90s and 00s r&b and pop throwbacks which we loved! A lot of drunk, young annoying people there too but didn't bother us much when they weren't spilling drinks.I'd go back but not top of the listread more
David Santos
David Santos
17:36 09 Aug 22
Play Hip Hop and top 40. Usually a line. Speakeasy club vibe
Patricia Burgos
Patricia Burgos
23:39 18 Aug 22
Nice place you can get a cut and a drink nice place for men to let there hair down
Tim Clancy
Tim Clancy
04:38 03 Sep 22
You think getting a haircut by a blind barber is a good idea? Do you? Seriously? Yeah it is! What a blast! Never know what’s gonna happen next! Watch out for those scissors around my ears! My friends call me Vincent Van Gogh now! What a blast!read more
Simon Hsu
Simon Hsu
01:43 15 Oct 22
Interesting concept for a speakeasy bar. The cocktails are decent but could be more elaborate. The space could also be well suited for a medium-to-large group.
Lawrence
Lawrence
23:04 30 Sep 22
Cool spot to unwind. Cocktails are good here. Kinda hard to get in for guys during the weekends, but what can do you do ? This is NYC.
Jeffrey Usher
Jeffrey Usher
17:03 21 Nov 22
Oh this is a pretty fun spot. Makes me feel like we're going to a secret speakeasy. They play some nice jams. They had a live DJ playing sounds from the early 2000s and some current sounds when I was there. The crowd was a pretty cool mixture of 20 somethings and early '30s. That's how I remembered it anyway. Drinks weren't too bad. Reasonably priced around $10 to $15. Honestly it gets a little blurry but I had a good time. 🎉🥳🥳🥳read more
Valentina Pacetti
Valentina Pacetti
21:35 30 Mar 23
Nice place, a bit too quiet to be a Saturday night, the bartender was amazing, she prepared amazing cocktails.
Kelly R
Kelly R
08:04 20 May 23
This is one of the best bars I've ever been to in my life and I travel 20+ times a year all over the world. Amazing music ✔️ Vibes ✔️ Monica the bartender✔️✔️✔️The kindest staff that handles a drunken crowd with such grace and compassion, delicious drinks (try the strawberry drink which is the best thing I've ever had at a dive bar)and the most fun music! Monica should run the place because she absolutely makes the experience with her energy and bartending.read more
Kareem Morris
Kareem Morris
06:32 13 May 23
This place was a vibe. You enter into a barber shop that turns into a bar/club. The music was good and it was a good time. For the amount of people that was there, it was really cramped. 4/5 stars
Steve Bronder
Steve Bronder
18:30 04 Sep 23
Cute cocktails and atmosphere though on the weekend it can get a bit too packed!
Matt Perrone
Matt Perrone
04:53 08 Oct 23
Blind Barber is a "speak easy" type bar behind a barber shop. Inside, there's about a dozen tables or so. The bar is stocked well, with happy hour between 6-9. The music playing is great, the pours are kind of heavy, and prices aren't too bad. As the night goes on, there's a younger crowd that rolls in to dance. Overall a great experience and would recommend coming in for a drink if you're in the neighborhood.read more
Mirko Radeka
Mirko Radeka
19:59 09 Oct 23
Cool speak easy place in NY! Although the city never sleeps we were here on Wednesday evening after catching a Broadway show but it was pretty empty so that ruined the experience. But seems like a very cool place when crowded! The entrance is through the barbershop 💈read more
Johnny Novo
Johnny Novo
16:27 03 Mar 24
I have been to the BB many of nights loaded off the Tequila Sodas, as it is one of the best places to go out and activate in the East Village. It is also a true speakeasy, not one of them fake speakeasies. Y’all know what I’m talkin about. Great date night spot during the week too fellas…But the real reason I’m writing this review is because the culmination of my life's work happened here on Thursday night. I was able to accept my 2023 Yelp Rookie of the Year Award. WE DID IT MOMMA! I DONE IT FOR US!Early mornings and long nights at the keyboard paid off. Swiping my credit card to try a new place to review when I had food at home finally paid off. Telling my friends “sorry I can’t go to the club tonight, I got a dream to chase” paid off.My heart, my mind, and my soul have gone into writing these reviews. My big bros actually sat me down one day to have an intervention saying something along the lines of:"We are worried about you lil cuzzo all you do is write Yelp Reviews... I think you've lost your mind a bit... You were at 9th street espresso for 11 hours yesterday lil cuzzo..."I just sat back, looked them dead in the eyes, and told them:"You're right. I have lost my mind doing this. Like Vincent van Gogh. He dedicated his life to his art and lost his mind in the process. That's happened to me. But f--k it.When that 5 inch tall plastic trophy is my hands, when I have more random Yelp trinkets than I know what to do with, when I can chirp everyone else's food opinions by asking them how many Yelpies they have, when my Kids’ Kids can facetiously ask their little friends in Kindergarten 'Wait, how many Yelpies does your Grandpa have?'... then it will pay. Then I'll be happy I lost my mind."MANHATTAN BEACH!!!!! THIS IS FOR YOU!!!!!!!!! AND MY MOMMA I LOVE YOU MOMMA!!!!!!!!What a great Yelp Elite event though, drinks were amazing and Johnnie Walker was hosting it. Yelp is on a HEATER this year with these events. They can't miss in 2024!IG @jnov_Tiktok @jnov_reviewsread more
S B
S B
07:10 20 May 24
One of the most iconic speakeasy-style bars in the city. They were doing it before it became a hipster craze. You enter through an unassuming door at the back of the barbershop. Inside is quite roomy compared to other hidden bars in the city. It’s a bit less pretentious than most too, which I personally prefer. Overall a cool place to visit for a cocktail if you’re in the area.read more
Alyssa D. (aly del vee)
Alyssa D. (aly del vee)
02:31 10 Jun 24
The actual venue I walked right past it lol. That truly makes for a great speakeasy right? It really is pretty inconspicuous if you're not paying attention. The blind barber is actually a barber shop for real, but cross functions as a speakeasy.The images speak for themselves. It is such a cool atmosphere and great time once you get past the barber shop ;)read more
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  • Phone Number
    212-228-2123
  • Email Address
    info@blindbarber.com
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    Appointment Recommended
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