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The Blind Barber in Philadelphia offers a unique combination of old-school barber shop and speakeasy cocktail bar. Initially it appears to be a swanky retro barber shop, but in the back there is a hidden lounge, with velvet booths, floral wallpaper, and dim lighting. And of course, drinks. The haircuts are on the more expensive end, but you get a complementary cocktail, not just some beer, to sip on during your cut. If this type of atmosphere intrigues you, then Blind Barber is the place you are looking for.

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4.2
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3.6
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Marcus Espinoza
Marcus Espinoza
19:37 17 Feb 20
I just got my haircut here, hands down one of the best haircut experiences of my life. Price of haircut is $55 but includes complimentary drink (not just Bud Light, I got a high end whiskey on the rocks included with the cut) and the attached bar and overall experience is first- class. Haircut itself was extremely well done as the barber even educated me on what he was doing and how to take care of the hair. Worth the money.read more
Perkins
Perkins
15:21 07 Mar 20
Owner is new to the city and a very genuine person. The best experience I've had stepping into a new barbershop. You're welcomed like a regular and it's an environment you just want to hang out in. Incredible cut it's obvious why these barbershops are in cities around the country. They're a step above most.read more
Kathleen Franklin
Kathleen Franklin
00:42 08 Mar 20
Omg love the vibe !! I love the whole “speak easy” theme! We went for the burlesque show on the first Thursday and it was top notch experience !!The only issue we had was the waitress was horrible! She bypassed us about 4 times. We ended up merging with another table and they complained as well that they waited 30 minutes for service. It was only until we physically stood up and yelled for her she paid us any attention... and we are very good friends with one of the burlesque dancers so I think she noticed and came running. Terrible TERRIBLE cocktail waitress. Besides that the place is awesomeread more
Martin Rufo
Martin Rufo
22:12 13 Feb 20
Blind barber is an awesome speakeasy off of sansom and 13th. There can be a line from time to time but overall great spot to meet people.Will be packed in the summer for sure.
Omar Nogueras
Omar Nogueras
21:02 10 Feb 20
Chill and fun spot in Philly if you want a different venue than the usual.
Rattana Son
Rattana Son
17:04 10 Aug 20
I recently had the pleasure to get my haircut by Stephen. Im a very picky client and he executed every detail that i mentioned during the consultation very well, better than i expected! If your in center city, this is the guy to see! Highly recommended!!!!read more
Brendan McCarthy
Brendan McCarthy
19:19 21 Aug 20
Recently tried Blind Barber for the first time and walked away thoroughly impressed. I've been to many barbers in Philly and this is one of the best. Gave a great haircut and took their time. Fairly priced. Prime location too, close to subway and restaurants/bars. Highly recommend!read more
Richard Brewer
Richard Brewer
20:47 10 Nov 20
Great environment. Excellent and friendly service. Highly recommend.
Daniel S
Daniel S
19:56 20 Nov 20
Hi and good afternoon this is a place that you can go and get a nice cut Blind Barber God bless everyone.
Corey Wertz
Corey Wertz
00:50 11 Feb 21
Very nice people working, gave me style tips. My fiance said it was the greatest cut I've ever had.
Abbas Haider
Abbas Haider
13:49 02 Mar 21
This is one of the most professional barber shops I’ve been too. It’s not just a haircut, it’s an experience. What’s great is the barbers here work with you to really customize your haircut to your head shape, hair type and the style you’re looking to get. The best part for me has been how good they’ve been about masks during covid. They only have 1 customer in the entire shop at a time, both the barber and the customer have proper masks (above their noses/mouths).read more
christopher perez
christopher perez
21:08 01 Mar 21
Great drinks and ambiance. Great date spot
Craig G
Craig G
21:03 26 Mar 21
Amazing as always. Stephen is an artist at his craft.
Brandon Robinson
Brandon Robinson
21:33 08 Apr 21
Have been getting my hair cut here since I moved to Philly almost a year ago. Alex is my go to, and he never fails to disappoint. He provides excellent service and recommendations for my hair. I would definitely recommend Blind Barber if you’re looking to find a new barber.read more
Cyan Fireall
Cyan Fireall
20:57 28 Apr 21
Hands down best haircut I've ever had. A complimentary drink and GREAT conversation. 10/10 will be returning!
Scott Milner
Scott Milner
18:32 12 Jun 21
Absolutely favorite place to get my haircut of all time. All of the barbers are amazing but Alex is my guy. Listens to what I want and always delivers. Never rushes me and great conversation. Highly recommend.read more
Casey Miller
Casey Miller
17:10 26 Jun 21
Really cool concept - actual barbershop front. Cheap drinks. Just wish the DJ was better when we went!
Sarah Leach
Sarah Leach
19:21 01 Jul 21
Great place for late night trim, and possibly a cocktail if you know where to look.
Brett Askinas
Brett Askinas
02:39 09 Jul 21
Really cool spot, great ambience, not too expensive for a speakeasy still had good drink specials. And actually dont sleep on that pimento cheese hot dog. 10/10
Brooke Tomlinson
Brooke Tomlinson
11:38 29 Jul 21
So cute. A+ spot for a drink esp in the fresh hell that is Center City.
Ricky Barrett
Ricky Barrett
00:38 17 Aug 21
I was really excited for this place because I love craft cocktails. The ambience is great, entering through the barbershop is fun, but the cocktails are really nothing special. I tried 4 different cocktails (my friends and I all got different ones) and every one of them was just bland. Not bad, I just expect a lot better from a speak easy themed bar and at that price point.If your just going in to get a beer then I’m sure it’s 5 stars lol.read more
Angel Rutsch
Angel Rutsch
01:32 18 Sep 21
Upstairs is loud and busy, but downstairs is a peaceful, quiet speakeasy with a delightful bartender. Sneaks into the barbershop in the corner and pass through the back door. FUN! Bring your vax card!read more
Hugo Pakula
Hugo Pakula
02:58 19 Sep 21
Blind Barber is a really top-notch service that really gives barber shops a good name. Their main haircut package is on the expensive side, but includes a drink (alcoholic or not) in the price. If you don’t want the drink, the price is the same, so I wouldn’t suggest going here if you care about the value of your dollar for a haircut only.In any case, the barber’s are lovely and the haircut I got was great!read more
Zaza C
Zaza C
03:30 10 Oct 21
The male dj was a bit messy with the song selection. It felt more like a concert than a dance bar. The woman dj was far better. Idk why this man was chosen. He also wouldn't take recommendations and instead play very lame songs with some background dance music. It was not a good experience. I usually come for the music since the drinks are trash, but this was a bad experience. Idk if I'll come back 😔read more
Ayana Terán
Ayana Terán
11:25 12 Oct 21
Great decor and good drinks. Music was too loud for me, but other people were having a great time. Good energy all around!
Jessica Eskow
Jessica Eskow
03:20 14 Nov 21
This place was really cool. Low key vibe with great cocktails and awesome bartenders.
Kahlil Johnson
Kahlil Johnson
05:55 04 Dec 21
Classicly updated shop. This shop definitely is worth the trip into center city. Debit or credit payment is allowed.
Laura N
Laura N
17:18 20 Dec 21
Decent spot. The gimmick of entering through the barber shop is a fun thing. Might try to take someone here who didn't know it was a bar, since it would make for a good surprise.They really shouldn't have seats all around both bars when they're busy. Also, the drinks were inconsistent from one bartender to the next.read more
Andy Lepo
Andy Lepo
18:05 23 Jan 22
Hannah is aces! Phenomenal cut & convo. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.
Emily B
Emily B
22:56 16 Feb 22
Great drinks and amazing staff. This speak easy is such a vibe. I would highly recommend.
Robert Campbell
Robert Campbell
03:31 26 Feb 22
Great deals on drinks, DJ is dope, get there earlier in the night for seating
Phinon Woodside
Phinon Woodside
18:55 05 Mar 22
Fun "speakeasy" style location located at the far end of a functioning barber shop.Drinks were very yummy, service and menu options could have been more on point.The only food available during our visit were empanadas that could not be purchased at the bar.read more
Oriana Bani
Oriana Bani
19:48 07 Mar 22
Had been looking for a place with good music and I finally found it. The most fun Friday night i’ve had in a while.
Casey Rubin
Casey Rubin
15:00 11 Mar 22
Amazing drinks and ambience. Victor the bartender was amazing! We had such a great time and the staff were all so friendly. What a wonderful experience.
Brent Cary
Brent Cary
22:12 02 Apr 22
Really cool if you like the speakeasy feel. You can have a nice quiet night in the lower section, or party it up upstairs.
Amanda Hahn
Amanda Hahn
13:02 03 Apr 22
Line went super quick. Bar was crowded but a lot of fun! The bouncer staff seemed to be super concerned and caring about me and my friends getting home which is something you don’t experience these days. Fun spot- will go again!read more
Bernard Do
Bernard Do
14:21 09 Apr 22
Thought it was a bar. It was more of a club/bar. Up and down stairs. Okay drinks. I had one bartender on first floor make an awful Old fashion. Had to ask her colleague to make me another one which was made correctly. But I had to pay for both? Lame.read more
Dillon Campbell
Dillon Campbell
12:08 18 Apr 22
Super cool, it's yes a barber shop Just keep walking in and walk straight back. Back Open the door and you're in a speakeasy type atmosphere. They open at 5:00
Ankita Chatterjee
Ankita Chatterjee
17:18 23 Apr 22
Visited on Friday night. The entrance through the back of the barbershop was really cool. Sat upstairs and the space has the feel of a dimly lit 70's basement. There are small seating areas for groups of 2-3 as well a few larger tables. The music is very loud. Service is poor. It took us a long time to track down our waitress to order our drinks. The drinks themselves were just average. Though the feel was very authentically "speakeasy," the drinks and service were not worth it. Would probably not visit again.read more
M B
M B
01:09 25 Apr 22
Fun speakeasy hidden inside a barber shop. Lots of cocktail and beer options.Inside, there is a small bar with a few tables on the first level. Upstairs is a larger bar with several seating areas.Definitely pop in for a drink when you are in the neighborhood.My only complaints are that most of the specialty drinks were pre-mixed, not made fresh and their specialty drink menu is pretty small.read more
Ian O'Casey
Ian O'Casey
19:19 08 May 22
Great little speakeasy. You walk into a "barber shop" show your I'd to the biyncer and head upstairs for exceptional cocktails, great DJ and lovely vibes. Excellent all around.
Alex Lorence
Alex Lorence
01:42 01 Jun 22
I have went in about a year ago and had Alex cut my hair. I asked him if he can give me a cut that would grow to be a good look when it gets long. He exceeded my expectation by giving me a new hair cut that I actually liked even more then what I wanted and it even grew into what I wanted when it got to that point. Highly recommend them they know there stuff and they are very inviting to enjoy a cold beverage after in there secret spaces.read more
Nick Foster
Nick Foster
20:54 03 Jul 22
I absolutely love this place!!! On my i wedding day, i wanted to take my groomsmen to get a good shave and i needed a haircut and shave desperately, i put it off a couple months leading up to the wedding. I wanted a fresh looking cut, different than what ive gotten for the last 10 years which have always been great, just wanted different. From the start of the booking process with romy who was very nice, she made it very accommodating and super simple, in which i only booked a week in advance. Alex cut my hair and trimmed and shaped my beard and i can say expectations were exceeded!! For someone never cutting my hair which is tough, he was amazing!! My groomsmen all absolutely loved their shaves. The atmosphere was amazing and the drinks were also good and a great bonus to the experience. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone.read more
Kailah King
Kailah King
23:01 07 Aug 22
very cute spot! I like that there’s no cover charge. DJ was good ; the crowd was meh but overall enjoyed myself and would recommend this place to others
Jesse Cohen
Jesse Cohen
14:57 12 Aug 22
Autumn is Philly's best kept secret. She knows what she's doing and she cares. Highly recommend.
Jim Mccole
Jim Mccole
12:30 29 Aug 22
Drinks top notch. Staff was attentive and engaging to our needs and questions. Music was current club music at opening, maybe ok late at night, but really not the vibe was looking for in a " speakeasy" We had one drink and moved on. So did another group of four that came in after us and left before us.read more
Y H
Y H
02:53 05 Nov 22
Fantastic haircut! Loved the shampoo service as well, they really go the extra mile. Also offered beard care, and trimming.Ok, now for the real review 😉 Super fun speakeasy! We walked through the barbershop 💈 and they played along 😂 Told us they were closing soon, and that we needed to make an appointment, etc. We were confused! After a little fun they started laughing and let us through.I loved the space and experience! The drinks were delicious! Loved everything. Was there for a corporate event, so I’m not even local, but definitely recommend this place!read more
Chloe Smith
Chloe Smith
13:38 20 Dec 22
I really love the aesthetic of this bar. If you were walking past this bar on the street, you would not realize what it was if not for the small barber pole outside. The secret speakeasy inside is warm and inviting with the lighting choices. It was not too packed either. The drinks were about $15 each and kind of small but they certainly packed a punch. We got vodka lemonades, but however the bartender was making them made them not your typical drink.The music choices were also great and the crowd was into it.I would definitely come back here as a place to start my night as it is a little bit more low-key than some of the other bars in philly.read more
Mello Cheesecake
Mello Cheesecake
15:34 27 Dec 22
Definitely a new favorite spot for me! Great happy hour selections and atmosphere!!
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
02:03 17 Jan 23
Always enjoy bringing friends here and their initial confusion, followed by joy. Very obscure and usually not too busy. No real need to book a table in my mind unless you are staying for the night. Bartenders have a wide range in drink making, they do happy hour late, and the overall vibe gives off Prohibition and suits (though fair warning the men are NOT dressed Prohibition style)read more
Gerald Johnson
Gerald Johnson
09:37 20 Jun 23
The Blind Barber is a hidden gem in the heart of Philadelphia. This speakeasy-style bar is tucked away behind a barbershop front, which adds to the allure of the experience. The atmosphere is hip and cool, with vintage decor and low lighting that creates a cozy and intimate setting.The cocktail menu is creative and unique, with plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic cocktail or something more experimental, the bartenders are skilled and knowledgeable and can craft the perfect drink for you.The service at the Blind Barber is top-notch, with friendly staff who are attentive and personable. They make you feel right at home and are always willing to help you navigate the menu or make recommendations.All in all, the Blind Barber is a must-visit spot for anyone looking for a cool and unique drinking experience in Philadelphia. With its hidden location, creative cocktails, and friendly staff, it’s the perfect spot for a night out with friends or a intimate date night. Highly recommended.read more
Kate S.
Kate S.
22:54 19 Jun 23
Finally got to check this place out on a random late Sunday evening after many attempts/always long lines. Well the lines must be the kids who just want one drink and a photo for the gram à la Tinsel as this reminded me of the ill fated Vesper club with it's cheesy 'speakeasy' decor and a promise of great crafted cocktails that never delivered. The drinks/offerings are quite limited as is the actual bar itself. Case in point, no garnishes/citrus/cherries, I probably rattled off 15 classic cocktails they couldn't make because they were missing basic ingredients or didn't know how... and then in desperation when I saw a drink on the menu that had Lillet Blanc I asked for a spritz with it and the bartender apologized profusely that everything is already pre-batched and they don't even have Lillet on site. I was VERY confused, I've had better drinks and selection of spirits at a local watering hole, save your $$ and go elsewhere because this place ain't it.read more
Lauren C
Lauren C
17:36 10 Apr 23
It’s basically a club so if that’s your scene you’ll enjoy it. I just don’t enjoy crowded bars anymore. Good service though and the DJ the night I went (Saturday) was decent.
Betty Alexander
Betty Alexander
04:24 08 Jul 23
I really liked this place! The decor is cute (bookshelves and neon lights), and the front entrance is a barber setup with comfortable seats! In the club there are comfortable seats if you want to chill, or you can dance on the small dance floor. The vibe is young professionals.I got the strawberry fields cocktail, but it tasted extremely artificial (they used a syrup I’m sure). The green tea shot, however, was good. It’s a bit pricey but that’s to be expected in this area!read more
Kelly Audette
Kelly Audette
01:25 25 Aug 23
This spot is SO much fun. We happened upon it looking for an after-dinner place and so glad we did.Drinks and food are delicious and service is awesome, especially Lily!!
Justin Rice
Justin Rice
01:29 05 Sep 23
Cool entrance, friendly staff and a solid DJ on some nights. Only complaint is The Batman drink. I love Batman and missed the opportunity here. You should have called it The poison Ivy. You had like 2 or 3 plant based ingredients in the drink :).read more
Sunny Ko
Sunny Ko
16:31 06 Sep 23
Had the most amazing time!! The speakeasy part opens at 5 pm and is behind the barber shop but is the most awesome place! Theres the downstairs when you first walk in but also an upstairs part of the bar. I was upstairs and got one of the specialty drinks while my boyfriend got the espresso martini and the martini was soo amazing. The bartender was very nice and helped a lot with recommendationsread more
David M. Cullen
David M. Cullen
17:29 25 Sep 23
Unfortunately, Blind Barber (the barbershop, not the bar) seems to be in a rough patch. I first went there when they opened in Philly and it was nice place, haircuts were a little more expensive but not crazy but you had a nice experience.Went again after some time off and it just wasn’t what it was. The shop seems to be in disrepair in a few places, staff were nice but just seemed uninterested. The amount of money you pay, I would expect more that just “we give you a cocktail!”. The cut was fine but felt like it was rushed. I don’t think I would go back.read more
thesachadownes
thesachadownes
23:29 02 Dec 23
Was kind of a weird vibe, but my drink was good lol. It’s definitely a club, much less a speakeasy. I’d give the dj a 7/10. Not bad but I wouldn’t go back.
Pranaya Gade
Pranaya Gade
00:46 21 Feb 24
Blind Barber is a great speakeasy that gives you the best of both worlds. There’s a section with booths and a bar you can sit at to have a conversation, but there’s also a small dance floor with a DJ on Thursdays and the weekend! And to top it off, drinks are amazing!read more
King George
King George
15:45 25 Feb 24
Dope spot. Cool vibes. Bartender was cool, even tho we were Cowboys fans lol. We’ll def be back. 🙏🏿
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    215-528-9485
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    philly@blindbarber.com
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