Cotter Barber on Graham Ave is a full service barbershop, which is also a coffee shop. An unique and interesting combination. They specialize in classic haircuts and straight razor shaves. Great hospitality, and you can even get a complimentary coffee with your haircut. Cool looking place with old fashioned traditional barbershop vibes, yet with an expresso bar twist.
15:18 14 Sep 20
The appointment process:As a new client, I could not have asked for a better or easier experience. I booked online and received an email confirmation which was followed up by a Cotter associate calling to review my appointment details, let me know they were a cash only establiment, and inform me a mask was required for all hair services (if I didn't have a mask meeting CDC guidelines they would provide one). Off the bat, they demonstrated a VERY professional appointment set-up process to ensure my time at thier shop was efficient and avoided any surprises.The barber/stylist:Alexandr was the barber/stylist I chose online with zero insights about his skill or ability. All I can say is his experience was beyond expectation. I explained how I was growing my hair/where I like my fade lines, and he took it from there. He was very professional and focused on the cut with minimal talking, unless I chatted first which I respect a lot. Especially since the first cut is essentially a first impression.The results:Alexandr gave me the best skin fade I've had ever since my last barber of over 10 years had moved out of state over 6 years. Alexandr nailed it the first time in his chair with his exceptional clipper/comb and scissors expertise. I definitely found my go-to barber! If you're looking for a clean cut Alexandr is the man!Thank you Cotter team. Way to go!read more
Daniel Martinez Clavijo
16:09 25 Sep 20
Went for my first post quarantine haircut and was very much impressed. Aleksandr took the time to discuss what I wanted and I left incredibly happy with the haircut. I do know for some it may a bit pricey but it is worth the professionalism and quality. Will be back!read more
21:03 22 Sep 20
Great barbershop experience! Very friendly staff, tasty coffee and a good price/value relation. Ryan did an awesome job - will definitely come back.
15:36 03 Oct 20
Ryan is the best barber in town. No one gives a cleaner fade. He does his haircuts with precision and care. Barbershop has a great vibe and friendly service.
16:43 26 Aug 20
Got a haircut with Ryan, he was very professional and quick. I’m very happy with the haircut definitely will be back
14:17 13 Jul 20
Amazing barber shop. Very happy they are back open. Super accommodating and very clean. I've been going since the first one opened in Greenpoint and this location is just as great. Highly recommend.
01:34 24 Nov 20
Jeff was my barber and my razor head shave was the bomb- a barber with smooth hand movements and perfect razor technique is hard to find, and I’ll definitely be seeing him again. Also added on a relaxing hot towel facial left my skin feeling scrubbed and hydrated. New favorite NYC barbershop 💈 🔥🙌🏽read more
17:07 08 Dec 20
Cotter is the best! Ryan has been my barber for the past year or so and he's not only a skilled barber but a genuinely great dude. Always a pleasure coming here and I always leave with a perfect cut. Can't recommend enough.read more
20:25 09 Dec 20
I went here for the first time today after deciding I should treat myself to a more "high end" cut ($50) after growing my hair out for ~8 months. I'm incredibly glad I did. I had a truly unruly head of hair walking in and only a vague idea of what I wanted. I spoke with Jeff (my barber, not a random man) for a couple of minutes to help me figure it out and he gave me a superb cut. If you Google "Ryan Reynolds new haircut," that's kinda what mine looks like...just on a significantly less attractive man. On the way out, I also grabbed a cold brew which was delicious. Treat yourself to this place, you won't regret it.read more
20:41 09 Jan 21
I don't normally ever write reviews for places, but this shop might be the best barber shop I've ever been to. Ryan was my barber, incredibly kind, attentive, cuts hair like a scientist. Book him. Can't say enough good things about this place. Worth the price!read more
22:36 16 Jan 21
Beautiful space. Very kind and inviting staff. And an excellent fade and scissor cut from Ryan.Thank you Cotter Barber! Appreciate the cut and coffee! See you again soon
19:16 23 Jan 21
Ryan is my guy... always personable, always a clean cut, always the “best haircut I’ve ever had” each time I get out of his seat. My go-to for the last year and a half.P.S. TIP YOUR BABERS MORE THAN WELL - They keep us presentable 💟😌read more
23:08 20 Feb 21
Joe from Cotter Barber is the best barber I’ve ever had by far. No hair left out of place and always very meticulous about his cuts. First time I ever went, I asked for his suggestion on a new style and I’ve been rocking the same style ever since. Been going for a year now and my opinion has not changed. Will always suggest Joe for a haircut.read more
20:22 22 Feb 21
Got a very fresh cut from this place and a nice guy named Mikey. Will def be back. Good vibe and straight forward talks about the haircut, which are appreciated.
17:04 27 Feb 21
Just had my first cut here - my barber and my barista were both great. The space was clean and I felt comfortable with the health precautions here. My barber patiently looked through my reference photos and talked through my preferences with me. He was able to articulate them back to me in a way that made me feel comfortable and confident that he could give me a haircut I would like, which is the most important part of the experience to me. He went to work and nailed it. I'll definitely be back. The coffee is good too! The barista was quick and kind, and it was nice to be able to get a good coffee all in the same space.read more
00:55 02 Mar 21
Joe was great! He listened to my requests, and did a great job on providing his recommendations. The result was a great haircut!
16:20 27 Mar 21
Joe is the man! Always friendly, professional, and takes pride in his own appearance and grooming. Going on three years of consistently great cuts with excellent attention to detail. Great listening skills and creativity. He asks how you like to style it and what products you use, and takes into consideration any issues you have with your hair. Enthusiastic when I want to try something new, but he’s not afraid to offer honesty or advice. Go with Joe!read more
22:34 09 Apr 21
Ryan is the man! Great haircut - it was exactly what I wanted. Prices are on par with the quality. Highly recommend!
16:29 24 Apr 21
Mikey is the best! Great shop, very open, sunny and never packed which is especially appreciated during covid. The barbers never disappoint and the whole space is great. Highly recommend!
17:47 04 Jun 21
Ryan is my favorite barber in town. Always a great cut and really nice guy. The store itself is super clean, very polite reception and staff. Definitely recommend.
15:10 04 Jun 21
Great haircut from Mikey, super friendly team, and nicely designed space with a lot of natural light. I'll definitely be back!
21:19 09 Jun 21
Listen, love you guys. The haircut, the staff ...everything is top tier. BUT. You really can't be cash only when you have items on your menu that are greater than 80 dollars...thats a lot of cash to carry around. It comes across as sketchy. ESPECIALLY when you accept card for coffee.I'll happily pay a CC fee, just please stop being cash only :-)read more
19:55 13 Jun 21
Joe is the absolute best. I can always trust that he'll give me exactly the cut I want and have me feeling great. And the rest of the staff is always super professional and friendly too. Definitely check them out!read more
17:17 15 Jun 21
All around good business. Satisfying haircuts, not cheap but reasonable, and great atmosphere. Employees seem happy and I have always felt good about spending my money here (shoutout to Ryan)
00:00 19 Jun 21
they were closing up shop but still agreed to give me a haircut. really appreciate it and ryan did an amazing job. definitely going back!
19:18 10 Jul 21
Great quality haircut. Good style, good technique. Bit pricier than an old school guys’ cut, but worth it. Cash only, so just be prepared. 100% my go to barber now.
15:31 24 Jul 21
I’ve been coming here for a few months and I love it! Love the shop. Joe is my barber and he’s amazing — fun to chat with, super skilled, and professional! 💯😎👍👍
Adolfo Perez Alvarez
20:08 10 Aug 21
The place is wonderful, with professional service and great coffee, to boot.Ryan was my barber and he knocked it out of the park. Fantastic fade and fresh cut, following all my requests. Also, the beard cut was on point and. I walked out of there feeling great and I'll definitely be going back.read more
17:30 31 Jul 21
Great vibes and quality cuts here! I've been hesitant to go to a barbershop since I grew out my hair long, but Kris did an excellent job and is truly seasoned in any length of hair. Will definitely be back!!read more
15:20 06 Sep 21
I was looking for a new barber and just happened to walk past Cotter Barbershop. The decor and the friendly barbers made it an easy sell for me. I’ve been coming to see Ryan for the past month and a half he’s wonderful. His cuts are precise, detailed, and swift. He’s great with the razor and his hot towel treatment is top notch. He makes sure you get exactly what you want. But he’s also personable and a true gentleman it’s a pleasure being in his chair. The staff at Cotter are professional you walk into the barbershop you will see it for yourself. Also the decor and in house coffee shop are a great addition to make you feel comfortable and at ease while getting your routine haircut. Cotter Barbershop is well worth experiencing.read more
22:39 15 Sep 21
Ryan is an amazing barber and the only person I trust to cut my hair. He is incredibly consistent and I never have to worry when I sit in his chair. I cannot recommend him enough!
15:03 20 Sep 21
Really excellent. Obviously a little pricey, but maaan they do a good cut. Joe is excellent. The best (and fastest) haircut I’ve ever gotten.
19:07 23 Sep 21
Just started going to Jay a few months ago after years 10 years with barber in a different neighborhood. I was nervous to make the switch, but Jay is the best and gives a sharp cut every time. It's nice to be able to make a reservation too. All the benefits of a modern establishment, but still with the charm and tradition of an old school shop. If you want to look good, get your hair cut here.read more
15:49 26 Sep 21
I can’t recommend this shop to enough friends. If you’re looking for a barber that listens to your needs and delivers - look no further. Joe and Ryan are experts in their craft. If you have a beard, treat yourself to the ‘Premium beard treatment’. You wont regret it.read more
09:24 18 Oct 21
Chris gave me one of the best haircuts of my life!! Listened to everything I wanted and made it happen with grace and sick technique, without just slicing and dicing. Won't ever go anywhere else. This fade is crisp and on point! Go to Cotter and ask for Chris!! Reasonable pricing, too. Thank you Chris!read more
13:05 18 Oct 21
One of the best cuts I've ever gotten. Not only that, this was the first time I've ever had a barber make suggestions during the cut. I asked for a close fade on the side, but he pointed out that my hair would sit flatter if there was a taper; he showed me a "rough draft" and assured me we could do it my way if I preferred. It looked dope, and I loved that he (Joe) really knew what was best and wanted me to feel confident.read more
03:31 08 Nov 21
My 4yo has gone twice in the past couple of months for his first haircut, and then his second. They’ve done an amazing job both times! First cut was from long hair to a cute surfer do, then from the regrowth to the even shorter cut. They’re amazingly patient and listen to what you want to do! My son has been super happy with the outcome and experience both times. His sad takes him and says the coffee is good too! My son gets a hot chocolate as well. Couldn’t be happier.read more
00:07 21 Jan 22
Great place. Nice, clean, fantastic cuts. Mikey always does me well. Would recommend to friends, family, and everyone in between.
00:15 24 Jan 22
Joe did a great job with my haircut. I have longer hair and need someone who understands how to cut mens hair when they're trying to grow it out. He listened to what I wanted and it was 100% what I was looking for. I'll be back to him in 6 weeks for another trimread more
00:27 26 Jan 22
Best haircut in Brooklyn! Joe listens to you and gives great recommendations to improve your cut. Highly recommend.
21:54 03 Mar 22
Very professional vibe - if all you want is a great haircut without the flashy trendy things ( unless you count coffee as trendy) some shops are into then this is your place. I'd say it lands right in the middle of an old man barber shop and a hipster haircutter.read more
Michael David Kleban
20:05 27 Nov 21
Great time! Love the haircut. Love the chat with my barber. I look forward to my haircut everytime.
16:09 29 Mar 22
I've been walking past Cotter for almost 2 years, and finally decided to pop in for a cut, and I couldn't be happier. Joe is amazing, asked all the right questions about what I wanted, and delivered a fire cut. The vibe and feel of the shop is great, and the banter with Joe was on point. Stoked I finally found such a great place close to home.read more
23:23 30 Apr 22
Joe is awesome! He does an amazing job cutting my 8-year-old son’s hair and giving him the exact cut that he wants. They also have good coffee!
17:39 10 Jun 22
Pretty expensive for what you get, and it's cash only. With tip, you'll be paying around $70. But decent, consistent cut with an appointment system. Check this place out if you value your time and don't wanna wait around for a barber to open up like the other spots around here. Would give 5 stars if they took card.read more
14:46 11 Jun 22
Walked by the place for a while and finally came in for a haircut. Fast, clean, and strong attention to detail. Jay did a great job and was friendly and great to chat with. Will def come back for another haircut and maybe a straight shave + hot towel treatment.read more
03:06 18 Jul 22
Best haircut I've gotten in recent memory—maybe ever. Joe H. is really skilled and cares about his clients. Will be going here to get my haircut on my wedding.
19:23 04 Aug 22
Such a nice place.It’s not crowded or hot inside as it sometimes is in some fancy salons.The atmosphere’s so cool and easy.They offered water for me and my dog, you can also can get a coffee there. Staff was very welcoming and genuine.Joe is absolutely professional and it was really nice talking with him, even though I was just waiting for my husband there.Highly recommend!read more
15:54 09 Aug 22
Great experience. Staff were very friendly, and my barber Alex was fantastic. Did a great job and was very personable. Will come back again and highly recommend.
17:47 09 Aug 22
I’ve been going to Joe for awhile now, and I’m convinced he’s the best barber in Brooklyn. His cuts are meticulous, and the overall experience/vibe is always on point. Thanks, Joe!
21:57 15 Aug 22
Joe at Cotter is the only person I trust from here on out. He gave me the best haircut of my adult life and I went back for my wedding. Good price, great space. Highly recommend.
17:30 22 Aug 22
Go to Joe for a buzz cut... nice guy, clean and quick. Cool atmosphere and the coffee is decent. They also allowed my dog to sit quietly with me during the cut. Excellent
15:58 06 Oct 22
I've lived in Williamsburg for several years and have been to a TON of different barbers. I can honestly say that Mikey gives the best haircut in the neighborhood. On top of that, he's a super nice guy and the conversation is always great. I can't recommend him enough!read more
02:13 05 Nov 22
Being from the UK it's a premium price for a hair cut but it's a premium service and Mikey is great company for the 30 odd minutes and the result is a delightful fade one could only dream of. The coffee whilst you wait is a lovely addition. Would highly recommend!read more
21:06 18 Aug 22
Best barber shop in Brooklyn with a coffee shop . My barber is Jay, he is great and experienced. I always get a cut and razor shave, It comes with a hair cut and razor shave with face treatments for the skin, totally recommend it.Look out for Jay.I totally recommend cotter barber shop 👍👍👍read more
19:20 29 Jan 23
I’ve been here a couple of times for my beard, and they’ve done a great job. This week I went for a haircut for the first time and I left feeling like a new man. Jay knew exactly what my hair needed, righted wrongs from several previous haircuts, and left me with a low-maintenance cut that looks great.read more
17:08 03 Oct 22
This review is just for their haircut services, not coffee. Been going for their one barber, Tony. He's meticulous and good. I have no complaints about his work.
21:04 31 Dec 22
Booked a super last minute haircut and hot shave and Angel took the best care of me! The haircut came out great, and the shave was absolutely wonderful! Highly recommend!
22:25 22 Feb 23
Haircut with Ryan. The guy’s an amazing barber. Always leave with a great look. Vibes are great too - music’s great, old school chairs. Highly recommend.
Gyasi ní Àṣẹ
20:11 21 Mar 23
walked by this cool looking barbershop and decided to make an appointment to get my haircut, very happy I did! Great atmosphere, quality cuts, reasonable price.
12:47 21 Oct 19
It's a beautifully decorated shop that is adorned with vintage barber stools and shelves from an old Post office. However, cute decor doesn't justify $50 for a simple men's haircut. My barber was nice and the cut was fine, it's just not worth that much money. I came here because my regular shop down the street was closed. Will probably avoid this place in the future.read more
18:30 15 May 23
Got an amazing haircut from Artem. He was really friendly and extremely focused. You can tell he actually cares about how your haircut looks, and he actually listens to what you want. Dude is a pro. He was super detail-oriented and took his time. Definitely the type of dude you want cutting your hair. Overall great experience. Place is nice inside and everyone is kind. A little pricey but in my opinionI got what I paid for. Thanks so much! I'll definitely be back.read more
19:39 02 May 23
Professional barbers with consistent quality you can count on. Joe is incredibly attentive; his attention to detail and demeanor makes me feel cared for. Joe also has amazing styling skills, btw. 100% will return (definitely need to try their coffee).read more
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