Description

Groom is a barber shop, located in Center City, Philadelphia that combines classic techniques with modern style. Joe McMenamin, the owner and stylist, has established a setting that is quaint and comfortable. The decor, good conversation, and sweet background sounds from artists like Stan Getz and Django Reinhardt, are all part of what makes this as much about the experience as it does about the haircut. Joe specializes in short super textured haircuts, smooth mid-length "Mad Men" styles and long layered razor cuts for guys. Call for an appointment. Cash Only.

Ratings
Google Rating
4.7
Yelp Rating
4.5
Stephen Wigmore
Stephen Wigmore
19:07 21 Dec 18
I went here to get spiffied up before my wedding and it was actually my first time there; however, I felt pretty comfortable once I got there. The owner gave me a cut and he was reasonable with the price because I didn't get some of the other stuff that comes along with a trim. Two things to note: the barbershop is located downstairs when you walk in AND it's cash only but there is an ATM upstairs.read more
Robert Kristof
Robert Kristof
20:18 10 Nov 18
Best cut and/or shave in the city. All employees are great so take what you can get with resos
Andrew Williams
Andrew Williams
01:17 15 Oct 18
Best full service barbershop in Center City.
Joshua Kemmerer
Joshua Kemmerer
14:29 20 Aug 18
Atmosphere is very cool and barbers are friendly, but don't make you talk if you don't want to. Reasonable price for a skilled Center City haircut
Matt Murray
Matt Murray
17:20 18 Oct 18
Amazing service, cut, and price. I found my barber shop.
Watkins, Quinton
Watkins, Quinton
23:16 08 Jan 19
I went to get a haircut here in December for the first time. Upon walking in, I was greeted with a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere. I don't usually like to get my haircut in the city, but I was hoping that this place would change my mind. The price for a man's haircut was cheaper than most places I found in the city, so it already had me on their side. On top of that, I had a very pleasant and thoughtful haircut with Dakota. Dakota was not only very nice and friendly, but he also gave me a haircut and beard trim that impressed me. I will definitely be coming back to visit Groom and Dakota very soon. Thanks!read more
Samy Dancer
Samy Dancer
23:39 28 Feb 19
I am giving this place 3 stars not because I got a bad haircut but because of poor management. I was basically told to hurry up and make up my mind by the manager while I was talking with the barber. Mainly asking what she thought. I already knew what haircut I wanted when I walked in. It wasn't a matter of deciding the haircut. It's important to make customers feel welcomed, especially first timers. Little Diva moment or not. Mind your business. I'm paying you.read more
Preston Davis
Preston Davis
13:20 02 Jul 19
Today(July 29, 2019), the barber was so nice & cut my hair well. I had no cash, & he let me leave afterward to get $ at a bank.
Phil Walton
Phil Walton
22:38 25 May 19
A great place to get a high quality barbershop experience!
Quinton K
Quinton K
18:30 08 Jul 19
Mike is the best barber I've been to. I love the vibe of this shop, but more importantly I always leave with an exceptional fade. People always ask me where I get my hair cut.
Preston Davis
Preston Davis
13:10 17 Jul 19
Today(June 29, 2019), the barber was so nice & cut my hair incredibly well. It is growing out very nicely as of July 17th. I had no cash, & he let me leave afterward to get $ at a bank.
Bob Vogel
Bob Vogel
03:53 22 Aug 19
This is my gi-to barbershop in Center City Philly. A liitle bit of a challenge to get into... both because they usually are always busy and so you need an appointment... and also because its located in the basement of the Arts Condominium. Only way in is to find their number (it's 3) on the security phone and wait for them to buzz you in. Then to your right, down the stairs... turn right... go up the stairs and you are there. But all the barbers there know their stuff and take their time to give you a meticulous haircut.read more
Michael Silver
Michael Silver
19:32 22 Aug 19
This was my first time here. My normal barber wasnt available and I needed a last minute cut and BJ was able to fit me in no problem. The shop decor is amazing. BJ did an amazing job and I will definitely be going back.read more
Meikos World
Meikos World
13:36 01 Oct 19
Tucked away nicely from the city noise I went in looking grizzly yo. Plenty of awesome things to look at while I waited shortly. Clean gear , clear professionalism. I received a haircut and beard trim for a decent price from a pretty cool person named Dakota? Not sure on the spelling but Im lookin fresh.read more
Mike Hibberd
Mike Hibberd
03:33 09 Nov 19
Great service. Good haircut at a decent 6
Matt Hockenjos
Matt Hockenjos
02:20 09 Feb 20
Big fan of Groom's- seen Shaun a few times and he's solid. Quick, good haircuts and great conversation. Prices are reasonable ($28 for a cut, cash-only), make appointment by phone. Finding it the first time was a little funky, you have to go in the Arts Condo Building then down to the basement. Cool atmosphere, good cuts + understand that a cut over lunch on a workday means getting things done. This is now my go toread more
Robert Bantley
Robert Bantley
14:15 14 Nov 19
Great barbershop-- I have seen Anthony a few times now and he is spot on. Just be sure to schedule an appointment a week or so in advance.
Lance Losey
Lance Losey
01:01 02 Apr 18
A gem in the city, a must visit. It's a portal in time and space to be experienced.
Keith Hemenway
Keith Hemenway
22:03 07 Aug 20
Michael did a great job! Safe and friendly service. Highly recommended
Raechel Genco
Raechel Genco
06:26 11 Nov 20
I loved the shop I made appointment for my now husband the haircut was great barber was on poi t just confused on why there websit you cant make appointment so I had to call like 3 days in a row to get appointment very frustrating I had no clue the. Barber could do shaves there or else we would of had groomsmen come for shaves!!!the haircut and barber gets a 5 star great place just hard yo get appointmentread more
Jeffrey Holmes
Jeffrey Holmes
02:16 14 Nov 20
Dakota was great. Got my covid haircut, first since January.
Rich Savage
Rich Savage
12:00 24 Nov 20
Stopped in for a cut with Joe after making an appointment online because we were going to be in the city. Great spot, awesome cut! They are taking all the necessary precautions and the shop has a very cool old school vibe. Get buzzed in and head down the stairs - take the hard right - and you can’t miss it. Joe is awesome and is a craftsman! Will be back for sure.read more
Andrew Dimino
Andrew Dimino
17:04 22 Dec 20
Joe and his team are wobderful... you wont find genuine people with classic rock on who really know how to cut hair. Must go!
Robert Kaplowitz
Robert Kaplowitz
18:35 03 Feb 21
Joe's top notch. Great vibe, too. Took a look qt a photo we brought, figured out how to make it work, and dove in. (I'm bald, but he did fantastic work with my teenager's wavy curls; he also successfully navigated the kid's intensely conflicting desires to look really good and also not to care at all...)read more
Rob Moores
Rob Moores
16:04 31 Jan 21
This shop came highly recommended from several friends of mine. I booked my appointment around 24 hours in advance. I showed up about 5 minutes early to make sure I could find parking. My first concern was when I arrived to the building all of the lights were out, I then called using the call box and received no response after trying several times in 5 minutes. A resident kindly let me in and I proceeded to the shop which was closed and no one was inside. I waited until another 5 minutes which put me at 5 minutes after my appointment time. Still no one, I then left and waited in my car for another 5 minutes and still saw no one and no lights. I would gladly return but I really hope that a business doesn’t allow customers to confirm appointments that aren’t truly available.read more
Rob Moores
Rob Moores
23:00 17 Feb 21
Updated review: the owner of the shop called me back and apologized for the confusion and immediately booked me for an alternate haircut and did a fantastic job. Will definitely be going back
Reuben Segal
Reuben Segal
18:23 12 Apr 21
Great magazine selection but not given enough time to read them. Prompt, professional and friendly and in turn their haircuts make me feel the same.
James Danberg
James Danberg
20:38 16 Jun 21
I found this place from recommendations online. Made an appointment on their website for haircut with Joe. Who I think is the owner? Had to schedule about a week out. Guess it’s popular. Great atmosphere. Nice music. Comfy couches. Free beer. Haircut started on schedule. Friendly staff. But most importantly, Best haircut I’ve ever had. I have pretty curly hair, so getting it to sit right can be a challenge for most barbers. Haircut was an absolute steal @$28. Will definitely be back and would recommend the place to anyone.read more
Millz
Millz
15:17 07 Jul 21
I've been getting haircuts and beard trims at Groom Barbershop for years now, and I will never go anywhere else! The staff is wonderful, and the environment is clean and comfortable. I have never had a single hair out of place. BJ is my go to, she's absolutely the best.read more
mike kz
mike kz
23:13 06 Aug 21
Great beard trim and head shave from Dakota who is a great person to talk with as well as a very talented barber. Great atmosphere also.
Steven Lam
Steven Lam
16:38 24 Aug 21
Have come here several times now for haircuts with Dakota. Friendly, personable, professional and thorough - highly recommended!
Dave Marks
Dave Marks
15:12 15 Sep 21
WOW! Groom is hands down a top-of-the-line experience. Elite echelon of barbershops. From the moment you walk in, you enter a realm of nostalgia and positivity, with art and music from an earlier time that still tickles the fancy of many both young and old. Today was Rolling Stones Wednesday, playing at the perfect volume. Despite the old school vibes, all facilities and equipment are up to date and clean. Staff is warm and welcoming, and provided pleasant conversation during the cut. I grew my hair out for nearly 2 years, and am so happy that I chose Groom to go to for my first cut!!read more
Szymon Machajewski
Szymon Machajewski
00:47 30 Oct 21
Easy appointment through Google maps. Nice and quick haircut.
Jose Ramirez
Jose Ramirez
14:23 09 Nov 21
Best place in Philly to get a haircut! Highly recommended.
Hunter Smith
Hunter Smith
21:07 19 Jan 22
I had a little rocky start with Groom, as there was an issue with one of their barbers calling out last minute and not contacting me about the issue. HOWEVER, the experience totally made up for the minor inconvenience and they were very accommodating (I took off o work and only had the day to get my haircut done), so they squeezed me into a later appointment. The barber was so nice and understanding and although I'm use to going where they already have my haircut on file, we were able to come up with something that I liked.Not to mention the amazing vibe of the whole experience. Vintage feelings and decor really make the little price up really worth it. The Google Map makes it look like it's on the side, so just make sure to enter the Art Condominiums building and head to the basement. It's small down there, but very cozy and relaxing. I also feel like at $32, you can't beat that for a cut in the city. MAKE SURE TO BRING CASH!! Although I think they accept Venmo, the barber told me they prefer cash.read more
William Lee
William Lee
20:57 08 Feb 22
I've gone to multiple men's hair salons/barbershops around Rittenhouse and Groom is by far the best. I've gotten cuts from Ty, Joe, and BJ who are all awesome. The quality of their cuts is great and the few times I've asked for slight changes they all responded positively and were happy to help. Highly recommend this place!read more
Daegun Bong
Daegun Bong
21:31 21 Feb 22
Friendly, open early. Asked for a clipper cut, got a quick and complete service.
jeff peterson
jeff peterson
16:44 05 May 22
From out of town. Excellent haircut. Little more than I normally spend for a cut but worth the $$.. I will go back!
Nick Sarlo
Nick Sarlo
11:05 03 May 22
Last second beard trim, loved the result and they were friendly and accommodating
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