How many barber shops include a PBR with a $20 haircut? That's actually a genuine question, as I have no idea. What I do know is that Porter's does, and I do find that to be all kinds of awesome.
I mean, it's not like I would drink the PBR, but I appreciate the sentiment. Plus, you can go with a pop, so it's kind of a win-win situation.
A haircut with a beverage. Awesome, but how does the actual haircut turn out?
Well, as an avid reader of Sophisticate's Hairstyleguide™, I can say with some authority that Porter's did a great job. And for $20? That's way less than places like Regis charge.
A good bonus is that you don't need to micromanage the haircut here either. Having stylists straight out of high-school refusing to make a single decision themselves… It gets a bit old.
Really, the hot towel and neck shave alone is worth the price of admission.
As for the ambiance, it is quite different than any salon or barber shop I've seen. Nice hardwood floors, a mish-mash or vintage chairs and wall hangings… It all works, and it never feels like it tries to be hip or with it. It's just a cool space.
Friendly staff capable of something other than idle chit-chat is always a plus, as is the music playing over the loudspeakers. (I can only take that much Lady Gaga.)
Porter's is cash only, and making an appointment is required. Check out their website for more.
Really, this is probably the best $20 PBR you'll ever have.