Also, one more reason to make fun of the neighborhood:
Instead of merging an underground bar/club with a couple of barber chairs out front (as they have on the L.E.S.), the Brooklyn shop puts its emphasis on the cuts, fades, shaves, and pomades that gave the company its name. The new space is still dual-purpose, divided between a French-bistro-style coffee-and-sandwich-shop in the front and a spruced-up, well-equipped, though still-macho barbershop in the back. And while the shop’s design and the quality of its offerings are fantastic as always, the scene is defined almost entirely by its employees—a klatch of talented Midwestern-nice hunks who—instead of kicking your ass or mocking your jeans—are exceptionally kind and helpful, providing top-shelf cuts and understated advice to a bizarrely diverse cast of customers.
From their press release:
“When we built the first two Blind Barber locations, we wanted guests to come for a cut and then be able to disappear from their 9-5 in the back for the rest of the night. With Brooklyn, we created a space that customers will also want to visit from the time their day begins,” said Robert Stansell, owner of Emporium Design.
Beginning at 7am daily, customers can start their day with a cup of Blue Bottle coffee or espresso and a Dough doughnut or a homemade bread pudding muffin. At 9am, the food choices expand with an elevated café menu of approachable fare. Breakfast items such as an Egg White Sandwich with Kale on a toasted roll from Amy’s Bread lead to lunch and nighttime bites such as Cauliflower Gratin with Endive, hot and cold sandwiches such as a Pastrami, Swiss and Apricot Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup and much more. All food is available until 10pm weekly.
Small bites like House-Pickled Veggies are available to enjoy with a drink from the carefully curated beer and wine menu. Forty different types of domestic and international beer and wine are featured including the Kelso x Blind Barber Juniper Berry IPA created exclusively for Blind Barber by Kelso Brewery in Brooklyn
524 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn NY 11211
Barbershop Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 9pm; Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Cafe Hours: Monday: Thursday: 7am – 12am; Friday: 7am – 2am; Saturday: 8am – 2am; Sunday: 8am – 10pm