After nearly going extinct in the 1980s and 1990s, the classic men’s barbershop has made a huge comeback. Gone are the days of squirming uncomfortably in fancy unisex salons; men can now get a stylish, individual, reasonably-priced cut or shave, some good conversation, and even a stiff drink—all in the company of other manly men.

Here are five of the coolest barbershops in America right now.

Baxter Finley Barber & Shop
West Hollywood, CA

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Baxter Finley Barber & Shop in West Hollywood

Baxter Finley offers a modern take on the classic barbershop—quite literally, in fact. Clients sit in rare antique Koken barber chairs from the early 1900s while getting a shave or cut. The shop is known for giving popular haircuts that are chosen to suit the client’s facial features. Services are simple: choose from a haircut, a shave, or a haircut and shave combo.

515 N. La Cienaga Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
(310) 657-4726 /
Services start at $40

Blind Barber
New York City, NY

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The bar at Blind Barber, East Village

Don’t be fooled by this this two-seat barbershop’s vintage vibe: Blind Barber’s hairstylists are well-acquainted with the latest styles. The East Village shop also has a 1920’s-style speakeasy with reasonably priced concoctions and clients get a complimentary beverage with each service. Choose from a beard or hair trim, shave, or cut.

339 E. 10th St., New York City
(212) 228-2123 /
Services start at $20

Legends Barbershop
Los Angeles, CA

Legends BarbershopPhoto Credit: Legends Barbershop
Brian “Goose” Davis at Legends Barbershop, LA

Legends is, well, legendary. This L.A. institution was the inspiration for the Barbershop film franchise, with shop owner Brian “Goose” Davis inspiring Ice Cube’s character. It has some famous clientele and occasionally makes appearances on The Jimmy Kimmel Show. But it is more than Legends’ celebrity connections that make it popular: the shop is known for its welcoming, positive environment, and as such Legends has been in business for almost two decades.

431 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 658-7000 /
Services start at $10

Magazine St. Barber Shop
New Orleans, LA

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Magazine St. Barber Shop

At Magazine St. customers sip on a glass of Abita Amber while waiting for their turn in one of the shop’s three restored Congress-model Koken chairs. There is also a separate station, featuring an antique nickel-plated towel steamer and LatherKing machine, for owner Cesar Rivera’s signature hot-towel shave—a 30-minute affair. Magazine St. offers a full array of barber services including haircuts, hot-towel shaves, and precision beard trims.

4224 Magazine St., New Orleans
(504) 267-7823 /
Services start at $20

Birds Barbershop
Austin, TX

Birds BarbershopPhoto Credit: Birds Barbershop
Birds’ original location on S. Lamar in Austin

Thousands of customers flock to Birds’ eight Austin locations (and one Houston location) each month, many coming for one of the shop’s most popular offerings: a $25 shortcut. Customers get a free Shiner beer with every haircut and there are video games in the waiting area. You may even be lucky enough to catch a DJ or live performance, which take place from time to time.

Multiple locations in Austin and one in Houston
Services start at $5

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