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Blind Barber Brings Haircuts and Cocktails to Highland Park Next Month

Buzzcuts in the front, party in the back

Blind Barber in Culver City
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Culver City’s Blind Barber is expanding to Highland Park in a matter of weeks, landing a prime location along Figueroa. The speakeasy spot with actual haircuts up front should arrive by the end of January.

Los Angeles’s first Blind Barber has helped to anchor Culver City’s Washington Boulevard stretch for five years, though the company also enjoys locations in Chicago and New York City. The dueling concepts are married through a nondescript door in the back, where guests who are finished getting an actual haircut or shave from trained barbers can sneak through to catch a drink. This Highland Park space will look slightly different from the moody Culver City outlet, with more of a throwback 1970’s/80s appeal, a la Boogie Nights.

Of course, there won’t only be cocktails; Blind Barber plans to offer a nightly collection of grilled cheese sandwiches, as well as tacos. That all kicks off every evening except Sunday at 6 p.m., though haircuts start up at 11 a.m. As for the location, this is the former Frank’s Camera Shop building, with Spanish restaurant newcomer Otoño arriving next year as well. Look for an opening of Blind Barber by late January.

Blind Barber
5715 N. Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA