Weeklong wait times and lines out the door aren’t unheard of at this popular barber shop and bar, which also has a location in the East Village. The Hangover Remedy Shave lives up to its name, if only because it comes with a cocktail. We also like the Sweeney Todd, made of whiskey and frothed egg whites.
This heritage-style barbershop offers the works in brass-and-marble surroundings. (The pitch-perfect set design has inspired the likes of Scorsese to film here.) The shop peddles its own pomades and hair tonics, bottled in antique glass vials. Treat yourself to the hot-and-cold wet towel shave.
A headquarters of sorts for “brownstone Brooklyn” literary culture, this independent bookseller highlights titles by local authors and hosts readings by the likes of Richard Ford, Irvine Welsh, and 2013 National Book Award–winner James McBride.