Barbers >Beatnik Barber Shop
241 W Read St, Baltimore, MD | Directions 2120139.300740 -76.619599
Neighborhoods: Mount Vernon
This is geodesic42 from before. Stumbled upon my (very) old review, but citysearch isn't letting me edit it. I still go to the Beatnik Barbers for just about all my haircuts. My review used to contain a complaint about a haircut I once received, but I really regret writing it and I cannot overemphasize how great all the barbers here are. They are friendly, talented, and quick!
THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!! – These guys hooked me up. i'm picky and neurotic in general, and can be a really handful for most stylist to deal with. but after a lifetime of paying twice the money for half the quality, I've finally found a place where i can relax and just let them do their job. Three visits so far, and three stellar haircuts. Can't reccomend this place enough!
pete rocks! – I went to get my haircut yesterday, and my barber had a long face. When i asked him what was wrong, he said someone wrote a nasty review about him online.
well let me tell you, pete has cut my hair for almost five years now. he also cuts my son's hair, and my brother's hair, and we've all always loved his cuts. Including my son, who likes to keep a long shag going on.
This place rules!
Generally amazing – The Beatnik Barber is the best hair barber in town. After getting to Baltimore about a year ago, I've gotten my hair cut a few times and have enjoyed my experience here the most.
I will, however, comment that if you prefer your hair long (regardless of gender), make certain to not let one of the male barbers anywhere near you. I just got my hair cut this weekend by Pete, and while the guy is friendly he doesn't seem to distinguish between "half and inch to an inch" and "three inches." The style is fine, but it's clear he has no idea how to do anything but "short."
I'd like to say two things. First and foremost, I'm sorry about the misunderstanding, and wish you had contacted me directly about the issue, and gave me a chance to make it up to you. Secondly, I'd appreciate it if you would consider removing your review. Truly, if you could be a fly on the wall here, you'd see 95% of my customers ask me to cut their hair shorter, as I always err on the side of caution.
found my new spot!!! – I just moved to town, and man oh man was i stressed out about finding a new barber. But these guys took great care of me for half the price i used to pay back home.
Undoubtedly this is my new spot!
This place rules – I love this place. they hook me up awesome every time i come in. the atmosphere is awesome, the barbers are awesome, the cuts are awesome.
highly highly recommend!!!!!
Great shop, great people – Discovered this a couple of years ago. Been bringing myself and the kids regularly ever since.
Excellent folks, good haircuts, great music, nice atmosphere.
Highly, strongly! recommended
Style on the cheap – I can only imagine that the lot of folks hating on this place are really just a mass of conspicuous consumers. This place is awesome. I get A BETTER HAIRCUT here then I do for 60 bucks at a "chi chi" salon. I've never been able to figure out what I'm paying for at those bourgeoisie joints! Heather cuts my hair - and she is fantastic - but I've been in enough times and have enough friends that patronize this place to know that no matter who cuts your hair, the cut that you get and the service that you receive will be well worth the price. The witty conversation and the great music playing doesn't hurt either! So if you want to a killer haircut but you don't want to to die paying for it, you need to check this joint out! But if you like paying a 30 buck surcharge for tap water and canned conversation, then this isn't place for you.
Favorite barber in Baltimore! – We love this baber shop! I will actually go out of my way to this Mt. Vernon location to visit them, because I have not had much luck finding good cuts in Balto. elsewhere. I have been to three barbers at this shop and have been very happy with them all.
n addition, it's a cool place with awesome music playing.
Mt. Vernon parking is not always fun, but they are fortunately in that stretch of Read St. where I seem always to find a good space, day or night. Check it out!
Great service, great conversation. – The Beatnik Barber is an all-around good guy who just happens to kick ass at his trade. He runs this shop with passion, good humor, and a sense of pride and commitment to the community. Also, he has a memory like a steel trap... after being out of the country and out of touch for 2-1/2 years, I stopped in at the shop to say hi, and Pete chatted me up as if I'd never missed a two-week touchup in the interim. I recommend The Beatnik Barber without reservation. Your hair has found a new home. You won't regret it.
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