Bottle & Barlow, the buzzy barbershop/bar combo, will open to the public on Saturday, one of the owners announced on Instagram.
Sonya Sorich in the Sac Biz Journal (where I first saw this reported) has a little more on the place:
For the new venue, Giannotti is partnering with Jayson Wilde, who will be at the forefront of the "bottle" part of the business. Wilde's background includes time at San Francisco's Bourbon & Branch.
Barbershop prices at Bottle & Barlow range from $26 for a haircut to $45 for a top-shelf straight razor shave, according to a menu of services posted on Facebook.
Read the entire story in Sac Biz Journal.
The Sac Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson elaborated in an afternoon post:
The staff education alone is unusually intense, featuring eight days of training and a rigorous testing program prior to opening. There were also extensive blind tastings of every spirit in the bar to ensure that quality won out over a label’s reputation...
"There has been a lot of effort and a lot of thought put into everything,” Bazett said. “But at the end of the day, it’s just a high-quality neighborhood bar.”
Read the entire story, including tidbits about the design of the venue, in the Sac Bee.
I'm looking forward to trying the place and maybe on a special occasion, getting one of their straight razor shaves. (Hint to those with a male significant other: A straight razor shave and a drink are a great birthday/Christmas gift. They should make it a gift pack you can buy.)
Bottle & Barlow is located at 1120 R Street, and can be found online at http://bottleandbarlow.com/.
* Photo via their Facebook page.
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