Owner Erik Zaiatz takes an old-school approach to men’s grooming at this Fenway haunt, where customers play pool and shoot the breeze as notes of aftershave linger in the air. Consider it a spot-on nod to the shop his grandfather ran for nearly 60 years. Settle into a restored 1900s barber chair for a classic cut, a rockabilly pompadour or an undercut à la David Beckham—and treat your mug to a hot-lather straight-razor shave or a beard shaping with housemade oil.
A down-to-earth and reasonably priced neighborhood barber? See master barber and owner Tim Haynes, who set up his South End shop 16 years ago...