As mentioned, Beauty Bar Brooklyn opens this Friday, but here’s an early look. In order to build his seventh location including outposts in L.A., Vegas, and Austin, owner Paul Devitt acquired the fixtures of a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, beauty salon for $1,500 (including the crucial dryer chairs) and hauled them back here, along with some finds from a local flea market. Devitt describes the feel of this larger space (about 1,500 square feet compared to 900 square feet in the East Village) as “more seventies soul, Super Fly.” The prices, funny enough, will be more in line with the 1996 ones at Beauty Bar’s original location (think $3 to $5 beers, $5 to $7 mixed drinks), and another difference is that “retro finger foods” such as pigs in a blanket will be served starting next week. A back garden may open later in the season or next year, but in the meantime let’s focus on the present: Manicures start at 6 p.m.
Beauty Bar Brooklyn, 921 Broadway, nr. Melrose St., Bushwick, Brooklyn; 347-529-0370