I've never had a haircut at Bishop's, but the sight of that champagne does make me think twice about betraying my $10/cut neighborhood shop. From Citysearch/Google:
Great cut, free beer!
06/27/2008 Posted by thespasecretshopper
I am newish to town and still unemployed. I decided to try Bishops because it was hip, yet AFFORDABLE. I walked in mid-afternoon, mid-week, and was surprised to find a 45mim-1hr. wait. Lucky, for them, I have no life and was OK with waiting. The frosty High-Life offered to me made the wait much more bare-able, and
I looks like Bishops is expanding out of Portland. From the Oregonian:
Bishops Barbershop owner hopes to take his funky-Portland-style business national
by Amy Hsuan, The Oregonian
Bishops Barbershops — known for cheap cuts, no appointments and a street-style vibe — has thrived, raking in $3.6 million this year at its six locations. Customers wait, sometimes up to an hour, to get clipped, colored or conditioned, lured by the company's edgy marketing scheme and its ploy of free beer.
But now, having conquered Portland, Rivera wants Bishops to become the city's next national brand. And he's going to do it by using the f-word: franchising…continue story here