Our services include:

Basic haircuts

Head shaves

Hot-lather shaves

Children’s haircuts (under 12 yrs old)

Beard trims

Basic neck shaves

Basic shampoo

Moustache trims


Shoe shines

Boot shines

Sideburn trims


Read what our customers have to say:
"This place is great. I am in my 20s and really like the old-school feel. They are quick, accomodating and good to talk with. Also, I like the TV that you can watch and catch up on the news."
Michael Z. review, September 23, 2009
"Sam and the crew do a wonderful job. Truly keeping the standards high. Worth the trip, and coming back!"
Jeff B. review, July 10, 2014
"This is your father's, or maybe your grandfather's barber shop. No frills, no froo-froo, no 'product' or 'stylists' -- just old-school barbers who've been cutting hair for decades. It's best to call ahead and make an appointment and if you're interested you can also get a hot shave and shoe shine if you want to look your best for a big meeting and hot date. Cuts are about $25 and they are cash only. Don't forget the tip. Ask for Leo."
Ben Z. review, May 1, 2013
"I like this manly refuge. It's where the pros work. You know the pros, right? The Italian guys who've been cutting hair since before your daddy was born. Anyone can walk into a Hair Cuttery, but why not try something different? Step into their office; you won't be disappointed."
Joe B. review, April 4, 2013
"Sam and the boys at Civic Opera Barber really do it right. Do you like your hair cut right? Do you like your shoes shined? Do you like a hot shave now and again? Do you want to feel like part of the rat pack, then come see the REAL barbers at Civic Opera. It is a wonderful place with great staff, good conversation and an excellent cut. Sam always takes great care of me, from a good cut to the bi-weekly hot shave, no better way to do it! I highly recommend a visit and you will be sold. Bring your friends in for an experience and skip the Halo for Men's in the city. Stop paying for all the frilly BS and come get a cut and shave. I promise it will be worth the visit."
Michael C. review, Sept. 4, 2011
"I've gotten my hair cut all over downtown and the Loop. It took me a while to find this place, but Sam is the best. I walk out with a great haircut every time. Plus, can't beat the hot lather neck shave. Growing up on the South Side, I went to three different barbers, all named Johnny. This place definitely has some of that Chicago charm. Highly recommended."
Bob H. review, July 30, 2010


Photos from the Barber Shop.


Contact info


20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1549 | Chicago, IL 60601

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Monday – Friday 7 AM – 5 PM

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