By day, it’s a barber shop. By night, it’s a speakeasy with tasty grilled cheese sandwiches, a nice interior, and great music. Weekends are wild, so you’ll find me hanging out every first Monday of the month spinning records.
Website
blindbarber.com
Address
Blind Barber, 5715 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, United States
Current city: Los Angeles
Other cities: New YorkSeoulTokyo
Grace Danico is a Filipino-American illustrator, designer, and archivist from Los Angeles, California. She art directs Acid Free, a quarterly magazine published by the Los Angeles Archivists Collective, and curates a regular Spotify playlist called Take Care. You can typically find her watering her plants, singing karaoke, or DJing every first Monday at Blind Barber in Highland Park and first Friday at Melody Lounge.
 

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