From Our Editors
When you walk into Birds Barbershop, the space has a true old-fashioned feel, albeit with a touch of updated hipster style thrown in. The shop is colorful and retro, with fun art and even a fully-functional Centipede arcade machine. The big draw here, besides the quality haircuts offered at affordable prices, is the fun factor. Birds has a shtick: offering each customer a free Shiner beer. Owners and childhood friends Michael Portman and Jayson Rapaport opened Birds because they couldn’t find a place to get an affordable, high-quality cut in Austin, without all the fuss. Now, Shiner in hand, customers can expect straightforward snips at reasonable prices, all in a cool, understated shop.