So, I went here for my first ever salon kind of service. I'm a dude and was nervous and did not know what the Hell I was doing. The staff were so welcoming and friendly...all of them. I tried to get a wax once from one of those Asian places and that was a huge mistake. The Korean's yelled across the place and I was so embarrassed. Guys, you will not experience that at Gentlemen's Republic. It's a classy joint. Their services have more appropriate masculine names that I like too. A pedicure is called a foot detail, manicure is called a hand detail. I got both of those and something done on my face. You can change the channel on the TV, they have an x-box you can play and they offer you alcoholic drinks of your choice at no charge. It's pretty awesome. Very non-judgmental and chill staff. They are pretty crafty on their up-sell so make sure you tell them if you want something or not. The staff have an artsy look which adds to the cool vibe of the place. The owner is a pretty amazing woman too. When I went, they accepted cash only because their credit card machine was down...that sucked but it was just a hiccup in the system. The building is located in the historic area of downtown and it is pretty cool. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and will be going back
Went on July 4th. Not a big crowd up till 1230am when I cut. Went to hear what was supposed to be retro music on Sat. nights. Was until 1130 or so then moved to more current tunes and techno. You dance once or twice with any energy at all and you turn into a pool of sweat. Seriously in need of some chill or just sucks the fun out of the evening being soaked. Not enough tables scattered around if a big crowd so get there early. Heard it gets so crowded you can hardly move on the dance floor but this night was decent due to the Holiday I guess. Great sound system, could actually hear yourself talk off the floor without having to scream. Nice video show when they had them. Lighting a little lacking so hard to gauge who is across the floor sitting as a potential partner whatever. Saw no shorts allowed in the dress code but folks were wearing them. Would go back on a cool winter night or if desperate for some early evening retro. For a $5 cover, I expect not to be in a sauna. I would have liked a little more retro since billed that way but hey nice place, staff seemed nice,good music and people seemed there to dance. Will check it out again when cooler.
Being in the military and moving around it is hard to find a good barber, let alone a place that can cater to a man's up-keep. I found this place by searching the Internet and let me tell you it was worth the wait. This place is the epitome of man spa. The owner has done an excellent job of setting the atmosphere and providing all the right services to keep people coming back. From the moment I arrived I received the best massage I've ever had. Renee' really took care of me. Then I was treated to a foot detail that was right on point. And finally, my haircut and shave were something that resemble the 1920s. It was nostalgic, refreshing, and relaxing. If you are not making this place a routine stop to pamper yourself, you are missing out. If I could have given this place 10-stars, I would have.