4321 Harford Road, (410) 444-1110, bluesparkbarbershop.com
The first thing that strikes you when you walk into Blue Spark barbershop is the bottle of bourbon on the small table sitting next to the complimentary coffee. Located in the Lauraville-Hamilton part of town, Blue Spark has earned a reputation for providing high-quality men's haircuts at affordable prices in a space that feels part-barbershop and part-lounge. On any given day, the men waiting to get a trim seem just as excited about shooting the breeze with each other while waiting for their turn in the chair as they do about getting a good cut. Barbers Bill and Steve run the shop. Both are about as laid-back and friendly as it gets, making for an experience that feels less like an errand and more like something you look forward to.