Alcohol and scissors don't always mix, but the crew at Concord's shiny new Blade and Barrel is pushing positive for the combination.
The idea of a whisky bar and barbershop grew for brothers and business partners Danny and Matthew Semrany during years of working in upmarket hair salons.
"It is such a big thing that women would have a glass of champagne with a cut," Danny Semrany explains.
"When we opened our own place [Handmade Salon] in Earlwood we were getting more and more male clientele and started to think of opening the sort of place they could go and what they'd want."
The fact that the brothers are big whisky fans pushed them toward a concept that morphed into Blade and Barrel.
"We're big on the Scotland versus Japan thing," says Danny, who prefers his whisky from Japan and points to Hibiki 21 as a favourite from the bar list.
Speculation parts of Concord historically had restrictions in some areas on public houses couldn't be confirmed by local council, but the area isn't exactly overflowing in stalwart boozers.
A whisky at Blade and Barrel is delivered with a cut, flatbed wash and massage, followed by a quick style on your way out the door. But you better get in late.
"We can't serve alcohol until 12, so it's coffee only in the morning," Danny adds.
Open Tue 9am-6pm, Wed 9am-9pm, Thu 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm.
Blade and Barrel, 174 Majors Bay Road, Concord, 02 9743 5511, bladeandbarrel.com.au