Salon Review: Polish And Pour Blends Beauty And Booze

Polish and Pour Old Town

If you’re the sort of person who likes to sip a glass of wine while getting a manicure, this salon is for you. If you’re the sort of person who would rather take down a martini while getting pampered…..get yourself to Polish and Pour’s Old Town location. Now.

This salon is exactly what it sounds like – a place where you can get a polish change and a healthy pour of a whichever libation you’re into at the moment. As if that weren’t enough, you can also watch classic episodes of Sex And The City (albeit without the sound) on loop while getting your polish and pour on – if that isn’t the trifecta of girly fun, I don’t know what is.

Keep in mind that this salon used to be known as Arbre and has two locations: one in Old Town, another in Streeterville. I’m something of a regular at Streeterville’s Polish and Pour, seeing as how I live a stone’s throw away. I’ve always admired the salon’s ability to provide solid service in an atmosphere that’s worthy of a bachelorette party but the Old Town location kicks it up a few notches. Complete with a party room, an outdoor courtyard and a fully stocked bar, this isn’t just a place to stop for a quickie manicure before heading out, it’s a destination in and of itself.

I had a standard pedicure (no frills, no complaints) and a no-chip manicure during my visit. Time will tell whether the manicure really lasts for the promised two weeks, but i can say this: You will have fun at this salon, especially if you bring a handful of girlfriends. I’d recommend it as a great daytime option for a bachelorette, wedding or birthday weekend.

Other things worth noting:

  • Though manicures and pedicures are the real stars here, the salon offers waxing.
  • You can bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks along.
  • If you’re interested in something more intense than the typical mani/pedi, upgrade to a Paraffin or signature manicure/pedicure or, if you’re crunched for time, an express manicure.
  • The salon offers drink specials galore. Check for weekly specials on everything from wine to specialty cocktails.

I was given the chance to try this services as part of one of my newest gigs, a beauty editor role at PrettyQuick. This is such an awesome resource for booking beauty appointments quickly and easily! Check it out. More on my new projects to come soon. 

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