Sacrificing Sunday NFL drinking to wedge in a grooming appointment might be occasionally necessary, but it can also make you sad -- by the time you meet up with your boys, they're too wasted to compliment your newfound handsome. To ensure their callousness doesn't ruin your day, drink up yourself, at Halo [For Men].
Every Sunday 'til regular season's end, the upscale men's salon & spa's offering discounted, booze-assisted haircut & shave packages during Bears games (and other games when Chi's Monday/Thursday-nighting), which you'll be watching on their seven fat flatcreens. For just $35, quaff a Fat Tire or PBR while receiving "The Man" (haircut, shampoo & conditioning scalp treatment, paraffin hand wax, hot towel massage, facial toner cleanup, free touch-up w/in two weeks of app't, promise not to tell anyone your hands were dipped in wax). For those with ShaveKyleOrtonsNeckBeard issues, down shots of whiskey or tequila before hopping into an early 1900s red leather & white porcelain vintage barber chair for a 45-minute hot lather, straight-razor shave on either your face or skull -- all for $45, the same amount of cash you'd hand a man in an alley to not hold a knife to your neck or head.
For more on all fronts (trimming/drinking), the combo haircut and shave package runs $75. And, through the end of '08, mention Thrillist any day of the week and get $5 off 60min massages, back waxing, or even the "Mankini" -- a procedure that, if your friends do notice it, will cause them to stay drunk forever.