Patsy’s Barber Shop

Styling the Capital Region Since 1930

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Albany stands the flagship Patsy’s Barber Shop. Just four blocks from the Capitol, stepping inside is like transporting back to a simpler time. With excellent service and an amazing atmosphere, you can still experience what it was like to get your haircut in the 1930s. The experience is only intensified as they continue to pay homage to their history with mahogany paneling, cut glass mirrors, white marble stations with rose marble trim, and brass fixtures. It’s a functioning barbershop museum that we are privileged to be the custodians of.

William ‘Tragedy’ Yager

William ‘Tragedy’ Yager has been a resident of Albany, New York his entire life. He grew up on the streets of the city, spending decades living, working, and enjoying all that the Capital Region has to offer. He purchased Patsy’s Barber Shop in the Fall of 2006, becoming its third owner since opening in 1930.


His great grandfather worked as a barber at Patsy’s from 1938-1942 and he continues the legacy of providing the best service to his customers. He keeps the time honored traditions of the shop alive by personally training each of the barbers who work there. Most mornings you can find him at his barber chair in the front window of the shop.

Stop in to say hello and ask for a story, he always has one to tell.

Patsy’s Barbers

Patsy’s Barber Shop is home to the Capital Region’s best Barbers. Each putting their own personal style on men’s haircuts and razor shaves.


Howard Street Barbers

The Team for the flagship location opened 1930 at
3 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207

Concourse Barbers

The Team for the newest location at the
Empire State Plaza
Concourse Level, Room 126
Albany, NY 12242

Patsy's Reviews

Perfect place to get your haircut. Exactly that "old-timey" feel you want with a barbershop, with orginal chairs!

Tim N.

This barber shop treats you with respect from the minute you walk in to the minute you walk out. The barbers are very professional here and make sure you get the hair cut you want. What is nice about this location is the hours of operation they are open past 5pm. This is great for the people that work Monday to Friday that get out of work at 4pm. They have a place to go and get a great hair cut. The shop is very clean and it is the old style of barbershop which is great. You do not have to have an appointment to get your hair cut here. The wait for a walk in sometimes is a little wait but not anything that is very long at all. Give it a try next time you need a hair cut.

Bill M.

Had a family gathering upstate and was told this was the coolest shop in Albany . Well they did not disappoint. I had a real barber experience and had VIP treatment from the staff. It's nice not to know someone in an establishment when you walk in and leave feeling like you have a friend. I recommend this place to anyone in the area or traveling. A 5 star establishment and a great service provided. I'll be back next trip upstate for sure!!

Don C.

Patsy’s Barber Shop

Downtown Albany
3 Howard Street
Albany, NY 12207
Sunday – Monday Closed
Tuesday – Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 9am-4pm

Empire State Plaza
Concourse Level, Room 126
Albany, NY 12242
Monday – Friday 8am-4pm