Pamper Yourself at Nail Bar

Health & Beauty

Pamper Yourself at Nail Bar

Location: 133 S 18TH Street, 2nd Fl. 
Philadelphia, PA. 19103

Hours: Tue-Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sat-Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Contact Info: 267-687-8117


Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a manicure junkie. It’s my guilty pleasure. For my six months at Penn I have been a loyal Gomo’s customer so I was skeptical about trying a new place. I have, however, been converted.

Walking into Nail Bar, I was greeted by the sound of Shakira ‘s Hips Don’t Lie and asked if I would like a complementary drink. A free drink? This obviously caught my attention. A free mini massage is one thing, but a free drink I was not expecting. I was offered a choice of a mimosa, champagne, white/red wine — and for those of us who have not reached alcoholic status…hot chocolate or tea.

In keeping with the bar theme, in lieu of individual manicure tables, there is a long marble bar for patrons to have their manicures. The basic manicure starts at $15 and can be upgraded for those looking for a little more pampering. For a few dollars more you can get a massage as your nails dry or an exfoliation treatment for your arms and hands. Pedicures start at $30 and can be similarly upgraded. Nail Bar also offers a membership benefit plan. With a one-time membership fee of $10 you receive perks such as 15% off services every Tuesday. Additionally, for every dollar you spend you receive a point, which can be saved up for free manicures and pedicures (450 points each).

Nail Bar won the Best of Philly Award in 2008, and I would have to say, I could not agree more. My only critique is that the color options are slightly limited. Although its location is a little far from campus, it is worth the trip in every way.

By Melissa Urfirer


  1. Izzie

    Sounds really good, Nails and drinks, hard to beat. Can we BYOP (bring your own polish) if color selection is bad? Why not?

  2. Kmo

    They have the best eyebrow threading ever! Request my girl, Kamone (rhymes with Simone)! Forget about Mila at Saturn Club, she has nothing on K

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