Filipino singer turned bar star of Boots & Saddle, Michael Cruz’s two worlds are about to collide as he adds a karaoke hosting gig to his shifts!
Bar that I work at: Boots and Saddle
How long I’ve worked there: Two fabulous years and counting.
What are my shifts: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
What makes this bar great: So many things! Fantastic drag shows, long happy hours, staff and management, but mostly the patrons and laid back atmosphere. I have met so many incredible people here.
Best drink I make: E) All of the above
I love it when customers: Have such a great time it affects everyone else. It’s amazing when it feels like everyone knows each other and is interacting.
I hate it when customers: Have to leave because of things like “work in the morning.”
Craziest thing I’ve seen here: Let’s just say some things are better left to the imagination than reality. “Security!”
Other places I’ve worked: ABS-CBN television network
My hometown: Manila. Mabuhay!
Stuff I do when I’m not bartending: I keep busy with my production company, and taking classes at Juilliard. Sometimes I sleep. Sometimes.
Single or Taken: Living life.
Who/what turns me on: Fearless and intelligent risk takers.
Favorite music: Musical theater, dance, pop.
Favorite movie or TV show: Broad City. Yaas kween!
Favorite drag queen: Vice Ganda. Love.
My drag name would be: Robert Ziegler
Favorite gogo boy: Delilah Brooks. I just got chills.
Favorite DJ: Diplo
Other stuff you need to know about me: Every Thursday, I host an amazing karaoke show at Boots and Saddle, beginning at 9pm. Check out the event here.
Follow me on: Venmo Or you can also find me on Facebook.