Bar Babe of the Week: Michael at Boots & Saddle

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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.

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