Guess the drag alter ego of this week’s Bar Babe! Answer below, but in the meantime enjoy some Sex on the Beach with Markyus at the Toolbox!
Bar that I work at: The Toolbox on the upper east side
How long I’ve worked there: 2 months, but seems like 2 years. It’s a great neighborhood gay bar.
What are my shifts: Saturday Liquid Brunch at 3pm, Sunday Liquid Brunch at 3pm, then all night til 4am, Tuesday I open at 4pm for my Broadway Lights night til 4am, and well you’ll really see me more often than not.
What makes this bar great: It’s a welcoming, great gay neighborhood bar, but not just for the locals around the area. We get a great mix of regulars, new comers, gay, str8. It really is a community spot to feel good, have a strong drink, and have a great time with an amazing staff.
Best drink I make: Sex on the Beach with Markyus, lol. You’ll have to experience it, it mostly alcohol that tastes like juice. Sneaks up on ya!
I love it when customers: Come back because they loved my energy and the interactions they had with me and the bar.
I hate it when customers: Bring everyone down by being an old sour curmudgeon in the corner, or leave a shittacular tip, or don’t tip at all. I mean, gurl… come on. Have fun, and be nice!
Craziest thing I’ve seen here: We have a dance cage in the bar… a guy was literally hanging from the bars with his legs! I had to get up there and get him down. We can’t have people breakin’ their necks, lol! He was talented though… and hot. Ah, well. Haha.
Other places I’ve worked: SoHo house NYC, The Abbey West Hollywood, Pleasure Island in Orlando (that bar had a rotating dance floor, yikes!)
My hometown: Syracuse NY, thank goodness I got outta there. I think there’s still snow right now!
Stuff I do when I’m not bartending: Well, I have an alter ego in drag. So either things related to that evil old lady, or I’m seeing a Broadway show, being a social butterfly in the scene, catching a movie, or yelling at the kids who go to the school next to my apartment for waking me up at 2 in the afternoon with their yelling, lol!
Single or Taken: Single and in the market for someone as funny and off as me. But they say dating a bartender is hard… Pffffft. Nuts to that!
Who/what turns me on: a pretty pair of eyes, and the ability to just be a goof with me. My sense of humor is all over the place; if you can bounce around with me, I may swoon.
Favorite music: Old Jazz, like Billie Holiday
Favorite movie or TV show: Girls will be Girls, Arrested Development
Favorite drag queen: *smirk* I plead the fifth.
My drag name would be: Well, since the old bat is already out of the bag I may as well reveal that the handsome face behind the evil is also known as Sheila Tack. Boo!
Favorite gogo boy: What’s a gogo boy? *wink* I mean, I don’t think I’ve ever got their names… but they are people too, right? Show me a pic, that’s my favorite. Haha!
Favorite DJ: DJ Ian Ford, hands down. Smart, technically savvy, great energy, and also a dear friend.
Other stuff you need to know about me: I live in Hell’s Kitchen, and don’t take life or myself too seriously. I live each day as it’s the last, and always have a positive outlook and energy. It’s great to lift people up and help create an escape from behind the bar… even if it’s with a bad joke, haha!
Follow me on: Markyus O’Neill on Facebook, and Sheila Tack on both Facebook and Instagram.