Bar Babe of the Week: Ian at Hardware & Pieces

Giving you spirits at sister bars Hardware (HK) and Pieces (West Village), it’s new queen Shelby Late, aka Ian!


Bar that I work at: Hardware and Pieces

How long I’ve worked there: Since Summer ‘17

What are my shifts: Saturday: Hardware- Happy Hour, Sunday: Hardware- late night shows, Monday: Hardware- Happy Hour, Tuesday: Pieces- Happy Hour

What makes this bar great: Amazing drag talent, friendly staff, cheap ass happy hours.

Best drink I make: vodka on the rocks, no fruit.

I love it when customers: have their money and order ready to go when it’s busy.

I hate it when customers: are the first to come in and ask “where is everyone?” Like… it’s 1pm, I have no idea where everyone else is.

Craziest thing I’ve seen here: Eurovision party. Period.

Other places I’ve worked: some boutique fitness companies.

My hometown: Oceanside (Long Island)

Stuff I do when I’m not bartending: Mostly Crossfit.

Single or Taken: single

Who/what turns me on: A sense of humor, and moose knuckles.

Favorite music: Singer/Songwriter pop

Favorite movie or TV show: Schitts Creek.

Favorite drag queen: Plead the 5th

My drag name would be: my drag name IS Shelby Late (which was given to me by my Shady-ass coworker Ruby Roo)

Favorite gogo boy: Twinky Boots, Anthony P and Milo Pony are my boys

Favorite DJ: DJ 2Face

Other stuff you need to know about me: I’m deathly allergic to bee stings, and not in the My Girl way. I just need one sting and I’m done!

Follow me on: Instagram– @IanJoseph_NYC and/or @Shelby_Late


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