Pull up to the piano and get served by Uncle Charlie’s Bar Babe, Jason!
How long I’ve worked there: A year or so.
What are my shifts: Wednesday through Saturday usually.
What makes this bar great: It’s a gay piano lounge, so we have live music… and if you’re up for it, you can sing as well. Although on Fridays the sexy Matthew Bennis is playing–and he’s got the voice of an angel, that one.
Best drink I make: I do craft cocktails, so there’s are many I make. But my favorite is a classic Penicillin: a scotch-based cocktail with ginger juice, honey and lemon. It’s the drink I serve when people say they hate scotch.
I love when customers: Tip me. No, but really. I do love when they trust that I will make them something they will love.
I hate when customers: Ask the worst question ever: “What should I drink, what’s good?” Bitch, I don’t know you! I don’t know what you like! Give me a type of liquor and a flavor profile and I can make you happy, but if you can’t do that then just stop drinking, because otherwise you’re getting Bulleit Bourbon on the rocks with a water back… (what I drink, usually, when I go out)
Craziest thing I’ve seen here: Once someone mid song, who was nailing it, took a giant swig of their drink, in the middle of a long heels out note. Continued singing said note. Then feel right over, drunk, before finishing the song. It was something. “She did that!” (Said in the voice of Shangela)
Other places I’ve worked: Icon, Albatross, The Saloon, The Gay 90’s, and a bunch of straight places.
My hometown: Onalaska, Wisconsin…. I know, right?
Stuff I do when I’m not bartending: I make costumes. Everything from drag queens to Broadway, also high fashion editorial.
Single or Taken: Taken, but we have fun…😜
Who/what turns me on: Well, that’s a loaded question. I think the best way to answer that is to say that sexual confidence–not pompousness, but being confident in yourself and your prowess is super sexy. I’m a very sexual person and there isn’t much I haven’t done, or at least tried… twice. But normally I don’t fall in the vanilla category. Also, a big dick! I love a big dick, I mean huge!
Favorite music: Anything but rap and country. Of course I have an affinity for Broadway and opera, since I have a degree in it, but I do find myself listening to a lot of 90s music. Also, Kelly Clarkson’s Breakaway album is the best thing the world has ever seen.
Favorite movie or TV show: Movies are too many to name, but I love Audrey Hepburn. TV shows too, really; I know this will sound cliche, but I love Game of Thrones. Also, the two best, and most underrated, TV shows are Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 and Better Off Ted. Brilliant writing.
Favorite drag queen: Manila Luzon. We’ve been friends since high school. Not only that, she is clever, witty, smart, and gorgeous. She was totally robbed in All Stars Season 1.
My drag name would be: I’ve done drag. And last time my name was Juniper F’Breezé, a 1950s housewife who lives gin and cleaning, as well as a visit from the milkman! 😜
Favorite DJ: David Guetta
Other stuff you need to know about me: I’m really great to talk to–like any bartender, I am basically a free therapist. There is one quote that I will leave you with, and it is from the person who changed my life–my voice teacher who tragically died, Cynthia Goetz: “Life is too short not to be happy, so do what makes you happy.”
Follow me on: Instagram. (Also, I’m horrible at social media… working on it!)