Bar Babe of the Week: Lola at Stonewall


Stonewall’s lovely barmaid Lola Michele-Kiki is a fierce queen in her own right… and this week she’s Thotyssey’s Bar Babe!

Bar that I work at: The Stonewall Inn

How long I’ve worked there: Almost 4 years now.

What are my shifts: Mainly Thursday nights. Upstairs. But I cover Sunday shifts sometimes.

What makes this bar great: Mmm. Not sure. Definitely not the fact that is a national landmark and monument, and huge pillar of hope for the LGBTQ+ community. 😉

Best drink I make: I love when costumers ask this question. My answer is always: I can make a mean vodka/soda. But all jokes aside, my margaritas are petty popping. It’s like a requirement at Stonewall. We’re known for our margs.

I love it when customers: TIP. I love it when a costumer understands what it means to get service, and they’re appreciative of it.

I hate it when customers: Don’t tip. Ask for water without buying anything. Take up a seat or space during a show and don’t let consuming customers sit down. When they demand attention and a drink as if we’re maids. When they don’t tip. Or when they come to the bar and have no idea what they and their 17 friends want all at once. Or when they ask, what’s your cheapest drink?

Craziest thing I’ve seen here: oh boy, lol. So much. I found a can of cat food once. Also one single shoe, so whoever left it behind went home barefoot or with just one shoe.I’ve found people asleep in the bathroom. People having sex, on the dance floor. People smoking a cigarette inside. Gurl, the list goes on and on.

Other places I’ve worked: my favorite place on earth, Boots and Saddle Drag Lounge! And I’m currently at The Cock on Wednesdays and Fridays!

My hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Stuff I do when I’m not bartending: Drag, but we already knew that, haha. I do enjoy sleep a lot. So I try to get plenty of that when I’m not out living my best life with my husband.

Single or Taken: Happily married.

Who/what turns me on: Besides my husband, good food. Sexy good food lol.

Favorite music: Pop. Musicals. HAMILTON.

Favorite movie or TV show: too many to choose from. But I’m gonna be loyal and say: Grey’s Anatomy.

Favorite drag queen: So many! Here’s a few in no particular order: Sutton Lee SeymourCatrina LovelaceHibiscusLogan HardcoreBrenda Dharling & Kareem McJagger. And my immediate drag family: Ari KikiViki Villainess, Mary Muscles and  Godiva Romance. And I’ve recently discovered that I’m kind of obsessed with Pixie Aventura. She’s just so great.

My drag name would be: Lola Michele-Kiki 😉

Favorite gogo boy: Hmm. Probably all my boys at The Cock. David, Julio and Luca! But I’m gonna shout out my girl as well, Vinny Vega.

Favorite DJ: Chauncey Dandridge! And Steve Sidewalk.. boy can spin!

Other stuff you need to know about me: I played the violin for 4 years. I speak 4 languages, and you should all catch my monthly show at Stonewall, the last Saturday of every month! This month, May 26th, it’s my birthday show!

Follow me on: Instagram, Facebook & Venmo (@thelolamichelekiki)



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