Bar Babe of the Week: Jared at the Island Breeze


Get your Thrupple on with Island Breeze Bar Babe Jared!

Bar that I work at: Island Breeze tiki bar in Cherry Grove, Fire Island

How long I’ve worked there: the beginning of the summer, it’s a seasonal summer bar on the bay

What are my shifts: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 1130am-3pm for my afternoon delight event, and also Saturday nights from 1030pm-4am for a Tiki Turn Up event.

What makes this bar great: the location, and also the amazing staff. Everyone has such great energy and so much personality. The team is amazing, and everyone can feel the energy.

Best drink I make: my signature Afternoon Delight cocktail, which is a play on a play on a classic New York cocktail the French 77. It’s Stoli-o vodka and orange juice, shaken and poured up as a martini and topped with Prosecco–the perfect afternoon delight. I also am extremely good at making the Rocket Ship, which is our best selling cocktail: a Pina Colada base with lots of coconut rum and it is topped with three different shot glasses full of three different rums 151, Captain Morgan, and dark rum. It will blast you off for sure.

I love it when customers: have a great time, let their hair down, and talk to the others around them at the bar. When my guests are having fun, I feel like I have done my job.

I hate it when customers: are not having fun or not enjoying my bar atmosphere. l’ll do a lot to please a guest–some things I can’t believe I have done, haha!

Craziest thing I’ve seen here: a gay man cheat on his boyfriend with a woman– threw me for a loop for a second! It was a whole thing, I was astonished! 😮

Other places I’ve worked: the Rocking Horse Cafe in Chelsea, Winnie’s Jazz Bar on 38th, Rare rooftop bar, East of Eighth on 23rd St., Capital Grille on Wall St.

My hometown: Holyoke, Massachusetts

Stuff I do when I’m not bartending: I am on the beach or at the pool, making sure to rest and really enjoy my surroundings. I am very lucky to have this be the background of my off days. I also go show support to my other bartenders in the area. I love movies, a good Netflix show, and some ice cream–that makes me happy. I also stay active: yoga, swimming, hiking.

Single or Taken: Single as a dollar bill.

Who/what turns me on: confident, direct men. As well as couples–I am into couples, it’s my thing.

Favorite music: R&B–the 90’s good stuff like Janet Jackson , Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Beyoncé, 112, Jagged Edge, SWV, Robyn, Crystal Waters, Boyz II Men, En Vogue, Missy Elliot.

Favorite movie or TV show:  (movie) The Devil Wears Prada, (TV show) Game of Thrones

Favorite drag queen: Pixie Aventura or Boudoir LeFleur

My drag name would be:

I have never thought of this! Sheneeda Bump!

Favorite gogo boy: Mariano. he is a dancer at the weekly Underwear Party here on Fire Island… he is a Brazilian GOD.

Favorite DJ: DJ 2Face

Other stuff you need to know about me: 

I enjoy bartending, and am always looking for people to come hang out with me. I am a blast, but hard-working. My bars are open to all shapes, sizes, colors, and walks of life. I want everyone to feel safe and welcome at any bar I am at–this holds to everyone. If you want to have a good time with great people, drinks, music and conversation, come see me.

Follow me on: Instagram, Facebook, or @ijwworthy on Snapchat


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