One of Ladybar Henrietta Hudson’s most recognizable faces, she’s a flat out West Village Institution…. Bar Babe (and Barber Babe) Ednita!
Bar that I work at: Henrietta Hudson
How long I’ve worked there: 4 years
What makes this bar great: I consider everyone I work with my tribe, and it brings a certain energy to the space. Most of us come from immigrant families, so we’re very close and treat Henrietta’s like our church… and it’s a beautiful thing to see our community hold the same love and respect for this iconic place.
Best drink I make: Punch / Cosmo
I love it when customers: Write cute thank you notes on receipts. Also when they ask for my name and actually remember it the next time they come in.
I hate it when customers: Walk in with stank energy, or order one drink at a time when there’s like 5 people in your group
Craziest thing I’ve seen here: I watched one of my good friends get married here!
Other places I’ve worked: I’m also currently a barber @ Camera Ready Kutz in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. It’s a POC / LGBTQ owned and operated Barber Shop!
My hometown: Queens, NY
Stuff I do when I’m not bartending: Find me near any kind of water with a book in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other. I love hiking and being outside. I’m also trying to travel the world and see how different countries celebrate Pride. I went to Tel Aviv Pride last month, and will be hitting up Taiwan Pride in October.
Single or Taken: There is love in my life, but fuck labels.
Who/what turns me on: Individuality, Wittiness, Curly hair. A really good laugh…like the kind they think sounds ugly and ridiculous but you know it’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever heard.
Favorite music: I listen to everything…I know everyone says that, but really…my shit’s all over the place. I could be singing Dermot Kennedy or Jorja Smith in the morning, 6lack or H.E.R. in the afternoon and Farruko or Residente in the evening.
Favorite movie or TV show: Reservoir Dogs, Wanderlust, Chewing Gum
Favorite drag queen: Aja Queen
My drag name would be: Love Dumpling
Favorite DJ: DJ Tikka Masala
Other stuff you need to know about me: I love you