Bar Babe of the Week: Ednita at Henrietta Hudson

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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 are my shifts: Tuesday – Karaoke Night;  Thursday – Homotown;
Friday – Turnt Up Fridays;  Saturday – Snatch Saturdays;  Sunday – Wreck Room (game night)

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 DogsWanderlustChewing Gum

Favorite drag queen: Aja Queen

My drag name would be: Love Dumpling

Favorite gogo: Goldie Peacock and Daddy Long Legs

Favorite DJ: DJ Tikka Masala

Other stuff you need to know about me: I love you

Follow me on: Facebook &  Instagram


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