Bar Babe of the Week: Tommy at Club Cumming

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We hope you like you’re Bar Babes overemployed, cuz Club Cumming’s Tommy Hart is booked and BUSY!


Bar that I work at: Club Cumming

How long I’ve worked there: I started picking up shifts at the tail end of the Eastern Bloc days, and helped reopen as Club Cumming last fall.

What are my shifts: Mondays! Austin Ruffer curates a video playlist with a mix of iconic and obscure musical theatre numbers for Show Queen Happy Hour, then I head out right after the first part of Mondays in the Club with Lance.

What makes this bar great: Our regulars. We went through a rough patch last spring when we had our live performance license put on hold. I’ve never been prouder to work here than on the day that over 100 of our patrons and members of the Club Cumming family showed up in support for the club when we appealed to the community board. We made it through because of them.

Best drink I make: Margaritas! I love tequila. We’re located next to a Mexican restaurant, and I’ve heard mine are better…

I love it when customers: Say hi!

I hate it when customers: Don’t know what they want. If the bar is busy and you’ve already been waiting a few minutes to get my attention, and then you have to turn around and ask your friends what they want to drink, you’re getting skipped!

Craziest thing I’ve seen here: Too many ridiculous nights to count. Surprise celebrity performers, Brent Ray Fraser painting surprisingly lifelike portraits with his semi-erect dick, Alan dropping in on a slow night and bringing 50 of his closest friends who proceed to drink all night long—it’s such a special place.

Other places I’ve worked: I started working for Daniel Nardicio out on Fire Island, but this is the only place I’ve bartended.

My hometown: Dallas, TX

Stuff I do when I’m not bartending: I have, like, 7 jobs. I’m an actor and a performer (I get up on stage every once in awhile after my shift), I work for Equinox teaching classes, assist an event producer and an interior stylist, and I work for Manscapers, a landscape design company. But my coolest job outside of the bar is working for a private equity firm that invests in and acquires LGBTQ businesses.

Single or Taken: Single

Who/what turns me on: Confidence

Favorite music: Currently obsessing over Kim Petras along with every over gay in the city.

Favorite movie or TV show: Drive, but anything with Ryan Gosling.

Favorite drag queen: I live in Williamsburg, and Ragamuffin and Harajuku are two of my favorite Brooklyn queens.

My drag name would be: The Bareback Contessa

Favorite gogo boy: Brian Slattery is my #1 80’s porn star crush.

Favorite DJ: My babe LA Olypmics  💕

Other stuff you need to know about me: I’m part of an activist collective that’s working to make PrEP accessible and affordable for everyone so that we can put an end to HIV/AIDS. Check out breakthepatent.org for all the info.

Follow me on: Instagram


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