Bar Babe of the Month: Chris at Pieces & Hardware

Exquisite classical musician and also pretty fine Bar Babe, Chris!

Bar that I work at: Hardware & Pieces

How long I’ve worked there: 8 months!

What are my shifts: Monday & Tuesday Happy Hour at Hardware, and Friday (Yuhua Hamasaki, Ruby Roo and Rosé) and Saturday Nights (Heidi Haux & Bootsie LeFaris) at Pieces

What makes this bar great: I think what makes Hardware and Pieces so special is the amazing staff and talented queens I get to work with on a daily basis! These guys make my night every day I work!

Best drink I make: We’re definitely a dive bar, so we’re a little limited with our cocktail selection. However, I’ve been known to make a mean Americano and Negroni.

I love it when customers: Have their order ready when they come to the bar! Ohhh and a smile and thank you goes a long way 🙂

I hate it when customers: Oh where to begin, lol? I think what drives me nuts is when a customer can’t tell they’ve had too much to drink and then complains when I won’t serve another drink. Like, NO BECKY, I’m not getting you a GIN MARTINI when you’re looking like you’re about to spray this bar like Linda Blair, bitch. Also, please don’t order your drink mixer first! It’s a vodka red bull, not a red bull vodka!

Craziest thing I’ve seen here: I once witnessed a full grown British woman bent over into a urinal taking a dump. You can’t unsee that kinda thing. Also, that one time ADELE AND JENNIFER LAWRENCE CAME TO THE BAR!

Other places I’ve worked: Therapy NYC, El Centro in HK, and Elixir and Replay in Chicago.

My hometown: McAllen, Texas and Reynosa, Mexico. I was a border kid!

Stuff I do when I’m not bartending: Outside of the bar, I am a conservatory trained cellist, and I freelance throughout the city. Currently preparing for auditions!

Single or Taken: Come into the bar to find out.

Who/what turns me on: I like someone who is funny, intelligent, and has a personality that makes me want to be goofy with them. If we’re talking physical traits, gimme some muscle! I tend to like guys who are fitness-oriented.

Favorite music: I have a wide array of musical taste, but naming a few artists: Adele, Lizzo, Gaga, Vampire Weekend, Rolling Stones, Juanes, Donna Summer, and SELENA! As a classical musician, I love performing music from the Romantic Period.

Favorite movie or TV show: Titanic! I know absolutely EVERY line from that movie!

Favorite drag queen: Without a doubt and unequivocally, Pixie Aventura! I will never forget the first time I saw Pixie perform. That day changed what I thought a drag performance could be. Pixie just raises the bar!

My drag name would be: Awisha Bitchwood

Favorite DJ: I love absolutely every DJ I work with and without them there would be some big shoes to fill! Shoutouts to DJ Larry 2Face, DJ Mike Borowski, DJ Nicky Boom Box and DJ OhRicky! Outside of the bar, I love me some Frankie Sharp and Occupy The Disco.

 Other stuff you need to know about me: I love dad jokes!

Follow me on: Instagram


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