Bar Babe of the Month: Anthony at Paradise

Bar Babe Anthony is a Paradise institution!

Bar that I work at: Folks can meet me at Paradise in Asbury Park, NJ

How long I’ve worked there: I’ve been on the team since May of 2015

What are my shifts: Weekends. You can find me at Paradise on Friday nights for our weekly drag show, featuring our current Miss Paradise Mancie Mandell. However, I’m also there for our Saturday parties as well as our classic Sunday Tea Dances.

What makes this bar great: There’s too much to mention, but it’s the family atmosphere that makes this place feel like a second home for most people.

Best drink I make: Hands down, Peach Long Island or my Liquid Marijuana

I love it when customers: to be honest, nothing makes any bartender happier than when a customer has their order ready and their money out. It just makes the process so much quicker for the bartender and the rest of the guests

I hate it when customers: I wouldn’t say hate but most definitely a pet peeve of customers is thinking the bartender can change the rules. We’re just doing our job and following house rules.

Craziest thing I’ve seen here: Usually the same offense of people who don’t know the club very well run past the pool closed sign and jump right in. That’s always a classic

Other places I’ve worked: So far, Paradise has been my home away from home for 4 years and I hope it stays that way for many more!

My hometown: My hometown is Old Bridge, NJ.

Stuff I do when I’m not bartending: My hobbies outside of bartending are never limited; I’m always down to go on different adventures and try new things! If I had to pick…snowboarding, skiing and mountain biking would be my top three!

Single or Taken: Single

Who/what turns me on: In my opinion, ambition. The want to always do more and better yourself.

Favorite music: EVERYTHING! My music tastes vary from 50’s doo-wop to today’s pop and everything in between!

Favorite movie or TV show: Not much of a tv person, but I am a RuPaul’s Drag Race fan. I love seeing the look and creativity the queens bring. To see how each one interprets the challenge in their own way is amazing!

Favorite drag queen: Working around so many professional girls, it’s tough to choose. But I have to give shout outs to two. The first being Nickie Love from Newark. If it wasn’t for this queen I honestly wouldn’t be where I am today. The second would be an Asbury local, Jolina Jasmine. Seeing her come so far and the talent she has is unbelievable. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next!

My drag name would be: Mahalia Cabb

Favorite gogo boy: even though there’s good eye candy at Paradise, I’d be lying if I said I knew their names.

Favorite DJ: Steve Sidewalk! I have worked with him for four years now and there is no dj I look forward to hearing more. I always keep Shazam open and message him the next day to see what remixes he played. He’s always got the newest music with the hottest remixes!

Other stuff you need to know about me: I’m a car guy. Mechanic by day, so if you need an oil change, let me know. Also, I can fix a flat tire in heels/

Follow me on: You can find me on Instagram, but the best place to follow me is at Paradise/



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