Bar Babe of the Month: Valerie at Cherry’s

Cherry’s maître d, bingo hostess, and Mrs. DJ Stacy, Valerie Perez, prepares for another amazing season on Fire Island.


Bar that I work at: Cherry’s on the Bay, Cherry Grove, Fire Island.

How long I’ve worked there: 3 years

What are my shifts: All summer long every day! [Valerie also hosts Wednesday Bingo at Cherry’s this summer]

What makes this bar great: Located on the water, knowing you are surrounded by people wanting to just have a good time.

Best drink I make: I am the hostess and maître d, I don’t make the drinks… but the best drink there is the Rocket Fuel!

I love it when customers: Come in with a great fun attitude, ready for anything!

I hate it when customers: Feel they’re entitled and aren’t patient, especially during this past year.

Craziest thing I’ve seen here: A boat of Trump supporters pulled up to the bar last summer, and the entire bar booed them out until they took down their Trump flags and left.

Other places I’ve worked: The Edison Ballroom, the OG Julie’s Bar and Martinos

My hometown: Manhattan

Stuff I do when I’m not bartending: Walks to Sunken Forest and all over Fire Island

Single or Taken: Married

Who/what turns me on: Confidence , strength and determination

Favorite music: Disco

Favorite movie or TV show: The Twilight series, definitely!

Favorite drag queen: Davida Jones 

My drag name would be: Yonata On The List

Favorite DJ: DJ Stacy

Other stuff you need to know about me: I have a lot of amazing friends and family, and of course my amazing wife …we come in HOT and we ride or die for each other. Our family is tight! Being in the nightlife business has brought me more joy than I could have every expected. EVERY NIGHT IS A PARTY!

Follow me on: Facebook

Tip me at: Venmo @ValP50


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