He’s a staple at one of our favorite sports bars, but we all wanna see more of Juan!
Bar(s) that I work at: GYM Sportsbar at 167 8th Ave, Chelsea
How long I’ve worked there: I was in between jobs and said I could do this for 6 months! 16 years later…
What are my shifts: Tuesdays through Fridays!
What makes this bar great: It has insanely strong drinks, a welcoming atmosphere for all, and the best staff and regulars!
Best drink I make: I have coworkers who won’t drink Margaritas unless I make ‘em
I love it when customers: are polite.
I hate it when customers: are impatient, angry elves.
Craziest thing I’ve seen here: drunk rugby player ran through the glass wall to our outdoor patio.
Other places I’ve worked: before bartending, I worked at a film production company that shot commercials only of food and hand models.
My hometown: Hoboken, NJ
Stuff I do when I’m not bartending: love traveling, cooking, and “Mario-Kart”
Single or Taken: Taken
Who/what turns me on: Tom Hardy
Favorite music: house music all night long, and Mexican rancheras with a bottle of tequila!
Favorite movie or TV show: Coming to America and The Good Wife / The Good Fight
Favorite drag queen: Shequida
My drag name would be: for my Spanish speakers, Debora Melano (😜)
Favorite gogo boy: I’ll defer to my coworker Diego Guevara, he’s well-versed
Favorite DJ: Honey Dijon
Other stuff you need to know about me: I’m in my 40s and still don’t have a driver’s license–best co-pilot (until I pass out)
Follow me on: Instagram
Tip me at: tipping in person is sexy, but if you feel so inclined: Venmo @Juan-Bonilla-7