Bar Babe of the Month: Christian at Pieces & Playhouse

This busy NYC bar boy with the laid back SoCal vibe is a favorite of many West Village bargoers: Christian!


Bar(s) that I work at: Pieces and Playhouse

How long I’ve worked there: 2 years

What are my shifts: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at Pieces. Wednesday nights at Playhouse

What makes this bar great: I love how Pieces has become a meeting spot for such a wide variety of people, from regulars who have been coming for 20 years, a 30th birthday party, or just a boys (or girls) night out.

Best drink I make: I make a mean Manhattan.

I love it when customers: Remember me and keep coming back to me.

I hate it when customers: Whistle or snap to try and get my attention. That probably won’t get you your drink any faster.

Craziest thing I’ve seen here: Haha, I see a lot. But it was really cool when Adele and Jennifer Lawrence came in and watched a drag show.

Other places I’ve worked: I did a summer out in Fire Island, I’ve done a few summers out in Montauk, and a few bars/restaurants in the city.

My hometown: Temecula, California (SoCal)

Stuff I do when I’m not bartending: Eating, buying plants, working out, or trying to be on a beach somewhere.

Single or Taken: I am Single.

Who/what turns me on: There’s a lot to that question, but I like a guy with a good head on his shoulders. Someone who takes care of himself and is easy going like me. And someone who can plan our week away – I am definitely not a planner, haha.

Favorite music: I like all kinds of music. Just depends on what my mood is. When I’m relaxing at home it’s usually Indie Pop or Indie R&B.

Favorite movie or TV show: Don’t know if I have a favorite. I watch a lot. Too much, haha.

Favorite drag queen: I work with so many talented queens. A lot are so wildly gifted and fun to watch. During the pandemic, though, I worked a lot with Izzy Uncut. If you haven’t seen her you need to. She’s a star.

My drag name would be: Lucy Culo

Favorite DJ: Love me some Nicky Boom Box. Can’t explain it, but he just knows what we want to hear.

Other stuff you need to know about me: I’m happiest when I’m at the beach. I love surfing or swimming. I lived in Honolulu for 7 years, where I also picked up a BFA in Interior Design.

Follow me on: Instagram

Tip me at: My Venmo is @Christian-Fornerod

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