Bar Babe of the Month: Gio at 9th Ave Saloon

A favorite staffer of our new / old favorite neighborhood bar, Gio!

Bar(s) that I work at: 9th Avenue Saloon – Hell’s Kitchen

How long I’ve worked there: since June ‘22

What are my shifts: Tue-Fri 9pm-4am, Sat 2-9pm

What makes this bar great: neighborhood bar with no frills for unwinding after work, drinks before a show, or catching up with friends

Best drink I make: Spiced Mezcal Margarita

I love it when customers: know what to drink when it’s busy

I hate it when customers: don’t know when to call it a night

Craziest thing I’ve seen here: Nothing crazy … 9th Ave Saloon has been pretty chill

Other places I’ve worked: Boston, South Beach Miami, Fire Island and San Diego, Jacksonville & Ft Lauderdale

My hometown: New York

Stuff I do when I’m not bartending: Movies, shows, concerts & museums

Single or Taken: SINGLE

Who/what turns me on: Confident, funny, & thoughtful guys

Favorite music: House, Latin, Rock , & Pop

Favorite movie or TV show: TRICK movie (1999)

Favorite drag queen: Coco Peru

My drag name would be: Tequila Smash

Favorite gogo boy: Matthew Camp when he danced

Favorite DJ: Abel Aguilera

Other stuff you need to know about me: [blank!]

Follow me on: Instagram

Tip me at: Venmo @GioCNy

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