No V-Day date yet? Pull up a stool and chat up one (or more!) of these sexy single bartenders.
Bar: T45 Midtown (in the Hyatt Hotel in Times Square) Age: 33 Originally from: The Bronx Lives in: The Bronx Interested in: Women Hobbies: Writing, recording and performing songs, playing soccer, cooking Drink I’d make to impress a date: A classic called the Queen’s Park Swizzle — essentially close to a mojito Worst pickup line I’ve heard at the bar: Two women looked me up and down, and one said to the other, “Hey! Look at the tits on that guy!” I followed up with, “Ma’am, they’re called pecs.” She then said, “How rude of me, let me take you to dinner!”
Bar: The Raines Law Room Age: 28 Originally from: Boston Lives in: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Interested in: Men Hobbies: Champagne, traveling, dogs Drink I’d make to impress a date: A classic Old Fashioned Worst pickup line I’ve ever heard at the bar: “Why aren’t you on the menu?”
Bar: Bo's Kitchen & Bar Room Age: 33 Originally from: Lubbock, Texas Lives in: Williamsburg Interested in: Women Hobbies: Tennis, golf, learning about astronomy Drink I’d make to impress a date: People drink what they drink — I am more curious what she would order. If she orders a vodka soda, that is pretty blah. If she orders a gin neat, she might be for me. If they have good taste and like gin or rye then I would be happy to make them a cocktail — probably either a Final Ward or Last Word. Worst pickup line I’ve heard at the bar: It was used by me drunkenly one night: “Hey, hey, you — stay there ’cause I am gonna hit on you later.”
Bar: Lavo Age: 23 Originally from: Laguna Beach, California Lives in: Hell's Kitchen Interested in: Men Hobbies: Yoga, photography, traveling and exploring new places, learning another language, fashion, food, music, art, people Drink I’d make to impress a date: Dirty Martini. I love a strong, classic drink! Worst pickup line I’ve heard at the bar: “I’m sure you’ve been asked this a million times tonight…” Men often try to start a conversation with me this way. If you are going to hit on me, be confident about it!
Duane Fernandez Jr.
Bar: American Whiskey Age: 38 Originally from: Brooklyn Lives in: Harlem Interested in: Men Hobbies: Shopping, dining, rollerskating, dancing, drinking American whiskey Drink I’d make to impress a date: Classic Sazerac or a Tommy’s Margarita with St-Germain Worst pickup line I’ve heard at the bar: My guests have made my bar their second home, so I will never reveal their foolishness. But, I’ve heard them all...
Bar: Lido Age: 27 Originally from: Massachusetts Lives in: South Harlem Interested in: Men Hobbies: Independent film and documentaries, searching for NYC’s best appetizer sampler, traveling, Central Park, the beach whenever possible, tequila, balancing both work and play in large quantities Drink I’d make to impress a date: Lido’s Il Tigre (bourbon, benedictine, lemon and ginger) Worst pickup line I’ve heard at the bar: “You must make a lot of tips. You should buy me a drink.”