The dynamical assembly of binary black holes (BBHs) in dense star clusters (SCs) is one of the most promising pathways for producing observable gravitational wave (GW) sources, however several other formation scenarios likely operate as well. One of the current outstanding questions is how these different pathways may be distinguished apart. In this paper we suggest a new multimessenger observable that can be used to constrain the formation of BBH mergers originating from SCs: the electromagnetic signal from tidal disruptions (TDs) of stars by BBHs. Such TDs will show variability in their light curve from the orbital motion of the disruptive BBHs, and can therefore be used to map the BBH orbital period distribution, and thereby also the dynamical mechanisms that eventually drive the BBHs to merger. Using an analytical approach including general relativistic effects, we find that the orbital period distribution of BBHs within globular clusters peaks on timescales of days, which we argue is unique to this assembly pathway. We propose that the search for variable TDs in current and future EM transient surveys might be used to constrain the merger history of BBHs in SCs.