Emerald City Cocktails

Seattle, WA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Premium bartending services for weddings, corporate events, private parties, and other gatherings in Seattle, WA. We provide our elegant portable bar, free consultation on crafting your beverage menu, and bartending services from our state-certified mixologists. Fully insured for general and liquor liability, which means that we can work at any venue in Seattle!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Our favorite part of each event is working with you to create a one-of-a-kind experience for your guests. We can create specialty drinks and batch cocktails unique to your party; illuminate our bar to match your color scheme (or to light up the night!); and we can order and deliver all the materials we need (ice, glassware, alcohol, garnishes, anything!), free of charge.

Location

Seattle, WA 98126

Background check

Complete

Years in business

1

Number of employees

15

Times hired on Thumbtack

15

Reviews

10 Reviews
  • Erin C. Aug 14, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Hiring Emerald City Cocktails for my wedding reception was the best decision I made! Super friendly and the mobile light up bar was exactly the type of mood we were going for. Neil even went and picked up our kegs and ice so we didn't have to worry about. I will highly recommend Emeral City Cocktails to my friends!
    Neil R. Aug 15, 2017

    Thanks Erin! You and your guests were a pleasure to serve.

  • Don D. Aug 7, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Neal exceeded our expectations during my daughters wedding celebration. His guidance and suggestions prior to the event were very helpful. He was on time, and ready to go right on queue. He was friendly, efficient, professional, and above all, very conscientious about doing a great job. If you're looking to have a worry free bartending experience at your event, Emerald City Cocktails is the ticket.
    Neil R. Aug 7, 2017

    Thanks Don! Best wishes to your new family.

  • Tri T. Jul 22, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Neil and his team were very professional and our guests all had a great time. They were able to serve for a wedding party of 350 people without any issues. We would use Neil and his team again for future events.
    Neil R. Jul 30, 2017

    Thanks Tri! It was a delight so serve you and your guests at your wedding reception. Call us for your next event, we'll bring the Hennessy! Cheers!

  • Matea M. Jul 19, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Neil is a delight to work with! I've had him bartend for a few of our company events, and he is a breath of fresh air to work with when everything else can be so nuts. He is professional, punctual, and always offers to go above and beyond. He arrives early and will help set up, he even chopped up onions for our BBQ. I plan to have him for every event in the future and would recommend him to all.
    Neil R. Jul 30, 2017

    Thanks so much Matea! You and everyone at Mason Supply Company are always a pleasure to serve. We'll see you at your next open house. Cheers!

  • Kamalpreet K. May 17, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Neil did a fantastic job!! We will definitely be using ECC again! :)
    Neil R. May 17, 2017

    Thanks, Kami. It was our pleasure to serve you and your coworkers at LiquidHub!

  • Madelyn K. Apr 12, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Thank you!
    Neil offered suggestions for signature cocktails in the theme of our wedding, told us how much alcohol we would need and what brands to get, selected and ordered all other supplies for us, and supplied us with two fantastic bartenders for the wedding. Great experience. We would highly recommend Emerald City Cocktails.
    Neil R. Apr 12, 2017

    Thanks so much Madelyn! It was a pleasure to make your big day a big success.

  • Marquesa & Mike M. Mar 27, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Excellent experience with Emerald City Cocktails--Highly recommended!
    I recently hired Neil of Emerald City Cocktails to bartend for a party hosted at my home, and I could not have been more pleased with his services. Neil was extremely friendly, professional, and communicative every step of the way; from helping me curate the perfect menu of signature cocktails, to a spotless post party cleanup. His mixology skills did not disappoint––the drinks were delicious and executed flawlessly. Neil truly made our small gathering feel like a special event, and I look forward to hiring him for future festivities!
    Neil R. Mar 27, 2017

    Thanks so much, Mike and Marquesa! It was a pleasure to work with you two. Call us for your future awesome theme parties!

  • Georgina C. Mar 12, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Successful event!!!
    Neil was professional, on time, did more then I expected and a pleasure to work with. I would hire Emerald City Coctails again....Georgina
    Neil R. Mar 13, 2017

    Thanks Georgina! It was a pleasure to work your event.

  • Venkata S. Jan 16, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Very Satisfied, would hire him again!!
    Neil helped us plan our cocktail menu, showed up early to the venue and helped us in setting up the stage. He is very friendly and our guests loved him. Mixed up some good cocktails and he even stayed up late on our request and was very accommodating. Would hire him again without a second thought.
    Neil R. Jan 16, 2017

    Thanks so much, Venkata! It was a pleasure to work with you on your event. Call us for your future parties!

  • Olivia P. Jan 3, 2017
    Great holiday party!
    Neil was perfect from start to finish! We hired him for our office holiday party, and he did not disappoint. He was helpful in planning the beverage service, showed up early, rocked out the bar and always had a smile on his face. We will be hiring him again in the future!
    Neil R. Mar 27, 2017

    Thanks, Olivia! Call us for your next holiday party, we'll be there!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Every event is different, so we give custom, detailed quotes for every request.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We believe that listening to our clients is the most important first step. Maybe you're responsible for a big event and feel overwhelmed; maybe you're an expert and looking for a straightforward professional; maybe you have NO idea what you need! We're here to listen to your expectations and requirements for your big event. Then we start asking questions. How many people? What venue? What's your event's theme? What are your guests' expectations? This type of information will let us prepare every detail of your beverage service. Then, based on your expectations, we help you craft the perfect beverage menu and make sure that everything we need for your event is covered. Included in our services is the option to let us handle the ordering and delivery of any and all supplies. Need beverage napkins, ice, straws, garnishes, alcohol, glassware, or anything else? Let us handle it! We're here to make your event as stress-free as possible!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
As owner of Emerald City Cocktails, I have over two decades of bartending and hospitality experience. My employees and I are state-certified in food handling and alcohol service, and we are fully insured for general liability and liquor liability.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I began opening bars and restaurants in Orlando, FL - Spanish tapas bars, upscale lounges, you name it. I moved to Seattle in 2012 to complete my graduate work at The University of Washington, and I fell in love with this city. I have been bartending in the Seattle scene for four years now, and saw a great opportunity to bring my skill set to private events in the city.
What types of customers have you worked with?
All of them! Weddings, corporate events, cocktail parties, house warming parties, birthday bashes, sporting events - you name it, I've worked it!