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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Do bartenders need to be licensed?

Certain counties, cities and states may require licensing. Check your local government’s regulations before starting your search.

In many cases, you might want to choose a bartender who has a license and/or certification. If you’re considering hiring a bartender for an upcoming event or a special occasional, check their online profiles to find out what credentials they have. If you can’t find the information online, don’t hesitate to ask them directly when requesting to receive free estimates.

How do I find a good bartender?

Put some time on your calendar to research and compare top-rated bartenders near you online. Start by looking at their ratings and services. For example, some bartending services will provide a waitstaff, glassware, ice, coolers, food and more.

Next, look at their photos of past events and read the customer reviews. Find feedback on the bartenders’ services. Did they offer fair pricing? Did they show up on time to set up? Did they bring all of the appropriate drinks, cups, supplies and decorations? Did they interact politely with the party guests and provide a pleasant overall experience? And did they do the agreed-upon cleanup afterward?

Narrow down your top choices, and start contacting the bartenders. Ask for cost estimates for your event, and tell them how many people will be attending, what type of event it is and what services you require. You should also ask them questions about their experience.

Bartenders may need a license in your state, county or city to work at a private party. Make sure they’re properly certified before you hire anyone.

How much does it cost to hire a bartender for a private party?

Hiring a bartender for a private party typically costs between $270 and $390 in total. On an hourly basis, expect to pay at least $40 to $60 per hour, as well as a flat fee. How much you’ll pay, however, depends on the time of year or day, the size of the party and other factors. Get in touch with a few bartenders near you and request a free estimate — it’s the only way to get an accurate idea of how much private bartending services will cost you.

Check out “How much does it cost to hire a bartender?” to learn more about the cost factors.

How much should you tip wedding bartenders?

Sometimes, a gratuity is included in your final bill. If not, consider tipping your wedding bartenders between 10% and 15%. However, this is not a set-in-stone rule. You can always tip more, perhaps 20%-25%, for great service.

What do bartenders cost for a wedding?

It costs roughly between $270 and $390 to hire a bartender. However, if you need a wedding bartender, you should request cost estimates from bartenders near you. Depending on the drinks you plan to serve, the number of guests and other factors, your total cost will vary.

Reviews for Chandler bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
My wife and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary with an event at our home and hired James as the bartender. He did an OUTSTANDING job and was the ULTIMATE professional. In addition to going above and beyond by assisting with other aspects of the event, James provided a WONDERFUL bartender experience to our guests. We highly recommend James for his bartender services.
Essential Bartending ServicesEssential Bartending Services
Jenae B.
I’m very impressed with how prompt and professional the owner is with his business. He made the process very easy. The service was outstanding as well! Super fun and friendly bartender for our event. These guys know how to get it done and run a business. If you want quality service, fun and outgoing bartenders who know how to make drinks then go with Preferred.
Preferred BartendingPreferred Bartending
Diana G.
Judith is the best! Fun, creative, and knowledgeable. She went above and beyond to ensure we didn't have to worry about anything related to bartending. Would definitely hire her again!!!
Judith Carr - The Ultimate Hostess & BartenderJudith Carr - The Ultimate Hostess & Bartender
Rebecca B.
We are very glad that we ended up choosing James as our bartender for our daughter's wedding. He was pleasant, professional and our guests loved him. He remembered what they were drinking and made sure everyone was taken care of. Thank you James!
Essential Bartending ServicesEssential Bartending Services
Danielle B.
We had Annie for our small party. I didn't think we needed a bartender but my husband convinced me and I am so happy we did it. It made such a difference. Annie was engaging, friendly and she knew her drinks. If you're on the fence, go for it. Our experience from start to finish was top notch. We will use them again for sure!
Preferred BartendingPreferred Bartending
Cesar P.
By far the best bartender experience we have received from thumbtack! Serenity Events made the birthday party so lively by ensuring all guests and host had a drink at all times. We have a couple pups and she was kind enough to even let them in and out of the house. All cups and trash was picked up and even snapped a few pictures of the group! I would hire Serenity Events again in a heart beat!! You will not be disappointed!
Serenity EventsSerenity Events
Brian S.
We had a 60s cocktail/birthday party with 25+ people. From the start, Judith was very easy to work with. She gave several suggestions to help with the party theme. Arrived an hour before guests, setup and took care of everyone. In between, she managed the glassware, cleaning and helping serve guests the cake. Allowed us to relax and enjoy the entire night. The drinks were excellent, the service amazing and it really added to the overall ambience of the theme. The next time you want a bartender+ just contact Judith... we will!
Judith Carr - The Ultimate Hostess & BartenderJudith Carr - The Ultimate Hostess & Bartender
Madeline H.
I hired WJB Hospitality LLC for my 21st birthday party and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. All my messages were answered very promptly which made everything super easy. Will helped me pick out my cocktails and shots and made the whole process so fun. Kyle and Jacob showed up right on time, set up, and were nothing but professional. The drinks were delicious and everyone had one in their hand at all times! will himself even came by to make sure everything was going great which I really appreciated. Overall I will definitely be using them again and would recommend to anyone who’s thinking about getting a bartender for their party to use this company!
WJB Hospitality LLCWJB Hospitality LLC
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