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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Gilbert bartenders
Andy K.
Mark our bartender was great and the company was very easy and professional to deal with. Would definitely recommend.
Preferred BartendingPreferred Bartending
Rachael B.
We hired two bartenders for our wedding on March 3rd, 2018 and were so happy with the service we got! They were kind and on top of everything. Ashley and her partner made sure that as the bride I had everything I needed and was happy. I recommend them to anyone looking for a good bartender!
Brunke's BartendersBrunke's Bartenders
Christina M.
Our bartender was amazing, she was great making drinks and was really easy to get along with.she made my wedding so easy
Preferred BartendingPreferred Bartending
Marshall E.
Great bartender! Thank you some much for showing up early and staying late. Last minute notification. Your team is awesome and we will use you again.
The Tipsy Event CoThe Tipsy Event Co
Colleen L.
We are so happy we found the Tipsy Bohemian Mobile Bartender! Luna was so easy to work with and provided all of the extras such as fresh cut fruit, cups, straws and more. Her margaritas were awesome! We opted to purchase the liquor and wine ourselves and she provided a list of what would be appropriate for the size of our reception. Many of the guests at our daughter’s wedding reception have asked where we found her! If we need a bartender for another occasion, we will definitely contact her! No photos yet but will post once we have them.
The Tipsy Event CoThe Tipsy Event Co
Melissa T.
Clint and team did an amazing job bartending at my wedding. He helped me figure out the right quantities of beer and wine to have available. He was punctual, friendly, and very responsive. I would highly recommend him for any event!
Brunke's BartendersBrunke's Bartenders
Breawn J.
Whitney was absolutely amazing! She was always responsive to questions, made the process incredibly easy, and knew exactly what she needed to do for our venue! She is very fair priced, professional, and all around wonderful! Thank you Whitney for being an amazing bartender and for making the process very easy and comfortable!
AZ BartendersAZ Bartenders
Michelle O.
Will was absolutely amazing!!! We will definitely be hiring him again for future events! We were very impressed with his professionalism, punctuality, & creativity! Will went above & beyond what we expected of a bartender and all of our guests were raving about him all night! Thank you again Will for making our wedding that much more amazing!!
WJB Hospitality LLCWJB Hospitality LLC
Mercedes G.
I can not say enough great things about Will. My husband and I hired him as a bartender for our wedding yesterday. Aside from the obvious phenomenal drinks, Will went above and beyond in every possible way. When our day of coordinator disappeared and didn’t make sure to put out the foods for cocktail hour, Will stepped in to make sure the food was out. He is/was incredibly friendly and many of our guests commented on how great he was as well. When the bar was slow he even came out to bust a move and liven up the party as well. I am so incredibly glad that we chose will for our night. His drinks were fantastic, his service pristine and he truly loves what he does. I would highly recommend Will for any event. Thank you so much Will!
WJB Hospitality LLCWJB Hospitality LLC
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