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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Reviews for Alameda waitstaff
Benjamin D.
I am disappointed in the service we received from bartending babes. We stayed up until 2AM to create an excel spreadsheet of detailed instructions on how to prepare the food and when to set them out for the guests. The day of our wedding reception they tell us that there were no such instructions. That was because they didn't actually read the email, because in the email we said there was a separate tab for waitstaff. My wife and I had to both go in the kitchen to straighten things up when we should have been enjoying ourselves at our own wedding reception. I also walk to the back kitchen area to see wait staff putting the food in their mouths and not all the food was even put out. Our bar had our friend tending to it, not to serve drinks but mainly to make sure things were in order. The line seemed to be getting long and bartending babes had two of their people step in to serve drinks. While this would be great and I would have been very appreciative of this, they put out a tip jar. Tip is included in the quote they gave us, it was not our intention for our guests to be pulling money out of pocket to tip anyone at our wedding. While nothing ever goes according to plan on wedding days, this was something that should have gone better because of the lack of attention to detail.
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