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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 Burbank bartenders
Jeff N.
Michael, was by far one of the best bartenders we ever hired. He was very professional and conversational. Also, he did a great job with drinks, setting up, and cleaning up. I would recommend Michael to anyone in need of bartending services. We will be hiring him for any future events.
Michael Colestock Happy BartenderMichael Colestock Happy Bartender
Becca C.
Their bartender Abby worked our Christmas Party on 12/7/19. She was extremely professional and on time. I was happy with their service!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Thumbtack Customer
Joanna bartended my birthday party for 40. She went above and beyond, made a list and shopped for the event, was super nice to my guests and even helped with clean up. Thanks Joanna!
Mobile CatererMobile Caterer
Thumbtack Customer
Mia and Stephen are top notch professionals that also have a down to earth vibe. That really fit the bill for our event. I know who I am going to call the next time I require bartending services.
Mia's MartiniMia's Martini
Susy R.
Had a great experience. Didn’t have to worry about a thing in regards to guests having an assortment of drinks. It definitely is worth having this bartending service because you’re able to relax and enjoy the party. Thank you for offering to pick up at tables and serving deserts! Awesome job! So worth it!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Thumbtack Customer
let me start saying that Tony was the best bartender I got the chance to work with. He was so patient with all my calls and took care of my party with pleasure. All my guests loved him. I cant wait to have him to be part of my upcoming events.
The Traveling Bartenders L.A.The Traveling Bartenders L.A.
Susy R.
It was my first experience hiring a bartender for a family party and it was the best deviation ever made. Everything went smoothly and I never had to worry about the guests having enough variety of drinks. So worth it and very inexpensive. Very pleased. Even offered to clean up at tables during the party and serve deserts. Awesome job!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Sarah O.
Mac is a great bartender. I would highly recommend him. He was extremely helpful as it was my first time planning a bar at my own event. He took his time to explain every drink and what is best to get for my event. He worked with me and my budget. He’s also very kind, personable and professional.
Mixing with MacMixing with Mac
Natasha A.
Andrew and Melissa are the best bartenders ever!!! They are so professional and helpful and really made our wedding even better with their amazing service and kindness. From picking out alcohol to the actual day of the event Andrew was by our side making sure everything was perfect! And it was!!! We would have them again and again in a heartbeat. If you want to make sure your event goes by smooth and no problems a time all you need Andrew and Melissa!!!
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
I have always hired a personal bartender I've know for years, but they decided to change professions. I was a little nervous using the site for the time. Once Audra pulled up, I knew I had hired the right person. She had a great personality and was extremely prepared with her bar equipment. After set up and prep, she started to help around the house until guests arrived. WOW!! Audra did a great job pouring a wide variety of drinks for the guests. I had a few who actually were surprised she remembered their names and drinks as the night went on. That's the type of service we were looking for. I would hire Audra for any event I was hosting and will definitely recommend her to all of my friends. Thanks Audra
A+ BartendingA+ Bartending
Danielle R.
I met Caren through Thumbtack.com, searching for a bartender. Caren provided me with a very competitive quote and was very easy to work with from the start. During our first conversation, I provided Caren with the theme of our party and she sent me a menu of her cocktails. I improvised a bit, and came up with a few new drink concoctions and Caren did not hesitate to take on the challenge. She promptly provided me with the exact ingredient/shopping list for each of the drinks. She also customized a drink menu to be displayed at the party and even did her own research to stick with the theme (pictured below). Leading up to the party, Caren checked-in often and always offered to pick up items I didn't have (ice, mixers, etcs.) Caren showed up an hour before the party began to set-up, and was ready to start serving way before the party started. She also came prepared with her own bar, garnishes, tools, shakers, tubs for ice and drinks, and dressed extremely professionally for the occasion. I wish I was hosting another party again soon, so I could hire Caren. But in the meantime I will refer her to all my friends.
There In A ShakeThere In A Shake
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