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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 Carson bartenders
Karen T.
Good Bartender to have for a party.
Drinks by FonzDrinks by Fonz
Mario M.
Nick and his team where a huge part in making my event a Big Success. Bartender was on time, professional, attentive and drinks where amazing. I highly recommend Firefly bartending and will use again for my special events......"Thank You" Nick and Team.
Firefly BartendingFirefly Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
The two ladies that bartended my party was awesome! They dressed the part with my Jamaican theme event and had a ready made drink menu that l requested for my guest to order at the bar. Love them. They were great!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Veronica H.
Drinks with MJ is phenomenal! I needed a professional within 4 days of the event. I received a response less than a day. I provided a specialty menu Ali g with the number of guest. MJ called me personally along with her assistant to provide information about her company & to answer any questions I may have. After securing the service, I was provided with an itemized list of items to purchase, which made it very easy!!! The day prior to the event, MJ’s assistant emailed the bartenders name & the approximate time of her arrival. The bartender, Jasymne arrived on time. She was an absolute delight. Everyone loved her & so did we!! She fit in with the party guest, as if she was part of the family!! She was given a standing ovation! She’s definitely a keeper! We’ll definitely be using her in the future!Thank you sending her our way....
Sip Of Class EventsSip Of Class Events
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