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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 Dublin bartenders
Gyanesh D.
Lucia is just awesomely amazing!!! We had an event for 80+ guests and she did a fabulous job. She makes splendid cocktails and knows how to really handle the bar and the social aspect around it. All of my guests had just super good things to say about her. Her helpers are also super courteous, polite and do a splendid job. Lucia will be my only bartender to go for all my parties!!!!
Lucia's Bar ServiceLucia's Bar Service
Harshi S.
What a pleasure work with Kristine! She was very responsive, worked with me to figure out Bar menu , also came up with some really funny cool names for the drinks. On the day of the party, She had everything figured it out, decor, drinks menu, 2 other bartender to help at the party. She even made some some fun custom requested drinks for the guests. She was a pleasure work work with! I would highly recommend her and he crew!! You will not be disappointed!
Bar on the VineBar on the Vine
Juan D.
Rick of RK"s Pour House is nothing short of amazing! He was very personable, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. When trying to decide who to hire to bartend my very intimate party at my home, it had to be someone who could mingle with my guests, yet still be themselves while letting their own personality come through. From the very first contact, I KNEW Rick would be that person! His knowledge and guidance REALLY helped me solidify and nail down the drink list. Let's talk about the drinks.... Based on what I told him the specific alcohol my wife enjoys, we settled on two vodka-based drinks, two tequila-based drinks, and two bourbon-based drinks. Kamizaki and basil gimlet, the two vodka drinks; Paloma and lavender margarita the two tequila drinks; Not-so Old fashioned and Billionaire the two bourbon drinks. EVERY drink was made absolutely perfectly! They had the right amount of alcohol and were blended very nicely. Rick brought his actual bar which was absolutely perfect and gave the full effect of you being"at a bar," but inside your home. The next time me and/or my friends have need of a professional, awesome bartender, I will be calling Rick again!! Do yourself a favor, HIRE THIS GREAT PROFESSIONAL!!
RK's Pour HouseRK's Pour House
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