Find a bartender near Fairfield, CA

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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 Fairfield bartenders
Kaci B.
David did an absolutely amazing job bartending our small wedding. He went above and beyond to make our day perfect. He is so incredibly friendly, lively, and makes great drinks. He was such a pleasure to work with and we will definitely be hiring him for any other bartending needs. I was originally on the fence about hiring a bartender at all for our small event, but I am SOOO glad I did. David really helped to elevate the entire evening and all of my guests kept raving about how amazing David was. Thank you for all of your amazing work!!!
On The Rocks Bartending & ServingOn The Rocks Bartending & Serving
Gerber P.
Hire them for your next event!!!!!! Mark and his teammate did a wonderful job bartending our wedding. They displayed a professional setup and also made a menu of our favorite cocktails! They also took some great candid photos of everyone which I appreciated. In addition our guests complimented us on the bartending service! Make sure you hire them for your next event, they make delicious drinks!
On Point Mobile BartendingOn Point Mobile Bartending
Leah w.
Neva's crew was great!! Josh was so kind and made sure everyone was satisfied. The only thing is that I feel terrible that I can't remember the other bartenders name which goes to show just how much fun we had lol!! My guest were happy and so was I they kept my event lively and fun! I would totally recommend for your party
Elixir fixer + mobile barElixir fixer + mobile bar
Beatriz S.
We celebrated my husband 50th birthday and this was my first time hiring a bartender so I was not sure what to expect. I'm so glad I decided on Danielle, she arrived on time and did a wonderful setting. She was very friendly and took good care of my guests. She made great cocktails and even helped with extra task that were not part of her responsibilities. I was extremely happy and pleased with Danielle's work. Definitely I will be hiring her again.
Danielle Schmitz, Sommelier, MixologistDanielle Schmitz, Sommelier, Mixologist
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