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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.

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 Fountain Valley bartenders
Kristine D.
My experience with Cassandra was amazing! She was very professional and responsive. Being that it was first time hiring a bartender for my event. I’m glad I met her. She made having a bartender so fun and easy. My guests loved her too. I will hire her for my big events in the near future. Not to mention her drinks were so good!!!
Mrs. Mix-A-LotMrs. Mix-A-Lot
Thumbtack Customer
This is the first time I used Paul's staff . Overall I am happy w the bartender he sent over . She was very friendly n courteous .
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
Vida K.
Love love love Curly Bartender!! 💕 I hired her for a work event and she was amazing. She helped me create a custom drink menu that every one loved!! And helped me with the liquor list because I had no idea how much of anything to buy for 150 people. Thanks for your help ! Please be available for my holiday party ⭐️⭐️
Curly Bartender LLCCurly Bartender LLC
Maria B.
I hired Carlos to bartend my daughters engagment party, he was the best!! He helpd me with a list of what I would need for the drinks, he even checked in with me the day of the party to see if i needed him to pick anything up that I might have forgotten :). He was very proffesional, personable and fun! my guests had nothing but nice things to say about him. will definitely be using him again!
Señor BartenderSeñor Bartender
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