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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 Fremont bartenders
Thai N.
Lindsey is an amazing bartender!!! She makes great drinks, responsive, easy to communicate with, and is a lot of fun! We highly recommend her when you need bartending services.
Shake It Up Bartending ServiceShake It Up Bartending Service
Thai N.
Great bartender! Punctual, responsive, happy, and makes great cocktails! Thank you.
Flavors of MagickFlavors of Magick
Will C.
While she was a great bartender, it was her charm that made the experience even better.
Danielle Schmitz, Sommelier, Wine EducatorDanielle Schmitz, Sommelier, Wine Educator
Thai N.
Dustin is an amazing bartender! He is responsive, communicates with clarity, and is very professional. He came almost an hour before his start time to set up. His cocktail menu provided a lot of variety for our guests. His mojitos were super popular! The drinks were fun and delicious! He talks to guests while mixing their drinks and is a fun and pleasant guy. He is one of the best bartenders who we have ever hired for our parties. He is worth every dime and more! This dude is a first class bartender! Thank you Dustin!
Holiday Menu Listed-Luxury Day & Night LED BarHoliday Menu Listed-Luxury Day & Night LED Bar
Sailee R.
I hired Kyle to bartend by wedding on 19th December 2021. She sent me a detailed list of the items required to make my choice of cocktails. Let me start by saying that the drinks were absolutely a hit! She was churning them out like a machine! Her amazing drinks helped my guests to break a move on the dance floor ;) If you are searching for a bartender then look no further!
Cocktails by Kyle - Your #1 BartenderCocktails by Kyle - Your #1 Bartender
Thumbtack Customer
At Your Service did a fantastic job bartending and working seamlessly behind the scenes throughout our whole event to make it run smoothly. True professionals. I would hire again in a heartbeat!
At Your Service, LLCAt Your Service, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Karoline was an excellent bartender. Fast, Efficient and friendly. We kept her busy and she kept up all night. Clean up was taken care of before she left. We will definitely be using her again.
Karoline's Bar Services & Event StaffKaroline's Bar Services & Event Staff
Jennifer M.
Daniel was fantastic! Highly recommend him! My husband usually acts as the bartender at our parties but it was so nice to have Daniel to make sure my guests had the drinks they wanted so my husband could enjoy his party! Would use him again in a heartbeat!
Shake Your Booze Thang--- THE Bay Area BartenderShake Your Booze Thang--- THE Bay Area Bartender
Anand K.
We hired Black Rose Bartending for a special event at our home. The team was very friendly and easy to work with. On the day of the event, they showed up right on time and had the entire setup ready by the first guests started coming in. The guests (and so did we) loved the menu options and the quality of their work! They sure played their part in making sure that the guests had a great time! Overall, a great experience and would not hesitate to hire them back!
Black Rose Bartending  &  Contreras PhotographyBlack Rose Bartending & Contreras Photography
Ashwin K.
Kyle, you were the perfect bartender and made the evening for all our guests special. You came ahead of time and had the bar set up so well that it looked amazing. Your experience showed. You came with so many hard and soft things to make the bar functional as well. You managed your self and I did not need to worry about anything. You were personable and the guests, especially ladies, were comfortable discussing their drinks with you. I am so glad I found you, chose you and had you over last evening. You are it for us and our future events.
Cocktails by Kyle - Your #1 BartenderCocktails by Kyle - Your #1 Bartender
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