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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 Fullerton bartenders
Tauree A.
WOW WOW WOW. That is how I feel! Cassandra was amazing and her bar back as well! They bartended my wedding and they were amazing. I could not have asked for a better bartender. We originally had her for five hours and asked her to stay longer because she was amazing!! Thank you thank you for being apart of our special day. If you need a bartender, hire her as soon as possible!!
Mrs. Mix-A-LotMrs. Mix-A-Lot
Eric B.
Great bartender, would recommend to anyone asking. He was very attentive to our guests and kept a clean work space. 10/10 would hire again.
Shaken Not StirredShaken Not Stirred
Wayne F.
Hired a bartender and two wait help staff for my annual halloween party, about 50-60 people. Bartender showed up a little late which caused some consternation, but was very efficient and personable with guests once she got going. Wait staff, who also doubled as "scare hosts" in my maze were fantastic and really stepped up to the scare maze with enthusiasm. In fact, we had to ask them to take a break from that task to work the party a little. All three staff also stayed after (as was expected) to help with clean up, but to the point were we had to say "you've done enough, thank you!" Good work ethic. There was one incident of accidental damage to my property, which Andrew, the LA Bartenders owner, took care of the next day as we settled up the final bill. All in all I would certainly use LA Bartenders again in the future and recommend them to others.
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
Angela J.
Elaina was gracious and sweet to the guests. She was also very fast and went above and beyond with her service. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing bartending service!
Double Shot BartendersDouble Shot Bartenders
Karen D.
I had a great experience with Party Services So Cal. They were responsive and service pricing was very reasonable. They also could provide insurance requirement for the venue I booked with. The bartender was punctual, professional, and friendly. I highly recommend this company for your next party!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Adaeze N.
I hired Wilber to Bartend for my fathers 80th birthday party and he was punctual, did a great job, even agreed to stay additional hour when I discovered I made a mistake and didn’t book for the correct number of hours. He was easy to work with and took great care of my guests. I will gladly hire him and his team again!
Wilber the BartenderWilber the Bartender
Dale L.
I was in a bind when I contacted thumbtack and received numerous offers. I decided to go with Paul's Top mixologists for my daughter's wedding. They sent over Gina to my daughter's venue and she was an incredible bartender! I am forever grateful for her and Paul for helping me out in a bind and helping make my daughter's wedding a great success!!! I definitely recommend them and will be using them again for future events! You won't be disappointed!!! Excellence at its finest!!! Thank you sooooooooooooo much!!!!
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
Zaynea S.
I had previously given this bartender, Caren Solis, a 5 star rating on May 20, 2019. Today I wanted to give 000 stars but She did her job and is pleasant. Then I found out our expensive Wine Bottle Opener (WBO) was missing. I reached out to her, she had accidently took it while packing up. Understandable.... she sent a pic of it, I confirmed it was the one and she was going to mail it back to me. To this day, July 12, 2019 I have not received our WBO! I called many times, her VM is full and then I text her with no reply at all from Caren. I truly thought she had it all going until this all happened. Sadly, I filed a compliant with regarding this issue. Thumbtack was awesome assisting in the situation. Thank goodness.
There In A ShakeThere In A Shake
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