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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 Garden Grove bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Our bartender went above and beyond her duties
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Emma C.
Bartender was very helpful and great attitude. Pleasure to work with and will hire again.
Angelica G.
Senor Bartender was the best choice to serve my guests. He was professional, punctual, reliable and friendly. I know who to call for my next event 😁
Señor BartenderSeñor Bartender
Thumbtack Customer
Tony is an amazing bartender. Great drinks, very friendly and funny. He was helpful in letting us know what liquor to purchase and how much we need. I would highly recommend him.
The Traveling Bartenders L.A.The Traveling Bartenders L.A.
Ivory R.
Easy to book, received a phone call reminder the week prior, bartenders showed up on time, well dressed, and gave good service. Hazel and Matt were great. Thank you. There was a bit of confusion on our part about serving the bartenders dinner. The bride didn't see it on the contract so she didn't purchase them vendor meals. We couldn't let them go hungry so luckily there was more than enough food to go around since it was a family style catered dinner.
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
Ashley C.
Nick with firefly bartending is amazing!!! We used his service for our 180 person wedding on 9/10/21. He was professional from beginning to end. Answered all our questions promptly. He is kind, funny, and efficient. Many of our guests raved about the drinks and wanted the bartenders info at the end of the night. The bar never had a long line. Something super special was they gave us special glasses with our signature cocktails in them and brought them to us during our table touches. We hadn’t even had a moment to take a drink before this because our pictures ran long. It was such a nice surprise to have our own special glasses and so refreshing!! We were so happy we hired firefly bartending for our event! They are the best!! Highly recommend!!
Firefly BartendingFirefly Bartending
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