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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 Gilroy bartenders
Juan M.
If you are in need of a great bartender Company. I highly recommend this company to anyone in the Bay Area or local communities.
Bartending Babes,IncBartending Babes,Inc
Jim M.
Chris was great. He showed up ready to get to it, and is a fantastic bartender with a great sense of humor, and an all around good guy. Everybody at the event loved him, and commented about him. Thanks again Chris, for a job well done, and we’ll definitely see you next time!
Christopher Nutting **Bartender for Hire**Christopher Nutting **Bartender for Hire**
Steve G.
I wanted to like the service, but it didn't live up to my expectations. We ordered a margarita machine for our event. She said she would arrive early to make sure that the margarita's were frothy and ready to go at the start of the event. Her bartender was there on time (despite poor traffic conditions) unfortunately, the margarita machine did not arrive early as promised, or even on time (reason being traffic was bad, yet her bartender managed to arrive early in spite of dealing with the same traffic conditions). Then once at the venue, she realized she didn't bring water which the machine needs. Instead of asking the venue owner for water, she left the 60 acre estate to look for bottled water. The result of which was instead of the margarita's being ready at the beginning of the event, as planned, they weren't ready until there was just 60 minutes left in the 3 hour event. We paid an additional fee for the machine, but didn't have it for 2/3 of the event. The owner didn't offer a refund, discount, or even an apology. Not the way I would run my business.
Bartending Babes,IncBartending Babes,Inc
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Lindsey to bartend my backyard party that hosted 80 people. From the day I decided to go with Lindsey as my bartender, she exceeded my expectations! She called me as soon as I left her a message on Thumbtack that I was interested in her and she took the time to speak with me about the process and what I would need to host an amazing party! She quickly corresponded with me via email and text with any questions I had prior to my event. She arrived at my event early and set up quickly. During the event, she was incredibly personable with all my guests and I event remember her laughing and playing with some of the young kids who walked up to show her their squirt gun, which I thought was awesome! She made pretty much every drink you could think of and my guests all raved that she was a hit and having her there to serve drinks definitely "made the party!" Because all my guests were having such a great time, I asked Lindsey if she could stay longer than originally planned, and she excitedly did so! The process with Lindsey was easy and effortless...and I am glad that I chose her because she made the process so smooth amongst all the other things I needed to do to prep for the event! I will DEFINITELY be hiring Lindsey again!
Envie CateringEnvie Catering
Pete K.
There is nothing but "Amazing" about this girl -Stacey. We had a ball of a time with her. She was not only punctual but her level of professionalism was just outstanding. Everyone of our clients were in awe with the cocktails she made and only I know how many times have I shared her contact details with my guests as they are so looking forward to hire her services for their parties. Thanks so much Stacey for making our party so special .. thank you! Thank you! Finally, if you are out looking for a bartender for your next event then don't think twice and just talk to Stacey ... you'll thank yourself you did 11 :)
Flavors of MagickFlavors of Magick
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