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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 Glendale bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome bartender! Thank you!
Mobile CatererMobile Caterer
Jamie K.
The drinks delighted our guests. Thanks LA bartenders!
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Mia and her team are awesome! Worked so hard to come up with a great bar menu for my wedding! Bartenders were a hit!
Mia's MartiniMia's Martini
Thumbtack Customer
I am very happy with their service ,The bartender was very kind and on time for the event . If I ever have another event for sure I will call David Sanchez and his crew . Quality of work excellent .
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Wayne G.
Alberto was amazing. I really did not expect my guests to notice the bartender. However I had many tell me he was great, asked how they could get in touch with him for their upcoming parties. He advised me on what and how much alcohol to buy, and he hit a bullseye. We had a perfect wedding. Alberto was a big part of that perfection. He is now part of my family. He will be asked to attend my next event. As a guest/bartender. He was so much more than I could ever have wished for. Thanks, Brother!!!!
On the Rocks Catering LLCOn the Rocks Catering LLC
Vart K.
Andrew was an amazing bartender! I hired him for my wedding and he really went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. I even had a made up drink on the the menu and he just jumped in and did it. Anyone would be lucky to have him for their big day!
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
Araik S.
We had Nick and his team bartend for our first in-person fundraiser for our nonprofit! He and his team were super professional, clean and organized throughout the event! The guests had a great time and no issues while ordering and receiving their drinks. Would definitely recommend him and hire him again!
Firefly BartendingFirefly Bartending
Ainura H.
I definitely feel I made the right decision going with your Rojers! He showed up early, was super helpful and friendly during set up, and did an awesome job bartending the event. He had a great personality and al my guests loved him! I will use your service again and I will suggest it to friends. Thank you for working with us to make our Birthday party a wonderful event!
RogersBartenders LLCRogersBartenders LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Luke Miller is the man! His services were required for my wife's 30th birthday and I wanted everything to be perfect. Luke Miller was a reason this event was perfect! I asked him so many question preparing for the event and he addressed them all with patience. He is a true professional. Very polite to all my guests. Amazing drinks. Friendly to all my guests. I could not have asked for more and will definitely be using him again in the future!! Highly recommend Luke for all of your bartending needs. Thank you for everything Luke!
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
Romina A.
I am over an beyond happy that we choose Eddie to be our Bartender ! Eddie did such a great job! He was amazing ! Very friendly and really pays attention to everyone at the party. It truly shows how much he loves what he does! I remember the first thing he said to me was , “I will take care of everything , you don’t need to worry , just enjoy yourself and have a good time.” He did just that ! He went over and beyond what I expected . He made sure all guests had drinks at all times, he was always asking how they were doing , he cleaned the tables, and even took out the trash for us. I always saw him just working hard, walking around and attending to my guests. We received so many compliments and everyone asked how I came in touch with Eddie. We will DEFINITELY have Eddie again to our next party and DEFINITELY recommend him to our family and friends! Thank you so much for everything!
Classic21 Bartending ServicesClassic21 Bartending Services
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