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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 Hayward bartenders
Chris F.
Dustin worked non-stop even after I suggested taking a snack break. The drink list created based on our preferences was exceptionally good and everyone who interacted with Dustin was very pleased with his professionalism and bartending creativity. Would definitely consider him for future events.
MixologyMeetup : Luxury LED Day & Night BarMixologyMeetup : Luxury LED Day & Night Bar
Infinque J.
We can't stop talking about her. She is really nice. Her drinks are all on point friends and family enjoyed her ass well. Did I mention she makes really great drinks. She is a must to have if you're throwing any kind of event. she is the bartender to hire.
Cocktails by Kyle - Your #1 BartenderCocktails by Kyle - Your #1 Bartender
Andre H.
Bill and his lovely wife were al we could ask for and more. Everyone at our wedding loved the drinks Bill was making, and Karen did and great job cleaning up. They made an excellent team. There were nothing but happy faces and smiles each time someone wakes away from Bill's side of the room. During the planning process, Bill was very professional and knowledgeable. Bill and Karen will definitely be at the top of our list the next time we need a great bartender.
Able BartendersAble Bartenders
Kripa D.
Alex did an amazing job bartending for our Mehendi function! The thing which impressed me the most was the prep he did for the party. He got on multiple calls with me ahead of time to help plan the drinks and the flow of the event (we had a few custom cocktails/mocktails which required some extra effort executing and he did it brilliantly) Would recommend him for any of your events. All my friends and family made it a point to tell me that he was a great addition to the party. He was very cooperative (stayed back a couple of extra hours), professional and good to work with
Copperhead Cocktail Co.Copperhead Cocktail Co.
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