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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 Laguna Niguel bartenders
Christine S.
Best bartenders around!! From their owner, Tannaz, to Jennifer who coordinated everything to the ladies who bartended, nothing was short of perfection! Love you guys and thank you for making our event memorable!
Curly Bartender LLCCurly Bartender LLC
Rebecca W.
Chelsie was awesome! All my guests complimented how great she was. Highly recommend her if your looking for a bartender.
Wild Flower BartendingWild Flower Bartending
Megan L.
On The Rocks bartended a bridal cocktail party for my sister and her fiancé and we’re absolutely AMAZING!!!! With a huge group that was very thirsty, Dolores made a ton of delicious drinks while still being so efficient. All guests raved about the service. Alberto was so communicative and made sure everything was set before the event as well! 10/10 experience! I would recommend On the Rocks to anyone who wants a great bartender at their party. Can’t wait to use them again!
On the Rocks Catering LLCOn the Rocks Catering LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Richard was punctual, prepared, professional and did a fantastic job of bartending. Will definitely use his services again in the future. My guest had positive feedback and asked for his business cards too.
Tradewinds Hospitality ServicesTradewinds Hospitality Services
Rebecca W.
Party Services So Cal was a joy to work with. Very responsive and reasonable priced. Karen who bartender my party was awesome, very professional and I received many compliments about her from my guests. Would definitely recommend Party Services So Cal!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Victoria O.
Andrew is an amazing bartender. Not just personable and kind to myself and guests, but he was on time, set up promptly, and mixed drinks! Even when we went over on time and I asked if he could stay longer, he was so considerate and accommodating. Andrews drinks are delicious and he was so responsive in the whole process of creating a custom menu for my bridal shower. I WILL hire him again and refer him to everyone I know because customer service is everything and he brings that and more. Thanks again Andrew!
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
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