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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 Lancaster bartenders
Denicia M.
Our bartender was AMAZING! From the first call she made me feel as if I was family! EVERYONE loved her service and her specialty drinks! She will be my permanent bartender for all future events!
La'Creays Bartending ServiceLa'Creays Bartending Service
Milove C.
Stephanie was a fantastic bartender. I loved her personality, professionalism, and generosity. Thank you for everything ❤️
Sunset Bartending ServicesSunset Bartending Services
Lorena G.
Eddie was a great bartender my guess were so impressed with him and drinks were awesome. He was very helpful and make sure all my guess Had drinks at all times. He is a bartender I will recommend and I will use again for my future parties.
Classic21 Bartending ServicesClassic21 Bartending Services
Nicole J.
The service I received was awesome. The Bartenders were very attentive to my guests, they were professional and very polite. I would hire them again and again. They helped make my Birthday Party a great success.
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
Monica J.
Rosemary was our bartender, she needs to learn how to make basic drinks. I printed out the drinks recommended by the owner. Rosemary didn’t know how to make the recommended drink and poured all alcohol and mixers using a shot about being slow. We endured as it was too late to change. I thought about just using her for the minimum 4-hours...but I just let it ride. She showed up late and left at the agreed upon time, I still paid the hourly rate based on the start time. Wasn’t trying to be petty. The company may have some wonderful bartenders...but Rosemary isn’t one of them
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Thumbtack Customer
I hosted a retirement party for my parents with approximately 140 attendees. Luke and Nick worked with me in the weeks leading up to the event to help me determine what items I needed to purchase as well as choosing signature cocktails for the event. Everyone raved about how good the drinks were and that the bartenders were friendly and fast! With that many people in attendance quick service is a plus :) I will definitely be using their services in the future and recommending them for anyone else I know! Job well done gentleman, thanks again for all of your help :)
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
Ernestina B.
If I could Eddie 10 Stars I would! He was fantastic. He went above and beyond just bartending duties. From the beginning he put me at ease by helping me decide everything that I needed for the event. Then at the party he took care of everything. When he wasn’t busy at the bar, he was also helping us clear tables. He had drinks in guests hands as soon as he saw that they needed something. I would absolutely use him again and would HIGHLY recommend his services.
Classic21 Bartending ServicesClassic21 Bartending Services
Vanessa M.
Georgi was a great bartender since the first day I texted with him, he was polite, comprehensive, patient and professional. Once I hired him he helped me out extraordinarily, Georgi informed me of his abilities, and what I would need to have ready to make my daughters 15 a special day. Overall, once the date came he was communcating with me at all times, very polite, even though some of my guest were being rude to him, Georgia kept the evening peaceful. Thanks a bunch for your professionalism. I would recommend Georgi.
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