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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 Long Beach bartenders
Nataly s.
We recently threw my sister a graduation party and Dulce made the bartending experience wonderful and easy from beginning to end. Dulce was great with communication and response times. She made it easy to book and gave me options for our budget and party count. She was professional, kind and patient along the way. Her drinks were SO YUMMY! I would definitely hire and refer their services. Highly recommend if you are looking for bartending services.
The Social Sweet ClubThe Social Sweet Club
Joanne L.
Party can't turn out perfect without a great bartender. He's just perfect for our group. Thank you. We'll definitely have him again on our next party.
Shaken Not StirredShaken Not Stirred
Laura R.
Nick assigned Kobe as the bartender for my private event. He was friendly, attentive, and overall a great person to work with. My guests and I enjoyed the drinks Kobe made for us, too. Thanks Nick and team for the help!
Firefly BartendingFirefly Bartending
Alycia M.
Stephanie was amazing! She made our event so relaxing knowing that she took care of everything bartending related. We will be booking her for all our future events and will be referring her to all our friends and families!
Sunset Bartending ServicesSunset Bartending Services
William S.
Contacting L.A. Bartenders, and subsequently Andrew Simmons as our bartender, couldn't have worked out better. From first contact with Andrew and on several other calls to him, he was always responsive. With only one week left before our party, we decided to have a server present; Andrew found someone to fill that position. He and the server showed up on time, and provided a very sociable and professional air to our party. The cost was inline and somewhat less than industry standard. I assure you, that you cannot go wrong with Andrew's services.
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
Tyler C.
I had a great experience working with The Bar Socialites to staff the bar at my birthday party. Ashley was very responsive in getting things organized and the bartender Renzo made great drinks for me and my guests. I'd recommend them to a friend!
The Bar SocialitesThe Bar Socialites
Linda N.
All of my guests enjoyed this bartending service! The drinks were great, the energy was amazing! I will most definitely be booking this service again. I recommend everyone else who comes across RogersBartenders to try him out, you won't regret it!
RogersBartenders LLCRogersBartenders LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mia was my bartender at my wedding and everyone was happily drinking and having the best time ever! I supplied her two options of drinks, beer and margaritas but she went above and beyond to bring extra add ons to make a couple more options for the margaritas. Also, I didn't have time to get the limes and salt prepared for her and she offered to do it with no problem at all! She is a very happy and outgoing girl! She even ended up making friends with my guests. She is a very likable person and a lot of fun! I would recommend her to bartend any event!! :)
Mia's MartiniMia's Martini
Charles S.
Hired Michael for a Halloween birthday party for about 35 guests. Drinks were poured quickly and with professionalism. He even stayed late to help clean up the house. Brought his own bartending equipment. All I had to do was provide the supplies. Would highly recommend.
Michael David FleitellMichael David Fleitell
Thumbtack Customer
Jen is absolutely perfect. She handled everything so perfectly and I am the most thankful former bride to have had her bartending at my wedding. I can't say enough how amazing she was with every step of the process. She's just super cool and any event is lucky to have her.
Professional Bartending with JenProfessional Bartending with Jen
Rosie D.
Excellent!!! On time!! Everything very clean n nearly seat up!!great service!! Will be hiring them for every party we will be having !! Very much recommended to anyone that needs a amazing bar!! W two great bartenders w great drinks !! Amazing customer service !! 👍🏼🍺🥃🍾🍹🍷
Tipsy Collective Bar Co.Tipsy Collective Bar Co.
Lynnette M.
Rob was a treasure. His bartending skills are excellent. I had a signature cocktail in mind for my birthday and he made it come true and made it delicious! Rob was helpful and flexible. Rob was prepared and communicated well prior to the big event. Will hire him for our next big party for sure. Can’t help but sing his praises.
Rob's Bartending & Events LLCRob's Bartending & Events LLC
Rani R.
I originally had another bartender booked for my baby shower/gender reveal when they called out sick the day before the event. Bar socialists came to the rescue and Andrew came to the save the day! They were very responsive and made everything so easy. Andrew was such a blast to work with! Can't wait to book them again for another event :))
The Bar SocialitesThe Bar Socialites
Tammy B.
THIS is what you look for in a bartender!! Attention to detail, punctual, creative, flexible, helpful, friendly but professional! She elevated our 17th anniversary party with her kind demeanor, hand crafted cocktails and beautiful personalized menu. She was just what our occasion needed and we will be using her services again in the near future! It was so wonderful having you be apart of our special night, Thanks again Melissa!
Tipsy TenderTipsy Tender
Travis w.
Let me first say a huge thank you to Drea! The service your provided us on our special day was exceptional service. You catered to everyone taste in drinks and they absolutely loved your service. Only free things I herd that night. You professionalism, your attention to our guests needs, your facial expression ( warm), was excellent from starry to finish. Thank you for your service and we look forward to doing business with you again. If anyone is looking for a bartender that can give you that personal touch? Look no further Drea got you covered. Service wise, budget wise. She got you!!! If I can give 10 stars I would.
Dreas Drink'sDreas Drink's
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