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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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 Long Beach bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Luke was friendly, responsive and provided a great bartender for our party named Mark. We will use Luke again for future bartending needs!
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
Thumbtack Customer
The bartender was fantastic! Will definitely use the service again.
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
Thumbtack Customer
Professional, courteous, friendly. Could not ask for more from our bartender. Manny was our guy and it worked out great.
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
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
Thumbtack Customer
Michael did a great job bartendering. He was areal trooper. On one of the warmest days of summer (96 degrees), we had an outdoor event. Everyone enjoyed the cold beverages crafted by Michael. Thanks again.
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
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
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
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.
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
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