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Michael David Fleitell
Michael David Fleitell

Michael David Fleitell

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Introduction: I have over 12 years experience as a bartender and a lifetime's worth in customer service as I grew up working for my Dad at his jewelry store in NJ. I'm currently the bar manager at Taste, a restaurant with locations in West Hollywood and Pacific Palisades and I specialize in putting together customized craft cocktail bars for special occasions. If you need a professional mixologist for your office happy hour, holiday party, release party or industry related event, your wedding or anniversary or you're just looking to have a party with a bar that nobody will forget, reach out. I'm great at working with budgets and most importantly I love doing what I do. And what I do is work behind the bar. I'm available for bar tutorials and mixology lessons. I also have a small staff when needed and a couple bartenders who can work in place of me when I'm unavailable. So reach out and let me know what it is you're looking for and I'll see if I can't set up a bar for you that rivals your favorite spots in LA.

Hired 19 times

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5 employees

3 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Excellent 4.9

18 reviews


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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 Fleitell's reply
Hey Charles, Thanks again for having me back. Very grateful for the Lyft ride this time. I'm having a house warming party of my own soon and you're invited.
Nov 3, 2018
Patricia O.

Mike was great - professional punctual friendly polite respectful attentive to detail hard working. We hired him as a server for a private / business cocktail party - he offered to help the bartender free of charge and was a real life saver as our friend bar tending was a bit overwhelmed - mike even came with his bartender kit as I couldn’t find our shaker at the last minute - would (and will) hire him again anytime - can only recommend- you will not be disappointed !
Michael David Fleitell's reply
Thanks Patricia! I'm so glad I've been able to work for you guys. The crowd is always great. You and Alexander are great. And your kitchen really is rad. An opinion I'm technically seconding, since I've heard other people echo that exact sentiment.
Nov 6, 2018
Dave D.

I've done a lot of events over the years and it's rare to find a bartender at a private party who qualifies as what I consider a professional bartender. Mike is that. If you're looking for a good bartender who can handle a big crowd but can also make quality drinks, look no further. Very pleased, looking forward to hiring again.
Oct 20, 2018
Heather G.

Event Help and Wait Staff

Amazing job Michael and Chane. So fun and perfect for my yacht party. Great service, wonderful attitude and my guests felt totally pampered. Will definitely hire again!
Aug 24, 2019
Carolyn S.

Event Help and Wait Staff

I can’t begin to express what a difference Michael’s team made at our event! Punctual, professional and so very helpful. Michael’s team saved the day and truly made our event a major success. Thank you for accommodating such a last minute schedule and for providing an excellent wait staff. I look forward to working with you and your team on future events!
Michael David Fleitell's reply
Best to you and your family Carolyn. We look forward to working with you again. Thanks!
Jul 21, 2019
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Michael Fleitell


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My hourly rate includes set up and clean up and I'm always free to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have between hiring me and the day I show up to work. While my hourly rate may be on the lower side, I expect to make up for it with my skill and knowledge and proficiency behind the bar. And since this work is competitive, I do expect a deposit for larger events or ones booked more than a week or so ahead of time but that can always be negotiated. I really do love being behind the bar and I take a lot of pride in knowing your event is going to go that much better once you hire me.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I always want to talk to my clients by phone or even in person if it's a big job with a lot of time for preparation to see if we're a good fit for each other. I like to tell you exactly who I am and what I do and what I'm good at to make sure it's a good fit for both of us. And with a small amount of time I'll be able to walk you through whatever steps necessary to make sure everything is covered so I can do what I've promised. If other workers are needed I'll do hiring on my end and I'll confirm with you immediately. From there, I'll be in touch the best I can to make sure you know what to expect and so that when I show up there will be as little running around or catching up as possible. Ultimately, I hope to be able to show up, set up the bar or the event, have any crew I might need ready, and then go to work so you can enjoy your party with as little stress as possible.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I took a bartender course in NJ in my year off between college and law school and considering I had a change of heart career wise after law school, it might be the best education I've ever gotten considering I took the class while still in academic mode. I absorbed a lot and was able to put it to good use almost immediately. And since law school is so much about networking, especially at private parties and corporate functions, you get that much training since you really have to know your clientele and want them to like you without being completely full of it. That's law school and that's bartending.

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