Find a Waitstaff near Los Angeles, CA

Find a Waitstaff near Los Angeles, CA

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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.

Reviews for Los Angeles waitstaff
Z'Andra R.
We hired Double Shot for our wedding 10/10/2020. Elaina was the point of contact, she was amazing from the beginning. Initially we were just looking for a bartender but after seeing what they offer we hired them as waitstaff as well. Elaina was sweet, knowledgeable & attentive. She answered all of my questions & emails lol! I knew that we would be taken care of. The staff was fantastic. They went over & over beyond to make sure our day was perfect! We would definitely hire double shot again. The prices were great, they are flexible & the energy is unmatched! Thank you so much for everything!
Double Shot BartendersDouble Shot Bartenders
Lena M.
Barspirit provided excellent service and did a fantastic job at our party. They anticipated what needed to be done during the party and made it happen. They allowed us to enjoy the time at our party with our friends and family without having to worry about all the moving pieces. Josh's team provided bar and waitstaff services for over 70 friends and family. His group helped with the setup, managed the catering and foodservice, greeted guests at the door, got people drinks, passed dessert trays, and then coordinated the breakdown and cleanup of our house. The staff was friendly, attentive, professional, and a pleasure to be around. Several of our guests commented on how excellent the service was, and when one guest dropped a plate of food, they were there cleaning things up before we even knew it had happened. We have hosted many many parties, and this was by far the best one thanks to Barspirit. We will be using their services again and would recommend Barspirit to anyone looking for a team to help plan and host a great wedding reception.
Barspirit Premier Bartending ServiceBarspirit Premier Bartending Service
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