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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 Milpitas bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Hi John, I just noticed I didn't get a chance to give you a fair review for your wonderful bartending job at our wedding last year year. We scheduled several meetings with John and he always showed up on time, always with positive energy. He did a great job with helping us plan out our drinks. He's very professional and we got a lot of positive feedback from our guests. I hope he is still bartending on the side, and you guys should give him a try.
Silicon Valley Beverage ServicesSilicon Valley Beverage Services
Sean M.
Daniel was our first and only choice from the moment we connected on the phone. I could tell we found not only a superb and highly skilled bartender, but a real artist as well. We had a themed event, and he came up with delicious cocktails to match the theme and even made some fun menus to pass out to our guests. Personally, he's an all around great dude and was awesome to have with us for the evening, which matters just as much as the quality of his work. Would work with him again and recommend him in a heartbeat. Thanks Daniel and may the force be with you buddy!
Shake Your Booze Thang--- THE Bay Area BartenderShake Your Booze Thang--- THE Bay Area Bartender
Nicole T.
HIRE HIM! You will DEFINITELY regret it if you don't! Trust me, Dustin was the HIGHLIGHT of our wedding (not me, the bride). Words cannot express our gratitude with the service he provided. We were scrambling for a bartender at the last minute and Dustin came to the rescue! He was extremely accommodating, responsive, flexible, and punctual. His rates were super reasonable. He even provided us with a list of recommendations for cocktails, what we needed to bring, and so on and so forth. He brought so much joy to our guests that they were lining up the whole night just to try his mango mojitos and lemon drops! And, he kept pounding them out with a smile. He went above and beyond and was willing to stay after hours to make sure all the guests were taken of. What more can you ask for? Dustin was AMAZING! He really was a hit! Everyone was raving about him and his drinks.
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