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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 Moreno Valley bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
It was great having a bartender! All went well!
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
Michelle M.
Alex was AMAZING! I think we’ve found our family bartender.
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Karina m.
Amazing amazing service! Could not recommend her enough. She was amazing and even accommodated to my event because it was raining and she had to bartend indoor and agreed to stay an extra two hours. Honestly best bartender I’ve ever had. Will definitely hire her again.
Boozy Bartending LLCBoozy Bartending LLC
Manpreet S.
We had Luke bartender my graduation party.. He was amazing it was a party of 100 or more and he handled it amazingly.. we are definitely hiring him again in the future...
Smoking Gun Bar StaffingSmoking Gun Bar Staffing
Christen J.
My husband and I hired 2 wait staff and a bartender for our wedding on May 6, 2017. The staff was exceptional! I would definitely hire them again! Thank you for the great service! Your staff was a hit at our wedding!
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
Norissa N.
The best bartender ever! Ryan & Briana were professional but also social, fun & funny. They worked quickly & the drinks were amazing & when I ran out of cups they went to buy more without hesitation, they were both very reassuring! Seriously, the best bartender ever. They arrived early, with enough time to set up & started serving on time. Almost everyone asked for a business card & almost everyone received one. Will definitely hire LA bartenders again & very highly recommended. Andrew is also very professional. He works closely to make sure he gives exactly what the client wants. He recommended drinks & the quantities for the amount of people & I think it was on point. The only thing I had a small issue with is Andrew is so busy unfortunately it takes him a couple days to respond but I can definitely see why. He's awesome, Ryan was awesome. 10/10! Thanks for being so great! We had a fantastic night 😊
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
Carmen P.
I booked this service for my 30th birthday celebration and had a phenomenal experience! Leo was AMAZING!! He was so personable and helpful, not to mention my guests absolutely loved him! This was my 2nd time booking with this bartending service and it will not be my last. Thanks again Leo for making me special day perfect!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Shall h.
Rob was there every step of the way before and during the reception. We needed him to arrive at the venue early and he did so without hesitation. We had so many questions for him and he was always responsive. We will definitely hire him again. I highly recommend Rob for your bartending needs!
Shaken Not StirredShaken Not Stirred
Thumbtack Customer
Unfortunately David could not be the bartender at our weeding, but we were very happy with the replacement. we also hired 4 staff members to help with decorations and serve. It was a Hot day and they were all troopers. a few minor things i was not happy with but i don't want to be a bridezila!!! all and all... Good Job Team and Best of Luck.
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Thumbtack Customer
Dealing with David was really easy. He worked with our budget and got what we needed! Windi was our bartender that night, we were having a Halloween/Birthday party and had 50-60 guests (lots of kids) and she interacted with everyone and was so friendly and outgoing! She was really great!!! We will definitely use GYD for any of our future parties to come!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Dionne S.
I hired La'Creays for my mom's 80th birthday 8-10-19. Hands down she is one of the best bartender's I have seen at any party. Her professionalism and punctuality was on point. She created speciality drinks and gave my guest a mixology experience that was very entertaining for all my guest. To top all that off. She sent me a 3 min video of highlight moments of the party. That was unexpected but very much appreciate. Thank you for what you do! Everyone is still talking about that evening, Peace and blessings, Dionne Shauntee
La'Creays Bartending ServiceLa'Creays Bartending Service
Silvia c.
Rob is awesome! He arrived at my house early to set everything up. He was very friendly and attentive to everyone. He made sure all my guest had a drink on a very hot day. On his down time he even went around the tables picking up empty cups. Rob was not in charge of the water ice chest we had that separately but he made sure it was always full and when it got low he would reload it for us. Long story short Rob is a excellent bartender. With yummy drinks and he goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is having a good time. 100% I WILL hire Rob again for my events.
Shaken Not StirredShaken Not Stirred
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