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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 Northeast bartenders
Elise L.
Our bartender, John, from Traveling Bartender was fantastic. Helpful, professional, an all around nice guy and we got compliments from our guests about what a great bartender he was! Super pleased with the experience.
The Traveling Bartender L.A.The Traveling Bartender L.A.
Joe F.
The bartenders were friendly and professional
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
Fredrik F.
Excellent Bartender. Will hire again.
Ms.G BartenderMs.G Bartender
Matthew C.
So convenient, and my bartender Jacinto was awesome!
Thumbtack Customer
Solid bartending service. Highly recommended. Thanks!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Thumbtack Customer
Rob is a very great Bartender. Very friendly and personable. He does a great job and will hire him again! I would defiantly recommend him to someone who is looking for a bartender!
Shaken Not StirredShaken Not Stirred
Jordan p.
Couldn’t of asked for a better bartender!! Would book again!!
La'Creays Bartending ServiceLa'Creays Bartending Service
Thumbtack Customer
Alexis was the best! Very nice and very talented bartender! A+++++
Alexis J's Top ShelfAlexis J's Top Shelf
Thumbtack Customer
The Traveling Bartender was the Perfect Complement to our Event! They were helpful before the event, arrived early to the event, brought all the promised materials/supplies, and had a great attitude! The guests loved the bartender and the drinks were beautiful & delicious. The glowing blue bar and back bar was definitely a hit! We highly recommend hiring The Traveling Bartender.
The Traveling Bartender L.A.The Traveling Bartender L.A.
Thumbtack Customer
Marie bartended our 80s party in October and she did a great job. She was very professional and very helpful. I would recommend her to anyone who needs to hire a bartender.
Thumbtack Customer
Paul was extremely helpful, communicative and professional, as were the bartenders he sent to bartend my wedding reception. They were so great, I just wanted to be friends with them! An hour or more into the reception, we ran out of the necessary mix for our margarita machine (different vendor), our bartenders were on top of it, offering to make a similar drink with what we had and made sure that the bride and groom tasted it first before they served it! Brilliant! Will definitely hire again if ever I need another bartender!
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
Thumbtack Customer
We really enjoyed the bartender at our party. He was friendly and accommodating. Lots of people called the next day and said that they loved the idea of having a bartender and that they enjoyed their drinks. He even helped us clean up afterwards. I'm planning another party this summer and will definitely use your services as well as the same bartender! Thank you so much.
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Megan G.
Mac was the best bartender we could have asked for! He made special UCLA themed cocktails for our grad party and brought a bunch of mixing stuff. you could not find a better bartender no matter the event
Mac BartendingMac Bartending
Tracy V.
Needed bartenders quick! Contacted Andrew and not only was he able to provide me 3 bartenders at the last send, he provided me excellent service. I definitely will hire him again! Thank to you and your team!
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
Lamalani S.
Curly Bartender has my highest recommendation. I scrambled to replace a bartender who was unresponsive as my wedding date approached and Curly Bartender was professional and friendly from the beginning. She not only responded quickly, but also checked in when appropriate. The Curly Bartender had a thorough contract that gave me peace of mind and protected both parties. She prepared well for the event and provided all supplies needed. She even made a drink menu, taking that task off my list. Our guests loved her energy and she was extremely pleasant and engaging.
Curly Bartender LLCCurly Bartender LLC
Kenna W.
Wonderful wonderful experience, would recommend to anyone looking for an amazing bartender to help with their event.
PourEss Bartending and Event StaffPourEss Bartending and Event Staff
Izabella G.
Amazing bartender, everyone loved him at the event! Will definitely hire him again and recommend to anyone!
Shaken Not StirredShaken Not Stirred
Maritza L.
Tony was quick to respond and answered all my questions. Needed a last minute bartender and he made it happen. Everyone loved John at my party. Service and communication from both were very professional! Thanks again! Will reach out again when in need of a bartender.
The Traveling Bartender L.A.The Traveling Bartender L.A.
Bridgett V.
I had been going back and forth on if I would be having a bartender. Wilber was very reasonable.
Wilber the BartenderWilber the Bartender
Jaime P.
Brian bartended our Halloween party and was a pleasure to work with. We would definitely have him back.
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
Neil S.
Casey was awesome and was the perfect bartender for our celebration. I would highly recommend Value Bar Services!
Value Bar ServicesValue Bar Services
Thumbtack Customer
Audra Bartended my event a "Just Because" party and she was a amazing!!!! She brought life to the party. Drinks were soooo good and she helped make a drink menu right on the spot. I will hire her again and again. I think I found my favorite Bartender.
A+ BartendingA+ Bartending
Kelly I.
I called Michael when I had a previous bartender cancel same-day of our dinner party! Michael made it and went above and beyond - fantastic bartender, cleared our dinner plates! He was such a joy to have at the party. We clapped for him multiple times! Definitely added to the experience!
Michael Colestock Happy BartenderMichael Colestock Happy Bartender
Palak P.
Best bartender we've ever had! Worked so hard and guests said he was so pleasant and responsive.
Michael Colestock Happy BartenderMichael Colestock Happy Bartender
Peach O.
Santos is very professional . Easy to work with. He is an excellent bartender! Will hire him again. Thank you Santos
Santos RodriguezSantos Rodriguez
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