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Browse these bartenders with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oakland.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 178 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Antonio C.
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He was a great bartenders, very friendly. We had not complains from any of our guest.

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At Your Service, LLC
4.9
from 133 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lyle F.
Verified review

Lowanda and her bar back were very professional. They showed up in time and had the bar ready to go when our guests arrived. When Lowanda and Mike left, the bar area was spotless. Our guests raved about Lowanda's bartending skills and how nice she was. They made my party a success! I would hire them again in a heartbeat. Booking At Your Service was easy and hassle free. Yvonne is professional and very helpful.

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Fresh and Fizzy Event Services
5.0
from 119 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We had 2 bartenders work an 80 person event at our home. Our experience from start to finish was extremely professional. They guided us on everything from how much alcohol to buy to how many staffers we needed to hire. I can highly recommend them.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jeannie E.
Verified review

Alejandro bartended for a small surprise birthday party at my home. He was a great choice from start to finish. He was responsive, well-priced, and helpful with menu planning. He arrived early, set up, kept the bar clean, and went over and above to pick up dishes and help clean up during the event. Last, but not least, he made great drinks!

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Catering Services
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lindsey A.
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Michael was a great bartender for our recent event! He came up with a great speciality cocktail ahead of time, came early to help set up, did a fantastic job attending to our (30) guests in a smaller space and stayed to help clean up. I would rec him for your next event!

A Plus Catering
4.4
from 82 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon T.
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Jennine was excellent. Especially during the busy Holiday time, she we great at communicating, helped tailor our menu and was prompt with delivery and setup!

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Pamela B.
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Liquid Happiness showed up early to set up for our fundraiser. They were professional and courteous and kept the line moving. The drinks that they created were delicious and enjoyed by all. They followed our instructions without complaint and were a pleasure to have at the event. We had various guests compliment how awesome the bartenders were. I would definitely recommend them using them.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alejandra M.
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Karoline did an awesome job!! She bartended for a party of 50 and was very professional and friendly with a crowd that got rowdy. Everyone loved her drinks. In preparation for party Karoline was very helpful in giving me advice on what to buy. I would deffenietly be hireing Karoline for my next event and recomend her to anyone!

Bartending Babes,Inc
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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The bartender that came was very friendly and I appreciate the job she did. However I felt she was either very inexperienced or not that motivated. It took her almost an hour before she really got around to making drinks, at which point people seemed to be ordering them just to help her along. Then I realized that some of the drinks were not looking pretty at all, and it turned out that one of the three recipes I had sent beforehand didn't print out all the way. Later that night I also noticed the simple syrup was barely used, making me think that the second drink was not prepared right, which everyone said was "too strong".. basically was not sweet enough. Point is, she should have tested her drinks before giving them out, and at minimum verified that they resembled the photos. She should also know what blue curaçao is and how to pronounce it before telling guests. And finally, other more experienced bartenders took initiative to find needed ingredients in the cabinet rather than stop me from hosting every 10 minutes to find them. Overall, this company offered 4 hours of service when I only asked for 3, and came prepared with garnishes which is a pretty big time saver. If this had been a basic serve drinks kind of affair, it would have been perfectly fine.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
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Love On the Rocks! & so do my clients... I'm a private chef /caterer whose clients often request bartending to supplement food service. I've outsourced bartending for a good number of private and corporate occasions to OTR, and their bartenders, particularly Matt and David, have delivered both delicious drinks + impeccable service. In addition to being talented barkeepers, they're just genuinely stellar guys who can be trusted and are reliable. They're also keen on developing customized cocktails for your event & providing grocery lists complete with ingredients & quantities based on number of guests. I highly recommend On the Rocks for your next soirée!

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Bar Metrics Inc
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nicole T.
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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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Able Bartenders
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cora M.
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Bill, and his company Able Bartenders, were perfect for our event. He communicated fully leading up to the event and the two staff he sent preformed their responsibilities to our complete satisfaction. We will definitely use Able Bartenders for any future event.

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Bar on the Vine
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
skip w.
Verified review

Kristine was exactly what I was looking for in a Bartender. She was professional and extremely helpful and creative with her drinks.She was confident and new what she was doing. I never had to worry about anything and her contribution made the party a great success !

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Flavors of Magick
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shawn M.
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We hired Flavors of Magick to bartend at my husband's 50's birthday party. The experience was exceptional from start to finish. When I stated that we were having a tiki theme, Stacy was enthusiastic about the prospect and helped up to build an exciting and varied drink menu. She checked in regularly leading up to the event and I was comfortable and confident that all was going to go smoothly. The day of the event she (and her helper) showed up in plenty of time to help with the bar setup and to review the drink menus and get everything settled before guests arrived. We had a good sized crowd of 'professional drinkers' and Stacy and her crew kept them all from going thirsty as well as kept them entertained with her amazing attitude. She executed the complicated tiki drinks with style and aplomb - and improvised as needed. When the party didn't 'wind down' when we expected she checked in with me, and we were able to easily negotiate an extension her original quote so that I could continue to enjoy the party and our guests without having to worry about the bar and drinks. Overall I am beyond pleased with the experience. I would use Flavors of Magick again, and would whole hardheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for bartenders in the future.

Sharpshooter
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey L.
Verified review

I plan corporate b2b events for event professionals, it's a hard task to impress those that are always looking to impress their audiences. I stumbled across sharpshooter and after using them the first time, I quickly booked them for another event. They offer cocktails and service that make you feel as though you are sitting in a fancy cocktail bar, watching the mixologist work their magic. From dry iced punch bowls to carefully crafted concoctions to beautiful presentations presented with a smile, Sharpshooter easily beats out all competitive bartenders I have used in my career.

Barspirit SF
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stevie M.
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Josh and his team are great! They helped us making an awesome menu and even got us a shopping list with the exact amounts of what to buy. The bartenders made fantastic drinks and were the center of attention (at least around the bar). I'd highly recommend Barspirit and definitely use them again!

Jennifer Trevino
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen M.
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I highly recommend Jennifer to anyone who is looking for an incredibly competent and hard working professional with the expertise and experience to do it all: from bartender, to chef, to party planner and manager. I hired Jennifer to help me with all aspects of hosting Thanksgiving dinner for 20 people, and from the moment she arrived, she hit the ground running and jumped right in. Not only was she able to handle a high volume of work quickly and efficiently (she can hustle!!), she was also able to think on her feet and effectively handle the expected -- and the unexpected (like one of our ovens going out!) -- with ease and a calm, positive disposition. I could count on her to pull off a wonderful event, and I don't know what I would have done without her! If you hire Jennifer to help you with any and all aspects of hosting an event, you won't be disappointed -- she's amazing!!

Vic EAVS
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kerrie H.
Verified review

I hired Vic to bartend at my husband's 40th bday party. We were very happy with Vic's service and the whole experience. Everyone was raving about the cocktails!

Couple Grains of Rice
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Yang S.
Verified review

Jeremy makes amazing cocktails tasted as good as those I paid $12+ each at the bar! And the hourly rate for his service is lower compared to most other bartenders. Great value!

David Dempsey
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Phillip M.
Verified review

David has been working with our catering company for the last year, and he has been fantastic as a server and a bartender. He out-hustles other employees half his age, and does so with grace and humor. He is also a skilled woodworker, and provided us with some amazing custom cheeseboards for our events. I can not recommend him more highly!

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About

I provide bartending service for any occasion as well as bar consulting for your business. With over seven years of industry experience, I'm sure I can help make your next occasion a great one!

Actual Requests

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Need a Bartender

San Francisco, CA

  • Event Type
    Anniversary
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Wine
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks

Need a Bartender

San Jose, CA

  • Event Type
    Other
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine, Non-alcoholic
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Details
    some one to man the bar to serve drinks to guests
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