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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 Ontario bartenders
Lupe m.
Jr the bartender was amazing, will definitely hire him again and again 🙌🏼
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Yolie G.
Tommy was a great bartender overall. He was very professional with his set up, it looked very nice and put together. All the guest were pleased with his service and drinks. His drinks were made at reasonable time and tasted great. I highly recommend Vaule Bartending services to everyone. I will definitely be contacting them for their services again!
Value Bar ServicesValue Bar Services
Thumbtack Customer
I hired David to bartend for a family reunion & my grandmother's 95th birthday. We had originally hired him for 5 hours but ended up keeping him for an extra hour. He was more than happy to stay without any problems. My guests loved him. He was very friendly & helped out with whatever needed to be done. I was very impressed with the service he provided. I will definitely use David for any future parties & refer him to anyone who may need a bartender for their own parties!!!! David did an outstanding job!!!!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Nidia N.
Two of the three waitresses didn't show up. Comunication with Janet was good until on the afternoon of my daughter's party, I received a call from one of the staff, she didn't know anything about the party, she didn't even know why she was calling me for, then I called Janet to check, she didn't know either, I was specting her as the bartender, she didn't tell me she couldn't come, I find out when the other bartender show up. { He made delicious mangoneadas } after that only one server show up and he didn't know about the others two after a while he told me about an accident, the heavy rain was on Friday so the made me feel and think it was no true. The server did beyond he could, one was no enough for a diner style party, my friends/guests had to serve the others guests. I requested bilingual staff none of them were. they didn't charge me for the server but I would prefer the whole servise.
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Thumbtack Customer
I had Mia as our bartender for my husbands 30th birthday. Let me tell you i have never booked anything threw the internet i was quite hesitant and scared but Mia just exceeded my expectations she was AMAZING, From our first email to the day of the actual event she was nothing but helpful,professional,humble Energetic Helped set up and clean up which she did not have to do. I cant express how pleased we are with her services.Everyone loved her. Making our event that much better. You Wont be disappointed.
Mia's MartiniMia's Martini
Alessandra I.
Bartender Uri for the Win!!!!! Uri arrived an hour before to see the space and set up. He had all the fixings for some awesome cocktails. (we also let him work his magic and make up some on the spot, which were delicious) He was very happy to get us all drunk and we let him....YAY! He served us drinks in the pool which was so nice and awesome. When he was done we got to keep the juices and garnishes that we did not use...... (we used all the alcohol) Thanks so much for helping us with our fun pool party.
Top Shelf Event ServiceTop Shelf Event Service
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