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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 Pleasanton bartenders
Chetna k.
The best bartender in town ever!!! Thank you so much Danielle for the most amazing cocktails, staying back well over the hours and being the most amazing help to us! You truly made the party and the drinks rock, and we cannot imagine throwing a party without you bartending for us again! 🍹🍸🥂🤗
Danielle Schmitz, Sommelier, MixologistDanielle Schmitz, Sommelier, Mixologist
Kharazm S.
Camile was awesome. She came on time and prepared and she was friendly... best thing is I got a lot of compliments on what a GOOD BARTENDER I hired ;))) Thanks Camile.
Liquid Happiness Bartending & Event ServicesLiquid Happiness Bartending & Event Services
Courtinie F.
Christopher was a great bartender for our Wine Down Wednesday event at an apartment complex. He was very professional, nice, and attentive! We would definitely hire him again.
Black Dog / White Dog HospitalityBlack Dog / White Dog Hospitality
Libby W.
After talking to several bartenders, we decided to hire Laura to help us with a backyard wedding we were hosting for a family friend. Laura was great to work with. She helped a lot before the event making sure we had the correct quantities of garnish, ice and other supplies we needed for the number of people who would be there. She was on time, professional and very upbeat and pleasant to deal with, both before and during the event. Several local guests asked me for her contact information. We will definitely use her again and highly recommend.
Laura Bridges BartendingLaura Bridges Bartending
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