Find a bartender near Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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 Rancho Cucamonga bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
We had a great night, very fun party...bartender was awesome
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Roxana L.
She is a amazing bartender really nice personality..I definitely give her ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dreas Drink'sDreas Drink's
Thumbtack Customer
Stephanie the bartender excelled herself beyond expectations. However there was a communication problem between the customer and the company which was disappointing.
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing service, always on top of everything, so quickly responsive to all my questions, and sweet! Will always hire her for any bartender needs. Thanks again!
Mia's MartiniMia's Martini
Thumbtack Customer
Karin was excellent. She was personable, knowledgeable, and had a passion for bartender. She had extremely good work habits and quite pleasant to the guest. I would hire her again.
With a Twist Bartenders and ServersWith a Twist Bartenders and Servers
Melissa M.
Wow I can't say enough about this company. Everyone was in awh by how wonderful they were. We paid for one bartender and got 3 awsome bartendes. They we're so attentive and made sure everything was taken care of. I will always recommend this company from the minute I contacted them to the very end. They were awesome. You will never need to look any further. All my guest committed on how wonderful that they we're. Thank you so much
Empire Events IEEmpire Events IE
Marian G.
Although our bartender was a nice guy, he had no skills in making any mixed drinks as I had specifically requested. I provided a huge assortment of liquor, juices, but he had no idea how to make anything. Drinks were mainly club soda with granulated sugar on the bottom of the cups. He kept looking on his phone for recipes and admitted he was recently fired from a bartending job. I had to coach him all night. We made the best of it but a true disappointment, especially since i was promised an expert mixologist.
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
Thumbtack Customer
Mia is the best! Not only as a bartender, but she is an amazing person! She is super fun, kind and positive. She did way more than we expected, and continued to offer to help with things. She even brought my father-in-law a birthday card! She is very thoughtful, and we would definitely hire her again...and again...and again......!!!
Mia's MartiniMia's Martini
Thumbtack Customer
I can't describe the pleasure that we had working with Mia. Our guest loved her, she is very friendly and made our guest feel very welcomed. Every drink she made was special and everyone at our wedding was very pleased. She is a definite bartender that we will be hiring again for future parties. There are no words Mia that I can use that will express my gratitude for the amazing job you did!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Mia's MartiniMia's Martini
T. t.
Oh my goodness! KG is the best! We had our wedding on10.10.20 and it was beautiful! after multiple changes (and I do mean multiple) KG remained consistent and flexible! He arranged our tasting and blew our minds! Now onto the drinks....Wow! Every single drink KG made was ooooh, on POINT! His personal creations, traditional concoctions or requests, he MAKES THEM ALL! He created a signature cocktail for us that our guests are STILL talking about! KG is officially our bartender for all events!! We love him! Hire him, you won’t be disappointed
KG BartendingKG Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Martha was awesome from the moment I contacted her to bartend my daughters Sweet 16 party. She gave me ideas and a list of different possible mock drinks. The venue didn't allow alcohol for a Sweet 16 but with Martha there and providing the specialty mock drinks it was a blast. She is very professional and she set her bar table and was ready before the party started. I would highly recommend her for any event. She had a very calming personality and she communicated with me well before the event to make sure we had everything set. I will definitely use her again in the future. Thanks Martha!
The Bartender LadieThe Bartender Ladie
Melissa G.
First I want to thank Sunset Bartending services for the amazing customer service. I recently had to cancel due to some major issues we had with our home. Prior to this happening, Stephanie was so attentive to all my concerns and answered all my questions. She made a list of items and just made it so easy for me to follow. Once I canceled she immediately responded and understood my circumstances. She made me feel a lot better and I’m huge about customer service and that’s why I would recommend her. I will definitely keep her in mind for any further services.
Sunset Bartending ServicesSunset Bartending Services
Thumbtack Customer
I threw a surprise 30th birthday party for a friend and we had about 80+ people in attendance. Audra was FANTASTIC. While in the planning stages, she was friendly and professional and communicated with me on a regular basis- including trying to decide on the perfect stemware. I couldn't have been more thrilled with her once she arrived. I unfortunately had her in the sun during set up and I felt awful, but she maintained a positive, upbeat attitude and worked hard to get the bar area looking professional, welcoming and ready for guests although she was working in the heat. At several points in the night, I was blown away by her clearing trash off of our nine guest tables and keeping the rest of the party (not just her area) looking great. This helped me relax a bit and enjoy my guests rather than running around the whole time. She honestly felt like an extension of our family by the end of the night. She impressed the guests as well- as many of them raved about how amazing and hard working she was! I can't wait to throw another party just to be able to use her services again and I can't say enough about her presence as a whole! What a great first-time experience for me as well since I had no idea what to expect from a hired bartender. Thank you for making our party one to remember, Audra!
A+ BartendingA+ Bartending
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