Find a bartender near Redwood City, CA

Find a bartender near Redwood City, CA

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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 Redwood City bartenders
Candece Y.
Christopher is an experienced bartender who was an absolute pleasure to have at our event. He came on time, setup his bar to be beautiful, and made delicious drinks!! He was professional and fun. I’d want Christopher to bartend any event.
Black Dog / White Dog HospitalityBlack Dog / White Dog Hospitality
Thumbtack Customer
We needed a bartender for our Halloween Party, it was a last minute decision, but Mix Shake & Stir saved our night. The bartender was great, polite and very professional. We will certainly hire him again. Thank you for your collaboration.
Mix Shake & StirMix Shake & Stir
Jennifer G.
Sabrina was awesome. People really enjoyed her at the party. She was very professional and a great bartender.
Sabrina SwayzerSabrina Swayzer
Jose R.
The best experience ever. If your looking for a friendly, professional and great drinks bartender than don’t look further, you found your guy. I would hire Daniel again.
Shake Your Booze Thang--- THE Bay Area BartenderShake Your Booze Thang--- THE Bay Area Bartender
Thumbtack Customer
Yvonne was a great bartender - she made lovely drinks and engaged the guests. Everyone talked about how they loved her and wanted her in their home for their next party. I won't throw another party without hiring Yvonne!
At Your Service, LLCAt Your Service, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I hosted a small gathering of friends and family for a pre-New Year Celebration. On the day of the event I decided to hire a bartender. I received 5 quotes within 1 hour. I carefully reviewed each one and reached out to a couple of the providers for additional clarification and ultimately selected On The Rocks Bartending & Serving. I could not have been more pleased. The services were fantastic! The professionalism, response and engagement from the very beginning until the very end of the project was a refreshing experience. I appreciated the timeliness, the high energy, the creativity and the overall engagement with our guests. The On The Rocks Bartending & Serving team, David and Matt, in particular, brought their "A" game and really contributed to the overall quality and result of our event. My husband and I have very high expectations and this team exceeded them. Thank you OtR for everything! I look forward to using this service again both in personal and professional engagements in the future.
On The Rocks Bartending & ServingOn The Rocks Bartending & Serving
Thumbtack Customer
I was very sad when she no-showed for my party. I was counting on her to bring so many things and was blind-sighted. My husband had to miss the first hour of the party going to the grocery store to get the supplies and my poor old mother had to bartend. So very disappointed.
At Your Service, LLCAt Your Service, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We would highly recommend Daniel to anyone who needs an outstanding bar services. Every guest at our party complemented his great bartending and social skills and sure to book his services at their events. Daniel was also very good with kids and provided great variety of non alcoholic cocktails, kids still rave about.
Shake Your Booze Thang--- THE Bay Area BartenderShake Your Booze Thang--- THE Bay Area Bartender
Albert J. H.
Tom is Amazing... I have worked with a whole lot of bartenders and none of them even come close. With out a doubt I will hire Tom again and plan to work with him very soon. He is very down to earth and professional at the same time which is a very rare quality... Trust me when I say Hire this man 😀😀😀😀 ~Chef AJH
Good Libations BartendingGood Libations Bartending
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