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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 San Bernardino bartenders
Eric s.
Great bartender I would hire her again.
HER.BartedningHER.Bartedning
Naibe C.
This was my first time working with Los Angeles Bartenders and it was an amazing experience! My bartender was Carlos and he was very friendly and on top of everything . Already have family members asking for the number to book ! Thank you so much I highly recommend and will be having them again in my future events !
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
Adelena L.
David was very responsive. The bartenders were very friendly and moved quick. They arrived early to set up. Bar they brought was presentable and the kept it clean.
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Blessing U.
Erica is simply an amazing bartender, energetic personality, very professional, organized, punctual and easy to work with. I look forward to hiring her for my next event.
EB / BarTending Service, CAEB / BarTending Service, CA
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. David Sanchez responded promptly for my request for a bartender. My request happened to come on extremely short notice and I was thrilled he found someone so quickly. George, our bartender, was a hit at my daughter's 21st birthday party and all of my guests found him to be extremely polite and knowledgeable with regard to drink requests. I had asked him to properly ID all guests, as well as issue wristbands to ensure no underage guests were served alcohol and he was outstanding in this respect. All communication with Mr. Sanchez and the bartender George occurred in the time frame they promised. I have never hired anyone off of Thumbtack but will now look here first for local services!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Michelle K.
He was a very awesome fun bartender ! He made the event one to remember supper friendly I got many compliments about him from my guest will definitely hire him again for my events !
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
Geeoh C.
Yerli was such a great bartender! All the drinks were delicious and i love that they were available for my event on such short notice 👍🏼. She was very interactive with everyone. I would recommend her to anyone. Will definitely hire her again!!
La Botella BartendingLa Botella Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Karin to host my mother's Celebration of Life. I didn't know quite what to expect since I had never done something like this before. Karin surpassed all of my expectations! I had a specific theme and all the drinks she made fit the theme to a tee. She worked closely with me on all of the details. She even made a special drink in honor of my mother. Every drink tasted great! My guests loved her. She went above and beyond by doing other tasks that weren't part of her bartending duties. She kept me relaxed so I could just enjoy celebrating my mother. I will hire her for all future parties.
With a Twist Bartenders and ServersWith a Twist Bartenders and Servers
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