Find a bartender near San Juan Capistrano, 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 San Juan Capistrano bartenders
Angelo P.
Ryan did an excellent job bartending at our event. I'd request him again for sure.
Sara's ServantsSara's Servants
Thumbtack Customer
Erin did a great job! I would definitely use her for bartending again as well as recommend her to others.
Erin's Bartending ServicesErin's Bartending Services
Jessica G.
What an amazing bartender we had he was so friendly and kind..the drinks he made where amazing. Cant wait to use you guys again.
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Candace C.
Janessa was our bartender for our party she was wonderful professional with a great personality. We would definitely hire her again and recommend Party Services So Cal!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Thumbtack Customer
Brittney made our event incredible! She was able to make non-alcoholic drinks for the kids that they loved and is s great bartender and truly cares about what she is doing! :)
Drinks by DesignDrinks by Design
Julia B.
Valerie and her bartenders created a wonderful bar experience. She tailored a specific menu with our 'Boogie Nights/Disco' themed party. It was amazing and our guests had a blast. Highly recommended!
Value Bar ServicesValue Bar Services
Susan M.
Amanda showed up early. She knew just what to do. She was friendly and did a wonderful job. I have never hired a bartender before but I will again! Thanks for making my Bridal Shower a smashing success!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Gracie N.
Wilber is easygoing and flexible in making custom arrangements and an extremely pleasant, professional personality to have as a key feature at your party: nice, smiling, well groomed bartender that will leave your guests with a memorable experience! We will definitely book Wilber for our next party.
Wilber the BartenderWilber the Bartender
Thumbtack Customer
Surprise Birthday Party May 21st 2016 was the event for 60 guest and GYD did exactly what was in the contract and promised. The bartender and servers did an outstanding job and it was as smooth as silk. See you at my next event! Chris V. San Juan Capistrano, Ca
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
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