Find a bartender near San Ramon, 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 San Ramon bartenders
Vivian H.
My bartender was the best
At Your Service, LLCAt Your Service, LLC
Nusha Z.
Fresh and Fizzy Event Services did an amazing job bartending our party! Our guests LOVED Derw and his team! Drew was a pleasure to work with prior to the party, offering guidance to help properly prepare for the party. I would highly recommend their services to anyone. Thanks Drew!
Fresh and Fizzy Event ServicesFresh and Fizzy Event Services
Jason R.
I had a miscommunication with my 1st bartender. My wife requested A backup so she followed up with Dustin. He came thru with Ángelica on short notice who came , over delivered and did her thing. Will reach out to Dustin again. Party had about 30 guests with the goal of finishing all the alcohol from the previous party.
MixologyMeetup - LED Bar + LED MenuMixologyMeetup - LED Bar + LED Menu
Thumbtack Customer
Lowanda and her bar back were very professional. They showed up in time and had the bar ready to go when our guests arrived. When Lowanda and Mike left, the bar area was spotless. Our guests raved about Lowanda's bartending skills and how nice she was. They made my party a success! I would hire them again in a heartbeat. Booking At Your Service was easy and hassle free. Yvonne is professional and very helpful.
At Your Service, LLCAt Your Service, LLC
Erin H.
Daniel was the absolutely perfect choice for this event. He was extremely responsive, punctual, polite, sociable, and professional through the entire process. All of our guests were raving not only about this bartending skills (and the bar itself, which he provided) but also how nice and easy to talk to he was. He definitely helped make the night the amazing night that it was. Thank you Daniel! I would highly recommend you to anyone that asks, and hopefully we can work together for future events!
Shake Your Booze Thang--- THE Bay Area BartenderShake Your Booze Thang--- THE Bay Area Bartender
Tirumal P.
Vic was an amazing bartender. He was very communicative throughout the week leading up to the event. He catered to my tastes about which cocktails I wanted and even made suggestions. I got the all inclusive package and I’m glad I did because Vic took care of everything. One less thing for me to worry about with a party for 30+ people. He was engaging and friendly and really made the guests feel welcome and at home. The bar itself was setup in my backyard and it looked amazing at night with the LED lights. Would def recommend Vic for any party and I'd hire him again in the future!
Mystical MintMystical Mint
Mistuni G.
Angelica was right on time. But that’s all that was right about her. She was curt, did not make any effort to be nice with me or my guests! She made cocktails that were decent not exceptional. Maybe she was having a bad day but what did I or my guests do to deserve that attitude? She should improve her attitude and/or look for a profession that excites and makes her happy. I was hoping to hire a fun-loving & interactive (at the least courteous) bartender to mix drinks for my husbands 50th birthday celebration. Instead I hired somebody who scared my guests and kept them away from the bar area. My friends love a good cocktail! I feel horrible writing such a negative review but I feel worse for letting my husband and friends down.
Bartender BoutiqueBartender Boutique
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