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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 Santa Ana bartenders
Nilsa G.
Our bartender was fun, made delicious drinks and everyone had a good time. He was on time and was extremely responsive. I will definitely use him again.
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional to work with. Immediate response to phone calls and emails. National Bartender sent me 2 outstanding people. My bartender did a fantastic job and was well entertained and liked by everyone. The server I had kept everything in order and helped served dinner and desert as well as cleaned everything up at the end. I was in perfect order for the next morning's brunch! I would highly recommend using them.
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
John l.
Wilber is very professional and knows what he’s talking about when it comes to bartending, I greatly appreciate your time and help. Look no further and contact Wilber for your next event!
Wilber the BartenderWilber the Bartender
Thumbtack Customer
David, the owner, was very helpful in assisting me in my first attempt to host a party to the public. Janet, the bartender, did a great job, was prompt, friendly and professional. It was very easy working with them. I will be calling them for all my parties!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Maria S.
I wish i could give more stars. All my questions were answered promptly. Our bartender Freddie was the best in the business. The drinks were fantastic and he was a delight. I highly recommend their services. Your party would be exponentially better. Thank you!!
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
I had been meaning to post this review, Marie was awesome bartending at my husbands 35th poker theme birthday party. She arrived on time, provided me with very helpful information on how much alcohol to purchase for the party. All my guest were very pleased with their delicious drinks. I will most definitely hire and recommend Marie for future parties.
yourfavoritebartendermarieyourfavoritebartendermarie
Jaleigh B.
I hired Carlos as my bartender for my engagement party and he was fantastic!! He was extremely communicative and responsive during the whole process. We planned out the signature drinks he would make and he provided all the necessary ingredients he would need. His drinks were so delicious and he was extremely friendly and professional! Our guests and us loved having him and he did an excellent job all around. We would definitely hire him over and over again! Thanks so much Carlos!
Señor BartenderSeñor Bartender
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