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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 Saratoga bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Worst experience in finding vendors for my wedding. They wasted one month of my time. At the beginning the communication was fine and when I decided to work with them, suddenly they started to be unresponsive. Every message from me wad answered almost a week latet. The final truning point was the time that they didn't show up at the place that we were supposed to meet so I can pay them the deposit. No explanation and no apologies!! So unprofessional and rude.I called them and it went to the asnwering mashince and it was full so I couldn't even leave a message for them. Don't waste your time with them and find other bartenders.
Thumbtack Customer
Prestige was very helpful on reducing the burden, both task-wise and finance-wise, when planning our wedding. Victoria gave us a shopping list of what we needed (estimated amounts). When we arrived to the complimentary tasting, Victoria and Danny were present. Danny provided valuable insight for the wedding day. Victoria went above and beyond our two options of signature drinks and recommended the company's own signature drink, The Prestige, which we decided for ours; our other two drinks became menu cocktails. We had Victoria and Danny as our bar tenders for the wedding day. They worked hard and were professional. When we forgot half and half for the White Russian, they came through for us and were prompt on coming up with a solution. We ended up having White Russian, our closing drink. We are very pleased with Prestige Bartending SJ and give our highest recommendation.
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