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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 South Beach bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
We received wonderful feedback from event participants about the bartending sevices - "bartenders were wonderful," "bartenders were great." Jerremi was very accommodating and professional during event planning stage. Would highly recommend!
Liquid Happiness Bartending & Event ServicesLiquid Happiness Bartending & Event Services
Thumbtack Customer
The Bartending Babes were great! Easy set up, laid back but really competent bartenders. They were a pleasure to work with. Thanks!
Bartending Babes,IncBartending Babes,Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Working with the Bartending Babes was easy and seamless. No hidden costs. The contract was straightforward. Troy our bartender was professional and courteous. Would recommend them.
Bartending Babes,IncBartending Babes,Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Michael did an amazing job bartending!
Midnight GMidnight G
Thumbtack Customer
The whole department was happy to have a bartender for our holiday party. Michael was a great bartender, he chatted with people, suggested fun drinks and kept everyone happy!
Midnight GMidnight G
Julie H.
The bartenders we so friendly ! They did a great job!
On The Rocks Bartending & ServingOn The Rocks Bartending & Serving
Thumbtack Customer
I got to work with the Bartending Babes while making last minute arrangements for a bartender for a holiday party. They were very quick to respond to all inquiries and were flexible in working with our needs, especially given the short notice. The only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 stars is that on the day event, our bartender rant a little late and showed up after our party began. Granted it was a friday evening event downtown, but would have been great if our bartender had shown up on time.
Bartending Babes,IncBartending Babes,Inc
Ben L.
Incredible party! David was an expert bartender and great with the people at the event!
On The Rocks Bartending & ServingOn The Rocks Bartending & Serving
Taylor S.
Awesome bartender! The drinks were amazing and the guests loved him.
Midnight GMidnight G
Jack B.
Drew was an amazing bartender and kept our party going! He handled all of the shopping, prep work, and setup, and was able to set up a mobile bar cart and bartend on a moving train for 2+ hours. Can't recommend him enough!
Fresh and Fizzy Event ServicesFresh and Fizzy Event Services
Thumbtack Customer
Michael was the life of the party... Great bartender with a great personality... Everyone loved him...
Midnight GMidnight G
Thumbtack Customer
Bartending and refilling of drinks. Michael was excellent and stayed on top of things. Very affable.
Midnight GMidnight G
Thumbtack Customer
Yvonne's company were great to work with. Alexis was our bartender, and midway through, another bartender arrive to support (for no extra charge, a very nice plus). They brought glassware and a bar for a small additional charge. We'll definitely work with them again!
At Your Service, LLCAt Your Service, LLC
Tim L.
Michael was professional, friendly and timely. He was extremely helpful and constantly found work- cleaning up, serving, setting up the bar and even helping with other duties outside of bartending. I would definitely reccomend to anyone looking for a professional friendly bartender.
Midnight GMidnight G
Caitlin C.
Bill did a great job bartending our meeting - was a huge success around the office!
Able BartendersAble Bartenders
Francis K.
I have tested many services in the area and usually we have our set bartenders. They weren't available for my wife's birthday party, so I contacted Josh and his team. They are responsive, cheaper than our old bartenders, on time, professional, and extremely courteous. I think my wife and I have found ourselves a new favorite bartender and we will definitely be booking them for our future happenings.
Barspirit SFBarspirit SF
Jane G.
We had an amazing time at our holiday party with Able Bartenders, the drinks were great and the bartenders were very friendly and engaging. Bill was very accommodating with the kinds of alcohol we wanted. They really helped make our party a huge success. Highly recommended!
Able BartendersAble Bartenders
Merica F.
I loved everything about Liquid Happiness, if your looking for a good bartender look no further.
Liquid Happiness Bartending & Event ServicesLiquid Happiness Bartending & Event Services
Thumbtack Customer
Our bartender, Katrina, was amazing - professional set-up as well as great service with a smile throughout the party.
At Your Service, LLCAt Your Service, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Michael was just awesome! Not only did he make awesome drinks, he also took initiative to make our event an awesome one! Definitely a 5-star bartender for sure! I would definitely love to have him as our bartender again in future! Thank you Michael!
Midnight GMidnight G
Thumbtack Customer
Yvonne was outstanding. Great bartending, took care of everything, and was professional as could be. I will definitely hire her again.
At Your Service, LLCAt Your Service, LLC
Lawanna N.
Daniel was awesome! He help make our signature drink which I loved. He was professional and the perfect bartender
Shake Your Booze Thang--- THE Bay Area BartenderShake Your Booze Thang--- THE Bay Area Bartender
Alex B.
Able Bartenders (Bill) was great to work with! Very communicative, and clear about what we were getting. Great value.
Able BartendersAble Bartenders
Mallika N.
Alejandro did an awesome job bartending our engagement party, with a 20s theme! We thoroughly recommend him in the future!
Mix Shake & StirMix Shake & Stir
Simone E.
Kristine did a great job bartending at our 50 person event in our home! High marks for communication, punctuality and personality!
Bar on the VineBar on the Vine
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