Find a bartender near Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale bartenders
Jeff C.
Sabrina did a wonderful job bartending for our party. She was highly communicative before the event. She showed up on time and got ready quickly. The guests all loved her. She was all around terrific. We highly recommend her.
Sabrina SwayzerSabrina Swayzer
Chitra R.
We found Richard through Thumbtrack, and we had only 4 weeks to plan our wedding! Richard's service was excellent! Responsive, helped us with understanding our options with drinks .Adele was the bar back:) Loved their setup at our reception and our guests loved his service!! Please chose Richard and his team as your Bartenders they did an excellent job !! Pricing- Great Service- Excellent Response time- Quick Setup- Perfectly fitted our wedding reception!! We would definately hire him again for events!!
RK's Pour HouseRK's Pour House
Jason L.
RK was a superb bartender and the MVP at my work party! He was prepared, on time, and made us amazing cocktails and mocktails. Everyone loved the drinks and the line never stopped. It was super easy to work with RK the month leading up to the party and he showed us the most professional service during the party. Most importantly, RK is a gentleman and a good sport. The party being the first big party we have organized naturally had many blunders. RK lent us his trolley to load our things, his towels for our cleaning spills, and he stayed late due to another blunder on our part. We were a group of responsible adults but we were still a handful. How did RK react to all that? A big smile and the most pleasant tone of voice. Thanks RK! I would not hesitate to contact RK for my next big party!
RK's Pour HouseRK's Pour House
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