10. Paul Michaels' Top Mixologists, Servers, and Staff
- 4 years in business
- 711 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves Sunnyvale, CA
"The expectation, per my thumbtack request, was for a bartender to arrive with all tools AND mobile bar. She arrived with tools but NO bar:( we were extremely disappointed because we were actually going to borrow or build a bar to be a focal point at the party but cancelled those plans because one was supposed to come with this service. Bartender was not familiar with our 2 margaritas that we were serving that were actually recommended by this company as their specialty drinks. She made the drinks incorrectly, mixing up the ingredients and not muddling or using the produce in the drink correctly. I heard from a few guests that she was getting the drinks wrong. She was very sweet and I had no issues with her personally but she was certainly new to this and perhaps a bit overwhelmed - not a seasoned bartender.
The company seems like it consists of several schools that they outsource events to so it's a big gamble in what you get. The draw obviously was the price at $20 an hour. But the price really is for a hospitality student to essentially come and pour for you at your event. I was hoping and expecting a bit more based off quotes and conversations.
Unfortunately I will not be going this route again and would not recommend this service. I emailed them to notify them of my disappointment and am awaiting a response."