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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

Reviews for Torrance bartenders
Hayley R.
Eddie was AMAZING. He was so much more than a bartender. He was the solo bartender at my Hallowedding of 50 guests and he made sure everyone’s drinks were full and all were taken care of. He went above and beyond, going as far as to clear tables as our guests finished their meals. I got numerous comments from people asking where I found him and saying how helpful he was. If we ever have another party, I can’t imagine using a bartender who isn’t Eddie. Thank you so much for all you did that night!
Classic21 Bartending ServicesClassic21 Bartending Services
Thumbtack Customer
After I read your bio (Caren) I immediately picked you from the group of bartenders as I was pleased with your fast response and menu choices however after we confirmed your lack of communication skills was very poor; I do understand that you have a full-time job outside of bartending but my advice to you is to keep communication with your potential customers. The date of the event YOU DID NOT SHOW UP you sent some other ladies which happened to workout; when I spoke to you the day before the event I was under the impression that you would be bartending.
There In A ShakeThere In A Shake
Ruth R.
Above, beyond and throughly delightful. The experience from booking to party was an excellent experience. Joanna knows how to bring her A game! As an event planner, I will book Mobile Bartender again and again.
Mobile CatererMobile Caterer
Anjaneya V.
David was great. Here are more details on how he handled everything. 1) He provided a list of items to be purchased for the event. 2) Provided his suggestions in finalizing the cocktail list. 3) very responsive on messaging. 4) He was polite with everyone. 5) Professional bartender. 6) helped clean up small plates and trash on the tables, which normally no one does. 7) stayed/extended as long as i requested. 8) Very economically priced.
David Wayne BartendingDavid Wayne Bartending
Sylvia G.
First time hiring a bartender for a party and I’m so glad I hired Stephanie!! She replied quickly with any questions I would have about drinks suggestions. She would come to our table asking if we wanted more drinks. It made my night easier not having to refill peoples drink. She had everything ready and kept the drinks flowing. Would definitely hire her again. Thank you again Stephanie for everything, everyone had a great time!!
Sunset Bartending ServicesSunset Bartending Services
Thumbtack Customer
The lead bartender Shane showed up and had everything needed-- except for the mobile bar that was agreed upon. I called the number I had and Paul assured me he would take care of it, which I love hearing. That meant he asked Shane to go out and buy a small table from the store and we used one of my tablecloths to cover it. Shane and Luis were incredible and served our patrons graciously. When it was over, however, they said they were supposed to take all the alcohol. Didn't we pay for the alcohol? I couldn't verify that detail in my mind (it was not written in the contract) so I let it go out of exhaustion, but later I was sure that was supposed to be ours. I was told when I paid the balance for the event that we would get a credit for the mobile bar episode. No credit has yet to be received.
Paul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCalPaul Michaels Top Mixologists & Servers of SoCal
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