Find a bartender near Tustin, 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 Tustin bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Our bartender was outstanding, very friendly, courteous and efficient! Would definitely hire him again.
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Rren S.
Great crew... Everyone had a great time thanks to the bartenders. Great price definitely would recommend..
DeAnna S.
Do yourself a favor and hire Michael as your bartender! Michael had bartended at an event I had attended and I was so impressed that I wanted him for my next event. I’m so happy that he was available for my event. He makes it a point to remember names and what people were drinking and go around and ask if anyone needed refills. He was not just standing around waiting for people to come to him, he was very proactive, which is a huge plus for me. On top of that Michael was very responsive and professional toward all of my questions and I had more than a few especially in the time we are living in now. He will do everything in his power to make you and your guests feel comfortable. I will definitely be using Michael for our next event.
Michael Colestock Happy BartenderMichael Colestock Happy Bartender
Kailey V.
I loved working with Andrew & Julie at LA Bartenders! They were both very attentive, detail oriented, friendly, professional, and super on top of it. The price they offered was AMAZING for the services provided and honestly we could not have been happier with our choice to hire them for our wedding. Thank you guys for being such a positive contribution to our big day!! We can not recommend them enough!
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
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