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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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Yorba Linda bartenders
Angel H.
Couldn't ask for a better bartender, would hire again!!!
Awesome Drinks BartendersAwesome Drinks Bartenders
J. S.
Great bartender - arrived in time and was an excellent host. Went above and beyond!
Eye.CreateEye.Create
Thumbtack Customer
David and Isabel were so great to work with. We needed a bartender for our wedding pretty last minute and they went above and beyond to accommodate us. The drinks were flowing and our guests had an amazing time. Thank you so much for bartending our wedding!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Vanessa S.
Got a bartender for a bridal shower. Drinks were good, everything went smoothly, and we had a lot of fun.
Los Angeles BartendersLos Angeles Bartenders
Carmen A.
This was my first time having a bartender at my party and let me tell you, Alberto did not disappoint. In looking for a bartender I had no idea that so much went into hiring one which ended up causing some confusion but Alberto was able to explain and give me different options on how to go about it, his patience through this whole process definitely made it easier. Overall his drinks were delicious and his personality made it easy for the guest to converse and enjoy their time. I highly recommend hiring him for your party, because he will most definitely be my go-to bartender!
On the Rocks Catering LLCOn the Rocks Catering LLC
Terri H.
Carlos was such a great asset to my event. I needed someone to take charge and set up my bar and bartend. Carlos went above and beyond in the setup and in serving my guests. He brought his own decor, which only added to mine to make it spectacular. He had brought with him all the tools and items needed for bartending which made my bar totally complete. It was so nice not to worry about my guests getting professional service getting drinks. He also was incredible in the clean up after my event was over. I highly recommend Carlos as your bartender. I know I will be using him again for all my future events.
Señor BartenderSeñor Bartender
Steven O.
Although I did not end up needing his services, John was very prompt and upfront with the costs and suggestions for my party. I will definitely consider him the next time we need a bartender.
ocStartenderocStartender
Maria B.
Despite the lack of equipment..I totally forgot to purchase a cew things. But the bartender made the most of what he had. He was friendly and very professional. Heard nothing but positive about him! Thank you.
Smoking Gun Bar StaffingSmoking Gun Bar Staffing
Thumbtack Customer
David was a great bartender and a crowd pleaser with his drink mixing. Ladies were waiting in line to take shots. Very professional and made sure everyone always had a full drink in hand. We will definitely be using him again!
Party Services So CalParty Services So Cal
Shanna M.
Curly Bartender was absolutely fantastic!!! We hired Tannaz for our daughter's 21st birthday and she helped us make it fabulous... For couple of weeks prior to the party she kindly answered all my questions and concerns, she made sure we are all comfortable with the decision of having a bartender at our back yard during COVID and kept friendly and professional attitude throughout the experience. She made sure my daughter and her sisters were able to enjoy themselves safely but fully... Absolute thumbs up- would have her over again!!!! Thank you Tannaz!!!
Curly Bartender LLCCurly Bartender LLC
Debbie B.
Jesse did a great job bartending at our family dinner party. Her tasty libations were spot on and enjoyed by all. Additionally, her interactions with the guests added to the conversation and fun. I would hire her again in a heartbeat for our next party! Thank you Jesse!
Tipsy Collective Bar Co.Tipsy Collective Bar Co.
Marisa G.
Richard is more than a bartender he is outgoing, an over deliverer and service star! We were so amazed at his attentiveness he was walking around making sure everyone was taken care of. Which he didn't have to do. He was easy to talk to and also made everyone feel great. I was very pleased with his service and I would hire him again if I needed to. I appreciate that sometimes people can have a little too much of a good time and he was very patient. I would encourage anyone who needs to hire a bartender who really cares about the customers experience you hire Richard.
Tradewinds Hospitality ServicesTradewinds Hospitality Services
Thumbtack Customer
Tony was so professional! He came with everything he had promised and he even dressed up to match the theme! Everyone raved about how great the drinks were!! I would definitely book Tony and The Traveling Bartender for our next event and will recommend him to everyone! Thanks Tony!!!
The Traveling Bartenders L.A.The Traveling Bartenders L.A.
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