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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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 Colorado Springs bartenders
Ekaterini N.
Great bartender!
Bearly BartendingBearly Bartending
Amethyst Y.
On the Rockies Bartending catered my wedding and they were great! All my guests had a great time and loved the bartenders!
On The Rockies BartendingOn The Rockies Bartending
Matt W.
I highly recommend Bearly Bartending !
Bearly BartendingBearly Bartending
Nisha A.
Andrew was an absolute delight. Very friendly, and professional. He bartendered at my wedding reception and everyone raved about how great the bartender was. He went above and beyond to help with setup and take down. Exceeds value and expectations for price paid. Just fantastic. Will definitely hire at next event.
On The Rockies BartendingOn The Rockies Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Jeremy was amazing! He was our bartender for our wedding of about 60 people. He went above and beyond what we could have hoped for. Our guests also enjoy his interactions. Thanks Jeremy! If we ever come in need of a bartender again we will be calling them!!
Free PourFree Pour
Lisa J.
Ray and Tanner were awesome! Very personable and kept the line moving quickly! This was the second time using Moonlight Bartending, and we will definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a bartender in the future!! Thanks guys and thanks for dealing with the rain like champs! You ROCK!! ~Lisa Jimenez~LMJ Creative Events
Moonlight BartendingMoonlight Bartending
Crystal C.
With A Twist bartending service was amazing. Right from the start, they provided excellent customer service in assisting us with planning for our annual reception. The bartenders were resourceful, well knowledgeable and jumped right into the buzzing atmosphere to provide excellent drinks and service with a smile. We'll definitely use them again and highly recommend you try them out. I wish I had some photos, but the drinks were THAT good :) that I lost track of time.
With A Twist Bartending Service ColoradoWith A Twist Bartending Service Colorado
Breanne R.
What an awesome experience!!! We recently had an event with well over 65 people. We had the Cotton Gin bartending for us. Not only were they accommodating with planning the event from out of state, but extremely professional and helpful. The bartender was friendly, prompt, organized and so helpful with setting up and clean up. He was hands on and ready to help with any task. I highly recommend their services for any event. We were very grateful to have them there! Thank you for the great experience!
Cotton Gin Mobile BarCotton Gin Mobile Bar
Shae T.
Dawn and her team were absolutely amazing! They were on time, cheery, professional, and boy did they read the crowd well. I have people emailing me to compliment the bartenders two days after the event. HIGHLY recommend!
Bearly BartendingBearly Bartending
Zena G.
Andrew was the best bartender I could’ve ever had. He was early, very polite, and even helped us set up some other stuff outside of his set up. I will definitely be using him again for sure.
On The Rockies BartendingOn The Rockies Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Ray was on time, friendly and helpful. He bartended for our wedding and his service was beyond outstanding. I will be recommending him to everyone I know!! Thank you again so very much for making our night all the more special!
Moonlight BartendingMoonlight Bartending
Amber G.
OMG WHERE DO I START???!! Let me start by saying I know ZERO things about alcohol or bartending but I needed a bartender last minute for my wedding party and came across Barely Bartending and I could not be more impressed ! Her personality was beyond amazing and so comforting in such a stressful time. she helped me with every question that I had, was texting back-and-forth and made sure that everything was prepared perfectly and was always available to help me out! During the party she always made sure to have a drink in everyone’s hand and Every guest said how awesome she was!! The drinks were soooo goood and kept everyone happy through out the night! She would walk around handing out shots and made sure mine and my husbands drinks were full At all times. It was just so nice to not worry about getting the guests drinks or anything, having this bartender literally saved my life!!! And the price was insanely good - other companies I looked into (for the exact hours) offered almost $500 more then what she did. I was just so amazed and will definitely book her for more parties! Sooo freaking amazing !! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!! CAN NOT THANK HER ENOUGH!!!
Bearly BartendingBearly Bartending
Lynea O.
All of the above. Ray contacted me right away after I posted my event. Then he checked with Pioneer Museum to ensure their company fulfilled PMs requirements of insurance and policy. I appreciated the extra effort and punctuality and professionalism. And he was a great bartender!
Moonlight BartendingMoonlight Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Ray did an exceptional job tending the bar at our wedding reception. From the initial planning through the purchasing of the beer and wine to setup, service and clean-up Ray's professionalism and experience contributed to the success of our event. We would hire Ray again. You can not go wrong with Moonlight Bartending.
Moonlight BartendingMoonlight Bartending
Paul C.
Elite Bartenders of Colorado provided outstanding service for our military ball. They masterfully handled bar and drink services for our 130+ attendees, ensuring all our needs were taken care of. From beginning to end they were easy to communicate and work with. Their professionalism and service are of the highest standard and we look forward to working with them again for all of our future events.
Elite Bartenders of ColoradoElite Bartenders of Colorado
Carrie O.
Our bartender, Mark, was very good. He was friendly and made an extra effort to make sure people were comfortable. We hired the Crazy Caterer for a company picnic, there were no mixed drinks, it was pretty low key. We held a volleyball tournament, and while everyone was watching/participating with the sporting event, Mark went around and made sure everyone had bottled water. That was very cool. I would definitely use the Crazy Caterer again.
The Crazy CatererThe Crazy Caterer
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