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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 Highland bartenders
Gio A.
Great bartenders
Centennial BartendingCentennial Bartending
Brittney T.
Samantha was a great bartender and we were so happy to have her bartend for our wedding. Thanks Samantha!
Samantha, BartenderSamantha, Bartender
William G.
Dawn was a great bartender!
Bearly BartendingBearly Bartending
Ann D.
Andrew was a fantastic bartender at our wedding May 2018. He was so professional and friendly. I highly recommend "On the Rockies" bartending.
On The Rockies BartendingOn The Rockies Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Could not have asked for a better bartender! Amazing!
Moonlight BartendingMoonlight Bartending
Jesus P.
Incredible service! We were planning an out of state wedding, and after a phone call with Vi we felt assured that the bartending aspect of the wedding would be taken care of, and sure enough it was! They crafted a signature cocktail for us too, which our guests loved! I'd recommend Elite Bartenders of CO to anyone looking to get great bartending service
Elite Bartenders of ColoradoElite Bartenders of Colorado
Jeannie W.
The speciality drinks were sooo good and everyone loved our bartender!
Elite Bartenders of ColoradoElite Bartenders of Colorado
Erin G.
It was such a treat to have a bartender for our event, it made everything run smoothly!
Dustin MayorDustin Mayor
Teresa E.
The bartending service was world class. They provided their own bar and supplied us with all cups and accessories. The bartenders were very polite and professional. We couldn’t have asked for anything more on our special day! Highly recommended:)
Moonlight BartendingMoonlight Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Ray was such a pleasure to work with! He did an outstanding job bartending at my sister's wedding! He was prompt, had a great set up including everything we could possibly need! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to hire a bartender for any type of event!
Moonlight BartendingMoonlight Bartending
Gaby D.
Our bartender Rose was beyond profesional and extremely engaging with our party guests. She was a delight to work with.
With A Twist Bartending Service ColoradoWith A Twist Bartending Service Colorado
Thumbtack Customer
Danielle was amazing and the perfect service for our event! I would recommend their services for all your bartending needs!
Free PourFree Pour
Jason W.
We enjoyed having Andrew bartend our small party. He was courteous, professional and showed up on time.
On The Rockies BartendingOn The Rockies Bartending
Alia A.
Linda was a wonderful bartender at our engagement party. She was so sweet and made great drinks! Would 100% recommend.
Linda the BartenderLinda the Bartender
Thumbtack Customer
Ray was extremely professional, on time, and responded to all of our questions. I would recommend moonlight bartenders to anyone hosting events.
Moonlight BartendingMoonlight Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Linda was fantastic. She was very prompt and our guests enjoyed her friendliness and great bartending skills. We highly recommend her.
Linda the BartenderLinda the Bartender
Jah C.
Ray, the man himself, bartended our wedding and was wonderful. Cheerful and communicative! Completely took the stress of drinks off of the table. Thanks for knocking it out of the park, Ray!
Moonlight BartendingMoonlight Bartending
Heather F.
I am so so so grateful for the hard work and consistently generous, patient, and kind-heartedness I experienced with Andrew- the owner of On the Rockies Bartending. I was helping plan a wedding for the first time ever and Andrew was the BEST!! Any question I had he answered and within minutes! If I thought of something later at night, I'd send an email and I either heard back moments later or first thing the following morning. At the wedding, the service was excellent, no one stood in line for long, if at all, and the bartenders did everything and anything necessary to help guests feel at home. I will definitely return to On the Rockies Bartending for future events. You will not be disappointed.
On The Rockies BartendingOn The Rockies Bartending
Kelsey D.
Linda was a great bartender! The entire party loved her drinks and she was friendly and personable. She really does a great job! I will definitely be hiring her again!
Linda the BartenderLinda the Bartender
Thumbtack Customer
Linda bartended for a retirement party at our office. She was great- brought everything we needed. We contacted her on Wednesday for the party on Friday and she was very accommodating.
Linda the BartenderLinda the Bartender
Jaime L.
On the Rockies Bartending was great... their staff were personable, fast and super professional. Our event went off without a hitch + we could not have been happier to work with them!
On The Rockies BartendingOn The Rockies Bartending
Vanessa H.
On the Rockies Bartending sent us Ashley to work our event. She was amazing!!! All of our guests loved her!!! She was so friendly, professional, and welcoming. She was great at keeping up with drinks and just being so fun and so friendly. She also really went above and beyond in helping us set up and clean up. We would highly recommend her for anyone needing a bartender in the future!! She is the absolute best!!!
On The Rockies BartendingOn The Rockies Bartending
Emily G.
I was searching for a bartender for my NYE party and came across the business, Scratch cocktails. Steve was one of the few bartenders that was very responsive and willing to work with my needs for the party. I wanted to have a handful of custom cocktails as well as let people come up with their own drinks. Steve was on point the entire night and even created his own cocktail mixes for the drinks I requested. I was blown away by how prepared he was and how he was able to make the night run so smoothly - our event wouldn’t have been the same without his help. It seemed that our entire party revolved around the bar!! I would hands down hire Steve again and would recommend him to anyone that wants a bartender they can trust and depend on!!
Imbibe ColoradoImbibe Colorado
Kerry K.
Moonlight Bartending did an awesome job! They provided everything we needed for our wedding and they were so easy to work with! It was so nice to not have to worry about anything! They brought their own bar, all the ice, cups, etc. They also work with a liquor store that delivers the alcohol and that was such a nice added bonus! They made everything so easy! I would definitely recommend to anyone and if I ever needed bartending for future events I would hire again!
Moonlight BartendingMoonlight Bartending
Christian B.
Dawn was incredible! She is fun and the perfect bartender for any occasion. Dawn made sure that my Bride and I had a drink in our hands at all times! I highly recommend her.
Bearly BartendingBearly Bartending
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