BYOB (Bring Your Own Bartender)
BYOB (Bring Your Own Bartender)

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bartender)

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
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Responds in about 1 hour

Introduction: I am a fully trained and certified bartender that has worked for a decade in fast paced, craft cocktail settings. It is my goal to bring your event to life, whether it is for a corporate event, wedding, birthday, brunch, anniversary or anything in between. With my background as a pharmacist, I bring a professional aspect to this service. I specialize in creating signature cocktails that align with both the theme of your event and the preferred tastes of you and your guests. Let’s collaborate!

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Hired 16 times

Serves Washington, DC

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2 employees

7 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

16 reviews


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Theresa l.
4 weeks ago

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Above and beyond! What an amazing bartender, I am so absolutely thankful for all the hard work and making my guests special drinks.

Details: 26 - 50 guests • Cocktail party • Low key / casual • Private residence • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Venue will already have a bar • Tip jars allowed • Setup / cleanup • Disposable cups

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Belinda F.
May 24, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

This young man rocked at my daughter’s nonprofit grand launch and networking event this past Saturday. Joseph / BYOB was prompt, professional and made awesome cocktails that keep the attendees coming back. His personality, and bartending skills added to the event’s successful mission to educate and empower women, minorities and veterans in Global Supply Chain careers. Joseph/BYOB is on our list as the bartender of the hour and will be contacted for futu

Details: 26 - 50 guests • Corporate event • Upbeat / lively • Public venue • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Non-alcoholic beverages • Venue will already have a bar • Tip jars allowed • Setup / cleanup • Ice • Coolers

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Ogechi N.
Mar 22, 2022
Joey is an absolute professional and knowledgeable craftsman about everything bartending. He was friendly, flexible, and helpful when discussing our drink options for the night and served our guests efficiently with a smile. He was an absolute hit for the night!
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Taylor B.
Mar 21, 2022
Joey G has bartended numerous events for me over the years. The best part about his skills (outside of the delicious cocktails!) is that I learn something new about craft cocktails and and my own preferences each time. Something that sets him apart from other bartenders is that he ONLY uses fresh ingredients — no sour mixes and makes his own fresh juices to create each cocktail! Highly recommend.
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Anthony J.
Mar 21, 2022
This is my second time hiring Joey as a bartender and I could not recommend him enough. He is on time, professional, accommodating, and his drinks are always on point. Looking forward to working with him again!
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Joseph Grimes


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Our standard package has a set charge for two hours of service which includes the following: Bartending, set up (1hr early arrival), breakdown and clean up, custom display, menu consultation, fresh squeezed craft sour mix, cocktail bitters, simple syrup, mint garnish, lemon/lime/orange slice garnishes, 64lbs of ice, straws, napkins and access to other potential event necessities (e.g., drink dispensers, coolers, ice buckets, etc.); then there is a set charge for each additional hour. When I respond to potential bookings I send a full break down of each package we offer as well as a guide for stocking a mobile bar and a shopping list template with price estimates.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First I would typically review logistics and your overall vision for the event over the phone. With those details I will bring a few ideas that will help your beverage service stand out. From there I am as hands on or hands off as you need me to be. I can create menus, ingredient/shopping lists, or pick up the materials for you; I can also help source things like glassware rentals. Regardless, I will be punctual, professional and energetic throughout your whole experience.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have hands on bartending and craft cocktail experience having worked in this setting for 10 years

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