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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 Bradenton bartenders
Michael R.
She was an exceptional bartender. Very engaged with guests.
Tropical Twist Bartending OrlandoTropical Twist Bartending Orlando
Thumbtack Customer
Cyndi is the best bartender anyone could have ever asked for! She did a super job for our wedding. Everyone said that Cyndi is so nice and professional. She really helped to make our wedding special! If you need a top notch bartender for any of your events, Cyndi is the one to pick! Thank you Cyndi! We loved having you be our bartender. ~Sayeeda & Jim
Cyndi Wright, The Wright Bartender!Cyndi Wright, The Wright Bartender!
Ed a.
This Ed our first time hiring bartenders, Cristina worked with us over the phone to assist us with the event. The night of the event, the bartender were on time and very organized. They quickly set up in the lanai and we’re very organized. During the event, the bartenders were very socially engaging with our guests and did an outstanding job of taking care of all bar needs allowing us to better engage with our guests. I would definitely recommend Tailor Maid…
Tailor Maid BartendersTailor Maid Bartenders
Jenny S.
Neo was terrific! We were very pleased with his service! Having a bartender helped us play host and hostess to our large party of guests.
Kitchen's PortalKitchen's Portal
Mary D.
Tailor Maid Bartenders were fabulous! They kept everyone drinks full and remembered what guests had ordered previously. I highly recommend them.
Tailor Maid BartendersTailor Maid Bartenders
Eileen P.
Mona was our bartender. She was very good. We met with Anthony in advance to set up everything. Really nice company we loved the services and the vibe !
Anthony's Bartending LLCAnthony's Bartending LLC
David V.
your girl did not have any experience about bartending and she was not professional. pls do not sent her anywhere anymore. I dont believe she has a licence.
Pirate Debbie Private Party Bartending And Even...Pirate Debbie Private Party Bartending And Even...
Amanda M.
We had Stephanie as our bartender for a party at our house and she was amazing! Super friendly and very punctual. We will definitely be using them again for our future events!
Bartenders At Request inc.Bartenders At Request inc.
Kierst M.
Amazing! She was a fantastic bartender for our wedding. She made sure everyone had a good time and got exactly what they wanted. Would definitely recommend and use again!!
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Thumbtack Customer
He bartended my wedding and he was the best! So nice and funny he made my wedding a great event. I couldn't have picked a better bartender. If I could give him more then 5 stars I would! I'm giving his card to everyone I know. By the end of the wedding I felt like he was a friend. His drinks were creative and delicious and I would most definitely use him again.
Chef Jay Hixon (personal chef)Chef Jay Hixon (personal chef)
Kay s.
JJ was our bartender. He couldn't have been a nicer guy. Very punctual, extremely accomodating, very helpful, wonderful attitude and knowledgeable about his trade. He is truly an asset for B.A.R.
Bartenders At Request inc.Bartenders At Request inc.
Thumbtack Customer
On behalf of Elegant Events By J&S, we would like to officially commend Bartender, Pirate Debbie on her professional and efficient bartender services. Her extensive knowledge of beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) is impressive. It is rare that we work with bartenders who not only present themselves in a professional matter physically, but also have the attitude and demeanor that draws guests in. We FULLY appreciate the fact that Debbie is self-contained and works well under pressure. She was a joy to have and our clients spoke highly of the quality of her drinks. Because we work events within a 60 mile radius of Tampa, it is important for us to have a reliable vendor who will travel (within reason) to work our events. We created an immediate bond with Debbie and will definitely be working with Pirate Debbie in the future!! A++++++++++ Services!!
Pirate Debbie Private Party Bartending And Even...Pirate Debbie Private Party Bartending And Even...
Heather M.
Tailor Maid was such a perfect choice for our wedding! Cristina is responsive, professional, and took care of things seamlessly. Our guests were taken care of all night and raves about the bartenders! This is truly the most affordable you can find and the service is unbelievable! Book with them and you won’t regret it.
Tailor Maid BartendersTailor Maid Bartenders
Lynn D.
I hired Janice for my hubby’s retirement party! What an unbelievable time we had and much of it was due to Janice! Janice arrived early, brought all of the ice, and all the tools of her trade! From setting up the bar, to putting up tables, to clearing glasses, plates, food, to washing and drying dishes, she did it all! She washed my floors!!!!!! Holy cow! She was so sweet to all of the guests and spoiled me rotten! Honestly, if you are looking for a bartender team, you need to hire them! People will be using her for our next neighborhood shindig! Thank you Janice!
*ONCE UPON A COCKTAIL * Janice and Jay*ONCE UPON A COCKTAIL * Janice and Jay
Mishelle E.
We hired Janice and Jay for our wedding. The venue cancelled the week of which resulted in down sizing the guest list and moving the location last minute. Janice & Jay were at the new location early making sure all items were set up, iced down and ready to go. Prior to the ceremony water bottles were distributed to our guest as they were being seated. Janice also made sure both the bride and groom had a drink in hand as soon as the ceremony was over and checked on us several times during wedding party photos. They had fresh cocktails made and placed at the sweetheart table as we soon as we were seated for dinner. Janice walked around checking on and serving our guest throughout dinner. I did not have to go to the bar all night, as they really did cater to myself and husband the entire night. As the night ended they cleared tables, put away the food and boxed up left over liquor. All of our guest talked about how great the bartenders were and how hard they were working. We definitely recommend Once Upon a Time and would hire them again.
*ONCE UPON A COCKTAIL * Janice and Jay*ONCE UPON A COCKTAIL * Janice and Jay
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