Find a bartender near Fort Myers, FL

Find a bartender near Fort Myers, FL

Find a bartender near Fort Myers, FL

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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 Fort Myers bartenders
Maggie W.
I would hire these amazing bartenders again! They were completely awesome and efficient!
Tailor Maid BartendersTailor Maid Bartenders
Michelle G.
Tailor maid bartending was excellent very nice and friendly they were easy to work with-even made a menu based on what we had! Our guests loved them - I can’t say enough good things
Tailor Maid BartendersTailor Maid Bartenders
J G.
ATTENTION SWFL and surrounding counties! If you are looking for a bartender, look no further! Dria’s Elite Bartending & Event Planning has you covered. Dria is very professional, punctual, polite, and will keep the drinks flowing. If you are having a social mixer, fundraiser, gala, wedding, party, or any type of event Dria’s Elite Bartending & Event Planning will cater to your needs. Dria provided services for the cocktail hour and reception for my wedding in Fort Myers. What initially drawn me to Dria was her immediate response to the inquiry I submitted. By the time other Bartender’s responded to my inquiry, I already had a conversation with Dria and selected her for services. Dria took the time to learn the type of alcoholic beverages that my husband and I would like as well as my guest; and created a menu of drinks for the evening which included a signature drink. All of the guest loved her drinks especially the signature drink! The venue I selected did not have a bar, but no worries Dria has her own mobile bar. Most importantly, she is licensed and insured! Most venues require a certain amount of liability coverage and will ask to list the venue on the policy. Dria will accommodate a venue’s request and will email the documentation for you to the vendor; one less task you have to worry about! Dria’s Elite Bartending & Event Planning provides full service and will work with every budget. If you would like Dria to provide full service from beginning to the end, she has you covered. If you would like to provide your own alcoholic beverages, she will assist with the type alcohol to purchase including recommending which stores to go to, but ultimately she has you covered. Dria goes over and beyond to make sure your event is successful and she does it all with a big smile on her face. I highly recommend Dria’s Elite Bartending & Event Planning and will definitely use her again for services!!!
Dria’s Elite Bartending & Event PlanningDria’s Elite Bartending & Event Planning
Wendy G.
We hired Duclerc (Katlyn) for our wedding this past weekend (with a 1-week notice after our initial bartender canceled!) and Katlyn was absolutely amazing! She was very professional, responsive, and helpful. She provided us with a shopping list and on the day of the wedding, she was there an hour early to set up. She truly went above and beyond our expectations. Her drinks were amazing and all of our guests were raving about them! During the dinner-portion, she was quick to think on her feet and actually went to serve the wine at the tables to ensure there wasn't a long line at the bar. Thank you so much for helping make our special day even better! - Wendy and Matthias
Duclerc Personal Chef and MixologyDuclerc Personal Chef and Mixology
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