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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 Hollywood bartenders
Bernice d.
Valerie our bartender was great! All the guests were really happy with the Bartending service. We really appreciate Valerie helping make our party a success! We will definitely keep AD Private Bartending in mind for future events and will refer this company to any of our friends that are in need of a bartender. Thank you
AD Private Bartending | Event StaffAD Private Bartending | Event Staff
Thumbtack Customer
Great service, on-time and a very pleasant bartender to have at our party. Thanks!!
Exclusive Drinks & EventsExclusive Drinks & Events
Emmitt T.
What an awesome experience! The food was Delicious and the Mixologists (not just bartenders) were out of this world!
Duclerc Personal Chef and MixologyDuclerc Personal Chef and Mixology
Eliecer V.
Excellent bartender and what a wonderful, customer-centric individual. Everyone talked about the bartender and her perfect Mojitos (important since it was an Old Havana style party). I strongly recommend for your next party. I would have given her six stars if it existed.
Duclerc Personal Chef and MixologyDuclerc Personal Chef and Mixology
Odalys I.
The scheduled bartender cancelled 1 day before event, Mildred came to the rescue. Very responsive and professional, highly recommend.
Mildred’s Event StaffingMildred’s Event Staffing
Millie G.
If you don’t hire him you’ll regret it trust me!! He is the most amazing bartender you’ll ever meet! Thank you Hugh for such an amazing service!!
Hugh Private Party Bartendering ServiceHugh Private Party Bartendering Service
Kimberley m.
We enjoyed having him at our event. He was professional and had a great personality. So glad to say we just found our family bartender
Hugh Private Party Bartendering ServiceHugh Private Party Bartendering Service
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful!!.very professional arrived on time neat appearance My guest enjoyed laughing and chatting with her Very happy I chose Lee's Bartendering service she created an elegant touch to my poolside vow ceremony
Lee's BartendingLee's Bartending
Carrie G.
I would highly recommend Good Cayman Bartending! He was great to work with! He put my signature drink ideas to life and they were so good! I know I will be hiring him again for any future events.
Good Cayman Bartending Svc. LLCGood Cayman Bartending Svc. LLC
Rob M.
The event went extremely well I cannot say enough how pleased we were Genesis Bartending. I will use again and will recommend their services. This company is that good. Thank you guys you guys made it a great event!
Genesis Bartending Services LLCGenesis Bartending Services LLC
Kunal M.
Frank is very professional and he did a wonderful job. His cocktails were a hit and he did well to connect with our guests and make them feel special. Having Frank bartend at the party turned out to be a wonderful idea
Hugh Private Party Bartendering ServiceHugh Private Party Bartendering Service
Juliana J.
What a pleasure was to have Mr Hugh in my party!!! He was very professional, his drinks were amazing and he was extremely frienddly with my guests! I will definately hire him again for bartending in my party. Thank you and Roxeanne for the amazing work!
Hugh Private Party Bartendering ServiceHugh Private Party Bartendering Service
Samantha g.
Yasmin was absolutely amazing! We had a vow renewal at our home and were looking for a bartender, we came across Stir It Up and from the moment we spoke on the phone we fell in love with her energy. The drinks were so tasty, she was kind and really delivered with a great attitude and professionalism. 10/10 would recommend!
Stir It Up Mobile BartendingStir It Up Mobile Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Lea Ann did her best to make our wedding day a great success. She was always available from day one to answer questions and offer suggestions about what kind of drinks to offer. The day before the wedding, the unexpected happened; a death in the family prevented her from working our event! I was very relieved that by the time she reached out to me, she already had a qualified replacement, Gretchen, who showed up on time and worked just as professionally. I highly recommend using Lee's Bartending. She goes all out to make her customers satisfied.
Lee's BartendingLee's Bartending
Kattya N.
I can not say enough great things about Lee Anne !!. She’s awesome!! So willing to help you in everything you need . When I talked to her over the phone the first time, I could tell she is professional, knowledgeable and everything else that you might need or think of a bartender should be!! The app only allows me to pick up to 3 qualities to describe what I enjoyed about working with her . All those qualities fall short: she’s all that and some. Don’t hesitate: Hire Lee Anne!! She’s absolutely amazing and I’m so glad I found her!! Thank you Lee Anne for everything!!. You have made things so much easier for me and this event. Thank you for all the suggestions for the drinks and for being willing to do anything it takes for your clients!!.
Lee's BartendingLee's Bartending
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