Find a bartender near Jacksonville, FL

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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 Jacksonville bartenders
Prince B.
AMAZING SERVICE! People LOVED our bartender! Would use again for any events without without hesitation!
Picture This JAXPicture This JAX
Thumbtack Customer
Fun Coast Bartending was an absolute cut above the rest. Courtesy,friendly, and polite is just to name what the guest thought of his service and the drink were delicious. If you are looking for Bartending services for your event that is professional and accommodating to your specific details this is the service to use. Excellent job Mark we will be using your services for years to come.
Fun Coast BartendingFun Coast Bartending
Pri T.
Kim was amazing!!! I had my son’s first bday party and Kim was the bartender and serving drinks for the entire event. She showed up 1.5 hours in advance to setup. She was friendly, nice, social with all the guests and efficient with making all of the drinks. Her drinks were made with perfection and tasty. I would highly recommend Kim as a bartender for your party!
Kim SteedKim Steed
Elton B.
Arrived on time. Was very pleasant and did her job. I could see her smile even behind her mask. Highly recommended. If I needed another bartender, I’d ask for her!
Kelly L.
Anthony confirmed me for the bartender on this Saturday, however he told me just now (2 days before) the event he cannot make it due to unforeseen circumstances. It is hard to make the new arrangement in such short time.
Wolgan’s Bartending ServiceWolgan’s Bartending Service
Genny S.
It was a pleasure to have Malisa bartend my husband’s 40th birthday party. She was very attentive, friendly and professional. We will definitely hire her again for future events. We also highly recommend her for your upcoming event!!
Concierge CocktailsConcierge Cocktails
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