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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Miami Beach bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Another bartender who lies and cancels last minute.
Hugh Bartending servicesHugh Bartending services
Thumbtack Customer
Bartender server and all around fabulous party helpers. Will hire again
Duclerc Personal Chef and MixologyDuclerc Personal Chef and Mixology
Thumbtack Customer
Barbara was the bartender at our wedding last month. She was absolutely amazing. She went above and beyond her duties to make sure everything was worked out perfectly. If you ever need a bartender, you better call Barbara!
Barbara’s Bartending, Serving and StaffingBarbara’s Bartending, Serving and Staffing
Jennifer R.
Frank was a hero. When our bartender for my 40th birthday party fell ill at the last minute, Thumbtack matched us up with Frank who came in and saved the night! He was professional, cheerful, well-dressed and just a great bartender. I would highly recommend him for your next event!
Hugh Bartending servicesHugh Bartending services
Fawn G.
Enjoyed having Frank, Hugh Private Party Bartendering Service, for our event. He was very welcoming and friendly to our guest.
Hugh Bartending servicesHugh Bartending services
Chris L.
Nina and her team were great! I originally contacted her for bartending but then we discussed food options for a party. Everything was fantastic and I would work her again!
The Chef Nina ExperienceThe Chef Nina Experience
Jennifer R.
Juliet was absolutely wonderful. She not only gave great service but she was sweet, offered to help with stuff beyond the scope of just bartending and just overall made us feel at ease. Great value!
Belle Bar Event ServicesBelle Bar Event Services
Sam K.
Amazing all around experience. They were immediately responsive, professional, accommodating, friendly, and immaculate quality. I will 100% book them again, and recommend Gabriel and his team to anyone looking for bartending and food service!
Thumbtack Customer
Frank was the best. He made everything very simple and everyone at my event thought he was by far an absolute perfect bartender. I already asked him and his people to do all my events in 2017.
Hugh Bartending servicesHugh Bartending services
Denisse S.
Giulia was amazing and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a bartender for their party. She made amazing cocktails that both looked and tasted great. All my guests loved her as did we. Super professional and just a very pleasant person that made my party extra special.
Wine window & craft drinksWine window & craft drinks
Junisha M.
Barco definitely exceeded my expectations and was a great addition to my surprise party for my boyfriend. Our bartender was superb! She came early for set up and kept the drinks coming. She also made sure our guests were well taken care of. I would definitely be using this service again. Thank you so much !!!
Barco| MixologyBarco| Mixology
Roy H.
Dani, the bartender was awesome. She had an amazing attitude and beautiful spirit, and worked all night. Thanks to her for the work she did. That said, for the 50 people we had, we likely either needed 2x bartenders or someone much faster. The biggest feedback from the night was that drinks just took too long. Several people said they would’ve drunk much more but the wait was too long. As a result there was about 75% of the liquor and mixers you included in the shopping list still remaining at the end of the night. 2.5 bottles of tequila still here 2.5 bottles of vodka still here 1.5 bottles of kahlua 1 full bottle of triple sec 5 packs of ginger beer A full bottle of baileys All the coke All the sprite All the club soda All the pineapple juice All the orange juice.. All still here.
Elite Bartending BabesElite Bartending Babes
Ashley o.
Yasmin of Stir it Up mobile bartending was absolutely AMAZING. Her responsiveness and professionalism was top notch and I’m so happy to hire her for my event. She prepared a custom menu for my event and my friends loved it. Yasmin was so great we hired her for the next night which was totally unexpected. I would highly recommend Stir it Up to make your event a fantastic time. I look forward to using them for future events.
Stir It Up Mobile BarStir It Up Mobile Bar
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