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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 Miami Beach bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Another bartender who lies and cancels last minute.
Hugh Private Party Bartendering ServiceHugh Private Party Bartendering Service
Thumbtack Customer
Bartender server and all around fabulous party helpers. Will hire again
Duclerc (Personal Chef + Mixology)Duclerc (Personal Chef + 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
Christopher M.
Absolutely exceptionally professional! I have to say that I wanted to go with an actual bartender but then I had to correct myself and say wait this is an actual bartender and Miami Bar Stars surpassed my expectations. Thank you so much and I give them a five star recommendation
Miami BarStarsMiami BarStars
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 Private Party Bartendering ServiceHugh Private Party Bartendering Service
Fawn G.
Enjoyed having Frank, Hugh Private Party Bartendering Service, for our event. He was very welcoming and friendly to our guest.
Hugh Private Party Bartendering ServiceHugh Private Party Bartendering Service
Slava D.
Nicole was really great! She is the best bartender I have ever met! I will def hire her for my next event. Guests were more than satisfied:)
Drinks by Design ✨Drinks by Design ✨
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 Private Party Bartendering ServiceHugh Private Party Bartendering Service
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
Ve C.
Nikki is the absolute best. She is a great bartender who makes your guest feel like they are at home. She served everything with a smile, was flexible and she was an absolute hit at the party. Her drinks were also delicious and she even mastered four signature cocktails that I told her about right before the party. I will definitely hire again. Thanks Nikki!
Drinks by Design ✨Drinks by Design ✨
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 BartendingStir It Up Mobile Bartending
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