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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 bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Great bartender !!!
Hugh Bartending servicesHugh Bartending services
Erik M.
Rosa is now our go to bartender. Exceptional bartender, arrived earlier than scheduled to ensure everything was setup properly.
We Make It HappenWe Make It Happen
Daniel H.
Awesome bartender - would recommend!
Good Cayman Bartending Svc. LLCGood Cayman Bartending Svc. LLC
Fritz D.
Excellent bartende, highly recommended
Mixologist Nat 🍹Mixologist Nat 🍹
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent bartender and very professional.
Barbara’s Bartending, Serving and StaffingBarbara’s Bartending, Serving and Staffing
Dalontée C.
Frank, was an experienced and knowledgeable bartender. He served drinks fast and well made. We enjoyed having him as our bartender and will use his services in the future!
Hugh Bartending servicesHugh Bartending services
Andy M.
Hire Ruben. Amazing bartender, and great guy!
Rare EventsRare Events
April N.
Easy to book, set up was beautiful! Bartender Sam was outstanding!
AD Private Bartending | Event StaffAD Private Bartending | Event Staff
Sussy F.
Working with Rare Events has been one of the most pleasant experiences with bartenders we've had. Ruben Urgell was extremely professional, attentive and had an excellent way of treating our guests. We hope to continue hiring Rare Events for future events and highly recommend his service to anyone interested in hiring a bartender. GREAT SERVICE - GREAT BARTENDING - GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!
Rare EventsRare Events
Linda W.
When I tell you Julio and this bartending service was the highlight of our entire girls trip! It was amazing! Julio is incredible, punctual, responsive, talented and such an amazing bartender. He made us some of the most tastiest drinks and was accommodating and supportive with orders. He was extremely attentive and such a great time at the party. Very engaged and such a fun bartender. We will definitely be using this service again!
Elite Bartending BabesElite Bartending Babes
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional highly experienced bartender. pleasant to guess a real gentleman
Hugh Bartending servicesHugh Bartending services
Latoya S.
I was in desperate need for a professional bartender for my Mom’s 70th birthday. Although I got recommendations, I wanted someone efficient, professional and most importantly knew how to mix tasty drinks. I decided to download this app as a last resort. I’m so glad I did. I was immediately contacted by Elite Bartending Babes. The prices were very reasonable. I immediately agreed and was not only sent a contract but I immediately was given drink ideas, the works. The communication was perfect! The bartender was punctual, courteous, friendly and made such delicious drinks. I had 1 bartender serving 80 guests. The efficiency and professionalism blew me away. They have my business forever in terms of bartending. I can rant on and on. They’re absolutely excellent!!!
Elite Bartending BabesElite Bartending Babes
Luis B.
Excellent bartending service! Melanie was friendly, sweet, and made delicious cocktails. Professionally dressed and brought all necessary supplies to make sure the drinks kept flowing. Thank you Javine and Melanie. Will definitely be hiring elite bartender babes again!
Elite Bartending BabesElite Bartending Babes
Kira F.
Great bartender , was wonderful friendly, clean and very flexible! Would def hire again!
Good Cayman Bartending Svc. LLCGood Cayman Bartending Svc. LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic bartender, fun, professional, and makes a awesome cosmo...Thanks Jacks we live you!
Beverage CateringBeverage Catering
Jonathan G.
Excelente Bartender, Everyone loved her drinks at my wedding, she was totally Fantastic, 100% Recommended
Wine window & craft drinksWine window & craft drinks
Lourdes c.
Frank was awesome! Very attentive and professional. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great bartender.
Hugh Bartending servicesHugh Bartending services
Thumbtack Customer
Our new official bartender! On-time, prepared and professional! Great setup. Drinks were amazing and I would not look any further. She came with her assistant which I highly recommend. She was part of our party and not just our bartender which was great with our guests.
Duclerc Personal Chef and MixologyDuclerc Personal Chef and Mixology
Bendjy M.
My client didn't happy, they say she doesn't gave them what they want no more bartender (Future)
Ray S.
Unfortunately the Traveling Bartender (Melissa) never showed up to our NYE party 12/31/2018. Her phone went straight to voicemail when trying to contact her day of and never called to say she wasn’t coming. Melissa agreed to be the bartender at our party and even provided a list of items we needed to buy to ensure a successful event. It was disheartening and very upsetting. Melissa didn’t even have professionalism to call with time or recommend another bartender being that she couldn’t keep her commitment.
The Traveling BartenderThe Traveling Bartender
Renzo R.
Our Bartender Carlyne was amazing. Went above and beyond her duties at our birthday party. Will definitely book again.
Barco| MixologyBarco| Mixology
Amanda C.
I can’t thank you enough! I used the bartending service for a small family cook out and it made our event special. The Bartender came on time, was extremely helpful, set up his space, he was extremely engaging with my guess. I planned to reuse this service for all future events! I high recommend!!
Natalie R.
Amazing bartender and server! So attentive and extremely polite. Constantly checking on the guests for refills. Just the best! Will definitely use again!
Hugh Bartending servicesHugh Bartending services
Rudolph E.
Hands down my best bartending experience. Barco made it super easy for me to deliver a wonderful experience to our bachelor party!
Barco| MixologyBarco| Mixology
Thumbtack Customer
Gaby was excellent and had a great attitude!! Arrived on time and had no problems in staying for additional hr., She will be our bartender for future events!
Gaby's Bartending ServiceGaby's Bartending Service
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