Find a bartender near North Lauderdale, FL

Find a bartender near North Lauderdale, FL

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Find a bartender near North Lauderdale, FL

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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 North Lauderdale bartenders
Raj K.
Ashlee is an amazing and great bartender, whom I will be definitely hiring again!
AshleeAshlee
John b.
Barco staff was awesome! My guest really enjoyed the bartender and will hire them again!
Barco| MixologyBarco| Mixology
Thumbtack Customer
Bartended an outdoor holiday party for roughly 45 people. Everything went fantastic!! Will hire again for next party
Lori's Event ServicesLori's Event Services
Stacey Q.
Excellent experience! Gabriel provided both a bartender and DJ for my son’s wedding. The staff arrived early and were very attentive to our guests. The DJ was amazing, got our guests dancing. He even taught us some moves! Our bartender prepared delicious drinks! I highly recommend!
PRIVATE BARTENDING & EVENT STAFFPRIVATE BARTENDING & EVENT STAFF
Emily G.
Excellent service. Awesome drinks. The bartender was very friendly and welcoming. Overall experience was great and I will definitely be recommending to friends.
Hot Shots Bartending ServicesHot Shots Bartending Services
Stephanie M.
She was amazing! She was the bartender of our pool party and she was professional, easy going, and super accommodating when it rained! HIGHLY RECCOMEND
Bring Your Own BartenderBring Your Own Bartender
Christina I.
Having a bartender at my party was SO worth it. No one goes to a party to make drinks besides like a vodka soda or beer so this was an added bonus. Everyone enjoyed the champagne cotton candy. She poured us shots and really got us going. Make sure go by their shopping list - it’s super helpful. The extra $25 bar was good because then it really looked like a great set up. I want a bartender at all my parties now :)!!
Barco| MixologyBarco| Mixology
Akilah A.
I hosted my boss’ 50th birthday party and hired him to bartend the party. He and his wife were amazing! Everyone had a wonderful time! Would definitely hire him again.
Hugh Private Party Bartendering ServiceHugh Private Party Bartendering Service
Roberta S.
Barco was exactly what I was looking for when hiring a bartender for my best friend's birthday. She was very responsive and just a joy to work with! Thank you Barco for everything! I would definitely recommend for hire.
Barco| MixologyBarco| Mixology
Dennis N.
Ive been in the hospitality industry for years and wished I could have hired more people like this incredible team. What an amazing bartender and server. Awesome, Awesome personalities and over the top professionals. Amber Marie and Kassie where the perfect addition to my wife birthday party. Thank you both for making our event that much more special. If your looking to hire a great bartender and someone to take care of your guest, look no further and hire this great team. You”ll be glad you did.
Amber Marie's Event Services, LLCAmber Marie's Event Services, LLC
Amber M.
Kim was a great bartender at our holiday party. She was on time, very helpful with drink recipes and attentive to all of our guests. She was on top of cleanup and drink orders. I would highly recommend her for your next event!
Bartending by KimBartending by Kim
Sandi J.
Full bartending service was provided. From start to finish this was well executed and added a great deal of panache to our event. We will be repeat customers of this service and have no hesitation to recommend to anyone looking for a simmilar top noch service. Five stars all round.
Hugh Private Party Bartendering ServiceHugh Private Party Bartendering Service
Zeus R.
Chelsey was simply amazing and such a pleasure to have at our small event. We had her provide both food service and bartending and all our guests couldn’t be happier with her. We’re excited to have Chelsey back to our home for our ALL future events. 🥂
Bring Your Own BartenderBring Your Own Bartender
John s.
Katkyn and her team did an amazing job at my girlfriend’s birthday party. She provided catering and bartending services. My guests were all extremely happy with the quality of the food and they made some great cocktails. I will certainly use Katkyn and her company again for future events.
Duclerc (Personal Chef + Mixology)Duclerc (Personal Chef + Mixology)
Brandon G.
Thank you for providing such a great service at the last minute. When my other bartender pulled out at the last minute, I was in a panic. Thankfully Hot Shots came through and saved the day. I will only use Hot Shots from here on out. I’ve also referred you to my brother for his pool party. Thank you again.
Hot Shots Bartending ServicesHot Shots Bartending Services
Thumbtack Customer
Jackie was the bartender for my husband's 50th birthday party. We had about 70 guests at a casual but elegant affair. Even though they were slightly late due to a highway accident, Jackie was very professional and jumped right in, and all my guests were very impressed and kept asking me where did I find her so I told everyone about Thumbtack. Jackie told me exactly how much liquor, mixes, garnishes to purchase and I did not run out or have a lot of leftovers. She mixed a signature drink for the ladies - I highly recommend the Tequila Sunrise. Thank you Jackie at Exclusive Drinks.
Exclusive Drinks & EventsExclusive Drinks & Events
Tatiana N.
To everyone looking for a bartender, look no further. Barbara and her team were AMAZING. Absolutely wonderful people to be around and party with. We had so much fun with you all. She gave me so much attention even before my big day. No matter how many times I needed her she was always able, happy, and willing to help any way she could. And again, her staff was a team of friendly, awesome people who worked so well together. Everything was a success! Thank you again to you Barbara, and your team. We appreciate you so much. This won't be the time last you hear from me!
Barbara’s Bartending, Serving and StaffingBarbara’s Bartending, Serving and Staffing
Claire D.
Rhonic and his partner were nothing short of amazing. They went above and beyond to help me host an exceptional engagement party. The communication from the very beginning was by far the best. He was very attentive to my needs and communicated with me multiple times to ensure I had everything that I would need for the part. They offered to bring additional items like food warmers and help with set up and food serving, duties that were beyond what was requested. My guest had a blast and loved the drinks they made. I feel like they were a part of my family. I have already requested them to be a part of my wedding celebration in the south FL area. Please consider booking them for your bartending needs. You won't regret it.
Rhonic LopezRhonic Lopez
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