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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 Orlando bartenders
Fabiane n.
Had an awesome party with Heather as bartender!
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Robert L.
Kitchen’s Portal was incredible to work with. Junior was very responsive and helpful during the pre-event process. Victor, the bartender, was punctual, had great energy, and that kept the drinks flowing all night. My new go-to for bartender services.
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Linda B.
Thank you Junior for providing an amazing bartending experience for our daughter’s engagement party. We had the best bartender, Victor who did an amazing job bartending and providing the highest level of service for our 80 guests. He made the evening fun & lively and the drinks were so delicious that our guests kept coming back for more. It was an amazing evening & everyone had such a great time. Thank you Junior & Victor for adding to the success of the evening.
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Valerie J.
Junior was flexible working with the menu and pricing. Food was delicious! Bartending service was on point! Personable, fun and professional.
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Jennifer P.
Junior was an amazing bartender, he is organized and very professional. We already hired him for our upcoming events.
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Suresh U.
He is very friendly and very responsible I was so happy to Have mr.young as our bartender. Thank you Mike.
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Andy S.
Very unprofessional… She cancelled the appointment last minute resulted in us hiring an expensive bartender last minute for the New Year’s Eve..
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Martha B.
My name is Martha Barreto and this was my first time using this service and it was EXCELLENT. I recommend this bartender to anyone and would use him again.
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Anne S.
Derek's bartender services were amazing, all the drinks were delicious and our wedding guests were raving about them all night long!
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Jennifer S.
Junior was an exceptional bartender. Very professional and friendly. He made our event a huge success! We will use him again for our future parties!
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Sandra N.
We had a great birthday party, the bartenders were excellent and the server too, I didn't have to worry about anything and everyone was very happy! Thank you!
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Peyton O.
I can not say enough good things about this company and the bartender/servers we got! The owner/manager was very responsive and helpful the entire time leading up the event. He was incredibly flexible with the final guest count changing and all of my questions. The company was so well organized and made the entire experience so easy. Our servers were very professional and completed everything that was expected of them and then some. But the true highlight of this event was our bartender, Victor. Almost every guest came up to me by the end of the night to complement him. He was quick, efficient, charming, and hilarious! He struck up a conversation with every guest and made them laugh. He came up to me on the dance floor to replace my drink which was running low! He was an outstanding addition to this already wonderful evening. His presence changed the atmosphere and made the event that much more enjoyable. He was hands down the best bartender I’ve ever seen and would recommend him to any person who needs a bartender for their wedding, party, etc!
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Mariana M.
Super friendly and helpful team. Since the first call I received the advise I needed being my first big event with bartender services. I highly recommend Kitchen’s Portal
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Chetna B.
I had experienced seeing her bartender at another house party and she seemed professional, courteous and organized. I am looking forward to a satisfying experience with her at my house party as well.
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Andrea G.
Everything was excellent. Communication with Derek was always pleasant. The bartender (Raynie) showed up extra early to get set up and ready. She was very sweet to me and all of the guests. I highly recommend them.
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Thumbtack Customer
We had a great experience with Tricia. She was very professional and brought so many added items that we had not received with other services. I will definitely ask Tricia to be our bartender next year!
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Sakeenah C.
Michael was awesome we had some unforeseen problems and he went all out to resolve them for us! he was more then a Bartender to us for my party!! I will be hiring him again for sure! Thank you
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Darling C.
Junior was the life of my wedding. Truly, I couldn’t have asked for a better bartender. RAIN OR SHINE, he was just focused on making sure that everyone had a drink on hand and a smile on their face. He was SUCH a hit! Loved him!
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Joshua P.
Melissa bartended my last event with the help of only one other person and efficiently kept up with the 200+ people in attendance. She was quick on her feet and the guests loved her! Would 100% hire her gain.
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Suzanna P.
Junior was fantastic. He made everything so easy and all our guests loved him. I highly recommend him! So helpful before, during and after the event. We’ll definitely use him every time we need a bartender!
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Alyssa S.
Dereck bartended for a bachelorette party I hosted and was amazing! Before the event he was very easy to communicate with and quick to respond. He arrived on time and was very professional! I would definitely recommended his services and would love to hire Dereck for future events!
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Brian M.
Neo was the bartender he was perfect he fit right in with the party. He made delicious drinks everyone loved having him there. I can’t wait to bring him back for the next party. Thank you so much for making my party special.
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Louis G.
This was my first time hiring a bartender from the start she helped me with a list of things I needed for the bar . So came a hour early and set everything up even cut the lemons and limes. She made the best margaritas I could even ask for . I would definitely book her again
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Ramon R.
Highly recommend Kitchen's Portal, Mr. Junior and his assistant were excellent, they went beyond there responsibilities so my guess would be well taking care of. Real professional, respectful and humble, great individuals. My guess were very happy with there service and my daughter's wedding was a great success. Junior will be my permanent bartender in my future activities.
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Jomari P.
Thank you so much Kitchen Portal! Victor was exceptional! He made us incredibly tasty Mojitos and other drinks, plus his personality was one the highlights of the night! My husband and all my friends loved him and are now thinking about the next big party and how we all want Victor to bartend! 😂 Thanks for the great service!
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