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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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 Orlando bartenders
Fabiane n.
Had an awesome party with Heather as bartender!
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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.
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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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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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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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
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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Thumbtack Customer
Liesyl provided bartending services for a birthday party with about 30 guests. She was there for 5-6 hours, and provided excellent services. She was very professional, her drinks were outstanding, and many people at the party had nice things to say about her. Her fees were very reasonable for the services. We will use her again for another party in December.
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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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Thumbtack Customer
They were wonderful at my wedding! Everybody was satisfied with the service. I received so many compliments about how friendly and outgoing thr bartenders were. The drinks were amazing! It was an amazing coverage of a 200+ people event. We saved her number to hire her again for our next event and we've had people asking for her card and contact information because they did such a successful job.
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Joan B.
I will definitely use Junior and Kitchen’s Portal again! They arrived early and brought a very nice, L-shaped high black bar to our event, which gave it an upscale look. Tina was our bartender and was very respectful and wanted to please the hosts in any way possible. Junior also provided some appetizers we ordered from him; they were plentiful and tasty. Junior was great to work with!
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Kyle C.
All around fantastic job by Junior and his team. So many people at the party were impressed with the catering and bartending enough that I had 6 people tell me they were going to hire Kitchen's Portal for their next event. All of the food was amazing, the signature cocktail was fantastic, the presentation of the whole thing tied together was just fantastic. Not only was the whole team extremely polite and professional, they were all good people. We enjoyed hanging out with the Portal crew as much as anyone else at the party. I would highly recommend hiring Junior if you need a bartender, a caterer, or both. These guys saved me so much time from having to rent the actual bar, the tub, the coolers, etc which not only saved money, but more importantly saved time. When you're trying to get stuff done for a 40 person party the day ofm, it's nice to have someone else deal with a smuch as possible. I will definitely try to get these guys back for the next event we have
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Thumbtack Customer
At first he was very responsive to my inquiry. He even called me, we talked on the phone,etc. But unfortunately he has not answered my messages since "hiring" him on thumbtack. I have been asking him to send me the contract before I can send the deposit to secure my date but has not. I'm very upset with this vendor. He has left me with no choice but to look for another bartender 1 month before my wedding.
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