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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.

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.

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 Safety Harbor bartenders
Michelle S.
Great experience! They communicated well preparing for event. Bartender was on-time, kind & knowledgable.
Bartenders At Request inc.Bartenders At Request inc.
Matt N.
I had not met Tim prior to the event but it seems like we had know each other forever. From booking to the end of our party he guided me each step of the way on what to buy tailoring his drinks to the crowd at hand. When the party hit its peak I though for sure that he would be over his head but smooth as can be he met the needs without missing a beat and the line was never more than two people deep. If I could only go to a bar that had the same service I wouldn’t need to bar hop. Tim has a talent for ensuring everyone at the party that needed a drink had one quickly. His set up was efficient and professional his take down and clean up was fast and tidy. I don’t think I could have done better, and for the similar service through other vendors I would have spent more with slower service and booze that me and my friends wouldn’t want. The ability to customize and personalize the service to meet the needs was impressive as was his cordial and welcoming nature. Tim’s easy going nature and affable personality kept the night up beat. Tim is everything I will ever need in a bartender for an event and if he can keep up with my party without breaking a sweat, he can take on anything.
Bartenders At Request inc.Bartenders At Request inc.
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