Find a bartender near West Palm Beach, FL

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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 West Palm Beach bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Lori was an exceptional bartender. She was professional, skilled, and lovely to work with. Will definitely be hiring Lori for future events.
Lori's Event ServicesLori's Event Services
Julian V.
Great overall experience! From the time we inquired about bartender to booking Kayla on short Notice. Highly recommend Posh Party Events.
Posh Party EventsPosh Party Events
Octavia D.
While having a birthday party it can cause a little stress making sure you have everything you need. When I reached out to Hugh I felt stress free. He was very knowledgeable on his drinks, friendly, attentive and punctual. He even made a special drink to go with my party theme. I loved it! This was my first time having a bartender and now this won’t be my last. I will book Hugh every time without a doubt. No need to keep searching looking for a bartender that will take care of all your needs Hugh is the only way to go. Thanks soo much for everything the bartender was a great touch to add.
Hugh Private Party Bartendering ServiceHugh Private Party Bartendering Service
Priscilla A.
After signing agreement for 4 hours needed and promised, Bartender left 45 minutes earlier than agreed time and seemed rush and advised me that her boss was continuing to text her that she was late to her other job. Never once received a phone call from anyone apologizing of this. I ended up having to bartend my own party for the remaining of my event. Will not use Adreana's service again.
Adreana's Party ServiceAdreana's Party Service
Thumbtack Customer
Lori tended bar for my vow renewal and was awesome!! She helped me get prepared before and did an excellent job during! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a bartender for their event!!!!
Lori's Event ServicesLori's Event Services
Junior o.
Very professional and responsive. Did a great job bartending at my wedding . Had a lot of people come to me complimenting Hugh. Thank you for your work Hugh. Would definitely hire again
Hugh Private Party Bartendering ServiceHugh Private Party Bartendering Service
Vish D.
First of all we were honored to have Jay & Janice to bartend at our wedding. They went above and beyond our expectations. Not only did they bartend but also became our photographers. As a gift they extended their hours to accommodate our guests because Indian weddings never ends or start on time 🤣. They captured beautiful moments in the album they shared. They informed us about alcohol inventory from first night and were very professional and punctual. Thank you again from Neha&I for a wonderful wedding weekend and making our guests happy!! Cheers!!
*ONCE UPON A COCKTAIL * Janice and Jay*ONCE UPON A COCKTAIL * Janice and Jay
Mark H.
Karina did an excellent job in making during all of the details were taken care of. She made time for us and was very responsive. We really appreciated the fact that we could get her advice on everything from cocktail options to the amount of mixers we should purchase. We would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a bartender.
Karina Mixes It UpKarina Mixes It Up
Stacy F.
Sharon bartender my husband’s 50th birthday party. We had 75+ people, and she and Mike kept them everyone happy. Her hurricanes were amazing, and the Jell-O shots were fabulous. Along with bar tending, she and Mike took care of keeping the food area clean and stocked, and even did the cake cutting. I can’t say enough good things about them. Professional, amazing, wonderful! I give them the highest recommendations. Thanks for making my husband’s party a great success.
Creative catering by SharonCreative catering by Sharon
Myk N.
Ms. Amber was FANTASTIC! I had never hired a bartender before and was lucky enough to speak with her and get her to work for my party. Absolutely NO REGRETS! She went well above the job she was hired for, she was professional, enthusiastic, energetic and fun to work with. You will be lucky to hire this young lady. I heard nothing but positive words from my guests. Thank you very much Ms. Amber. I have never used Thumbtack before, but if others are looking for a verbal reference and you can contact me through here, please do so. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday season. Myk
Amber Marie's Event Services, LLCAmber Marie's Event Services, LLC
Adria H.
This company is a MUST have for any event! I mean the owner and the other bartender she had working my wedding had all the guests very pleased. I am still hearing how great the drinks were and how fast she was. Also the drinks she mad my husband and I were off the chain. I’m still bummed out 5 days later that I wasn’t able to finish it because I was taking so many pictures. She is awesome and I bet your won’t regret her! Talika, thank you soo much for everything you did at our wedding. You went above and beyond and your humble personality made me love you from day 1! Thank you again!
Barco| MixologyBarco| Mixology
Thumbtack Customer
During the planning process Jackie was super attentive. She always responded the same day and helped me find the right size linens for my oddly shaped tables. Then my wedding weekend came... The rentals were delivered almost 9 hours late. They finally arrived at 10 p.m. the night before my wedding. It caused a huge problem for the rehearsal and completely threw off my timeline. When the rentals finally came it was from a completely different company. The guy delivering them was a frustrated as I was. No one had any idea what was going on. The day of the wedding the bartenders were late (30 minutes past the contract time) and my coordinator had to step in to serve until they got there. I never even got a note explaining why the rentals were so late. Do yourself a favor and move on to a more professional vendor.
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