Find a bartender near Decatur, GA

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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 Decatur bartenders
Manav M.
She was a really great bartender. She had a great set up and made great drinks based on the resources provided to her. Would definitely recommend!
KocktaiLKreationZ by URStrULAyKocktaiLKreationZ by URStrULAy
Stella O.
He was very professional and I got rave reviews on how he attended to the guests; I was even told that they would recommend him to anyone looking for bartending services.
Bottoms Up Bartending ServicesBottoms Up Bartending Services
Thumbtack Customer
When we selected Bottoms up Bartending we had immediate follow up from them. They touched base with us frequently until the event date. The service they provided us was outstanding!
Bottoms Up Bartending ServicesBottoms Up Bartending Services
Catherine M.
The best service, friendly and punctual. They went above and beyond for our party and I as the planner have scheduled to use them regularly in the future. I recommend you use them for your bartending needs!
Sip-N-Soirée, LLC AtlantaSip-N-Soirée, LLC Atlanta
Shanquall B.
Joe is an excellent bartender! He definitely deserves to be on the top 10 list of bartenders around :). He was punctual and professional. He has a great personality that all of my guests absolutely loved. The perfect touch for my 30th birthday! He was attentive to each of my guests needs and even made a special drink for my little one. He helped me come up with a great signature drinks and even named one of them for me :). I love this company and will definitely hire them for future events. One of my guests intends on hiring them for her wedding!
Upper Echelon BartendingUpper Echelon Bartending
Katy M.
Fire takes his bartending very seriously and it shows - from his setup (mobile bar - looks so professional) and iPad menu to his custom crafted mixes. He was very responsive through the planning process and communicative of pricing, etc. Thanks, Fire, for making our party special!
Fire's BartendingFire's Bartending
Sarah J.
Joe was great to work with. He helped me pick out special drinks for my wedding reception and accommodated special requests. The two ladies that worked the wedding were so sweet and friendly. Everyone mentioned how good the Old Fashioneds were and all the cocktails I had were great. I would 100% hire Upper Echelon Bartending again for any of my events.
Upper Echelon BartendingUpper Echelon Bartending
Carolyn D.
Karla made a great menu, all my guests loved her, drinks were awesome. Especially the pina colada. She made custom drinks for every guest. Very organized, arrived ahead of time, cleaned up, etc etc. very professional. I will ask if she can do my party again next year. Next time I may limit the menu to fewer drinks for cost reasons. But overall she's an awesome bartender and I would recommend her to everyone!!
Sip-N-Soirée, LLC AtlantaSip-N-Soirée, LLC Atlanta
Elaina L.
It was a pleasure to have Alisa bartend at the graduation party. She was so friendly and accommodating, which is the feedback that I got from everyone at the party. It was like having an additional family member and friend. The only con is that the quality of the cocktails wasn’t up to par. I was expecting the craftsmanship of mixologist at The Blind Pig Parlour Bar or Lobby Bar at Clermont Lounge but received more of a dive bar type of mixed drink. I just wasn’t a fan of the more complicated drinks that were made like the Moscow Mule (that I had her add fresh ginger to) or the traditional mojitos. However, my friends and I did enjoy the margaritas and shooters. I would still recommend this company and Alisa for more casual gatherings.
Sip-N-Soirée, LLC AtlantaSip-N-Soirée, LLC Atlanta
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