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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 Duluth bartenders
Amit K.
Bartender Heather was awesome. Definitely value for your money.
Pour Decisions, LLCPour Decisions, LLC
Kato H.
Totally the best bartender service ever! Already booked them for another event.
Latonya B.
The bartender arrived early. She was able to get everything setup and she brought everything that she sad she would. She was extremely personable and professional to all of my guests. She was extremely patient with the guest and she was very knowledgeable of mixing. I was extremely pleased with the bartender and I would highly recommend her.
Sip-N-Soirée, LLC AtlantaSip-N-Soirée, LLC Atlanta
Darryl M.
He and his team did a great job bartending and servicing my sons 25th Birthday party on the 4th of July!
Bottoms Up Bartending ServicesBottoms Up Bartending Services
Frank K.
Craig came through with a last minute bartending request and was also able to provide me an event-helper I needed. Highly recommend.
Thumbtack Customer
Sharina provided great bartending service! She answered all of our questions and was professional. My guests were pleased with her service.
Forever Moore EntertainmentForever Moore Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Craig is very professional and knowledgable about bartending. He worked with me to pick an appropriate drink menu for the number of guests I have, and even offered to create a signature drink for my wedding day. Unfortunately, due to unforseen logistic issues, I was unable to book him for my wedding date, but he set the bar for who I'll be hiring. Will definitely keep him in mind for future events.
It was a joy working with On the Rocx for my husband's and my joint 50th birthday celebration weekend. From the first call until completion of our two events in one day. Neive, Beverly, Skyler and the rest of the staff were punctual, professional, had great attitudes and were upbeat! We were intially going to work with them for their bartending services, but soon learned that they could offer us more. On the Rocx provided two bartenders and 4 additional wait staff members, bar glasses, brunch and dinner plates and silverware. They not only handled the additional services, did so with ease. They were the perfect addition to our celebration and I was able to relax and really enjoy knowing that their staff was capable of setup, execution and clean up. Added bonus (and the reason I reached out to them initially), our signature drinks (we had 4 total - 2 for brunch and 2 for our soiree) were very delicious and appetizing. We and our guests were very pleased!
On The Rocx's Mobile Bartending & Mixology ServiceOn The Rocx's Mobile Bartending & Mixology Service
Patty H.
Event was 10/2020. It was a backyard event but we were rained out the bartender helped us get the bar inside and was great about getting everything ready. It was not the greatest experience, his mixology expertise was not great, and two people showed up from upper echelon to take pictures at my event with no warning. I thought that was a bit much. I believe they were very booked for the date and we didn't get the best staff.
Upper Echelon BartendingUpper Echelon Bartending
Esmeralda I.
Best bartender ever! Everyone at my wedding loved her. She was so sweet and made the best drinks. When we first started talking I told her we were having a Harry Potter themed wedding, we discussed the drinks and magical names to give them and she made it happen. I couldn’t have imagined a better bar tender with such amazing skills and kindness. I absolutely loved her and recommend her for ALL events!
Pour Decisions, LLCPour Decisions, LLC
Natalie F.
Libations with Finesse was one of the first services to respond when I put in a last minute request to find a bartender for our company party. Even with the extremely short notice (we're talking 1-2 hours), Finesse was here in time for our event and didn't miss a beat as she got started making drinks for our crowd. We definitely will not hesitate to contact Libations with Finesse again for future company functions, and I'm going to happily share her info with friends and colleagues in the hopes they can use her in the future as well!
Libations with FinesseLibations with Finesse
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