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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 Gainesville bartenders
Kevin L.
Kara is an amazing bartender and person, on time worked hard. Really took care of us. Thank you CDE
Alex H.
She is awesome bartender and was willing to work with us at the last moment. I recommend her services to anyone. Thank you so much.
EXotiKKreationZ by UrsTruLYEXotiKKreationZ by UrsTruLY
Kyle H.
Nikki jumped in last minute when the originally scheduled bartender called out sick. Great personality and a joy to work with. Would recommend for any party.
Bar Biz Unlimited LLCBar Biz Unlimited LLC
Codi W.
Amazing bartenders!!!!!!! Any event I have in the future I will be hiring them. So sweet and very on top of their work. I hired on the Rocxs for my wedding. Thank you for everything!!!
On The Rocx's Mobile Bartending & Mixology ServiceOn The Rocx's Mobile Bartending & Mixology Service
Sydney G.
Craig was great! From the moment I asked him to bartend at our wedding, he was super responsive, made great recommendations, and I feel like I got everything he set the expectation for.
Yhosveli S.
Orlando was amazing! He was the talk of the wedding, everyone raved about his margaritas! He did an amazing job at keeping everyone happy and drink flowing! 10/10 would recommend to anyone that asks me for a bartender!!!
Free Pour Mobile Bar ExperienceFree Pour Mobile Bar Experience
Christy T.
What an incredible party....and it was mostly because of our amazing bartender! She was so professional, and kept up with a large demand for drinks. She even brought the energy of the party to the bar. Two thumbs way up! Thank you for everything. Highly recommended!
EXotiKKreationZ by UrsTruLYEXotiKKreationZ by UrsTruLY
Amanda B.
Highly recommend using Rolling Pour for your bartending needs. Stephanie helped me plan my daughter's wedding reception and was very professional, helpful and offered great tips to keep the bar running smoothly. Our guests raved about them and how organized they were. Would definitely use them again!
The Rolling PourThe Rolling Pour
Sue R.
Kerry was absolutely FANTASTIC to work with. From the initial response on Thumbtack through the party she bartended for. We had a 100 person surprise party for a friend and there was never a line at the bar, she was able to take care of each guest's drink order very quickly and moved on to the next. She was professional, as well as outgoing with the guests. Not only did I have a great experience with her, but all of our guests raved about her as well. Thanks Kerry!!! I really hope to work with her again!
Sipz 2U LLCSipz 2U LLC
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