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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 Marietta bartenders
Oliver Y.
Bartenders were professional and did a good job
Signature Selection, LLCSignature Selection, LLC
Lauren O.
Makeda was a great bartender for our Wedding Welcome Party!!
Royal Libations®Royal Libations®
Meridith B.
The bartender that I previously used cancelled at the last minute but luckily Craig was available. He was fantastic!
CDE Event BartendersCDE Event Bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Bartending on Anniversary party - Trisha did an awesome job! She made yummy drinks and was really pleasant with the guests.
Signature Selection, LLCSignature Selection, LLC
Taylor H.
This was our first time hiring a bartender and it was very convenient and cool. Her set up was cute and she was very nice.
Sip-N-Soirée, LLC AtlantaSip-N-Soirée, LLC Atlanta
Thumbtack Customer
Fire did a great job bartending my dads 70th birthday party! Everyone loved his signature mixes! I had many guests that commented on how great he was!
Fire's BartendingFire's Bartending
Dinah M.
Great job by the bartender and event staff. We had a great time. They spoiled us. Can’t wait for the next birthday or get together. Kevin and Mita, you rock! Thanks so much!
Upper Echelon BartendingUpper Echelon Bartending
Nina H.
Loved the bar service and the bar they provided went with my other LED decor so it was perfect! My guests really enjoyed having a bartender so I would definitely recommend them!
Royal Libations®Royal Libations®
Charlene H.
Great person!!! You will nit go wrong with her. She was on time and did a wonderful job. Everyone loved her, her drinks were fantastic!!! She will be my bartender in the future. Thank you Finesse!!!!
Libations with FinesseLibations with Finesse
Gina W.
The bartender Treniece, showed up early and was absolutely excellent and professional. She kept a very large crowd of people happy and well served. She was amazing with her upbeat personality and keeping everyone's drinks flowing! Love her!
Signature Selection, LLCSignature Selection, LLC
Amanda L.
CDE Event Bartenders are a MUST for your next get together!!! Not only was Craig super helpful in the planning phase but he also was a tremendous asset the day of. He was professional and personable; many guests commented on how great he was!! 10/10 would recommend and I look forward to using them again!
CDE Event BartendersCDE Event Bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Fire served as our bartender during our wedding this past weekend (4/11/2015). He was awesome from beginning to end. Fire was responsive and personable. He communicated important details early and was proactive by asking questions and making suggestions. When I dropped the ball on a few details, he was there to quickly pick them up. He was the most prepared and reliable vendor among my team. Throughout the reception the guests expressed their satisfaction with Fire's mixing skills as well as his engaging conversation. We had a good amount of liquor remaining after our event because we underestimated the demand for Fire's specialty drink and fruit chaser. The specialty mixes/ customized drinks were a big hit! This guy was on FIRE throughout the entire event!
Fire's BartendingFire's Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Fire did a FANTASTIC job bartending at our wedding reception last weekend. We were really excited about his signature cocktail mixes, which was one of the many reasons we chose to hire him, and they were every bit as good as promised. My guests raved about the lemonade he created, and while we way overbought on booze (I didn't want to run out!), we ran through every drop of Fire's secret lemonade recipe. He showed up very early to set up, his bar setup looked great, and his drinks were top quality! Fire is an entertainer - many of our guests came up to me to compliment him and to share stories that he told them. He will definitely entertain your guests while tending bar! I would absolutely hire him again for another event.
Fire's BartendingFire's Bartending
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