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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 Smyrna bartenders
Ashanti S.
Awesome Bartender!!!
Shaken Not Stirred LLCShaken Not Stirred LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My bartender was excellent. She even remembered what we were drinking.
Bottoms Up Bartending ServicesBottoms Up Bartending Services
Atasha M.
On the Rocx's mobile bartending did an awesome job bartending my 50th birthday celebration on November 2nd, 2019. Neiva put my mind at ease by answering all of my questions and ensuring me that the evening would be specular. She even decorated her bartender table to match my silver, crystal and simmer theme. The crystal balls were beautiful and the custom AKA lady she made was gorgeous. I was beyond impressed with this young lady's work. I would hire her again and highly recommend her to bartender your event!! Atasha
On The Rocx's Mobile BartendingOn The Rocx's Mobile Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Millicent was very professional and mix the drinks promptly. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a great bartender.
Millicent the Mixologist & Co.Millicent the Mixologist & Co.
Tracee W.
Great bartender! Very friendly & organized. Came prepared. Assisted with party planning on quantities for my event. In would hire her again.
Libations with FinesseLibations with Finesse
Natasha C.
Mikki was great! We booked her to bartend our wedding. At the last minute we had to change our venue and she rolled with the punches. She was punctual. I would strongly recommend her for your wedding.
Pink Smoke Party RentalsPink Smoke Party Rentals
Kelly A.
Ursula was by far the best Event bartender I have had in quite a while. She was on time. She was courteous and professional. She helped us set up the event. I would highly recommend her for any upcoming events and will definitely be booking her again in the future.
KocktaiLKreationZ by URStrULAyKocktaiLKreationZ by URStrULAy
Tania W.
Craig Dane's bartending services exceeded my expectations! His communication was impeccable. He is clear, prompt and extremely creative. He tailored to my husbands 40th birthday, which was an all black James Bond theme, with a customized drinks and menu. He dressed the part as well. My guest raved about the excellent drinks and professional service he provided, well beyond the weekend of birthday events. He will be permanently in our reference list and you would be missing out not to add him to yours. He was outstanding!
CDE Event BartendersCDE Event Bartenders
Kisha S.
Sip-N-Soiree exhibited some of the worst professionalism I have ever experienced. The owner Karla did not respond to emails in a timely manner, nor respond to phone calls. In fact I could not get in contact with her until I filed a complaint with PayPal. On the day of my event, the bartender showed up late without garnished and ice which was clearly stated in the contract. I had to have a family member run out and get ice. Karla's business practices are shameful and disgusting. Save yourself the trouble.
Sip-N-Soirée, LLC AtlantaSip-N-Soirée, LLC Atlanta
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