Find a bartender near Deerfield, IL

Find a bartender near Deerfield, IL

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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 Deerfield bartenders
Joanne S.
Had been speaking with the company for a couple months to plan our wedding and them servicing our bar tending needs. Up until the day of the wedding they were absolutely wonderful. Helped plan amount of alcohol needed, menu etc. however, day of wedding, one of their bartenders was unable to attend to service our 100 guest wedding. Beyond thing in their control the second bar tender was a no show. MM was unable to provide a replacement person. Their one bar tender did a great job. He definitely stepped up to the plate. I am rating them less than 4 stars bc I was absolutely stressed and devastated when I arrive to my own wedding to find out we only had one bartender. The disappointment took a while to get over, on a day that should have been my happiest.
Modified Mixology, LLCModified Mixology, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had our annual rock'n'roll party in our yard with 100+ of our closest friends! This year, we decided to take some of the burden off and hire a bartender. It was a first for us and I was a little nervous about how this would work out. From the moment Rick arrived at our home, he was perfection! He was extremely professional and kept everybody happy all day/night, as this was an 11 hour party!! Thank you, Rick, for easing some of hosting responsibilities. We'll see you next year!!
Rick's Bartender ServiceRick's Bartender Service
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