Find a bartender near Glen Ellyn, IL

Find a bartender near Glen Ellyn, IL

Find a bartender near Glen Ellyn, IL

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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 Glen Ellyn bartenders
Margaret F.
Modified mixology did a great job. The drink menu they created was well done and bartenders were very receptive and responsive to needs of hosts and guests.
Modified Mixology, LLCModified Mixology, LLC
Nicole C.
Eric was such a great bartender. The guests loved him. He bussed tables if he wasn’t mixing drinks. Plus, his mixed drinks were delicious! I will definitely be using him for my next party. Thanks Eric!!
Eric the BartenderEric the Bartender
Mandy M.
They were amazing for our goth glam Halloween wedding! Ashli was so nice and helpful when it came to any questions and suggestions. They give you a shopping list with all the different things you'll need and how much (life saver). The customized drink menu was such a cool touch and a fun keepsake. Jen was our bartender and she was awesome! Everyone enjoyed our signature cocktails! We would definitely hire again!
Modified Mixology, LLCModified Mixology, LLC
Bryan O.
Alberto was an absolute pleasure to work with from day one. We hired him for a wedding and he helped us throughout the planning process. He gave us lots of suggestions and pointed us in the right direction to fit our budget. When our alcohol retailer gave us an itemized list of purchase recommendations, Alberto looked it over and offered changes. I asked a couple friends who are bartenders themselves how the drinks were during the wedding, and every single one of them remarked on how well Alberto knows his trade. I would absolutely hire again, above and beyond expections.
Mixing It Up BartendingMixing It Up Bartending
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