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Find a Waitstaff near Palatine, IL

Find a Waitstaff near Palatine, IL

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Top 10 Waitstaff near Palatine, IL

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Event Help and Wait Staff, Bartending

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Palatine, IL
John M. says, "Melissa did an outstanding job as the bartender at our Christmas party! We met days before the party, and she made some of the specialty drinks for us to sample, which were very creative and perfectly made. She was great with communication leading up to the event. She responded to my questions and concerns very quickly. During the event, she was on time, professional, very personable, engaging, and polite. Her price for the evening was within the ballpark of other bartenders I had researched. The guests at the party were very pleased with Melissa's bartending skills. The specialty (holiday) drinks she was making were a big hit. I highly recommend hiring Melissa for your bartending needs. You will not be disappointed. The bartender can make or break the evening - Melissa definitely contributed to the overall success of our event. I will be hiring Melissa again in the future."See more
John M. says, "Melissa did an outstanding job as the bartender at our Christmas party! We met days before the party, and she made some of the specialty drinks for us to sample, which were very creative and perfectly made. She was great with communication leading up to the event. She responded to my questions and concerns very quickly. During the event, she was on time, professional, very personable, engaging, and polite. Her price for the evening was within the ballpark of other bartenders I had researched. The guests at the party were very pleased with Melissa's bartending skills. The specialty (holiday) drinks she was making were a big hit. I highly recommend hiring Melissa for your bartending needs. You will not be disappointed. The bartender can make or break the evening - Melissa definitely contributed to the overall success of our event. I will be hiring Melissa again in the future."

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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.

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