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John’s Bartending Services
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John’s Bartending Services

Exceptional 5.0

(27)

Exceptional 5.0

(27)

Bartending

Great value
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Tinley Park, IL
Nancy D. says, "We recently hosted a large Halloween party at our home and decided that hiring a bar tender(s) would really help our guests (and us) have a good time that night. I found John's Bartending Services online and, after reading the stellar reviews, decided to contact him. John and his team are the best! From the very beginning, John was on top of all communications and incredibly organized. Plus, throughout the entire process, I got a sense that nothing makes John and his team happier than going above and beyond expectations. John was already working a different event the night of our party, so Janet (his wife) and Holli were our bartenders that evening. Janet and Holli are the best! They made sure our guests had whatever they wanted to drink - even running up and down to get mixed drinks or anything from the basement bar so guests didn't have to leave the outside patio - checking on the food, helping throw out used plates/glasses and more. They were both so lovely and our guests adored them. Plus they took stellar care of us too, and we enjoyed actually being able to enjoy our party instead of running around all night trying to make sure everyone had everything they needed. John even stopped by after his event was done to make sure we were happy and to help Janet and Holli pack up for the night. Truly top notch customer service all around and great people. We've had lots of requests for a repeat party next year, and if we do, we'll definitely reach out to John's Bartending Service again to help out."See more
Nancy D. says, "We recently hosted a large Halloween party at our home and decided that hiring a bar tender(s) would really help our guests (and us) have a good time that night. I found John's Bartending Services online and, after reading the stellar reviews, decided to contact him. John and his team are the best! From the very beginning, John was on top of all communications and incredibly organized. Plus, throughout the entire process, I got a sense that nothing makes John and his team happier than going above and beyond expectations. John was already working a different event the night of our party, so Janet (his wife) and Holli were our bartenders that evening. Janet and Holli are the best! They made sure our guests had whatever they wanted to drink - even running up and down to get mixed drinks or anything from the basement bar so guests didn't have to leave the outside patio - checking on the food, helping throw out used plates/glasses and more. They were both so lovely and our guests adored them. Plus they took stellar care of us too, and we enjoyed actually being able to enjoy our party instead of running around all night trying to make sure everyone had everything they needed. John even stopped by after his event was done to make sure we were happy and to help Janet and Holli pack up for the night. Truly top notch customer service all around and great people. We've had lots of requests for a repeat party next year, and if we do, we'll definitely reach out to John's Bartending Service again to help out."

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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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