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7. Professional Beverage Service
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Event Help and Wait Staff, Bartending

  • Serves Waukegan, IL

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Professional Beverage Service works with you to accommodate your scheduling needs. We can arrange a meeting at your home, office, local restaurant or wherever suits your needs. From Out of Town? We can plan through e-mails, telephone calls or whatever way works best. We understand the changing needs of our clients and work with you for those “last minute” changes. Our staff is knowledgeable, flexible and friendly. From black tie events to the most casual get together, Professional Beverage Service can accommodate ALL of your event needs. We love to make your events a one of a kind, memorable experience! We provide as much, or as little service as you need! We provide planning & service for…  Weddings  Corporate Events  Birthdays  Graduations  Holiday Parties  Reunions  Festivals  Church Functions  Baptisms  Fund Raisers  Residential Private Parties  Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties  Picnics and more…See more
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Professional Beverage Service works with you to accommodate your scheduling needs. We can arrange a meeting at your home, office, local restaurant or wherever suits your needs. From Out of Town? We can plan through e-mails, telephone calls or whatever way works best. We understand the changing needs of our clients and work with you for those “last minute” changes. Our staff is knowledgeable, flexible and friendly. From black tie events to the most casual get together, Professional Beverage Service can accommodate ALL of your event needs. We love to make your events a one of a kind, memorable experience! We provide as much, or as little service as you need! We provide planning & service for…  Weddings  Corporate Events  Birthdays  Graduations  Holiday Parties  Reunions  Festivals  Church Functions  Baptisms  Fund Raisers  Residential Private Parties  Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties  Picnics and more…
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10. The Loaded Pony LLC
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Bartending

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves Waukegan, IL
We hired the Loaded Pony to bartender at our wedding on 8/21/20. They were amazing through the whole process. We had to replan/make changes to our wedding with 35 days left due to Covid - they were so quick to answers all of our calls and emails making the process so easy! They helped us estimate the amount of alcohol to purchase and eased our minds through the whole process. And on the big day the staff were so friendly, outgoing and considerate while setting up and serving. They took care of everything and I cannot thank them enough for the amazing job they did. Our guest thought the trailer was so cool and we received so many complaints about the serve as well. Thank you again Loaded Pony!See more
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We hired the Loaded Pony to bartender at our wedding on 8/21/20. They were amazing through the whole process. We had to replan/make changes to our wedding with 35 days left due to Covid - they were so quick to answers all of our calls and emails making the process so easy! They helped us estimate the amount of alcohol to purchase and eased our minds through the whole process. And on the big day the staff were so friendly, outgoing and considerate while setting up and serving. They took care of everything and I cannot thank them enough for the amazing job they did. Our guest thought the trailer was so cool and we received so many complaints about the serve as well. Thank you again Loaded Pony!

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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.

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 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.

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