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5. BAR RO'D Mobile Bartending
Exceptional 5.0

(37)

Exceptional 5.0

(37)

Event Help and Wait Staff, Bartending

  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Ro and her team were professional, knowledgable, friendly, efficient... I have only good things to say. She was the only candidate to start things off with a phone call (other pros offered, but did not seem to 'expect' it as part of their pre-quote workflow). I'm not the biggest fan of phone calls, so this wasn't necessarily an automatic plus for me; but Ro was very easy to talk to, and I felt that a live call suggested a higher level of professionalism. The proposal document she subsequently sent was detailed and extremely polished. In the weeks leading up to the party, Ro was also helpful in guiding me (a non-drinker) through the process. She offered advice and recommendations where appropriate, without making me feel bad about my lack of knowledge. Upon arrival, Ro and her team asked the right questions to quickly become familiar with the space. I didn't interact with them much during the event, but the guests were very happy with their service. I requested glassware for the party, and the bartenders worked with it seamlessly. At one point, one of them even went above and beyond in helping me arrange an unrelated party prop (not part of their contract, so don't rely on it!). The total cost was a bit more than I had hoped to spend on a bar/bartenders; but the prices were transparent throughout and, considering the quality of services, I really can't complain. Many thanks to Ro & co. for helping make my party a success!See more

$40/hour

estimated cost

$40/hour

estimated cost

Ro and her team were professional, knowledgable, friendly, efficient... I have only good things to say. She was the only candidate to start things off with a phone call (other pros offered, but did not seem to 'expect' it as part of their pre-quote workflow). I'm not the biggest fan of phone calls, so this wasn't necessarily an automatic plus for me; but Ro was very easy to talk to, and I felt that a live call suggested a higher level of professionalism. The proposal document she subsequently sent was detailed and extremely polished. In the weeks leading up to the party, Ro was also helpful in guiding me (a non-drinker) through the process. She offered advice and recommendations where appropriate, without making me feel bad about my lack of knowledge. Upon arrival, Ro and her team asked the right questions to quickly become familiar with the space. I didn't interact with them much during the event, but the guests were very happy with their service. I requested glassware for the party, and the bartenders worked with it seamlessly. At one point, one of them even went above and beyond in helping me arrange an unrelated party prop (not part of their contract, so don't rely on it!). The total cost was a bit more than I had hoped to spend on a bar/bartenders; but the prices were transparent throughout and, considering the quality of services, I really can't complain. Many thanks to Ro & co. for helping make my party a success!
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7. All star staffing
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Great 4.8

(13)

Great 4.8

(13)

Event Help and Wait Staff

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack

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These guys were AMAZING. I honestly could not have hosted my event (nor enjoyed the party) without their professional and over the top service they provided!!! From the moment they got there, they helped with the set up and prepared everything to welcome the guests, which allowed me to get ready for my guests. Each guest was immediately offered and served appetizers and drinks, and they worked so well with the bartending staff to ensure all drinks and champagne were poured at the right time. They served the perfect portions of food and what I loved the most about it was that they went to each table to notify guests that we had more food if they wished to get more. That made me so happy, because they took the time to ensure our guests were happy and their needs, as well as ours, were met. While one was serving the other was cleaning and washing the plates and cups and flatware. They set up the dessert table and served the guests and towards the end, cleaned our chafers and placed them inside their box! That attention to detail and service is what made me so happy that I had hired them. The cleaned up the rooms and left the tables impeccable, collected the trash and placed them out of sight but accessible for us to find and throw out. The most important part, is that I gave them no direction as to what and when to do things, they read the room and did what needed to be done. This helped me so much, because I had never hired wait staff and didn't know what to do, they took over and I am forever thankful to them. They really played a crucial part in making sure this event went smoothly, and ALL the guests were raving about them too! I can't say enough wonderful things about this company, I trust them 100% and will continue to hire them for family gatherings and major events. Hire them, you will not be disappointed!See more

$1/hour

estimated cost

$1/hour

estimated cost

These guys were AMAZING. I honestly could not have hosted my event (nor enjoyed the party) without their professional and over the top service they provided!!! From the moment they got there, they helped with the set up and prepared everything to welcome the guests, which allowed me to get ready for my guests. Each guest was immediately offered and served appetizers and drinks, and they worked so well with the bartending staff to ensure all drinks and champagne were poured at the right time. They served the perfect portions of food and what I loved the most about it was that they went to each table to notify guests that we had more food if they wished to get more. That made me so happy, because they took the time to ensure our guests were happy and their needs, as well as ours, were met. While one was serving the other was cleaning and washing the plates and cups and flatware. They set up the dessert table and served the guests and towards the end, cleaned our chafers and placed them inside their box! That attention to detail and service is what made me so happy that I had hired them. The cleaned up the rooms and left the tables impeccable, collected the trash and placed them out of sight but accessible for us to find and throw out. The most important part, is that I gave them no direction as to what and when to do things, they read the room and did what needed to be done. This helped me so much, because I had never hired wait staff and didn't know what to do, they took over and I am forever thankful to them. They really played a crucial part in making sure this event went smoothly, and ALL the guests were raving about them too! I can't say enough wonderful things about this company, I trust them 100% and will continue to hire them for family gatherings and major events. Hire them, you will not be disappointed!

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Q & A

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.

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.

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