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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.

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 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 Slidell bartenders
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Beware! I hired Christopher to do a event for my Mothers 50th birthday party. Paid in full prior to event. We hired a bartender and also order two highboy tables for the party. Chris was very good at communicating prior to the event which put me at ease. However, the day of the event, 2 minutes prior to scheduled arrival Chris called and canceled on me. His reason seemed legitimate which I tried to be understanding at the time but now after no refund and hearing nothing from him I am skeptical of his reason for cancelation. He offered me a full refund and an additional 10% due to him having to cancel 2 minutes before our party. I told him the 10% would not be necessary just refund the service I paid for that we obviously did not receive. I have now tried to contact Chris via email, phone, and text with no reply. This is very disheartening because I booked his service based on the great thumbtack reviews. This was supposed to be a fun and special event for my mother that Chris and his team managed to screw up. If you are planning a party and need a reliable event servicer I would not in a million years recommend this company. The risk alone is not worth hiring him. Anyone planning a special occasion should have peace of mind and not worry about your event servicer showing up or not. I have filed a charge back with my banking company and will get my money back with or without his help. How absurdly unprofessional of CS Events to make a customer go through this process. You did not provided the service that was agreed upon, bare minimum you owe me the money I paid. I honestly hope no one ever uses your services again, and that Thumbtack removes you from their site. Chris, to be kind I tried calling you once more before I submitted this review hoping we could solve this. Again no answer from you. Shocker... Anyone reading this, if you choose to hire him I hope your event goes perfect and you do not have the same experience I had.
CS Events of New OrleansCS Events of New Orleans
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