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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

Reviews for Frederick bartenders
Francia F.
The bartender you sent me at Linton at ballenger in Frederick on June 3rd was the best!
Dr. Mix-A-Lot, LLCDr. Mix-A-Lot, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I was very pleased with the service Scot provided, and would gladly hire him again, and would also refer him to anyone looking for a bartender. Scot is very hard working, good at his craft, and a pleasant attitude, will always be unmatched.
Scot's Mobile Bartending ServiceScot's Mobile Bartending Service
Kourtney R.
The planning and booking process went smoothly with Stay Tipsy. Tyree was helpful and quick to respond. But... On the day of our event, the bartender showed up 45 minutes late. She was supposed to be there at 3:30 and showed up 15 minutes after the event started. She didn't have a wine bottle opener and had to borrow one from one of the sponsors of the event. She had earphones in part of the time while serving our guests and her appearance was not very professional. I'm not sure if this was a fluke, but we were not thrilled with our experience.
Stay Tipsy DMV LLCStay Tipsy DMV LLC
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