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Your burning questions: answered

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 Detroit bartenders
Aileen H.
This was an excellent bartending service- the bartender was pleasant, professional, and everyone at the tailgate event loved her.
Mixing Memories 4 UMixing Memories 4 U
Thumbtack Customer
They did an excellent job and we loved our bartender. Would hire them again!
Cocktails N' DreamsCocktails N' Dreams
Tyrese i.
Real nice person & great at her job everything you expect from a bartender and more will definitely recommend
Sincerely DrinkX and Events llcSincerely DrinkX and Events llc
Thumbtack Customer
I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Our bartender went above and beyond and helped make the day perfect!
Cocktails N' DreamsCocktails N' Dreams
Junerachele E.
Bill is amazing and an extraordinary Bartender. Such a Great professional person. When you book him you won’t be disappointed. We will book him again next month.
Motor City MixologyMotor City Mixology
Michael H.
Sarah bartended for our wedding and did a great job the entire night. Communication from booking to the day before the wedding, to the service and changes during the wedding was great and easy!
Just a Girl and Her BarJust a Girl and Her Bar
Isaih D.
Natasha helped me out tremendously! She showed up last with a last-minute booking (less than 24 hours). She made her own infused syrups and mixers. She even gave a demonstration to my guest on how to create the cocktails at home! Her personality is phenomenal! We have found our forever bartender! Thank you so much BoozyBarz
Colby S.
My husband and I hired Ruthie to bartend our little backyard wedding reception and she was amazing! Ruthie arrived thirty minutes earlier than the hired start time to get familiar with our bar area before guests started to arrive, which was fantastic. She also came dressed perfectly for the occasion. Ruthie is so friendly and professional, we had many guests compliment on how great she was. I would absolutely recommend Ruthie for your bar tending needs, and I can’t wait to hire her again for our next event!
Ruthie’s Bar ServicesRuthie’s Bar Services
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