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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 Coon Rapids bartenders
Tina K.
The bartenders Jason and Jesse were awesome!!
Liquidmotion LLCLiquidmotion LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Penny bartended for a private party. Not only was she a great bartender, but she also helped out with food prep and cleanup. Very professional and fun. I'll would definitely hire her again.
Penny MasukuPenny Masuku
Kevlyn S.
They were great to work with and so fun to have a bartender at our party!
Liquidmotion LLCLiquidmotion LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Working with Brian and our bartenders was a great experience! Brian is so on top of emails and provided a lot of great ideas that helped me plan our entire night! Our bartenders were flexible and helped coordinate a perfect night! I would highly recommend Liquidmotion - they are professional, responsive, reasonably priced, and fun!
Liquidmotion LLCLiquidmotion LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We hired three bartenders to help with our fundraiser. They were prompt, courteous, professional, friendly, and helpful. It was a pleasure to work with Brian as well. Thank you!
Liquidmotion LLCLiquidmotion LLC
Luis W.
A great bartender needs to be charismatic with the crowd and need to be willing to help and collaborate during the event. Ron does both with raving reviews. Until last second he was looking for ways to support and add value to the event. Great attitude, excellent service and overall easy to work with. Give us a Shot Bartending, did a great job at my wedding and I will hire Ron again in a heartbeat for another event!
Give Us A Shot BartendingGive Us A Shot Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Bartender and assistant did a great job and helped make the event a success. On time, cooperative and good attitudes. I received several compliments on the staff and the job they did.
Liquidmotion LLCLiquidmotion LLC
Geri U.
Give Us A Shot Bartending is great! Ron has been so easy to work with and is quick to respond to any request. We will definitely partner with them again for our future events!
Give Us A Shot BartendingGive Us A Shot Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Absolutely first rate experience with LiquidMotion! Our bartender, Phil, was extremely professional and skilled. He had a friendly personality and kept everyone's drink filled. I was very impresssed and would hire them again in a heartbeat.
Liquidmotion LLCLiquidmotion LLC
Sophie D.
We hired Ron from Give Us A Shot Bartending to serve a cocktail and wine at a bacon and beer festival and he did a fantastic job. He's friendly, flexible and communicates well. We would definitely hire Ron again for future events!
Give Us A Shot BartendingGive Us A Shot Bartending
Amalia G.
Good experience once everything was here and set up, cleaned up well also. Bartender said he would be here at 4:30 and showed up at 5, plus 30 minutes to set up. Stayed late to make up for the time.
Minnesota Bartending ServicesMinnesota Bartending Services
Jayme C.
Arthur was hired to bartend our annual holiday party and he was AMAZING! He was able to keep up with our 30 guests and even helped with dishes and refilling food when he was available (and without asking!!). The level of service and professionalism far exceeded our expectations. Our guests were thrilled and we will be hiring Arthur again.
Arthur BishopArthur Bishop
Thumbtack Customer
The week of the event Brian arranged a call to discuss the bar menu. From that he gave me a shopping list of everything we would need. The call lasted about a 1/2 hr. Phil was our bartender and we were really happy with his service. He arrived on time, prepped the bar, and was ready to serve drinks when our guests arrived. Everybody commented on what a great job he did. Thanks guys for helping make the party a hit!
Liquidmotion LLCLiquidmotion LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Ed Parker and his partner offered great service for our Awards Banquet of 130 guests. They worked with us and our budget to create a very successful event. Ed was very helpful in creating a plan for our open bar, showed up early on event day to ensure we were ready for our event, and made the whole process painless, so we could enjoy the event, too. I highly recommend Parker Bartending for your next event, big or small!
Parker Bartending
Amrita N.
I hired Josh and his team for a milestone birthday party for a group of 35 people. I was looking for a caterer who was creative and flexible with the ability to provide a full service gastronomical experience to all my guests. The menu and the quality of the food was par excellence. All the guests enjoyed the tasting menu and were left clamoring for more. There was a slight logistic hiccup on my part, but Josh and his team accommodated us and were flexible with the change and ensured the service didn't suffer. He also provided a great bartender who was friendly, respectful and knew her libations. She patiently served the guests and even overextended herself to ensure some very specialized cocktails were created and served that were not on the menu. They cleaned up as well after the event. Thank you Josh and team.
Diem CulinaryDiem Culinary
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