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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 Fayetteville bartenders
Rob c.
Daryl was awesome!! My first time getting a bartender and it won’t be my last.
Keisha D.
I wish I could give Lavish Bartending services 10 Stars! She was absolutely amazing! Her services at my wedding was definitely a hit! My guest are still talking about how they enjoyed their drinks! She was on time, stayed in contact with me, was very detail oriented and made my wedding planning so much easier because I didn’t have to worry! I will definitely be using Lavish Bartending for future events!
Lavish Liquors BartendingLavish Liquors Bartending
Sharhonda W.
Shamir was the best that’s all that needs to be said!!! Shamir went above and beyond to come up with our wedding signature drink and he didn’t have to do that. The entire night he was attentive to us and our guest, I would highly recommend Shamir as a bartender!!!!
GQ Style BartendingGQ Style Bartending
Jeremy W.
Nicole was an exceptional bartender, showed up earl and stayed through contracted time. Helped set up our serving area and helped make special drinks for the wedding based on our available inventory. Was very responsive from the time we made contact through the day of the event and was very helpful in securing the permit we needed for the wedding. Fantastic experience from start to finish!
Kalandrya R.
I would recommend Water to Wine to anyone looking to have a good time! William was very cooperative from the time we found him on Thumbtack, he put our bartending needs at ease making sure we had to worry about absolutely nothing. It was like having a close family friend serve drinks, very friendly, fit right in. Our party goers loved him as well!
William's BartendingWilliam's Bartending
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