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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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Huntersville bartenders
Mia F.
Throughly pleased and will definitely use her as our bartender in the future!
MAJEK ServicesMAJEK Services
Latoya M.
Liquor Tenders did a great job bartending my event. I would definitely use again!
Liquor TendersLiquor Tenders
Barbara P.
The bartenders were absolutely amazing! Their drinks were delicious. They accommodated every item on my list…and then some. They went above and beyond the call of duty! I will definitely have CLT work at every party we have.
CLT BAR & CATERING LLCCLT BAR & CATERING LLC
Marshall C.
This could not have been a better experience. TL was on time, professional, and expert bartender, and even helped clean up food and games, which was 100% not her responsibility. I’d hire her again in a heartbeat. She’s definitely my new go-to for parties!
T.L. Travel BartenderT.L. Travel Bartender
Joseph B.
There are literally not enough words to describe the most amazing bartender experience I have ever had. Kyle is SUPER nice, professional, helpful, easy going, and knowledgeable! Kyle arrived early and even offered to pick up ice and other last minute items. He came with a full bar equipment setup. The drinks were flowing non stop and he even served adult snowcones with my machine per my request. My crew is a little rowdy and he handled them with ease. He has a great sense of humor and was also very attentive! Rarely did my guests even have to ask for a drink- as soon as someone was empty he was right there to see what they wanted next. All in all- I have realized that Superman was not a superhero from Metropolis, but instead he is actually a bartender in Charlotte whose secret identity is Kyle! 100 out of 100 stars- would ABSOLUTELY recommend and will DEFINITELY be hiring again!
Cocktails by KyleCocktails by Kyle
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