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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 Matthews bartenders
Lyndsey F.
Kevin is a great bartender in the Charlotte Area! Great at communication and very responsive and professional!
The King’s Chalice 🤴🏾The King’s Chalice 🤴🏾
Erika C.
Kyle is a true professional who goes above and beyond to make an event special. He bartender my father's birthday party and was responsive by text, flexible on the start time , extremely competitive in pricing, dressed and acted professionally and was amazing to work with. He is my go to for events and I will recommend him going forward.
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Howard F.
Renee was an outstanding bartender! She not only tended bar, she help clear guests plates after dinner, went out to guests to see if they needed anything, she even took pictures and forwarded them to us! She made our wedding even more special! I would HIGHLY recommend her for any type of event you may have. Very professional, punctual, helpful and friendly. Went far and above our expectations! Again, Highly recommend Booze Travelers! Thank you again Renee for making our wedding so special!!
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Chrystal B.
Can NOT say enough good things about Kyle. Not only did he handle our one 'less than appropriately intoxicated' guests.. LIKE. A. CHAMP. He was BEYOND great as a bartender, professional, reliable and SO worth the investment! He endured the cold and 20 MPH winds right along side us and even moved his set up from outside during cocktail hour to inside during our reception seamlessly-I didn't even see it happen! If I remember correctly I used the phrase “You were a superhero!” at the end of the night lmao. All of our guests even came to us and told us how great/nice/friendly/funny he was! You won't regret booking with him! (Will add a photo once the photographer sends them to me!)
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