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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 Monroe bartenders
Jeff S.
William and his co bartender did an excellent job at my daughters wedding on July 15, 2017. I highly recommend Water to Wine and would use them again. William T. was the most responsive bartender during the original contact phase. He provided details and assurance he would take care of us throughout the process. They kept the bar line moving in a professional and friendly manner. William provided me a quick update on how the drink inventory was going when I went to the bar. They were also careful not to over serve guest. They cleaned the bar area and had everything neatly prepared for us after the event. William also offered the best value of the Bartenders that contacted us. Based on my experience, you will not go wrong with Water to Wine.
William's BartendingWilliam's Bartending
Jessica M.
This is the best bartender I could have ever hired for my parent's 50th Anniversary Party! He was very nice, had great suggestions and even made a nice sign to feature the signature drinks we came up with. The drinks were so good and the guest commented on him a lot because he was very interactive and kept the party going in the lobby! Very good service and bartender. I will definitely contact him again for all future events!
GQ Style BartendingGQ Style Bartending
Dianne C.
Thank you for making our daughters sweet 16 so special and fun. Sally, so amiable and professional, kept the drinks coming. We had such a great time! She even jumped in the photo booth with me. We hope you enjoyed your night as much as we did! We know who who to recommend and contact in the future should we require bartending services again. Thank you!!!
Carolina Party PartnersCarolina Party Partners
April B.
I cannot say enough about the bartending (plus) services provided by Mischia and her help for my daughters wedding. From the very start of our conversations to the end of the wedding reception she was right on top of things. She went above and beyond what she was hired to do. From cutting the wedding cake, providing a beautiful grooms cake, helping clean and pack up the entire reception at the end of the night ... the list just goes on and on. I very highly recommend Out of the Box Events for all your party needs. What a great night we had with the help of this wonderful woman!
Out The Box Events - Event Planner & Bar ServicesOut The Box Events - Event Planner & Bar Services
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