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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 Asbury Park bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
We loved having David at our party! He made it so much easier for us to enjoy our was like being a guest at our own party! We would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional bartender and we can't wait to hire him again!
David WilkinsDavid Wilkins
Leslie G.
We hired Richard Gross of One More Shot to be a bartender at our recent Halloween Cocktail Party. He gladly made the specially-themed drinks we had researched, helped us with shopping lists, etc and made the planning a breeze. When he realized he was going to be late (despite leaving extra early, due to horrific traffic due to very inclement weather,) he was very good about warning us and letting us know his ETA. He set up the bar very quickly, and was completely ready to serve our first guests. Overall, he was professional, friendly and easy to work with. From having hired Rich, we realized the benefits of hiring a bartender, and would definitely work with him again.
Richard Gross- One More Shot !Richard Gross- One More Shot !
Brett N.
Max went above and beyond to help me plan a private mixology class to celebrate my boyfriend’s 28th birthday. He came to our apartment prepared with all freshly made mixes and garnishes, glass and bar ware, beautifully printed menus, and a fun personality to top it all off. He was ready to party and we had a blast. I would HIGHLY recommend Max to anyone who is looking for bartending services.
Max HospitalityMax Hospitality
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