David Wilkins
David Wilkins

David Wilkins

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Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$175
starting cost


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Responds in about 2 hours

Introduction: A general note before my description. With gas prices going up along with tolls, a new basic price of $200.00 for 4 hours is for New Jersey Residence since I live in NJ. For New York area, Philadelphia, PA area, and the Delaware Water Gap area, there is a $50.00 traveling fee added to cover tolls, and extra gas if needed. So $250.00/4 hrs. is the basic price for those areas. Also there is a 3 hour minimum in all areas in New Jersey. 3 hour cost in New Jersey is $175.00. All other areas listed above, there is a 4 hour minimum at $250.00. Please also note additional fees may be added for longer than usual traveling (longer than 1 HR. 30 minutes) and for parking cost in garages. I try to be fair by looking for places on the street near the destination first or cheap garages if possible. Also note any outdoor events requires a tent or some kind of cover or shade over me. Especially in the heat. This helps keep ice from melting too fast and liquor from heating up. Also with crazy weather at times, pop up rain storms. I am probably one of the few who bring all the equipment needed for a bar setup. For example, juice bottles, fruit tray, cutting board and knife, napkins, straws and holder, different size shakers, wine and bottle openers, etc. I will also walk you through each step to make sure your event is a success. By this I mean your drink menu. I have a men's and women's most requested drink list to guide you and a recommended bar supply list that will specify what items to purchase so that your guest have a nice selection of drinks to choose from. I also can provide a non alcoholic drink list if needed and a special holiday list. Sometimes I come up with my own specialty drinks if alcohol is running low. I am certified as a bartender and tips certified with dealing with heavy drinkers. I am here to make your event a success and to make sure you enjoy your own event. Also note that I do send the information I noted above (men's drink list, women's drink list. recommended bar supply list, and contract's) through Thumbtack's site. However, I found some clients have been having trouble printing them. If you do, please send me your email and I will send them there. ***LICENSED AND INSURED I like meeting people and bringing a smile to there face with something I say or with something I recommend as a drink and make for them.
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Current Top Pro

Hired 259 times

Serves Edison, NJ

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1 employee

15 years in business

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2021

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

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  • Bartending - Wedding Reception- Jersey City 2021

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and punctuality.

Excellent 4.9

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Jeremy A.
1 month ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

David bartended my engagement party and it was a pleasure working with him. He managed to keep up the pace by himself for a 60 person party and did great. I would hire him again and recommend him to anyone reading these reviews.

Details: 26 - 50 guests • Special occasion • Upbeat / lively • Private residence • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Venue will already have a bar • Tip jars allowed • Setup / cleanup

David Wilkins's reply
Thank you Jeremy for the great review. I very much appreciate it. I am glad your surprise was a big success. Your drink selections went over well too and it was a pleasure serving you and your guest. Best of luck to you and your fiance in your future life together. Stay Happy, Healthy, and Safe. Take care David
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Milind H.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

David provided an excellent bartender service and made our party a memorable one for everyone. If you are looking for an amazing bartender for your special event, you can’t get anyone better than David.!

Details: 101 - 125 guests • Special occasion • Low key / casual • Private residence • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Non-alcoholic beverages • Venue will already have a bar • Tip jars not allowed • Setup / cleanup

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Annabelle F.
Jun 19, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

David did an excellent job with bartending our graduation party. He was punctual, knowledgeable, and personable. Would highly recommend and will call him again for another party!

Details: 76 - 100 guests • Special occasion • Low key / casual • Private residence • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Non-alcoholic beverages • Venue will already have a bar • Tip jars allowed

David Wilkins's reply
Thank you Annabelle for the great review. It is much appreciated. Stay Happy, Healthy, and Safe. Take care. David
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Twanna P.
May 16, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

David was absolutely awesome for my bestie's graduation party! Everyone loved him! He was very creative with the drinks & was able to make all of the liquor stretch through the night! I highly recommend David for all of your bartending needs!!

Details: 26 - 50 guests • Special occasion • Upbeat / lively • Public venue • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Non-alcoholic beverages • Venue will already have a bar • Tip jars allowed

David Wilkins's reply
Thank you very much for the great review. It is very much appreciated. Again you did a great job with the party and with your special drink choices, They were a hit because we ran out of some of the ingredients half way through the night. We made due with what was left. Anyway, glad I was of service and that your guest enjoyed everything I made. Stay Happy, Healthy, and Safe. Take care. David
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Brittani M.
May 1, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

David was absolutely phenomenal! I had a surprise 40th for my husband and am so glad I hired him to Bartend! He was professional, punctual, personable, and of course made fantastic cocktails! All guests of the party were so happy with his service, they even showed interest in hiring him for their own future events! David was easy to communicate with from the day I messaged him, till even the day after when I reached out to see if he happened to have a photo of the set up for me to show others, which I was so glad he did! My husband and I were thrilled to have him, we already can’t wait to host our next party to have him back! Thank you so much, David, for making the party what it was!! Truly impressive.

Details: 11 - 25 guests • Birthday party • Formal / elegant • Private residence • Liquor / mixed drinks • Beer • Venue will already have a bar • Tip jars allowed

David Wilkins's reply
Thank you Brittani for the fantastic review. Again you did a great job with the party and keeping things under raps to surprise your husband. You made it easy for a bar setup and also with the supplies for the drinks. I am glad everyone enjoyed the drinks. It was a pleasure to serve you and your guest. I wish your husband many more birthday surprises. Thanks again and stay Happy, Healthy, and Safe. David
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Yes. Usually $200.00 for 4 hours with 50.00 for each hour overtime. Occasionally it is priced accordingly to event, time needed and budget. For New York area, Philadelphia, PA area, and the Delaware Water Gap area, there is a $50.00 traveling fee added to cover tolls, extra gas or parking if needed. So basic price for these areas is $250.00 for 4 hours with a 4 hour minimum.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First I assure the client I will walk them through the process. I also encourage them to read my reviews from past jobs including ones that also hired me for a first time. I am here to help make there event a memorable one and to run smooth.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Continuing with the certified cards which means going over materials. Sometimes learning new drinks in the field by clients too. Certifications also include being Tips certified which means learning to slow down and deal with guest starting to over due the intake of alcohol. This protects the host of the party, along with the guest him or her self and the person serving.

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