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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 Paterson bartenders
Jainam J.
Leslie was very professional and a perfect bartender for us. She was on time and provided awesome suggestions of cocktails.
LP Parties LLCLP Parties LLC
Alyssa L.
The bartenders were amazing. Came on time and we’re so friendly with my guests! So very thankful for them!!
Famous EventsFamous Events
Jamie J.
We cannot say enough positive things about Stephanie from Wild Blush Bartending. We literally sent an additional tip via Venmo after our wedding because of how much feedback we received from our guests and found out she had went so above and beyond to make our day so special for not just us, but our vendors and guests. In addition to needing a bartender for our rehearsal dinner, we had wanted a Mocktail (Alcohol-Free) bar since many of our guests don’t drink. While we had tried to explain this to several bartending companies, Stephanie understood right away! She went ABOVE and BEYOND for us to make our day special. When the venue was late setting up decorations, she jumped in. When my husband and I had an emergency pop up right before the wedding, Stephanie stepped in and helped in ways that made our lives so much easier. Her energy is also contagious, and everyone just wanted to be around her and couldn’t stop talking about how great she was and how awesome the mocktail bar was. The drinks not only tasted amazing but looked beautiful! The bar was even set up beautifully! Stephanie was communicative and easy-going and such a hard worker. She was a true team player, and we could not thank her enough. She was a key player in helping to throw the wedding of my dreams, and I am beyond grateful for her services. HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend for any and all events!
Wild Blush Bartending and Curations, Inc.Wild Blush Bartending and Curations, Inc.
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