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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 Plainfield bartenders
Eberechi U.
Communication with famous events was great. The bartender, Anthony, was also amazing at my graduation party. I would recommend.
Famous EventsFamous Events
Leah D.
It was really great working with Matt. The bartender was attentive and knowledgeable. Thanks again and I oook forward to working with Santisi in the future.
Santisi Catering Bartending and Event StaffSantisi Catering Bartending and Event Staff
Kimberly T.
My husband and I were looking for a kind, friendly and personable bartender. After the reading the reviews for Santisi Catering, we decided to book and I am glad that we did. Our Bartender name was Kimberly(same as mine) and I said to myself " we have the same name so I know she will be wonderful". Kim was everything that we wanted in a bartender. I couldn't believe that she went into help mode from the moment she walked in the door, quickly saying "what do you need me to do" and " I will do it for you". We are already lookin forward to doing business again with Santisi Catering. Highly recommended.
Santisi Catering Bartending and Event StaffSantisi Catering Bartending and Event Staff
Alexis M.
My bartender was Theodora. She was absolutely amazing she was on time, friendly, fun and ready to serve to the best of her ability she even helped me move some of the other items for the party she was very pleasant and professional. I’d most definitely use her again!!!! Plus the price was amazing!!!! Most definitely worth the cost
Hospitality AceHospitality Ace
Teonah K.
Elevate lounge was beyond my expectations. I hired both a bartender and server for my event. Both Christine and Starr were PHENOMENAL in executing their services professionally. They are booked for life!!! My entire family and friends were all impressed and very pleased with their services! Some even inquired them for their future events. They were super attentive, friendly, professional and just easy to work with. We will be requesting to work with the two for all of our future events. Thanks elevate lounge for your services. So glad I chose your company to help service my event!
Elevate Lounge NJElevate Lounge NJ
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