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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Bronx bartenders
Maxzine B.
My bartenders provided quality service and kept my guest cups full.
Chicks N Sips (NYC)Chicks N Sips (NYC)
Kizzy M.
I will definitely use Famous Events again! The bartender John who was assigned to my event was EXCELLENT… The drinks were great John professionalism was excellent John even arrived a little early. Again I will definitely use Famous Events again and request for the same bartender.
Famous EventsFamous Events
Thumbtack Customer
On time; Great work ethic; knowledgable about drinks; friendly; keeps work space neat and clean. This is my going to be my bartender for life.
Lidela CreativeLidela Creative
Paula P.
James was very professional, helped us with the cocktail selections and accommodated all our requests. On the day of the event, our bartender Tony was great, super friendly and very professional. The cocktails were really delicious and everyone loved them.
JP MixologyJP Mixology
Thumbtack Customer
I was very happy with her service I will keep precious in mind for any other events that I have. She was very pleasant and polite everyone at the event told me how nice the bartender was with them and was very pleased with her services.
Precious Bartending, LLCPrecious Bartending, LLC
Rhonda J.
Kennia was amazing! She provided details to set our bar up from scratch including mixers and garnishes. She arrived early, set up and even handled a few loud guests when it was time to close the bar. She's my new go-to bartender!
BarixtaBarixta
David R R.
My staff holiday party was a success and our bartender, Alicia, made it even better! She was kind and helpful to everyone when they went over for drinks. She suggested drinks if people didn't know what to get. Before the event, she called me to let me when she would arrive (1 hour early) and set up efficiently. My communication with Famous Events in getting things set up was also efficient. I never felt pressured and took my time in making my decision. I appreciate the company's patience and flexibility. I will definitely contact them in the future whe. I need another event bartender! Happy Holidays! Thanks again!
Famous EventsFamous Events
Francisco A.
Erika was phenomenal. She responded right away to a last minute request. All guests were super content with her service. Margaritas and Sangria were a big hit! You definitely should hire Erika for your bartending needs! Should we need to hire Erika again I’ll be sure to reach out. Thanks Erika!
EB Bartending Service NYEB Bartending Service NY
Thumbtack Customer
Rex is Great!!!! He bartended at my husband's 70th birthday party, approximately 100 guest. He was very professional, attentive and friendly. All of the guests were impressed and gave him a lot of compliments. I would definitely use him again and so will a lot of my friends. I can't thank him enough for helping to make my husband's birthday party a great success.
A Sip of Class, LLCA Sip of Class, LLC
Liz M.
Omg Jessica and her staff made everything so easy for me. I contacted her at the last moment and she helped me so much with getting everything to my wedding and having her staff setup everything as well for me besides serving and bartending. I can’t thank you enough. She is so sweet. You can count on her and her staff. 5 stars for me 💗
JLS Event StaffingJLS Event Staffing
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Kennia for my husbands surprise party and she was wonderful. So communicative, very prepared, and willing to help when I was in a pinch, which I was tremendously grateful for. Everyone at the party thought she was a friend/family member because she treated everyone very warmly and fit right in. If I ever need a bartender again, I won't think twice about contacting her. Thanks, Kennia!
BarixtaBarixta
Pahola O.
The experience the bartender provided was good, but the lack of proper equipment did not allow her to do a better job. We requested frozen margaritas but, she did not have a professional blender and ended up with a regular household blender. Due to the blender not functioning properly, we had margaritas on the rocks. She took over an hour and a half to serve 7 margaritas on the rocks. I paid for the professional blender which we did not have.
Exceptional Events ServicesExceptional Events Services
Deokie P.
Astrid was very responsive when we first contacted her and asked about her service. She accommodated us by bringing a male bartender as well. Both of them were punctual and presented themselves as professionals and dressed appropriately. They were friendly to all of our guests and made sure everyone had a good time. They cleaned up nicely before leaving. It was a great experience and I would recommend Astrid to my friends and family. Great job Astrid, keep it up!
MixRoad BartendingMixRoad Bartending
Alisa T.
We hired Ro to bartend a Sweet Sixteen party to serve mocktails. Prior to the party, I reached out to her to ask general questions regarding how the process goes and what was needed. Ro was very quick to respond and even offered suggestions because I had no idea of what I was doing. On the day of the event, we had an issue which caused a major setback. Ro did not deter. She jumped right in and saved the day. She was very professional, easy to work with and got the job done. I would recommend her for any event. She would definitely be an asset.
Bartending by RoBartending by Ro
Di G.
Justin and crew made our backyard wedding a success and truly special. Our previous bartenders dropped out two weeks before the event and I’m so glad I found Justin’s shop. He instantly put me at ease by anticipating everything we would need, and asking thoughtful questions about covid protocol and logistics. I had a very specific cocktail in mind, and he not only executed it perfectly, but improved upon the original that I had in mind. His serving staff was also warm, friendly, and incredible. Truly grateful and wish we could do it all again!
Closing Time CocktailsClosing Time Cocktails
Charity S.
Superb! Jazelle was very quick in responding to my inquiry on Thumbtack which stood out to me. Friendly, personable and professional; her communication was honestly better than mine. She always checked in to ask if I needed help and to suggest liquor and cocktails for the event. The day of the event, Jazelle was very patient with me as the first few hours were chaotic. All of my guests enjoyed their drinks, as did I. She was very fast in keeping the line moving and even cleaned up after. Thank you. I would definitely recommend others to use J's Bartending Services and Events. Jazelle, thank you so much for accepting the job for my Mother's 50th party. I appreciate you and I hope that I can work with you again soon.
J's Bartending Services & EventsJ's Bartending Services & Events
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