Find a Waitstaff near Brooklyn, NY

Find a Waitstaff near Brooklyn, NY

Find a Waitstaff near Brooklyn, NY

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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.

Reviews for Brooklyn waitstaff
Thumbtack Customer
My partner and I hired Matthew for an art showcase/party we curated and he went above and beyond to provide an exceptional service. Despite a couple setbacks that were out of our control Matthew didn't sweat it and carried the weight to serve appetizers and drinks all on his lonesome. He was and is the definition of a one man army from my book. I thought it was impressive things happen abruptly sometimes when you're planning big events and I'm glad we had Matthew on our team to help the night run smoothly. Service was seamless and we were always kept up to date in a timely manner on his end. Our guests enjoyed the catering services all thanks to Matthew. If you're on the search for great service and someone who won't even blink twice when faced to cater for an event for over 150 guests then strongly consider Dark Groove for event help and waitstaff. Thanks again Matthew!
The Blak ListedThe Blak Listed
Brittany D.
It was a pleasure to work with Cloves and Lace however, there were a few issues. During planning the lead designer was very responsive, professional and helpful. I really appreciated her attention to detail and ability to work within budget for my micro baby shower (25 ppl). However, when hiring my waitstaff for the event I was led to believe that there would be 2 wait staffers in addition to her, who would be serving and manning the bar. Day of the event she arrived 1.5 hours late and with only one additional person. Due to a late arrival and lack of personnel the set up was rushed, some details that we had previously discussed were not accounted for and the service during dinner was inefficient. Overall, I'd recommend that you work with her as she is extremely helpful, pleasant and capable of getting the job done. Outside of the late arrival, I'd just recommend that you clarify all the details and expand the budget if need be to have the proper number of staff members for a smooth event.
Cloves & Lace EventsCloves & Lace Events
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