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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 Freeport bartenders
Janissa B.
Gina was the perfect bartender for my husbands 35th Birthday. She arrived on time, made amazing drink and all my guest were happy. I look forward to hiring the Perfect Pour for my future events!
The Perfect Pour NYCThe Perfect Pour NYC
Corwin M.
Very professional and on time to set up before the event started. Andreus stayed at his post ready to serve everyone who came to the bar. I would use him again and I highly recommend him to everyone who has an event and needs a bartender.
1Drink2Lit LLC1Drink2Lit LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Stephanie to bartend and 2 of her waitstaff for kitchen assistance and serving at a party for about 100 guests. They were all outstanding. They were prompt, professional, energetic and knew just what to do without direction. Stephanie's bar tending skills are superb and her waitstaff is outstanding. I highly recommend them to anyone without reservation! In a word, I'd say these young ladies are PERFECT.
Event Staffing By StephanieEvent Staffing By Stephanie
Michaela M.
Working with Angel Waitress Service for our backyard wedding was a wonderful experience. Nancy was easy to communicate with, and sent two experienced staff to work at our backyard wedding. Beth was our bartender, and Sharon was our server. They set everything up and were extraordinarily helpful during the wedding. They served food and drinks, and went above and beyond cleaning up and putting everything away. They even folded the rented chairs as people left for the night! We highly recommend them!
Angel Waitress ServiceAngel Waitress Service
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