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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 Murray Hill bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Best bartender!
Brenda's BartendingBrenda's Bartending
Jake P.
Chavon did a good job bartending my fundraiser in my apt. She came on time and bartended the event for a reasonable price.
Cha Cha Bartending ServiceCha Cha Bartending Service
Tae Y.
Reliable, kind, and a great bartender!
Leenas Bartending & Catering-East CoastLeenas Bartending & Catering-East Coast
Ellie T.
The manager, Renee was easy to work with. She was able to provide TIPS certificates for all of the bartenders and the COI that my client required. Bartenders showed up on time. Renee showed up with the bartenders to help with setup. My staff and client commended their professionalism.
RSVP, A Boutique NYC Event Catering & Staffing Co.RSVP, A Boutique NYC Event Catering & Staffing Co.
John W.
Was a wonderful bartending and serving team’
Famous EventsFamous Events
Joyce T.
Very responsive when dealing with Jessie. They kept us informed with when the bartender will be arriving and also checked on us during the event. Great Bartender..
Famous EventsFamous Events
Michael J.
Jessica was a top pro & great bartender!
Jessica at For your party 🎉🍹🍸Jessica at For your party 🎉🍹🍸
Cailin M.
Nas was the most professional and kind bartender!
Nas' Private BartendingNas' Private Bartending
Seraphima M.
Very professional, nice, and accommodating. Great bartender!
Big Star Hospitality-Insured & VaccinatedBig Star Hospitality-Insured & Vaccinated
Jaclyn R.
Famous Events was great! I contacted them as I needed a bartender for a corporate networking event, hosted in our office. Very quick responses and were available with short notice. Cesar was our bartender for the night and he was fantastic! Highly recommend hiring Famous Events for your bartending needs.
Famous EventsFamous Events
Rachel A.
Randy and Desiree from A Lil More Bartenders did a great job bartending at our event last night in the city. they were prompt, professional and friendly. I highly recommend them.
A Lil More BartendersA Lil More Bartenders
Al G.
JR was an email excellent bartender. Professional and quality cocktails!
JP MixologyJP Mixology
Manuel V.
She was a great bartender very social and great at mixing
Santisi Bartending and Event StaffSantisi Bartending and Event Staff
Sydney L.
Both the service and bartender were lovely. Highly recommend.
MixRoad BartendingMixRoad Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Tyler was timely, adaptive and the adamant professional. He found us a bartender within hours of another cancellation and our Halloween bartender, Brandon, was phenomenal. HighLife Productions is a must in your bar-tending Rolodex!
HighLife Productions LLCHighLife Productions LLC
Kenny L.
Fantastic bartenders with the utmost professionalism. Worked quickly for a large group.
The Perfect Pour NYCThe Perfect Pour NYC
John C.
Rich was everything you want in a bartender. Great drinks and vibes!
Richard Gross- One More Shot !Richard Gross- One More Shot !
Thumbtack Customer
Sandie was great. It was bartending for a party which was chaotic and she was a pro!
Sandie FoxxSandie Foxx
Thumbtack Customer
Coordinating was easy and efficient. Jesse was very nice to work with and our bartender Phil was not only on time, but early--he was also such a please to have working our event. I will definitely work with Famous Bartending again!
Famous EventsFamous Events
Jesse B.
Martell was a fantastic bartender who helped make the evening very special.
Martell Cofield (The Cocktail Club NYC)Martell Cofield (The Cocktail Club NYC)
Luciano D.
Had a last minute emergency and Famous Events was able to provide a professional bartender in less than 24 hour notice. Bartender was on time, professional, and was able to make all the specialty drinks for our holiday party! Recommended for all parties!
Famous EventsFamous Events
Jaclyn C.
The bartender showed up 45 minutes late, and did not have the proper supplies.
Famous EventsFamous Events
John C.
Excellent bartender. Professional and everything I thought experience would be. Thanks again!
MixRoad BartendingMixRoad Bartending
Cecilia L.
I did not have order any service from A lil More Bartenders.
A Lil More BartendersA Lil More Bartenders
Not as friendly or personable as you would want a bartender to be but he made great drinks.
A Lil More BartendersA Lil More Bartenders
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