Find a Waitstaff near New York, NY

Find a Waitstaff near New York, NY

Find a Waitstaff near New York, 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 New York waitstaff
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent bartenders and fabulous waitstaff. Couldn't ask for more! Will definitely hire Highlife staff again in the future!
HighLife Productions LLCHighLife Productions LLC
Rachel H.
We ran into an issue with a waitstaff helper not being able to show up to our event, but the corporate team was very helpful and kind when refunding us! Would use them again!
Barspirit NYCBarspirit NYC
Theresa R.
The waitstaff & bartender I hired were fantastic. I was able to enjoy my party thanks to their hard work and attentiveness. I would definitely recommend this company as they have quality people.
Elite Party StaffingElite Party Staffing
Sana H.
Josh was amazing. We planned my sisters wedding ceremony in less than 2 weeks. Josh was extremely responsive and immediately was able to secure the waitstaff I requested. About 3 days before the event, the caterer has requested an additional 5 people and Josh was able to secure all 5 within a matter of a few days. The waitstaff went above their duties and helped in whichever way they could. Everyone was professional and willing to help. He was responsive and quickly responded to all my urgent requests. Great experience and would definitely recommend to everyone!!
Big Star Hospitality-Fully VaccinatedBig Star Hospitality-Fully Vaccinated
Radhika C.
Valentin arrived early and had some great suggestions for cocktails for our holiday party. He set up and was a wonderful bartender for our 25-30 guests. I would highly recommend using Famous Events for your bartender/ waitstaff needs
Famous EventsFamous Events
Eleni C.
We hired Nancy to assist with our company holiday party by leasing the prep and waitstaff. With very little instructions given, Nancy was able jump right in and get the job done perfectly. She was my right hand during the event and would not have been able to do it without her- let alone relax and enjoy the party myself!
Angel Waitress ServiceAngel Waitress Service
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