Find a bartender near Staten Island, 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.

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 Staten Island bartenders
Philip B.
Great bartender! Extremely professional!!
Daniel Easton Deluxe Bartending Services, Inc.Daniel Easton Deluxe Bartending Services, Inc.
Valentina G.
Mimi was a wonderful bartender who kept the party alive and made delicious drinks. She was very efficient and very nice with the guests. Overall great bartender and great addition to the party!
Famous EventsFamous Events
Paulina N.
Everyone loved her! Highly recommend her for any party you’re looking for a bartender and will definitely use her again in the future😊
Giselle O.
Matt bartended our annual masquerade party on extremely short notice. Even on short notice Matt was able to suggest signature drinks and a shopping list. Also when I forgot to purchase a couple of the items we needed he offered to go out before the event and pick them up. He will be our go to bartender for our future masquerade parties. Thanks you so much.
Santisi Catering Bartending and Event StaffSantisi Catering Bartending and Event Staff
Thumbtack Customer
Great Job! The bartender came on time. I as the bride had nothing to worry about. Great Job guys and thank you so much for making this work a week before the wedding... amazing!
Precious Bartending, LLCPrecious Bartending, LLC
Jasmine G.
I needed a bartender for my husband's 41st birthday party. Although we had to move our party indoors, Orlando was a great help. He arrived early. He bought his bartending table and tools. He set up the bar area. He served shots around to my guests. He made great drinks that he recommended for my theme. He was very social. And best of all he communicated well and his price is fair. Book him! You and your guest will enjoy his services.
Mersada B.
Definitely a great choice. His reviews were not just hype. My first time hiring a bartender and he was very professional from the beginning. He sent me what he needed to have stocked. We gave him space in our house and he had the drinks flowing smoothly throughout the party. Thank you David!
David WilkinsDavid Wilkins
Jacqueline f.
I had an all women baby shower and wanted a woman bartender. Nas answered me right away and she was great at answering my questions. Her drinks were amazing. Her personality was exactly what we needed. She’s patient and great at what she does. She is recommended by me to anyone that needs a great mixologist and the best service. I will def be calling her again!
Nas' Private BartendingNas' Private Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Ellen to bartend my brothers outdoor engagement party. I couldn't have asked for someone more helpful. When we spoke, she immediately began offering her ideas. She created a specialty cocktail menu, she prepared ingredients ahead of time, and she contacted me often to go over the party plans. She was well prepared and I could tell she was experienced. Ellen brought her own supplies. I had a tiki bar which she utilized wonderfully, and she even walked the party to offer beverages when most guests were seated. Super personable and I would definitely recommend her to anyone hosting a party. Great job Ellen.
Renegade OutpostRenegade Outpost
Tina D.
My party started at 1 my pro was supposed to arrive at 12:30 to set up and didn’t show. I reached out to the company and they told me they would have her reach out to me. After not hearing from anyone I tried calling the company repeatedly with no answer. At 1:15 I received a call telling me the bartender should be there by 1:30 AN HOUR LATE. When she arrived she didn’t apologize and gave no reason why she was late. She was obviously irritated to the point I overheard my guests saying how she seemed irritated snd they didn’t want to bother her. It was a stressful experience that ended well because myself and my family don’t like to hold grudges but I wouldn’t work with this company again nor would I recommend them to anyone.
Famous EventsFamous Events
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