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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 Yonkers bartenders
Tania T.
I had a great experience with bartending services. Alexis was right on time and helped make the party successful. She was organized and extremely pleasant. The guests loved her. I would use Leenas again for future events. I couldn't be more pleased.
Leenas Bartending & Catering-East CoastLeenas Bartending & Catering-East Coast
Vanessa C.
Kenya was a great bartender to have at my bridal shower event. She came on time, prepared the drinks perfectly, cleaned up after herself, and was such a sweetheart. She also prepares great mocktails! I even asked her to match the theme and she did! Can’t wait to have her again at my next event!
1Drink2Lit LLC1Drink2Lit LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Omg where do I begin with how amazing Peter was at my event!!! He is the nicest guy, the ultimate professional, knows his stuff and super creative, his drinks - sooooo yummy & presentation incredible, created a customized drink menu for my guests, all fresh and natural ingredients, helped me set up and clean up, made sure that my guests' glasses were always full, excellent conversation and wonderful interaction with with ALL of my guests. He made sure that everyone had a great time. Everyone at my party asked for his business card so that he could bartend their next party. I'm 100% pleased to say the least. Peter exceeded my highest expectations. I am using him for everything that I host from now on. I highly recommend Peter for any occasion. Thanks again Peter!!!! - Lynn
Peter DudaPeter Duda
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