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Find a bartender near Cleveland Heights, OH

Find a bartender near Cleveland Heights, OH

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Find a bartender near Cleveland Heights, OH

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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.

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 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 Cleveland Heights bartenders
Megan B.
Kirsten was so great! And--the drinks were wonderful too! So glad I decided to hire a bartender for our bachelorette party! Thank you so much!
Kirsten GasztonyiKirsten Gasztonyi
Bob O.
Tasha was excellent. Extremely professional, very personable. All my guests were very impressed by her demeanor and bartending skills. Would recommend her for any party or event.
Chicks N Sips (Ohio)Chicks N Sips (Ohio)
Thumbtack Customer
I had the pleasure of attending a private event bartended by LeVinz. Im not your typical bar patron so when i heard there would be an open bar I was slightly skeptical. Upon arriving I was pleasantly surprised, the atmosphere was intimate and the cozy. The bartender was friendly without being showy and didnt steal any attention away from the main guests. Not being well-versed on drinks i was unsure of what to order so i was quizzed by the bartender on duty Lenore as to what i liked after answering a few qustions she mixed up a drink that satsified my palate in a delightful way! I was so Impressed by that initial engagment ive since booked Le'Vinz for some small events of my own. This service is awesome, you will not be disapponited!
Danyelle R.
Mixology was great throughout the whole experience. My bartenders arrived on time even though I was running behind. They were patient and very professional. I will definitely work with mixology again
Irma S.
Brittany bartended my wedding this past Friday and did an awesome job! She was very professional and even when there were a lot of people wanting drinks she never looked overwhelmed she took care of it flawlessly! A real pro! I kept getting compliments! She is a very sweet young lady 😊 Thank you so much for making our day extra special!!!
Alchemy BartendingAlchemy Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
I had a busy day, hectic day so it was such a relief to have a bartender like Lenore! She definitely took all the worry out of making sure everyone enjoyed themselves and relaxed! She is so friendly, professional and accommodating that I didn't need to worry about anything! I don't even know what that personalized concoction was that she created for me, but it was delicious! Thanks Lenore, I will use you again in a heartbeat!
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