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Find a bartender near Norman, OK

Find a bartender near Norman, OK

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Find a bartender near Norman, OK

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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 Norman bartenders
Colton S.
Did everything we asked of them and more. If you need a bartender, can’t go wrong with them
OK Event StaffingOK Event Staffing
Sydney A.
Amber did a great job of setting up the bar at our wedding! She was very quick to respond to my request for a bartender and she was very easy and simple to work with. Her rate is very reasonable. I didn't interact much with the bartenders at my wedding, but they seemed to do a great job and no one from the reception complained! They were able to serve what we wanted and they were very nice and easy to work with!
Amber's Bartending ConnectionAmber's Bartending Connection
Thumbtack Customer
Amber was great! I was nervous at first because of finding her on thumbtack. No hesitation now. She was reliable, sweet, and hard working. She even went around picking up guests' plates, which had nothing to do with bartending. Highly recommend her.
Amber's Bartending ConnectionAmber's Bartending Connection
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