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8. Atilla - World Champion Mixologist Flair Bartender
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  • Serves Reading, PA
Atilla Iskifoglu In the world of Flair Bartending few have the ability to excite, amaze, and inspire like 4-time European Champion Atilla Iskifoglu. The World-famous flair bartender has an impressive CV including wins in competitions across the globe competing in the Las Vegas World’s Greatest Bartenders competition. In 2001 he was featured on the BBC 6 O’clock News in London as he represented the UK at the World Championships in Cuba, and in 2009 he helped bring flair bartending to the mainstream as he wowed the crowds, judges, and viewers at home during a successful run on Britain’s Got Talent. Also known as The Bar Hypnosis, his love of competition is firmly rooted in a love of taking to the stage and performing his art, a love he has nurtured since first stepping behind a bar at the age of 18. He has been known to entertain bar customers at legendary venues such as Rock & Rita’s in Las Vegas not only because of his tremendous skill but also because of the knowledge and passion he shows for the drinks industry. This knowledge and passion has led Atilla to create a new style of bartending known as ‘mixology and flair’, breaking down the barriers that usually exist between mixology and flair bartending. He has constantly pushed boundaries, ever since he became the first bartender at the Roadhouse European Challenge in 2001 to flair with four objects. As well as honing and perfecting his own skills, Atilla also passes on his experience by training bartenders to work in luxury 5* hotels, and judging in bartending competitions where he rewards showmanship, knowledge, and originality. Often imitated by peers, but never copied, Atilla is a respected businessman, acting as Director of two successful companies​, Cocktail Masters and Flair Action.See more
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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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 Reading bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Celebrate With a Twist was great at keeping the line for drinks moving. They were also very friendly. All of my guests complimented how great the bartenders were.
Celebrate With a TwistCelebrate With a Twist
Iliada h.
Hugo was great! He got there early and was ready for when the guest started arriving. The drinks were really good and everybody loved how nice the bartender was the whole time.
Barman Emporium Events, LLC.Barman Emporium Events, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Beverly was ver sweet and professional. I hired 2 bartenders for my wedding 8/28/2015. One was a friend of a friend, the other was Beverly. My guests said Beverly was very nice and good with multitasking. The other bartender was no where near as friendly. I spoke to Beverly only through messaging on Thumbback and through txt which was perfect for me since I was so busy. I would definitely hire Beverly again.
Bev's Party Help        Best of 2019 Award Winner!Bev's Party Help Best of 2019 Award Winner!
Sabrina J.
Anyone looking to hire professional bartenders with excellent service look no further! These two were amazing and everyone at my wedding talked about how great there were the entire reception! Holly was very professional and answered all of my questions in a timely matter which we really appreciated since we hired her a few days before the wedding!! My husband and I give them 5 stars but would give them 10 if possible!!!
WARA Events Group LLCWARA Events Group LLC
Kristen K.
Bev and her daughter were amazing! They assisted us in bartending our barn/rustic wedding, as well as making sure the evening, as a whole, went smoothly...we didn't have to worry about a thing! Bev and her daughter even picked up the slack in a situation where our caterer was not following through with their duties. We are so thankful for Bev! Her thoughtfulness, responsiveness, and professionalism is duly noted - she knows her trade! We would recommend her in a heartbeat! Thank you!!! Kristen & Scott
Bev's Party Help        Best of 2019 Award Winner!Bev's Party Help Best of 2019 Award Winner!
Thumbtack Customer
Sharon was wonderful to work with! She really wanted to get everything just how we liked it. We probably exchanged 30 emails in the months prior to the event. She also arrived nice and early to get everything setup and didn't forget any of the details we discussed. Our guests commented about how friendly the bartenders were and the cocktails were mixed correctly. My one complaint is that she kept asking for more money throughout the process. These increases were justified (no tip jar, a long drive, need for an assistant), and her price was still very reasonable and well worth the cost. It just would have been nice to get a more accurate initial quote, but perhaps this is a relic of the thumbtack system? A second comment to those purchasing their own alcohol and hoping to return extras - please let Sharon know and I'm sure she'd be accommodating. She is great to work with! This was one detail I forgot to mention and it cost us several opened-but-unused bottles of wine and alcohol (likely since her priority was quick, efficient service to our guests). This was our failure to communicate since my impression is that Sharon will do anything to make your day go smoothly!
Sharon’s Lehigh Valley Bartending ServiceSharon’s Lehigh Valley Bartending Service
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