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Find a bartender near Providence, RI

Find a bartender near Providence, RI

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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 Providence bartenders
Christine B.
Professional, nice looking bar set up. Helped with purchasing and choosing items. Having a bartender really adds to an event. I highly recommend Tom.
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Catherine J.
Jessica came right on time, and helped out above and beyond bartending. She kept her eye on the food and utensils, letting me know when things were running low. Very professional.
Leenas Bartending & Catering-East CoastLeenas Bartending & Catering-East Coast
Janice P.
I highly recommend Leena’s Bartending. They did a great job of serving everyone with a smile and were very helpful in different ways. We had a great wedding and Lenenas was a big part of that. Thank you! Jason and Janice
Leenas Bartending & Catering-East CoastLeenas Bartending & Catering-East Coast
Thumbtack Customer
Our reception was held during the first. blizzard of the year. The company's staff did not want to drive in the adverse weather so the owners canceled personal plans to bartend. They were pleasant, warm and efficient. The setup looked lovely, well organized. I would recommend them with certainty that you will be pleased
B&B BartendingB&B Bartending
Joseph B.
Kristina was an absolute dream to work with. She met with us and went over our drink menu a few times to tailor it to our needs. She was personable and bubbly at the wedding , all of my guests enjoyed her. When faced with a few challenges like most weddings , she was willing to step and participate longer etc. which really was a bright spot in a crazy wedding process. I definitely recommend her for your bartending needs especially if you desire great service and kind service.
On The Fly MixologyOn The Fly Mixology
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