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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 Greenville bartenders
Priscila S.
We hired Tasha to bartend at our wedding and all I can say is she is the best! She is punctual, professional, personable, and very knowledgeable. We consider her the family bartender for any future events since everyone loved her! The drinks she made were made in a good timing and tasted great. If any of my friends/family are looking for a bartender, I will send them to her.
Tilted Glazz LLCTilted Glazz LLC
Parker D.
Shamir was fantastic. Got there early to get everything set and took great care of our crowd the entire night. I had multiple people pull me aside during our event to comment on how awesome of a bartender Shamir was. Highly recommend him!
GQ Style BartendingGQ Style Bartending
Caroline M.
There are no words to describe how wonderful and easy Lanika with Sippin Southern Bartending is to work with. We hired her to bartend my sisters engagement party (50+ guests) and she not only came early to set up, brought fresh sliced fruit for cocktail garnishes, but also made amazing cocktails. Everyone absolutely loved her and her drinks. She was so self sufficient, assured me multiple times that I should enjoy myself and the party because she had everything bar/drink related under control- and she absolutely did. She was professional, attentive and such a people person. We had multiple guests ask for her business information after the party to hire for their upcoming events. Can’t rave about her enough!
Sippin Southern Bartending ServiceSippin Southern Bartending Service
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