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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 Brentwood bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
Bartended for our son's wedding reception. Prompt and attentive. Great job
Dot the Bartender & AssociatesDot the Bartender & Associates
Kenya H.
Michael was phenomenal at bartending for our large family reunion of over 200 people! Michael was so efficient and provided great service to our family with some tasty signature drinks The Dusty Wagon for men and The Jazzabell for women, not to mention a girly temples for the kids. His personality and demeanor was a perfect fit for our family. He is highly recommended.
Services By MichaelServices By Michael
Rachel P.
I wanted to take a moment and recommend Services by Michael for any bartending or waiter services that you might need. We contracted with him to help with bartending, serving and coat check duties for a recent holiday party in our home. Michael and his team were the utmost professionals. They arrived early and assisted with both set up and clean up. I self-catered the event and his staff perfectly executed all of their many jobs - from last minute assembly of some nibbles to making sure all of the used plates and cups were thrown away. They greeted guests at the door and handled the coat check and arrival cocktails. Everything was magically taken care of! When they left after the event, all of my serving dishes were cleaned, my dishwasher was running, all leftovers neatly packaged and the garbage taken out and even new bags in the cans! Fonda was a wiz in the kitchen and Andre was an excellent bartender. Michael made sure that everything ran smoothly. You can tell they are experienced and he reminded me that their job was to help me enjoy my own party - which I did. I can’t sing their praises enough!
Services By MichaelServices By Michael
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