Find a bartender near Franklin, TN

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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 Franklin bartenders
Cat M.
Seriously. THE BEST. Our new GO TO bartender. Everyone at the party wanted his business card so THEY could hire him too!!
Services By MichaelServices By Michael
Mitchell L.
Kayla and team were not only great bartenders but awesome to work with, punctual, and extremely hardworking. As soon as my next years event is scheduled, I will be booking with them again!
Drinks R Us & EventsDrinks R Us & Events
Will h.
We worked with Michael for bartending our wedding and had a great experience. Michael was very prompt and helpful in all his communications leading up to the event. We needed up having Andre Foster bartender the event and he was fantastic! We was also extremely prompt and helpful in all his communications. He went above and beyond at the wedding and was going around to tables refilling drinks and even helping to bus tables. All the guest loved talking with him and they kept mentioning how great he was! We were so appreciative of all the help Andre provided and would highly recommend him! If I could give more than 5 stars for Andre, I would!
Services By MichaelServices By Michael
Elizabeth V.
Kayla and her team were just absolutely amazing. She was very attentive to our request, and even drove almost 45 minutes to meet with us in person. The drink selection and service were both wonderful. I would recommend drinks r us to anyone who is looking for a personable and lively bartender.
Drinks R Us & EventsDrinks R Us & Events
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