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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 Allen bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
The staff were on time and very personable and professional. It was fabulous to have the bartender and waitstaff to handle things.
Domestic Affairs Bar and Waitstaff Service LLCDomestic Affairs Bar and Waitstaff Service LLC
Michael M.
We had a great experience with Maddy’s! They did a wonderful job bartending our party. We will definitely have them back for our next party.
Maddys Kocktails & Event ServicesMaddys Kocktails & Event Services
Adi M.
Very personable bartender. Guests absolutely loved the drinks. I had rented a bar for my outdoor event and it was extremely well set up - Thank you Courtney and team!
C Event BartendingC Event Bartending
Emilee B.
Haley was our bartender on October 15, 2021 for our wedding. I received lot of comments from friends and family. “Your bartender is so professional” “the bar tender was amazing” “Haley remembered my drink and kept great conversation”. These were just a few comments. I personally would use her every time I hold an event from now on. She was a peach to have. She provided her own bar set up and dressed very appropriately. We loved hiring her and you will too!!!❤️❤️❤️
Haley's Happy HourHaley's Happy Hour
Faye G.
Adrian was our bartender and he did an amazing job at my husband’s 55th birthday party!! He brought all the fixings to make the drinks and even made a quick run for the cherries 🍒 right before the party started! Request Adrian because he is the GOAT
C Event BartendingC Event Bartending
Laura B.
Melinda was super responsive and answered any questions I had! Molli, the bartender, was amazing! She was fun, made awesome drinks, and was very professional the whole time!! A lot of the guests kept commenting on how great she was throughout the night! We will definitely be using them again!!
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