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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 Arlington bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
The bartenders were great!
Pro Event staffing. LLC/ Special Moments 4 DFWPro Event staffing. LLC/ Special Moments 4 DFW
Jamie G.
Both of the bartenders arrived on time. They were very helpful and attentive to the guests for my wedding. Their attitude and service was superb and they were very knowledgeable of their craft. Would hire again.
TnK Private  BartendingTnK Private Bartending
Ray C.
Rest assured, Janak is the best bartender I've ever worked with. Very professional and knows how to have fun with guests too. Absolutely perfect! Pricing very reasonable!
Sajani Event ServicesSajani Event Services
Thumbtack Customer
Jessica was PERFECT for our venue! She was personable, professional, and courteous. Her expertise in bartending was exceptional. We will definitely continue to have her service our clients again and again!!!
Leena's Bartending and Catering ProfessionalsLeena's Bartending and Catering Professionals
Yo Y.
Rachel was great! She arrived on time and jumped right into bartending (I was running late). She was very professional, but also had fun with my guests. Will definitely book her again.
Perfect Potions Event BartendersPerfect Potions Event Bartenders
MJ A.
Very responsive to your job requirements, Preview your event site, set up, Adam our bartender went beyond our expectations, no surprise extra costs, no worries. Definetly recommend using this company again!
DFW BartendingDFW Bartending
Freda H.
I would recommend Anesia for your bartending services. She responded to the request right away, she also did a follow up before my event. She was on time and very professional with my guest. I will definitely be using her again at my next event.🥂
Uniqueness BartendingUniqueness Bartending
Mary W.
Tony was great, professional and arrived on time. He was so easy to work with. Tony bartended for my daughter's bridal shower and did a great job. He suggested some specialty drink items that were a big hit! I would definitely recommend using Tony and hope to do so again soon!
TnK Private  BartendingTnK Private Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Jessica did a great job bartending at our wedding. She was on time and provided a great drink menu for our guests. My only issue is that she used a tip jar when we had already agreed not to use one. We did not want her to use a tip jar so that our guest would not feel obligated to tip. It's not a big deal; however, I do think a deal is a deal, regardless of how small or big the issue is. We were actually going to tip her after the wedding but since she already had a tip jar, we did not feel the need. I did ask her about it and she advised she forgot what we agreed upon. In my opinion, if you have been bartending for quite some time and consider yourself a professional, that's not something you would forget. If it wasn't for this matter, I would have given her 5 stars.
Leena's Bartending and Catering ProfessionalsLeena's Bartending and Catering Professionals
Michael D.
EWS was a great choice for our Wedding. Throughout the planning process to answering all my questions Steph was there every step of the way! I didn't get to meet steph in person until the day of the wedding but her ability to communicate to me and let me know exactly what is going on made it easy to checking this off the list of things to do. Her signature drink recommendation was a hit and people loved the blueberry mule. One of the things I wanted to make sure was that we never wanted to have to much of a line or wait at the bar. The bartenders were quick and everytime I looked up there didnt seem to ever be a line just people being having a good time around the bar. The team really got to experience a Viet wedding and glad to hear everyone really really enjoyed themselves. =)
Professional PartiersProfessional Partiers
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