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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.

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 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.

Reviews for Austin bartenders
Daphne F.
It was easy working with Santisi Bartending services. Communication was quick and clear and the event itself went without a hitch. Our bartender was great and made sure everything went smoothly.
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Christine C.
Kelly and Thelma bartended my husband’s birthday party and did an excellent job. They were very professional and fun with our guests. I will definitely hire Santini Bartending again!
Santisi Bartending and Event StaffSantisi Bartending and Event Staff
Thumbtack Customer
Bartender was great, and really good communication leading up to and at the event
One Of A Kind EntertainmentOne Of A Kind Entertainment
Andrew Y.
Great company to work with. Responsiveness to emails and quality bartenders. Thanks!
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Rosalind G.
I used Santisi Bartending and Event Staff for a last minute event. Matt was easy to work with, was able to accommodate my event last minute, and the bartender Kelly was great to work with. I will definitely use them again.
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Thumbtack Customer
He was my bartender for my wedding and he did an outstanding job!
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John S.
Anna from Triple A events food a very good job responding to our needs and questions before the event and Iggy performed very well as our bartender. I was told by several guests that we had an excellent bartender.
Triple A EventsTriple A Events
Judith L.
The bartenders were the greatest! They were friendly and so helpful. Would definitely recommend their service!
One Of A Kind EntertainmentOne Of A Kind Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Cassandra did a great job bartending our corporate event. She was prompt, helpful, and friendly.
Ms. C's Pac-N-Go Liquid Beverage Bartending Ser...Ms. C's Pac-N-Go Liquid Beverage Bartending Ser...
Luis G.
Very good service, Sarah our bartender was on time and very helpful. Will hire Concepts by Cassie again.
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Sarah M.
Nic was a fantastic bartender! He was on time, helpful, polite, and organized. He was a great asset to our party.
The MiniBar: Questioning The Bar! LLCThe MiniBar: Questioning The Bar! LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Chris was an excellent bartender at our party. He got great reviews from our guests as well.
One Of A Kind EntertainmentOne Of A Kind Entertainment
Carlos G.
I had the chance to work with Anna and her teammate Iggy. Iggy was our bartender and did exceptional work! He had a great attitude and his bartending skills were on point. Great drinks. Great laughs. Our whole crowd loved him. I’d highly recommend for your next event!
Triple A EventsTriple A Events
Thumbtack Customer
Always answered any question in a timely manor. Bartenders did a great job at our event. Very professional
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Kayla R.
Ms. C did an amazing job bartending a book launch party I hosted. She was on time, very professional, and nice. She also provided all of the things necessary for the bartending services without charging extra, or requiring me to rent them elsewhere. I will definitely book her for any future events!
Ms. C's Pac-N-Go Liquid Beverage Bartending Ser...Ms. C's Pac-N-Go Liquid Beverage Bartending Ser...
Varun C.
Chris was an awesome bartender! He made amazing drinks and was very attentive with everything. Will definitely Ben hiring him again
One Of A Kind EntertainmentOne Of A Kind Entertainment
Angela A.
Matt was very accommodating of my changing needs and was flexible in providing the services that I needed. I ended up hiring a bartender, who was punctual and worked for four hours, without taking a break! The bartender, Nicole, listened and followed my instructions; as well, she was courteous and friendly. I would recommend Santisi for your event needs.
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Jordan T.
They were amazing! We had a bartender drop out last minute and I had less than 24 hours to find someone new. Matt called me within an hour of me putting my request on Thumbtack. Diana, our bartender was helpful, punctual, and a delight to work with! We will definitely use them again!
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Elizabeth L.
The bartender was EXCELLENT. She went above and beyond helping us set up and clean up as well. Truly recommend this company.
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Michelle m.
I was thrilled with our bartender, Christian. He was awesome. Professional, punctual, kind and courteous. Exactly what we needed for a holiday party.
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Andrew A.
Everything about the bartenders/servers from Santisi was excellent! Our guests were thrilled, the drinks were excellent, and they were very conscientious.
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Thumbtack Customer
Service was good, bartenders had all the supplies we needed and were attentive to instructions for specific drinks. Bartenders understood our need to do alcohol buyback at the end and were attentive to only opening what was needed. Only negative was late responsiveness to some pre-event requests. Company is very competitively priced and committed to each customer. Would hire again.
One Of A Kind EntertainmentOne Of A Kind Entertainment
Tiffany F.
Jacqueline is easy to speak with. Prices are great. Ther bartenders we got were good. We just needed alcohol served really.
Bar Divas of AustinBar Divas of Austin
Thumbtack Customer
Our bartender Nick was awesome! So courteous, conscientious, polite, positive, fun, and jumped right in to make our event great!! Thank you!!
One Of A Kind EntertainmentOne Of A Kind Entertainment
Corey R.
Santisi was very responsive and easy to coordinate with. The bartender Gabrielle showed up right on time and was very friendly and professional. Everything worked out great.
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