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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 Dallas bartenders
Steffany T.
Awesome bartending services! The bartender was very nice and professional! I would definitely hire her again.
Expressions PlusExpressions Plus
Neeraja K.
Great bartender
Maddys Kocktails & Event ServicesMaddys Kocktails & Event Services
Thumbtack Customer
TnK Private Bartending were outstanding! Great service for a great price. I will definitely use them for all of my future bartending needs
TnK Private  BartendingTnK Private Bartending
Audrey M.
I did a ton of research before hiring any vendor for my wedding and C Event Bartending was easily the most affordable bartending company. Courtney’s responsiveness was greatly appreciated. Reshu was the bartender at my wedding and I received so many compliments about his friendliness and professionalism from my guests! I’m grateful for the joyful experience he helped give my guests on my special day! I would highly recommend C Event Bartending for your bartending needs!
C Event BartendingC Event Bartending
RJ G.
Excellent bartender will be using him for the future!
Mayan Bartending ServicesMayan Bartending Services
Thumbtack Customer
great bartending service better than i expected
TnK Private  BartendingTnK Private Bartending
Ndada V.
The MVP of my wedding! The bartenders went above and beyond
BartenderbooksBartenderbooks
Lindsey S.
The bartender did an excellent job! We were very pleased!
A&J BartendingA&J Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
If you are looking for a first class Top Notch Bartending Service. Uniqueness Bartending is where it is at. The Professional Service that was demonstrated was over the Top. I will use Uniqueness at all my future events. Thanks Uniqueness you made our event Great.
Uniqueness BartendingUniqueness Bartending
Aubrey W.
Tim was a great bartender! He was very easy to work with, helpful and friendly! Highly recommend!
Chef's PickChef's Pick
Thumbtack Customer
Bartender was great, she was very attentive and professional. The service called prior to event to learn more about the event and my expectations. I had a follow up call the day of the event to provide the name of bartender. I will definitely recommend the service and will use again.
Domestic Affairs Bar and Waitstaff Service LLCDomestic Affairs Bar and Waitstaff Service LLC
Enwe O.
The best bartender out there. Your strawberry Hennessy was a big hit at my party. Thank you
Bougie BartenderBougie Bartender
Thumbtack Customer
Can't recommend this bartender more! Very professional, reasonable punctual and even helped to clean up!
TnK Private  BartendingTnK Private Bartending
Victoria L.
Very good bartender! Keeping your number for future events. Thank you so much
Mayan Bartending ServicesMayan Bartending Services
Jon S.
My experience was excellent! Courtney was extremely responsive and Reshu was an exceptional bartender. I received so many compliments regarding Reshu from my guests. He was also kind and very professional. I would highly recommend C Event Bartending for your next event!
C Event BartendingC Event Bartending
Jon-Timothy I.
Amazing. I’m never hiring another bartender for my events. Don’t look any further. Seriously.
Big Easy PourBig Easy Pour
Malissa P.
C event was a great choice! Holly was an awesome bartender and super hospitable! Highly recommend for your future events!
C Event BartendingC Event Bartending
Jowizza m.
Great service, great drinks, friendly, and I have definitely found my bartender for all future events!
Maddys Kocktails & Event ServicesMaddys Kocktails & Event Services
Brooke M.
Asha was amazing. She’s a great bartender and we definitely appreciate her services we would use her again
Hey Ms. Bartender Mobile LLCHey Ms. Bartender Mobile LLC
Ornella E.
We hired Tony to bartend at my birthday party. He was punctual, professional and kind. We would highly recommend him.
TnK Private  BartendingTnK Private Bartending
Mary D.
Courtney was incredible! Could not have asked for a better bartender. She was so friendly and added a great vibe to our party. Highly recommend!!
C Event BartendingC Event Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
She was wonderful & very friendly & professional and she charged a good rate.. And makes bad ass drinks! I'm hiring her whenever I need a bartender
Leena's Bartending and Catering ProfessionalsLeena's Bartending and Catering Professionals
Erin B.
Great bartenders and owner! They were very helpful and friendly. Presentation was beautiful! Exactly what I excepted for my wedding reception! Would definitely recommend this company in a heartbeat!
RedLabel Bartending LLCRedLabel Bartending LLC
Katie G.
Our bartender, Norma, was two hours late to the event and we ended up not being able to use her. Of course, things happen, and Norma had gotten stuck in traffic due to a car crash on the highway. She was very sweet and apologetic. But the fact remains that using Leena's Bartending was a complete waste of our time and energy. They were kind afterward and offered me 15% off if I chose to use them again.
Leena's Bartending and Catering ProfessionalsLeena's Bartending and Catering Professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Leena was a good bartender however one of her servers did not show up and it put us in a bit of a bind, since we had a lot of food that needed to be passed out.
Leena's Bartending and Catering ProfessionalsLeena's Bartending and Catering Professionals
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